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      Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology (481332)
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Phenomenally responsive and punchy tube-like tone with a wealth of features.

Considered by many to be the hottest little amp in its price range, the Peavey Bandit 112 features a vintage/classic/warm switch on the clean channel and a classic/modern high gain switch on the lead channel that totally change its tonal character. It's like having 6 amps in one! Simulated speaker direct out, 3-position power level selector, 3-position damping switch, effects loop, 3-band EQ per channel, pre and post gain on lead channel, high and low gain inputs, and master reverb and boost give it vast flexibilty for all types of pro applications.

Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology Features:

  • 80W
    12" Blue Marvel speaker
    2 footswitchable channels
    Simulated speaker direct out with level
    25%, 50%, 100% power level selector switch
    Loose, tight, and medium damping switch
    Effects loop
    3-band EQ per channel
    Vintage/classic/warm switch on clean channel
    Classic/modern/high gain switch on lead channel
    Pre and post gain on lead channel
    High gain and low gain inputs
    Master reverb and boost
    Footswitch jack
    45 lbs.
    23-3/4"W x 20-1/4"H x 11-3/4"D




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  • Shold Cost Twice As Much

    As reviewed by James on 2/7/2011

    This amp is the best. Solid state price with tube quality. You don't need another distortion pedal with this amp. The 3 modulations on the clean and overdrive channel don't sound like your average cheap modeling amp. They all sound like separate pedals.... without having to lug around all the separate pedals. The reverb is wondrous and the 10db boost is more than enough for and solo. The power level option is great for playing in different venues (25% for apartment, 50% for house, %100 for stage). The sound damping lets customize your EQ range for many different style (everything from classic to modern hard rock, blues to alternative, jazz to metal and anything in between). For practice at home, I play on 100% power level, clean volume on 1 on the "warm" setting, lead pre gain on 4 and post gain on 1 on the "high gain" setting and it's loud enough for my neighbors to complain after 7 PM (I live in a house with 30 feet of yard separating our houses.... and I play in my my underground basement. I play in a band with another guitarist that plays a Mesa Triple Rec and my amp has more than enough volume to compete with him, even when we have to play with just stage sound (i.e. not through to PA). He's considering getting a Bandit for smaller venues just so he won't have to lug around his heavy stack. If an amp can make a Mesa owner consider buying it to replace his Mesa, it's worth way more than $300. One downside: It doesn't come with a footswitch, but you can find a compatible one online almost anywhere ($20 + shipping).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Bandit 112

    As reviewed by HubbaBubba on 1/11/2007

    I know there are a million amps out there for a million budgets, and a million tastes. I chose this amp mostly for the price, and also because I could not find anyone that had a negative thing to say about Peavey products. This amp is LOUD, period. The clean channel is very nice and clean, especially when playing on single coils. The lead channel has several settings, and all basically kick ass. You can sound like Pete Townsend on the classic setting, like any 80's hair band on the modern setting, and like death-come-to-your-rehearsal on the high gain setting. In all settings, the sound is rich and warm.....in fact, I have tried to make the amp sound cheap, and I can't. The effects loop brings my old tired pedals to life. I was truly blown away by how good the effects sounded, especially my MXR flanger. The other big feature that made me buy this amp was the ability to drive an external 8 ohm cabinet without the main speaker cutting out. Having said all those nice things, this amp still deserves a few dings in the ratings. First, mine came without the 2 buttom footswitch. Second, Peavey could take a page out of Crate's book and illuminate the front panel. Even a simple LED to show which channel is active would be a huge improvement. Finally, although it isn't a huge deal, there is some noticeable hiss present. I did not notice this in the store with all the ambient noise, but in my house it is definitely there. My guess would be that at a gig it would go unnoticed unless I mike up the amp which I normally don't do.

    39 of 42 people found this review helpful.
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  • AMAZING

    As reviewed by PAT on 7/25/2009

    This amp is unreal. My son and I both play guitar. I play professionally and my son is well on his way. I bought the Bandit for my son four months ago, in March 2009. The sound is amazing for a solid state amp. I've owned and played through a lot of solid state amps and this is the best I've ever heard. This thing is the closest (solid state) rival of true tube tone you'll find out there. The Bandit has cool features, great tone, plenty of volume, a footswitch, and is very affordable. Not only do I trust it to gig with, but I'd buy it again. Tone snobs, you don't have to pay thousands for an amp that sounds good. Our next interests are the Peavey Classic 50 & the 3120. There are a lot of great amp manufacturers out there, Peavey is one of them and their amps are great & affordable for working musicians.

    26 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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