Peavey Bandit 112
Peavey Bandit 112

Bandit 112, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the TransTube series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 21 reviews )
 14 reviews67 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Matt's review"Peavey Bandit 112"

Peavey Bandit 112
I acquired this Guitar Amplifier from Steve's Music, in downtown Ottawa. The unit was a rather cheap price for 800$ for 300 watts, I tested it in the store and I found it to my liking.

I liked this unit because the channel switching was very convenient and the different tones of distortion and clean channels was also useful. I also liked the Bandit 112 because it had a very clean sound and gave a lot of variety for different tastes in guitar playing.

Although this amplifier was great and there wasn't much I didn't like, there was a slight ringing sound after i played with it for awhile, the ringing sound went away after but I found that if you played it for too long it get's testy and starts making strange noises. Don't let the ringing sound keep you from purchasing the unit, other than that ringing sound it was a superb sounding item, and nothing's perfect anyways.

The construction and quality of this unit were very satisfactory, the stubby squared figure with the hard plastic corners gave it a very durable surface, the leather exterior of it was also a great addition to this amazing piece of work.

In closing I thought that the Bandit 112 is a great amplifie for any performing guitarists of a small crowd. I would highly recommend this unit over any of the other Bandit models, made by Peavey.

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MGR/Greg 09/27/2001

MGR/Greg 's review"Peavey Bandit 112"

Peavey Bandit 112
I bought this thang at Bailey Brothers Music in B'ham for 399 i believe. THey threw in a strap and 20 foot chord, so if you figure that in, i paid about 365 for it.

This amp really has some punch. It sounds great, and has namy quickly switched built in effects. I am starting to think tha ti dont need after markey pedals for distortion and such.

Hrmm, so far i like it. There is nothing to complain about.

This amp is LOUD and sounds good when LOUD. Lots of knobs to have fun with and find your sound. Once again Good clean LOUD amp.

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MGR/Mike Turner08/15/2001

MGR/Mike Turner's review"Peavey Bandit 112"

Peavey Bandit 112
I purchased this amp from a local guitar shop. I play everything from the Beatles to Metallica. This amp is unbelievable!!! You want classic rock just a flip of the switch and it sounds like a clean classic tone. Sounds like your running a 60's amp with the whole tube thing going!!! Another flip and adjustment on the amp and you can play Country music! Yet another flip and adjustment and your sounding like Metallica! This amp is awsome for the whole $378.00 I paid. Has 12" speaker and 100watts / 80 watts power!!!

Appearance is very desirable. Peavey really took care of use on this one right down to the small detail on the control panel.

Notta'!!! nothing!!! This amp rocks!!!! Why does Peavey not stand out more to all other muscians?!?!?!

American made need I say anymore??? awsome.

The best money I've spent in a long time! I rate this over my Marshal amp!! Keep up the great work Peavey!!!!

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kpetrem's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112
everything has already been said


configuration over a simple, quick to take charge.
shame we can not switcher reverb


For sounds clean, just beautiful for this range! you can almost do everything.
Then for lead sounds, it's a bit more mixed. The sound is sorely lacking in definition, the amp sounds rough.
However, by adopting a proper distortion pedal it comes to sound much more beautiful.
The only drawback is that HP is too sensitive to low.


It has been 3 years since I used it suits me perfectly.
It is a very good value for money. Better buy a distortion pedal than using the lead channel.
Regrettably, the switcher can not crank the reverb.
A final small defect at top volume the amp vibrates, sizzles (no sound, materials).
In this range, the amp is a very good choice mixing power and sound quality (to clean).
jimi aymerix07/02/2010

jimi aymerix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" genial!"

Peavey Bandit 112
Transtube emulation technology lamps therefore superior to the transistor.
80 w RMS
See the rest on other posts


The configuration is not one bit simpler, you turn the knob, and presto!
Not even need the manual but otherwise it is very clear

The sound for TransTube is particularly good, but after a modofication of hp it is downright ... but TOTALLY WHAT! (L)


So if the amp does not fit our style of music is that there is a problem, it is extremely versatile, you climb easily from blues to metal!

I play with a vig eruption type lespaul equipped with 2 emg HZ.
I obtain a sound very easily with the crystal blue marvel, but a faith change the hp (a celestion century it seems to me) are much more accurate is a delight.

We easily get a little fat in his playing shape with the bass is crazy!

and is very comfortable in the concert or repeated (we also adjusted the little power with a switch that provides 25% 50% or 100% power)


I've had 2 years, I like everyone on this amp, I tested a marshall mg 100 (lool) has a vox modeling. I selected direct sound is really terrible!
The value for money is awesome!

I bought it for group play, but unfortunately I have none, so I have not the utility of its 80 watts, so I sold it, but I do not regret it a great tit grandpa! I would do without hesitation that choice.
Ramsès 812/19/2008

Ramsès 8's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112
Transtube is the technology used
2mulation its lamp
80 watts RMS

1 start effect
1 back
1 socket for pedal control channels
1 output emulation hp (92db) to save Directly
1 low gain input
1 high gain input
1 additional output to speaker (100watts)
2 channels (clean and "dirty")
25w 50w 80w or selector
thickness selector me his 3 positions


Simple Setup
Yes we can start getting some good with nothing (guitar + amp)
Clear manual


So here's what I found this amp to sound like I wanted ... very simple:
an old 31 band eq (purchased € 30 on ebay!) in the effects loop!
Since that, I get all that sings to me.
Attenuation too shrill treble, bass highlighting originally surphasées.
I will now retrieve me a good little analog compressor
might as well get a sound very balanced and personalized


For 1 years.
I love the surprises that reserves this device when combined with 2/3 adequate effects.
A lot of amps
This one has a character of its own.
I love and do not want to part with it.
Yes, it's a good value T

grominet483's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112






This is a really great amp! Really nothing to say, if that's HAPPY! A round and warm even in clean (is that I feared the most) it gives a background! You can do everything from rock'n'roll to Metal ...
I recommend!

Teckrock60's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112
* Speaker 12''(305mm) Sheffield ®.
* 2-channel preamp controlled by pedals.
* 3-band EQ on each channel.
* High and low inputs.
Selector * Tone Modern / Vintage on clean channel.
Selector * High Tone Gain / Modern / Vintage on the Lead channel.
* Controls T-Dynamics ® and presence.
* Reverb with level control.
* Effects loop controlled by pedals.
* Preamp output and input power stage.
* External speaker output.
Dimensions: 20''(508mm) H x 23.4''(594mm) L x 11.3''(287mm) P.
Weight: 46.4lbs (21.07kg).
* Footswitch optional

Aside from the fact that it is a transistor (but it's a choice we made a purchase), the characteristics are suitable.
The most annoying is in fact the absence of the footswitch.


The configuration is relatively simple, there are no knobs which 36,000 are useless.
It's pretty easy to get a clean channel a lead channel (classic-modern) with High and Low Mid, nothing complicated, a Reset and a boost (soloist). You get to an acceptable sound relatively easy and the manual is clear and even offers different combinations to get the sound you want, it sounds clean metal blues or jazz.


This amp is really a top-level clean. One can easily get a clean sound like Metallica (Fade to Black, Welcome Home Sanitarium ...), or the Red Hot (Californication, Scar Tissue ...).
As lead is still worse. To play the trash is pretty decent (it comes out on a lot of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax ...) and you can almost ACCESS Master of Puppets sound, almost a cause of Speakers who respond poorly to Strong bass.
To play Metalcore (Trivium, Bullet ...) it is okay but nothing more. The making of micro-breaks does not like the amp, you can easily hear the sustain.
For the death or black, good enough no more.
Finally, easy access to acute, I must say that it is widely quoted solo acceptable (for me at least, I use a ESP LTD EX-400), and the Children of Bodom for example I should amply , but without too much abuse the Pre-Gain.
In the bandit's Blues 112 2007 is very good and you can have fun without problem. Jazz side it is convenient, nothing more.
So depending on the style you want to achieve this large may or may not suit us. Which earned him the note of 7 / 10, all being relatively positive.


- How long have you use it?
I use it for the past seven months.
- What is so special that you like most and least?
What I like most about the Bandit 112 is a clean sound is really quite impressive. I also like the lead sound was provided either in the trash where it is really good, or of death where he is also.
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Hum actually not much actually. I was looking for already in this price range. I tested the Marshall Mg 100 Dfx after that to me is much worse than the peavey bandit 112 for both clean that lead. I also tested the Valveking 112, roughly equivalent lamp version. I also enjoyed it but it was 100 euros more expensive.
- How would you rate the quality / price?
Rappport the price / quality seems very good to beat.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
With experience, I would hesitate more fully before making this choice, because I think that despite its 100 euros more Valvaking the 112 is better, I would have to wait to have 100 euros more and gain the lamp which is still better in terms of quality. The Bandit 112 is nevertheless an amp of choice is sufficient for what I do.

Lolo691217's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112
We had to make a full transistor
with a power of 80W, with 100 housing supplmentaire
the connection is enough to complte what you can do
2 inputs, high and low (always fun) to clear a volume, a 3-band eq and a selector of "voicing" a selector channel, distortion, pre and post gain, 3 band EQ and also a "voicing" a reverb, no effects (good).


Setup is simple and classic ASEZ
we get easily a good sound when looking around
and no need for manual, it's going almost alone


It should be a little PRSA all kinds of music
I play Ibanez RG 3120, schecter c1 blackjack and Gibson Explorer with zoom g9,
I get almost the whole range between a metal and arpges BMOL in the crunch and blues.
I love the crystal clear trs kind fender and almost distos msa, I hate the crunch too "grimey" and the blues without heat


I use it only for a year at home, it's perfect
I love his polyvalenceet the power selector in the back, you can almost do everything, but must be modified to get the meilleurdommage that the pedals are not provided, it would have t more.
I have tried other products of the same type (Marshall MG100 etc.., horrible)
I jug trs good for the price.
I would do without this choice hsiter, I was looking for a powerful enough amp for rpeter a home, I directly replace the original HP by a celestion g12hot100 (+ / - 68 eur), foot, 80 seventy one would have sufficed (cheaper) but has done so much
Ramsès 802/18/2008

Ramsès 8's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112
6.35 (2entres high gain and low gain + switch + socket outlet and return externality external speaker output + + + hp emulated output power selection switch (25, 50 or 100%) + switch of choice of thickness sound (damping)

2-channel amplifier (3positions per channel (vintage / classic / warm) (classic / modern / high gain) + 3 band eq + volume + pre + post-gain channel gain for lead)
Reverb + boost
Rglages of endless possibilities.


Clear config
The sound is ... ENOORME!
clear manual of all fawns, everything is already visually understandable.


The sound is very good as is (a heat lamps!) But actually in lead ... in a metal register / extreme, has a little drool in the bass.
So I connect a mono equalizer 31 bands in the effects loop and ... DEADLY !!!
By transferring / mitigating certain frequencies in the low, we get something frankly excellent!
We must also think to buy a compression pedal .... but good, is obvious.
I prefer the sounds: once galis all! This is awesome.
This amp does not blow !!


I use it for 2 months
with external equalizer, is happiness. My problem is transportation (22kg amp + guitar + eq + + effects pedals ...)
It is for this reason that I spare myself. I resell for a simple emulator crankset.
I tried more expensive 3X lamps amps, 30X more breath, 300X more fragile for a questionable sound.
EXCELLENT quality price ratio
Yes, I repeat that choice but then delivered bundled with Fenwick!