Peavey Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker)

Peavey Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker)

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Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker), Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the Solo series.

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Peavey Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker) tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Peavey
  • Model: Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker)
  • Series: Solo
  • Category: Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 04/22/2010

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Peavey Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker) user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 2 reviews67 %

MGR/alexander's review"Peavey Bandit 112 Solo Series"

Peavey Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker)
got this on ebay as a practice amp. I payed $180 for it.

extremly versatile sound. Very strong solid state amp. Nice clear warm tonaility when on clean channel. With the push of a button, you can turn this beast into a chainsaw, very heavy on the distortion, great sound, perfect for those of you into harder rock. def loud enough to play a small club or bar.

the bulk, rather heavy piece of equipment for use as a traveling practice amp.

very solid amp, ive dropped mine several times and its held together well. very high quality amp indeed. You can definately abuse this amp, i wouldnt recommend it though. given proper care this amp will last forever.

great amp for those of you that dont want to shell the money out on tube techonology, but want something that gets loud without sounding muddy.

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heavymetal84's review"A very good amp for beginners"

Peavey Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker)
Amplification technology (tube, solid state, ...)? Solid-state amp.

Output power? 80 watts

What connections does it have? It's been 14 years since I had it, so I don't remember any more.

What controls, effects, etc. does it provide? 2 channels with independent EQ and one reverb.


What about the settings? It's very easy! You can see both channels!! Each has it own EQ!! It's very clear.

Is it easy to get a good sound? Personally, from what I recall, the clean channel was very nice and the distortion was also nice but more for rock than metal...Or rather, for metal you had to dial it in like in the old days: Bass set to max, medium to 0 and treble to max LOL

Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive? The manual is very poor!! It only explains how to get a clean and a distorted sound...


Does it fit your music style? Back then I played rock

Which guitar, bass or effects do you use? Back then I had a Cort (I can't recall the model), and the zoom 505 for effects

What kind of sounds do you get and which settings do you use ("crystal-clear", "fat", ...)? A good clean sound, with the reverb, it's excellent...with the lead channel I got a fat, grunge-like sound.


How long have you been using it? I think I had it two years.

Which feature do you like the most / the least? Good amp to start out. It's powerful and nice for rehearsals.

Did you try any other models before buying this one? No, I had a small 10W amp before...

How would you rate its value for money? For the price, it was an excellent amp!!! It served me well!!!

archtop's review

Peavey Bandit 112 (Scorpion Speaker)
80w solid-state amp stemming from a long line of amps, mine is from 1994, according to the serial number.
2 inputs: high/low gain
Effect loop
Preamp output, amp input
Two channels
Clean: Volume, low, mid, high, presence, bright switch
Lead: volume, gain, bottom, body, edge, switch: gain, shift
Pedal: Channel, reverb
55.1 lbs!!! An anvil
Equipped with a Scorpion speaker recognizable due to the aluminum basket.
Made in USA :)


Ultra classic, documentation can be downloaded from Peavey's site. Each channel has its own EQ.
The bright, gain and shift switches are very useful, they deserve a place on the pedal next to the channel and reverb footswitches.
The sound? It sounds great right away :)
It only lacks some tubes


This amp can do anything, especially thanks to its ultra-versatile clean channel that can sound somber or crystal-clear, depending on the settings, plus it works great with any distortion pedal.
The distortion is fat, oldies-like, I use it mainly for crunch sounds, which it's great for.
I play with quite a few guitars: a crystalline Fender, a detuned high-gain Washburn, it is transparent.
In my view, the speaker is a great asset. You could find it as spare part not so long ago for a bit more money than a Bandit or a Celestion, which is justified.
It comes to terms fine with the Metal Zone by cutting the Highs: From 6 to 5 and you get no more buzzing.


It's a very good amp. The guy who sold it to me did it when Line 6 brought out its gear, so he sacrificed it. Its looks weren't in line with the trend back then.

You can certainly find better tube amps, like the 5150 or Engl Screamer I've tested, but also worse ones.

I'm very happy with it!

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