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Peavey Nano Vypyr Battery Operated Guitar Amplifier

by Peavey
4.4 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
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Product Description

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0089CFGFU
  • Item model number: NANOVYPYR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,161 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

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This amp was delivered promptly and gave me a nice variety of sounds for the two months it worked. I never played at full volume or really high gain, so I don't know why it just stopped the other day.

This was my first experience with Peavey, and it isn't a good one.

UPDATE:

14 May - Just received replacement chassis from Peavey USA. I'm happy this is a company that still stands behind its products.
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Since the success of the Roland Micro Cube, several manufacturers have come out with battery-powered amps. They've always been around -- the Pignose being among the first decades ago. It is a somewhat crowded field at this point. However, simply by comparing price and feature-set, I believe this Peavey to be the stand-out. Generally, with other models I've researched before deciding on this one, they mostly seem to provide limited feature set and a smaller speaker/amp. What Peavey has done, really, is shrunk down the Vypyr without significantly sacrificing its big brother's features. It has a full range of effects: chorus, phaser, flange, and other effects. Delay and reverb have their own dials so they can be added to any of the other effects (The Peavey was the only amp in this category that I'm aware of that has this capability.) Additionally, it has a tap-tempo for delay, and you can control effects with an expression pedal (or the "morph" knob). Again, I believe (don't quote) that these capabilities are exclusive to the Peavey Nano. It has a mic-in jack if you wish to sing along, and it has a tilt-back. Its larger speaker presumabley moves more air and provides a richer tone. It can be powered with a supplied power adapter and also can be run on four D cells for around 7-8 hours (ymmv). None of this would matter if the tones it produced were terrible - but they're fantastic. I especially like the acoustic modeler, the two clean settings, and the two (tube) overdrive settings. I think there really is something to their "Transtube" technology. It's clearly not merely marketing hype and it has a very tube-y quality to my ears especially the two overdrive modeling modes. The cleans out of this mighty might, in particular, are terrific.Read more ›
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The Nano Vypyr is a perfect little travel amplifier. I got this amp for the camping season because of the battery feature. While I am a fan of many other Peavey products, this was the only one that would really suit my needs. The price was good so I thought I would give it a try. It has all the features and effects I would want in a small practice amp. The tone and quality is pretty good for the price as well.

If you're looking for something small and portable while still producing good sound quality, I'd totally recommend this amp.
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Out of the box, I noticed it was terribly light, to the point of suggesting flimsiness. I wiggled a couple of knobs and the potentiometers within moved around freely. I plugged in the included AC adapter and powered it up.
I plugged my MP3 player into the AUX IN first to try it out. There was a slight buzz, but nothing objectionable. The output sounded OK, for a unit with a single 8" speaker.
I then plugged in my bass guitar and a horrendous buzz arose until I put two fingers on the shell of the cable plug. (Not one, but TWO, fingers to reduce the noise!) I adjusted every control on my guitar and the Vypyr, with little to no luck. Strangely, the amp-type selector produced horrendous noise on three of the high-gain settings (crunch2, metal 1 and metal2), while the others were merely annoying at low levels.
I thought it might be a problem with the AC adapter, so I removed it and inserted the four "D" batteries into the battery holder. (And that was a TIGHT FIT!). Upon powering up, I found there was less noise and hum, but they were still there at an objectionable level.
The first bass was an active (9V battery) instrument, so I switched to a passive bass. Same results.
Now I have to contact Peavey customer support and get the repair process started. I'll keep this review up to date as this progresses.
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By MetalGod on September 19, 2013
I was looking for an amplifier that was battery powered, but had different sounds. The NanoVypyr didn't dissapoint. This amplifier has a ton of different models and the battery life is way long. We also plugged a microphone in the 1/4" input to do announcing.

This amp rocks!

Thanks,
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Purchased for an outdoor acoustic set at a wedding with no easy extension cord options. GREAT sound, lots of distortion options (which I'll probably never use, but are really fun to play with). Lightweight but sturdy.
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Okay, more controls than I will ever need for my cigar box slide guitar, but I am expecting to use this for busking on several other instruments, so the separate mic input will handle other frequencies and timbres. The batteries are heavy, but this is 15 watts, so contributors to my cause will be drawn in from blocks around. The electronics make it sound far more professional than it is, and the price is right. Size-wise, it is smaller than a karaoke machine. It has a clever angle on one corner so that the speaker "points" up at 45 degrees if you want more projection. The AC cords are long enough that you'll be able to plug in to a wall anywhere you are likely to play. I think it is supposed to weigh 8 pounds, which makes it light enough for your girlfriend to carry for you if your instrument is heavy, even if she is scrawny.
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