Peavey Bandit 112 (Sheffield Speaker)
Peavey Bandit 112 (Sheffield Speaker)

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

heads on fire 11/02/2011

Peavey Bandit 112 (Sheffield Speaker) : heads on fire's user review

« It works for budgets and kids. »

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80 watts (rms) into 8 ohms
100 watts (rms) into 4 ohms (with external speaker)
12" Sheffield speaker
Both High and Low gain inputs
2 channels
3 band passive EQ on both channels
Footswitchable boost with level control


This is a decent amp on a budget. It's loud enough to be heard in most band settings, and sounds ok. It is easy to dial in a working tone, and being a Peavey, it doesn't take a rocket surgery degree to make that happen. Peavey is known for making durable, affordable, and easy to use products, and this doesn't fail in those regards.


The sounds one can dial into this amp are decent. I sure was inspired as a kid, but I've owned and played much better, so now this amp is just alright to me. It's enough to be amplified in the same room as other instruments playing, and it has the ability to tailor one's sound with EQ, gain, and reverb, so it works in that regard. The best part about the sound of this amp is definitely the quality of the speaker - cleans are actually not bad. The dirty channel could use some work - more picky players will probably want to use an external dirt box.


The rating I'll give this is average. I've played enough amps now to know that there are way better products out there, but there are also way worse. One couldn't go wrong buying one of these for under $200, as long as one isn't the most discriminating tone ranger around. It doesn't sound amazing, but it is a workhorse, so it is a great product for anyone on a tight budget, or for a kid just starting to be in a band. The amp does the job, and is very durable, so it gets a 5 overall from me.