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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.

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.

Serious pro flexibility at a super-low price.

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PeaveyBandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best amp for the price

I've been playing on this amp for two years, and it has held up flawlessly. It's seen upwards of around 8 gigs and countless hours of practice. I don't use it for shows...Read complete review

I've been playing on this amp for two years, and it has held up flawlessly. It's seen upwards of around 8 gigs and countless hours of practice. I don't use it for shows anymore, as it has been replaced by a twin reverb, but I was so attached to it I decided to keep it for practices. The Bandit does everything and the sound is amazing for a solid state 112. The two channels will take you from jazz to thrash metal, and every stop in between. The clean channel is excellent, and holds its own next to my twin reverb. It features a vintage/modern voicing switch; no they are not separate channels, they are simply different voicing. The vintage puts more emphasis on punchy lows and sharp highs, while the modern provides a more contoured sound. The lead channel also provides a number of different voicing: vintage, modern, and high gain. The vintage, my personal favorite, gives you those "brown" tones, similar to the sounds of a 1959 Marshall 100 watt Plexi and great for classic rock. The modern voicing provides a highly distorted, scooped sound that rivals a dual rectifier, and provides good thrash sounds. The high gain voicing provides loads of distortion, and a fat sound with crunchy mids, big bottom and loud highs, similar to that of a Marshall jcm 800. The master channel has a reverb control, presence, which controls the articulation of high frequencies, a resonance switch, which when switched to loose allows the speaker to resonate more, providing the sound of a larger cabinet, and a t-dynamics control. The t-dynamics controls the over-all power of the amp, allowing you to keep your tone at any volume. The amp also features a convenient two-button footswitch, an effects loop, pre amp input jack, which bypasses the amp's pre amp, and an external speaker jack, for sending the preamp signal to an 8-ohm external cabinet, such as a 4-12. The amp is all in all, an excellent and extremely versatile amp for its price.

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Good for the price

Keep in mind that this is a hybrid amp, solid state power amp with a tube preamp. In my opinion, the clean channel was a bit weak and muddy-sounding. Great distortion, from...Read complete review

Keep in mind that this is a hybrid amp, solid state power amp with a tube preamp. In my opinion, the clean channel was a bit weak and muddy-sounding. Great distortion, from a fat blues sound to a buzzsaw heavy metal grind, although as mentioned, this thing hums like crazy when you run it on lead, even at relatively low volumes. You get what you pay for, and I would highly recommend this amp to someone starting out or looking for a powerful practice amp, but it's not gig-worthy, unless you want to run a noise gate.

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(18 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect

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from Harbour Breton

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

I bought this amp about a year ago, and can honestly say I had no problems. Disto is heavy, clean is beautiful, there's some noise, but I've heard way worse. This bandit has great features and u'll never get a better amp for under 500 bucks.

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(9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this amp is too low on watts

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from cushing,okla

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

This amp is a good amp when playing in a small room (like a bedroom). Cranking this amp up tends to lose the tone you liked at softer levels. The fight you have is constantly adjusting the tone until you have a sound that isn't too bright, not muddy, and carries to your audience. This seems almost impossible by setting your levels at home, and the last thing I like doing at a gig. If this amp had a little more power(100 watts), I would feel it would the tone issue would cure itself.

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(10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bought this used and it is still playing great

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from syracuse

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

I bought this thing used and I don't know how old it is, but its got some serious wear marks and no longer has a handle (its been pulled off). Given the condition it plays very reliably. I have found the polarity switch on the back to be useful on more than one occasion, and the tones are pretty good for being a solid state. I use an external analog overdrive pedal so I can't speak much to the amps own distortion. But, and this is is important, this amp will project an acoustic guitar very well given that it isn't a acoustic amp. I switch back and forth between electric and acoustic often, when I am on electric I use the Vintage voice to give it a more treble-ly slightly (very slightly) overdriven sound, but switch it to modern for the acoustic and you get ride of that nasty treble one that plagues acoustic electric guitars. So in addition to the good points raised by other reviews consider that this amp would also be good if your playing acoustic and electric in a band.

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(18 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get what you want

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from Richmond, VA

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

This amp is versatile and lets you easily switch between sounds with the tap of your foot. I used it with many different guitars and in all genres of music and found it to be one of the best I've owned. You can definitely get what you need from this amp.

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5.0

My go-to amp

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from Georgia

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I've had this amp for years, and it has never been anything but amazing. The Transtube adds a tone to the amp that I havenÆt been able to find in any other solid states. The clean channel is amazing, and as everyone has said is great for jazz. Loud enough for small-medium gigs. Buy it. This beast does not disappoint.

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(17 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Amp

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from NYC

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

This amp may be solid state but it is very good. I have owned it for about one and a half years. It has been all over the U.S. and has seen over 50 gigs and has been treated very harsh. Let me say that it still sounds just as great as when I bought it. Its distortion is O.K. but I use many pedals so that does not matter for me. It also has a really exelent spring reverb it sounds like something that you would hear on a $1000 combo amp. This amp is good for any beginer or intermediate guitarists.

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(17 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best amps you will get for under $500

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from California

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

I have had this amp for a year now and it has been flawless. Amazing tone. I have had no problems with it. Very sturdy, very solid construction. I just bought another one tonight so I could have one at home and one at the place where my band practices. And it is plenty loud! You will have no sound restrictions for no matter how big of a venue you are playing. I highly suggest it if you are looking for a reliable great sounding amp for under $500. You will not be disappointed.

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(28 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best amp for the price

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from Pittsburgh, PA USA

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

I've been playing on this amp for two years, and it has held up flawlessly. It's seen upwards of around 8 gigs and countless hours of practice. I don't use it for shows anymore, as it has been replaced by a twin reverb, but I was so attached to it I decided to keep it for practices. The Bandit does everything and the sound is amazing for a solid state 112. The two channels will take you from jazz to thrash metal, and every stop in between. The clean channel is excellent, and holds its own next to my twin reverb. It features a vintage/modern voicing switch; no they are not separate channels, they are simply different voicing. The vintage puts more emphasis on punchy lows and sharp highs, while the modern provides a more contoured sound. The lead channel also provides a number of different voicing: vintage, modern, and high gain. The vintage, my personal favorite, gives you those "brown" tones, similar to the sounds of a 1959 Marshall 100 watt Plexi and great for classic rock. The modern voicing provides a highly distorted, scooped sound that rivals a dual rectifier, and provides good thrash sounds. The high gain voicing provides loads of distortion, and a fat sound with crunchy mids, big bottom and loud highs, similar to that of a Marshall jcm 800. The master channel has a reverb control, presence, which controls the articulation of high frequencies, a resonance switch, which when switched to loose allows the speaker to resonate more, providing the sound of a larger cabinet, and a t-dynamics control. The t-dynamics controls the over-all power of the amp, allowing you to keep your tone at any volume. The amp also features a convenient two-button footswitch, an effects loop, pre amp input jack, which bypasses the amp's pre amp, and an external speaker jack, for sending the preamp signal to an 8-ohm external cabinet, such as a 4-12. The amp is all in all, an excellent and extremely versatile amp for its price.

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(11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I WANNA ROCK!

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from Chariton, IA

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

I first bought a Fender amp, it was quite small so I thought I should get a new one. I didn't know what to get, but I found exactly what I wanted. This amp can go from metal to blues with a push of the pedal. The owners manual is also very informative. I used this amp in a show and I thought it was great, now I sound more like 3 Days Grace, than B. B. King.

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(13 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for the price

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from IN

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Comments about Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology:

Keep in mind that this is a hybrid amp, solid state power amp with a tube preamp. In my opinion, the clean channel was a bit weak and muddy-sounding. Great distortion, from a fat blues sound to a buzzsaw heavy metal grind, although as mentioned, this thing hums like crazy when you run it on lead, even at relatively low volumes. You get what you pay for, and I would highly recommend this amp to someone starting out or looking for a powerful practice amp, but it's not gig-worthy, unless you want to run a noise gate.

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