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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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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PeaveyBandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Performances (4)
  • Home studio (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AMAZING

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me.

I was looking for a tube amp that sounded good(clean channel particularly), with a decent amount of watts, at a price I could afford. I was going to buy the Bugera V22...Read complete review

I was looking for a tube amp that sounded good(clean channel particularly), with a decent amount of watts, at a price I could afford. I was going to buy the Bugera V22 because it had an AMAZING sound! Even the gain channel had great harmonic overtones, but it didn't have enough gain to play metal. It was only 22 watts, and I started to realize that tube amps at enough watts for larger gigs were WAY out of my price-range. So, I started looking at solid-state amps, and I came across the Peavey Bandit. It was 80 watts and, according to the reviews, it sounded like an amp that was out of its price-range(really good). I decided to make the stupid decision to buy an amp without playing it first. When I got the amp, I was really disappointed. The clean channel was OK, but on the gain channel there was NO treble, and the lower mid-range sounded really muddy. I kept the amp for a few days to mess with it and see if any of my friends had a different opinion on the overall sound of the thing, but they all said it was not worth keeping. I was about to keep the amp and put up with the terrible sound it had, but I decided return it and buy an amp by the MOST HATED brand of amplifiers on the internet: Line 6. I got the Spider IV because one of my friends has a Spider III which sounded pretty good for the price he paid. It(the Spider IV)has a decent sound plus a sh!@load of effects/presets(which I NEVER use), but it was DEFINITELY the better decision.

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(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By PAT

from Pittsburgh, PA / Weirton, WV

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

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.

(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Frieken awesome amp!

By dimebag_jr

from slc utah

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

This amp is absoloutley amazing! It is loud, the sound of it is awesome and it has cool features. the lead channel on this has awesome sound from the vintage to classic to modern distortion, you are able to find your perfect tone on this thing. And the cleans are great for every style of music. It has 3 seperate switches for the clean channel and you can get the perfect sound for blues. i also love the switches on the back. It has a damping switch to give you a sabbath style tone and other sounds. it also has a power switch to go from 25% 50% and 100% power. the last feature is the line out port enabeling you to play from the amp to a pa system. There is ONLY positive things to say about this amp. BUY IT!!!!!!!

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Its All You Will Ever Need

By peaveydude93

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

The Peavey Bandit is one of the most reliable amps out there. I played this and a Vox, and even though the Vox had a tube pre-amp, the Peavey Bandit with its tube circuitry sounded more like a tube amp than the Vox. When I recorded with this amp, we ran our guitars through a tube pre-amp, and it sounded great. This amp can even handle my bass, which says a lot. Also, having a pre-gain and post-gain on the lead channel means that you can push a lot of distortion and still be quiet enough to let your room mate sleep. There are also 3 different types of distortion, High Gain, Modern, and Classic. This is a reliable and great sounding amp, and I would recommend this amp to anyone.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best amp I have ever owned.

By Brett Robbins

from Memphis,TN

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

I own the 99 version of this amp- the one with the shefield speaker. I love this amp, can't go any where with out it- Between my favorite amps Ive played( mesa boogie dual rectifier, 6505, and This one) This one is third. But for this amp being solid state it pretty balzy. If you want monster full tone for metal or metalcore then I suggest getting an extended cab or just buy two of these. Two of these amps will supply more than enough distortion with a noise gate, because on mine with out one- I need one . The thing starts to scream death at 2 on lead channel with the pre all the way up, but another amp with a noise gate will end that, I use a rp 90 with mine , It has a setting cald 01' mesa boogie dual rectifier!! So i get pretty much the best of both worlds. I've been playing for about 6 to 7 years. Also the clean on this amp is great, the reverb is excellent too, so don't listen to the fools telling you other wise, you can make this thing sound like your in a Gymnasium if you wanted to. I leave mine in between 3 and 4 and thats enough for me, but if I wanted to i could get that early EVH tone if I wanted too. Great amp, so buy one or two!!!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Workhorse of an amp!

By FS

from Longview, Texas

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

Lots of features for the price, but I just use the clean channel with my trusty Tech 21 XXL pedal and I'm all set. My equipment gets knocked around pretty good and this amp has held up over a year now with no problems. I could upgrade to a mid priced tube amp but it would be one more thing to worry about (tube replacement/tubes breaking/etc) and even if I do, I'll keep the Bandit as a dependable backup!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shold Cost Twice As Much

By James

from Deatsville, AL

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

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).

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Colin

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

i have the old version of this amp. its called a bandit 112 transtube series amp. mine has 100 watts. when im sitting around my house just playing i cant keep the thing higher than 3 or people outside can hear it perfectly. but when im with my friends playing its about 5. this thing produces so much power its unbelievable. im sure this amp will do the same.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gangsta amp.

By Boone Gangsta

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

The bandit is really a good reliable amp. It has pretty much any style of playing inside of this thing. You like jazz, blues, metal, soft rock? You name it, it has the set up for it. I've been playing this a few months now. Vox and marshal are still really good but i truely prefer this over anything. A few things i like about this amp is the reverb and its distortion. It really gets that dome affect as if you were in on from the reverb. The crunch is amazing. It gets very heavy sounds from this. I do not like its weight. It's a pain to carry from place to place. it weighs about 50 pounds!! other than the weight, it's everything of it's own.

(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not for me.

By TheseGoTo11

from McAllen, TX

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

I was looking for a tube amp that sounded good(clean channel particularly), with a decent amount of watts, at a price I could afford. I was going to buy the Bugera V22 because it had an AMAZING sound! Even the gain channel had great harmonic overtones, but it didn't have enough gain to play metal. It was only 22 watts, and I started to realize that tube amps at enough watts for larger gigs were WAY out of my price-range. So, I started looking at solid-state amps, and I came across the Peavey Bandit. It was 80 watts and, according to the reviews, it sounded like an amp that was out of its price-range(really good). I decided to make the stupid decision to buy an amp without playing it first. When I got the amp, I was really disappointed. The clean channel was OK, but on the gain channel there was NO treble, and the lower mid-range sounded really muddy. I kept the amp for a few days to mess with it and see if any of my friends had a different opinion on the overall sound of the thing, but they all said it was not worth keeping. I was about to keep the amp and put up with the terrible sound it had, but I decided return it and buy an amp by the MOST HATED brand of amplifiers on the internet: Line 6. I got the Spider IV because one of my friends has a Spider III which sounded pretty good for the price he paid. It(the Spider IV)has a decent sound plus a sh!@load of effects/presets(which I NEVER use), but it was DEFINITELY the better decision.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ultimate all in one amp

By Patrick

from Ocala Fl

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

Absolutely love this amp, I got a used one from Guitar Center and I could not be happier. It gets the perfect clean and overdrive tones and is incredibly loud. You get 3 different setting on each channel to emulate a tube amp and the lead channel can go from edgy to insane crunch without it sounding too thin or over saturated. Everyone will have their own preference, but there are a lot of sounds to choose from. I am glad that there is an effects loop, it makes a delay & a sonic maximizer really kick the tone up a serious notch. Also the reverb is really good for what it is, it's the best one I have heard coming out of a transistor amp. The boost feature is really nice, it gives you the ability to crank the volume on the channel that you are on for leads & solos, eliminating the need for a volume or pre-amp pedal. Very nice indeed.

(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty good single guitar amp

By David

from GJ, CO

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

This amp is really good, however, i wouldn't call it the best. It has really good volume and has pretty decent sound. I definetely like the amount of bass in this amp because with metal guitar it gives the punch you're looking for. However, this amp is not that great at dual guitar playing. it will choke up one guitar and bring the other out, or just choke both. And it does only have one speaker so this is expected, but I wouldn't buy this amp if you're thinking of using it for multiple guitars.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All you need.

By Perm

from Washington, DC

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

This is a great amp. Sounds great and works like a charm. I just ditched my Blues Jr. because it was too temperamental and put this into the 1st string spot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the amp you've been looking for

By Thomas

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

    I had a Bandit years ago and loved it. For some reason I got sidetracked onto Fender, Roland, Marshal...
    you name it. I play all kinds of music in really diverse settings and this amp does it all. From sweet and sexy to hard rocking. Guitar Center always comes thru.

    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Sean Campbell

    from Pittsburgh

    Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

    Ok, I've recently had two of these given to me at the same time, on of them over ten years old, and the other much newer, but I don't know the exact age of either. The Peavy Bandit 112 and the Peavy Bandit 112 II. I play bass, and I'm pretty sure they're guitar amps, so I can't believe these things can actually get good, clean bass tone for how low the wattage is. You can dial up the gain and still get a deep tone, it won't drop the low end (like my actual bass practice amp does). And if past quality is anything to go by, this amp isn't going to need replaced any time soon.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Amp Does It All IMO !!!!

    By JEFFREY OSGOOD

    from Woonsocket, R.I.

    Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

    Mine is a 1999 Silverstripe, USA model which I got over 3 months ago at the North Attleboro ,Mass. Store. It was one of the best buys I ever got from there. This amp is a tank and can handle anything which is thrown at it. For a 80 watt combo, it seems like it's a lot louder . The Clean channel on this, is about as close to replicating the Fender sound as you'll ever get, especially if you use the Bright switch which is on it. This amp takes very well to Strats although I am using a ESP LTD M-15 with it at the moment, it does work well with that guitar as well. You just have to know how to adjust the EQ settings properly. The Gain settings on this, do take some time to get the right settings that you want, but that is due to IMO, on what kind of guitar you are using as well, and how you are also setting the EQ again, on that channel as well. It just takes a little patience. The Classic Gain on this, can definately deliver the goods when it comes to playing some Classic Rock & Blues while the Thrash definately delivers if you're into playing Heavy metal despite what some of the tone snobs have to say. My favorite part on this amp, is the T-Dynamics, which allows me to control the volume of the amp , thus making it perfect for either practice at home or for gigging. My only regret is that I didn't get one of these much earlier.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Peavey Bandit 112

    By Anthony Viterna

    from Las Vegas NV

    Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

    Great Amp great price ,still the Amp for me I have been using Peavey Bandits for over 20 years & I love it,

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet and Hard Working

    By David

    from Clayton, California

    Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

    I own my Bandit 112 for a little over one month. Tired of dragging around and maintaining my overweight tube amp, I traded in for this solid state good looking work horse. I don't miss the tubes at all. The Bandit sounds every bit as good as any tube amp of comparable size, and it looks great. I play my ES-335 and Fender Strat through it. The clean channel is as sweet as they come. Onboard effects exceed expectations and pedals come alive through it. Mic it, and it will easily handle any night club venue I can think of. I'm happy I made the decision to go with the Bandit.

     
    4.0

    Great sound and dependable

    By SteveADK

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

      Great amp. I wish I could turn on and off the reverb with a footswitch. Also, I had to buy the footswitch seperately. I'm also shopping for a cover. Please Peavey, charge an extra $50 and supply a footswitch and cover for this great amp.

       
      5.0

      Excellent product

      By John

      from North Fort Myers, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

        Great sound adjustments . Does exactly what I expect from the product.

         
        5.0

        Very satisfied with this amp.

        By hansome

        from Ottumwa iowa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

          The sound is great.

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