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The Peavey VPYR is quite popular with metal heads I does have the top end fizz/sizzle that is common on modern metal.
A few of the amp models sound like they have a turbo phaser blended in.
if it works for some one then it's a good thing.

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actually when i got the vpyr my initial impression was same ...its for metal heads.
(i'm not a metal head even though I've sung such in the past for fun. rocker yes.)

what i discovered with vpyr was its very flexible. including pretty decent clean tones.

the key is backing off a tad the separate gain pot on the vpyr and/or the vol pot on gtr…then it cleans up rather nice. also vpyr on its amp model selection only need push one and one gets a cleaned up tone setting.
another variable is which gtr pickup one opts to use etc.
in summary there are lots of settings on vpyr that i like.

so in summary having listened to a load of modelling gear/pedals etc i guess i was taking the vpyr for granted. the key with it is to work the many amp models built in both clean and odrive.
in conjunction with IR vsti plug ins in the daw.

but still , …i'll keep an open mind and try 'sparky' out at my local gear store….once my docs feel its safe . (me getting covid is my docs concern.)


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Looking for something affordable to take with me for vacation I bought me a NUX MG-30. I have always been in favor with the "real stuff", like valve Marshalls, Fender Twin Reverbs and the respectice cabs, but I think those times are over. Just too much heavy stuff to move around and too expensive in the end.
Those modelers have become pretty good in the recent years and offer a lot of options and sound flexibility for recordings, that would not so easy to be achieved with the legacy equipment. I had also used the VOX Tonelab SE in the recent years and a lot of my expensive legacy equipment just stood in a corner of my basement since.

Compared to Amplitube 5 and Native Instrument's Guitar Rig, the NUX MG-30 is a very good alternative for me, offering the same flexibility and sound quality or it even goes beyond. I think it was a good choice to get it.

The setup and handling complexity related to the NUX device flexibility can be dramatically reduced by using the remote editing tools for the PC, NUX offers for free. But be aware: You should elaborate some strategy on how to sort your presets and how to wire it up. And like with every legacy guitar/amp combination you have to adjust the parameters for what you have in mind. Generic factory preset sounds can be a starting point, but not more than that.
If you are willing to try out, everything should somehow be possible with those machines nowadays. I doubt that there is too much of a difference between them, apart from features, brand name, marketing and price. But it takes effort to learn how to handle them.

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