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

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

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 36 reviews )
 26 reviews72 %
 4 reviews11 %
 3 reviews8 %
 1 user review3 %
Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
yoTrakkz11/08/2011

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.


UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS


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.

OVERALL OPINION


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.
iamqman06/22/2011

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

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Power 80W, 100W
No Effects
Reverb
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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
iamqman06/22/2011

iamqman's review"Solid state but better"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
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)
12" Blue Marvel 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

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Power 80W, 100W
Speakers 1 x 12" Blue Marvel
No Effects
Reverb
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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
Audiofanzine FR12/30/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
Originally written by melting-julie on Audiofanzine FR.

I own the 2007 model.

I previously had an old 15-watt Samick. So I immediately noticed the difference in output power ^^

80 watts


UTILIZATION

Very easy to use!

I needed less than 10 min. to set it, even though I'm a beginner.

I just had to take a look inside the user's manual to know what's the function of each control.


SOUNDS

First of all, I have to mention that my guitar is no wonder (Cort G210)!

BUT: The amp is the most important component to get a good tone.

The distortion sound is just great: I don't use my distortion pedal anymore (Boss SD-1)! The distortion is quite fat: it's made for metal or big rock rather than for pop music. Even if you are not a metal freak (like me ^^) you might come to like it.

The distortion of the amp is its main pro.

Clean sound... is also good! I don't use it a lot since I heard the distortion sound. I can say the clean sound is round, soft and warm (with the switch in "warm" position).

Both switches are really cool, both in clean and lead modes. They give you a wide sound range.

Which sounds do you prefer / hate?

I prefer the distortion sound, as you might have already guessed.

Con: the speaker generates distortion when the lows are strongly boosted...

I give it an 8 because of this con and because it isn't really meant for my music style. However, tweaking the settings allows you to get a lot of different tones.



OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it since... yesterday.

I think I will use it for many years.

It's perfect for beginners who have been playing guitar for several years and like different music styles.

Don't hesitate: buy it!

PS: I also have the footswitch and I recommend it to all buyers.
MGR/krispy09/12/2004

MGR/krispy's review"Peavey Bandit ll 112"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
i got this amp from musiciansfriend.com 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.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Marc6510/19/2014

Marc65's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent qual / price"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
I paid 150 eur used it, it was practically new.
Good connections:

Effects loop (button 2 output levels)

Preamp in
Preamp Out

HP Out

In footswitch (reverb is off, clean channel or lead)

It has a classic spring reverb has (knob)


2 possibilities of sounds on each channel, Modern and Vintage (I prefer modern)
Transtube effect (I put everything thoroughly)

UTILIZATION

Easy to use
The clean sound is good.
Lead is not bad either! I do not use it.
There are the same settings for the lead a tube amp and it works very well and is very effective.

SOUNDS

I use it for services I do not need lamps and clean sound, it's really decent for the price!
It is powerful though! is given 80 W into 8 ohms,
A little breath.

OVERALL OPINION

it has been 2 years and qques I have, I buy amps since 1983 ..
Excellent value for money.
ericv01/10/2013

ericv's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very correct"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
transistor, two channels xhacun their full equalization, 80w, + presence + resonnance reverb effect loop switch provides adjustable.

UTILIZATION

very simple, no manual, I also have the 1990 version which was against by default as the dry solder (therefore need to redo about 50 euros in store to repair it).
The sound is not bad at all (it is not lamp but techno Transtube crunch from a certain volume (so I do not know if it is techno or hp but it has high volume crunch. Per cons over the volume of 6-7 hp saturates and drool but as you say that you're already deaf before. frankly it's a good deal of attention in purchasing occas knob the test by pulling and pushing of times that welding kidding (c is to be done on any amp that has traveled). Anyway he has fooled more than one, it really means to make good sound, maybe not metal (well I did not esssayé) but for blues rock jazz funk see, working the sound even when it was something very honest. Moreover, it adapts very well all the same for the acoustic guitar.

SOUNDS

see above

OVERALL OPINION

j 'uses peavey 20 years, this one I kept 7 years, and traded against the gear and I regret (although I have more gear performance to date, he has always done his job, his default is c be heavy enough to carry around (I took 110 Transtube sent lugging a lighter blues with hp I do not know what, and although very disappointed of the result from the bandit, then this is the 10 hp cons 12 makes the difference but I do not know sent does not happen at the ankle). But today ca is cheap, and c is a good deal, this is not the amp but the century c is more than adequate and especially without light c is a good amp for amateur eclairé. although he accepts all the pedals.
J have a ValveKing 212 I hereby amended as sells really too heavy and too powerful (100w lamp 35 kg), a tiny terror head orange ca I love a clean sound advice as I was orange, and a peavey delta blues 15 inch ultra sound super clean and crunch as I advise also, and that for repet I'll take a villain in order to leave behind me to avoid lugging the whole lamp and peter me back. I recommend it before moving on lamps.
gromit6412/18/2012

gromit64's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" FORT walking!"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
80 Watts (100 with an additional baffle), the following is not a present

UTILIZATION

Simple Setup a clear sound "drive" switchable footswitch (such as effects loop)
The manual ... there is no need.

To my ears sounds right for me. It is not an amp lamp but certainly more than enough to express any guitar (I've even plugged a bass above).

SOUNDS

I bought this amp for metal. I played on big multi-effects + amp lamps. The amp has a burn time when I could not replace it, suddenly having already heard the BANDIT in action I went to try it in the store, and I am left with. Since the effects loop ends and all the trimmings. I certainly have no chorus, phaser or other devices. But I do not have a jack between my guitar and my amp. Finishes the lamps petes because he had stored the gear rapido, the Peavey is all epreuve.La Transtube technology is bluffing and its sound. We are not a modeling amp with its pseudo other brands. The peavey that it's sending! From a microeconomic point of view I am equipped guitar DiMarzio Tone Zone or EMG81/85, the receiver does the rest. Saturation may be due to the more bluesy metal with all the genres that may exist between these two worlds (for me it's all the same rather Slayer, Death, and other metal bands of the 90s). Ibanez guitars on ibanez with microphones, its still a little flat without recourse to multi-effects, I was a bit like playing on guitars without souls.
Power, too much for domestic use only, it's safe!! No problem to play groupe.J have done some gigs with, NP apart if you're too close to the high volume feedback very strong.
I play with next to a 5150 the same mark without shame (... going ... almost ... for those who have a 5150 ;-) )

OVERALL OPINION

I've had 8 years now, at the time it was already an overhaul of the original Bandit, and this model still sells new, it says a lot about these original qualities.
Newest models possess a knob to dimuninuer power and be able to play in his room, it would be the only thing missing in mine.
I still do not have a knob that crackles or other false contact, short, it is not a marshall in 8080 .....
I would do this choice at the time. Because after losing my ... his lamp, having acquired it up best in terms of price / sound / solidité.Aujourd Today, I'll try out a modeling amp recent, the sound palette is still much broader and "probably" better?
After he negotiated € 100/150 in Cygnus, the ones for what they never have the opportunity to hear, let the curious ...

A scraper, a jack, sending an amp that is what everyone wants? Then look no further
guigue10612/14/2012

guigue106's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I like"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued)
- C is the one that has red stripes.
- C is trans tube transistor so surely as I see no lights ^ ^
- Input high (100W?) / Or low (80W)
- 2 channels so each 3 mode (vintage / modern / high gain)

UTILIZATION

- I already know how it works ...... in facade
- The manual?? blah blah, because I have yet to dip a What is the entry "power amp and power amp in out" while return gives access to the power amp stage (normally?!)

SOUNDS

- A minute to interact knobs m is sufficient to find that I was looking for as
- A dry, clean, precise, and flawless Pechu
- I play with my jem 7v or jpm p3 my or my esp m2 brief celon the mood ^ ^
- So now I 'fully exploits the method "Rondat" c 2 wha is to say, a distortion, delay and this little world in the input (facade) of the amp and it works great, simple, efficient and accurate (whatever the distortion a little breath, alas)
- By Christmas vice versa preamp has lights and I will attack the power amp

OVERALL OPINION

day before had a Peavey ValveKing 212, what a nice shit, PCBs are not stable, the lamps are mounted has been a hurry short, ca m has inflated the problem of lamps.

j in the past had a dsl 401 but I marshmall not like grain marshmall preamps, too "so british" for me.

I taffais ds pigalle shop 10 years ago and I sold them as croissants, and I realized that ss 10 n after it is actually not taken a single ride.

to play a home a transistor 80w ca enough for me, the T.dynamique plays a role in the color of its desired me I found: dry, clean, precise, sharp and flawless, I like.

Me, for 140E with its footswitch I find very cool gift for the way I use, I note a little less dynamic present the lamps but less bored and AC is not negligible, especially when only a ca happens home!