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

iamqman 06/22/2011

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in China) (Discontinued) : iamqman's user review

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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.