Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)

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Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued), Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the Bandit series.

36 user reviews

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued) tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Peavey
  • Model: Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
  • Series: Bandit
  • Category: Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 12/30/2004

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Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued) user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 36 reviews )
 26 reviews72 %
 4 reviews11 %
 3 reviews8 %
 1 user review3 %
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MGR/krispy's review"Peavey Bandit ll 112"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
i got this amp from and i paid $500.00 i got it because all i had was a little marshall 10 watt and my friend had one so i knew it was good.

i like everything about this amp it has a great clean channel and an awesome lead channel with enough knobs and switches to keep anyone happy it also has an effects loop but i dont use it much it comes with a footswitch to switch from clean to lead it also has to inputs so you could hook two guitars up to it if u want to this amp is great for what ever music you want to play on it and its ready for anything its also very lound i have never turned it up past three and thats plenty lound for me.

there isnt really anything i dont like abount this amp.

this amp is built like a tank and its heavy enoughthat you cant really walk fast and bump into things with it but if you did i think it break whatever you run itnto before it broke.

bottom line this is a really good amp and it good for any kind of music.

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MGR/Jonny G11/14/2003

MGR/Jonny G's review"Peavey Bandit 112 Amp"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
I bought this from PMT in Oxford for £285 for my first 'proper' amp. My old one was a stagg 10w.......

BIIIIIG and bulky. Bastard to carry, but very sturdy, i should know, having dropped it a few times and left in in the rain for 5 minutes once.
Has some serious power. 80w doesnt sound like that much, but I did a gig in a huge echo barn and only had to put it up to volume 5 of 10 to fill the place.
It has the best distortion i have ever heard on an amp. It has three types: vintage, modern and high gain. All sound great and do exactly what they say on the tin. vintage is bluesy and rough, modern thick and powerful and high gain just plain noisy. It also manages to retain its sound quality in the lower volumes, which is important, cause u aint gonna be turning it up too much.

The footpedal is a little noisy because it is amplified and ive has some problems with connections in the plug, but nothing i couldnt fix. Except the lack of headphone socket.

With the exception of a few input connection problems, absolutely fine. Very sturdy and resistant to water (wooops).

A brilliant amp well worth the money. Good for all types of music, but heavey rock in particular would benefit from this peavey sound. Reliable and tough if a little heavy.

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yoTrakkz's review"powerful"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
The Peavey Transtube Bandit 112, What an amp! It has a bit of a learning curve because this amp does so much and it sounds so good. I played at church with it for the first time today. All the other players play through a PA system and I just played through the amp. I didn’t even turn it up past 1/4 and it was almost to loud. The pedal is a must have. I bought the MKII Express, but I wish I had the extra $100 to buy the short board. It would make it so much easier to go through the user presets and with the short board you can turn on and off the effects as needed.


The Peavey Transtube Bandit 112 provides the working musician with an affordable amp that delivers. Its Great for small venue gigs, practice, and with its line out has the ability to sound great for recording or direct input into a pa. the sixteen amp models are worth the price by themselves, but add the 500 patches and you should be able to create or cover any sound you like. the amp has a very tight bottom and sparkling tops. for 300 dollars it would be hard to find any other amp that could compete. and did i mention 20 fully editable effects which you can run 4 at one time.


I Put this amp on and had an idea for song in no time at all. If you are looking for more of a Heavier/palm muting/Heavy Metal sound go with the Peavey Vyper, without a doubt. I have both. But for fun and inspiration this is the way to go. I don't regret the purchase. The cleans are better and less compressed on this than the Peavey but the Peavey takes the cake on the Heavy stuff.


Sounds great with my strat, but can't get what sound i'm looking for playing my SG. Sounds good for rock, but if blues or country is what your playing, I'd look elsewhere.

iamqman's review"Fun amp"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
Peavey's are just fun amps. They have a great sounding distortion and driving tone and they are very forgiving to play. They make you want to go out and join a metal band. The are inexpensive too which makes it all the better. I am not sure what the Sheffield in the model name is reference too other then the name of the speaker type that is in the cabinet.

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.

Peavey Bandit 112 Features:
80 watts (rms) into 8 ohms
100 watts (rms) into 4 ohms (w/external speaker)
High and Low gain inputs
TransTube tube emulation circuitry
Footswitchable clean and lead channels (footswitch not included)
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
1/4" stereo speaker simulated direct out jack with level control


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Power 80W, 100W
No Effects
EQ Low, Mid, High
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Speaker, 1 x Speaker Simulated Direct Out (1/4")
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 20"
Width 23.4"
Depth 11.3"
Weight 46.6 lbs.


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.

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.


I personally like the sound of the Blue Marvel speaker compared to the Sheffield. The Sheffield doesn't compliment the tone of the amp as well as the Blue Marvel. I am glad they made the switch in the newest edition of 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. You can probably find one for just a little over $100 used. They do have a newer model which runs around the price of $370. Still not a bad price for a decent practice amp with some good tone.

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