This innovation 100 watt modeling amp is our pick for best modeling amp. The Peavey VYPYR VIP3 guitar modeling amplifier is the first to contain models for Electric, Bass, and Acoustic guitars. Their Variable Instrument Input, provides amplification for a variety of instrument types. Not only does the amplifier morph from a bass amp to an acoustic amp to an electric amp, it also allows the electric guitar player access to other instrument models as well.
The days of taking multiple amps to a gig for different instruments, or producing mediocre sound by plugging multiple instruments into the same amp are over with this amplifier. This multi-instrument-friendly Peavey Vypyr VIP amp was built to makes light work of those issues. The new VIP (Variable Instrument Input) changes the gain structure and input sensitivity based on what instrument you use. There is also a built -in direct out option for microphones.
The VYPYR combines Peavey’s exclusive TransTube analog circuitry with a powerful 32-bit, floating point SHARC processor to deliver uncompromised tone, making the VYPYR series the best sounding modeling amplifiers available. All VYPYR effects, amp models and parameter controls can be accessed via the amp itself, with no need to connect the amplifier to a computer. The entire Vypyr VIP series also features the easy-to-use Peavey WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface, so no more guessing where your knobs are set when you switch presets. Each knob is surrounded by LEDs that indicate their setting.
This 100 watt digital amp also includes a USB bi-directional data and audio port to provide an easy way to record and/or connect to their software and store presets. There are also free lessons, and practice to backing tracks while connected to your computer.The amount of power, effects, amp models, Variable Instrument Input, and instrument models, are why it has our highest rating and is the best modeling amp in our review today.