Peavey Bandit 112
Peavey Bandit 112

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

iamqman 07/09/2011

Peavey Bandit 112 : iamqman's user review


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In my opinion Peavey lead all other manufactures in the amp modeling digital amp world. They take what would normally sound like trash and make it very usable. This amp is called the transtube technology amp which basically means that it is still a solid state amp design but with an emulated tube tone. So basically what you get is an amp that is cheaper to produce and sell and still be able to sound a little bit better than a regular solid state amp. I have to say that it sound sound much fuller than a standard solid state amp.


* - 100 Watts (rms) into 4 Ohms (w/external speaker)
* - 12" Blue Marvel(r) speaker
* - High and Low Gain inputs
* - TransTube tube emulation circuitry
* - Footswitchable Clean and Lead channels
* - 3 band passive EQ on each channel
* - 3 position EQ/Gain Voicing switch on each channel
* - Reverb with level control
* - Footswitchable Boost with level control
* - ¼" stereo Speaker Simulated Direct Out jack with level control
* - Footswitch optional
* - 80 Watts (rms) into 8 Ohms
* - Weight Unpacked: 40.00 lb(18.144 kg)
* - Weight Packed: 48.00 lb(21.772 kg)
* - Width Packed: 15.75"(40.005 cm)
* - Height Packed: 28.37"(72.0598 cm)
* - Depth Packed: 23.87"(60.6298 cm)


This is the updated model and not much has changed in the way of tone. Any guitar sounds great with this amp. I like a nice Gibson Les Paul or another guitar with a humbucker pickup in it. Peavey amps I feel take humbuckers really well and smooths out some of that harsh high end that is naturally attributed to their tone. It sounds great with a Fender Stratocaster as well. You can definitely tell in the sound and tone that this amp is still a solid state amp. You just can't emulate a tube tone and have the same feel and punch that a real tube does naturally. However, this amp does take digital processing a step further in the right direction.


At new these amps come in at around $330, which is a great price for this amp. I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a good amp for practice or jamming use. These particular model has been upgraded so you would have to score one of these on the used market.