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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 ... Read More

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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.
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PeaveyBandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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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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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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(4 of 4 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.

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(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.

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(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,

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(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.

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(3 of 9 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.

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(5 of 5 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).

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(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.

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(0 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Doesn't Last

By Steve

from Maple Glen PA

Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

This amp is trash, yeah it'll work and sound good for a few months, but after that it gets really temperamental about when it works, it is the least reliable amp possible.

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(0 of 4 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.

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(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!

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