For the past few months I've really been wanting something different as an amp instead of my current digitech+behringer setup. I've come to find that plugging into an amp sounds a whole lot better than plugging into the gnx3000.
So initially my search went to tube amps like the mesa dc3, studio 22 etc. However my housing for next year got bumped up to the grad complex on campus which means no more idiotic undergrads but also there is a noise limit during the day and night. So this means tube amps are definitely out of the picture. No point in buying one when i wouldn't be able to even run it.
So then I decided to check out some digital stuff and maybe get something better for recording which is what I do most of the time (at home jamming+recording). Initially looked at the Pod X3, Boss GT10 and what not but nothing popped up at me.
Then I was talking to Tom last night when he suggested the Peavey Vypyr Amps. They look really nice and sound pretty nice too (from clips online). Not only do they emulate signature Peaveys (JSX, XXX, 6505) but they have some really nice clean amps and cool effects. Add to it that the preamp is all analog and the effects are all digital.
It also has the option of the 60W tube (which would probably be stupid for me to get) and the 75W SS both of which has USB 2.0 for instant recording The 75W also has a power attenuator for low volume saturation.
What do you all think? I'm hopefully gonna go check them out at Sam Ash once I get my Painkiller in for the 2027.
the 60w tube is loud, but still sounds better quiet than the 75w. the solid state ones are noisey as fuck, and its seemingly the poweramp, as the tube ones dont hiss the same way at all.