Peavey Bandit 112
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Peavey Bandit 112

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

Teckrock60 07/24/2008

Peavey Bandit 112 : Teckrock60's user review

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* 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.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

- 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.