tiger j wrote:
Have you looked at Willy Booger's review on YouTube?
I've had the amp and the pedal for a few months now. Mostly pleased with the tones. Definitely the best modelling amp I have ever played.
I have compared the clean sounds to my '94 Fender Blues DeLuxe and must say Peavey holds it's own next to it. So the Fender goes to the ebay.
Not quite the case with my other amps.
Here are a few things that could be improved on the Vypyr:
Between clean and dirty models of a given amp (true in many cases but not for all) there's a gain "gap"; the clean version doesn't quite reach up to that juicy, edgy, lightly overdriven tone, and the dirty one starts too overdriven. In between those 2 points is where a lot of very useful tones live.
Some models deviate A LOT from their originals: one of the most glaring ones is the Hiwatt dirty. Even with the gain dimed, you can hardly get out of it a pinch of that spank that Hiwatt is known for. The opposite is true for the AC30 (Brit.30 or whatever the name). The dirty version starts WAY too saturated. You can't get this much dirt out of the original (I had a 1966 Jennings Vox AC30 that I sold for a lot of money). The clean version can't get you any overdrive, at least not with a strat. So again a big gain gap, uncovered.
I'll give more examples as they come up.