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

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

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 12 reviews )
 8 reviews67 %
 3 reviews25 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
iamqman04/22/2011

iamqman's review"Nice amp combo"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
I am starting to become a big fan of Peavey products. I like their approach to metal tones. They have a really great sustain and presence that I don't hear in Mesa or Marshall circuits. It definitely is a different beast all together than a Mesa Orange or Marshall amplifiers.


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

Detail
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Power 80W, 100W
Speakers 1 x 12" Blue Marvel
No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Low, Mid, High
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 0
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 Yes
Effects Loop Yes

SOUNDS

I like all Peavey's with a Gibson Les Paul or another humbucking style pickup. Since they are such a metal focused amp company you really need those double coils to get that distortion you are looking for when you buy a Peavey amplifier. The sustain it out of this world. The tone is going to sound a little solid state which can be good or be bad depending on how you look at it. It is going to have a different character than a tube amp from Peavey.

One great feature in this amp is the speaker simulated output. That means you can run a mic out from your amp directly into the PA system or recording device. These seem to be starting a trend in line out operation.

OVERALL OPINION

For the money this is a great amplifier. At new these combo amps come in at around $330. Not a bad price for a well built amp and the ability to go direct for recording and direct into the house PA system.

I would recommend this amp to anyone who wants a solid metal tone and needs something that will be portable and convenient for gigging or practicing at home.
MGR/Joe Gilker12/17/2002

MGR/Joe Gilker's review"Peavey Bandit 112 Transtube series"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
I purchased this amp 2 years ago at Renaissance Music in Kingston, Ontario for $600 CDN.

I was looking for an amplifier with kickass sound, loud enough for gigging, and that wouldn't break the bank in the process. For my budget, a good tube amp (which I really wanted) was out of the question. I was never very impressed with the distortion sound of solid-state amps.

The salesman pointed me to this amp and I was a little skeptical at first. I had already owned an older Peavy Bandit 112, and the lead sound sucked without an external distorion.

However, the second I heard this one, I fell in love! It pumps out 80W through the internal 8 ohm speaker, or 100W through an external 4 ohm cabinet.

SOUND SOUND SOUND! This amp has tone like nobody's business. The 'transtube' circuitry really emulates that 'edge' you get from a tube preamp.

Both lead and clean channels are very versatile. Clean channel has 2 settings 'Modern' and 'Vintage'. Vintage gives you that classic 'popping' type sound siilar to old Fender Twins. Crank a Strat or Tele through this, and it's like being back in the 70s. Also excellent for country.

The Modern setting gives a thicker, warmer sound.

Ol the Lead channel, you get 3 settings; Modern, Vintage, and a 3rd, unlabelled setting. Vintage gives your that old classic tube overdrive sound with lots of treble and mid to spare. It sounds incredibly like an old Marshall tube combo I used to own.

The 'unlabelled' setting is heavy and bassy; excellent for heavy metal. I can almost perfectly match Metallica's sound from the 'Black' album on this setting. There's plenty of tooth rattling power using this setting.

Modern sounds like a combination of both the other sounds. This setting gives you absolutely STUPID levels of distorion and tone; even a little too much for me. However, if you need to cut though with a blistering lead, this is definately the setting. I was jamming with a friend and his 150 W Crate half stack, and I can bury his rythm guitar playing leads on this setting.

Absolutely amazing!

The amp is almost flawless, for all intents and purposes. I could certainly make slight improvements on the design, like making the 5 different modes switchable from a footswitch, rather than from switches on the amp.

Also, I would prefer if the foot switch controlled Channel and Reverb rather than Channel and Effects Loop.

This amp is built like a tank. It's solid, and the controls are nice and smooth. I don't think you could improve on this design even if you wanted to.

I have never seen such a versatile amplifier at this price range. This amp kicks serious ass, regardless of what type of music you play. The only amps I'm aware of that have this wide range of versatility are Mesa Boogie, which cost 3 - 4 times more.

Even if you've sworn off of solid state amps, you should take a look at this baby. There's a lot of goodness in this package.



This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Kandoo10/16/2010

Kandoo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Correct!"

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
Clean channel and distortion channel,
Input High Gain and Low Gain input,
2 three-band equalizers,
Hybrid amp (tube preamp, power amp transistor)
80 watt with reverb.

UTILIZATION

Configuring a little hard, if that's the first amp you have, otherwise, it's easy! Manuel clear enough, but in English.
The audio sound is a hybrid amp, it could be better, but it is still correct.

SOUNDS

Amp used mainly for rock, blues and clean sound.
I play an Ibanez and Cort AD850 RGA32.
The sound is not beautiful too saturated, but the rest, it goes.

OVERALL OPINION

I have this amp now for 2 months, it rained a lot ^ t!
I already tried a <a rel="nofollow" href="/roland/micro-cube/?utm_source=audiofanzine&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=netting&utm_content=product&utm_term=Roland+Micro+Cube" target="_blank">roland micro cube</a>, a fender deluxe red hot, and two other transistors amps which I do not remember more names ...
This is an amp that is expensive for what it's worth, and although I chose half because I had an offer, spending 300 € on this amp is crazy. Better buy a few lamps at the same price!
Hanghalze08/25/2009

Hanghalze's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
This is a 80W amp Transtube.
It has only one purpose, unfortunately, the reverb.
I find it unfortunate that he did not do a little more effort to put another effect.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is fairly simple, the selections "Classic, Vintage, modern" allows to have a lot of different sounds and that's cool. This gives a good sound very easy, especially with distortion.

SOUNDS

It is ideal for rock / punk / metal.
I play with an old Tenson a 60 and it sounds great even when.
Its clean = Not bad not bad, there is "Classic, Warm, and Vintage" It helps to have a pretty good little, but not forcment of personality a little too "normal" I metterais 7 / 10 for Clean.

Its distortion = HUGE! Distortion more than cool. We have the selections "Vintage, Morden, High gain". Vintage allowing her to have an "AC / DC," Modern Metal for good sound, and High gain is the same as Mordern but with much more "Mid". I metterais 9.5/10 for the distortion. It sounds enormously well! I recommend this amp has all the rockers and metalheads.

There is a knob "Boost" which allows you to adjust a little more carefully to the sound of the amp, because the volume knob at the base is super sensitive.

I put 9 / 10 for sound

OVERALL OPINION

This amp is huge, I recommend it to those who want to play rock and metal. It has virtually no default, a trembling hand that the amp when I do a Palm mute on a space too serious. It is stylish and very solid.

I intend to keep it long. I put 8 / 10 for overall opinion.
niaboctruk08/25/2009

niaboctruk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
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What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?

Transistor



What is the power dlivre?

100 W RMS



What connection?

Jack 6.35



What rglages the effects? ...

level settings and effects is a summary treble, bass and a middle (spare for clear and distortion

little more pedal switch to switch between clean and distortion, it is possible to connect a multi effect on the amp and switch the pedal effect through the book with

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UTILIZATION

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The configuration is it simple?

very simple

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Do you get a good sound easy?

the distortion leaves DSIR

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The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

not need

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SOUNDS

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Is it your style of music?

yes I play metal and rock

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With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?

ibanez RGA42BK

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What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?

the clean sound is not bad but not too much attention to the middle, the distortion is a little buggers

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What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?

the clean sound that stays clean

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OVERALL OPINION

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How long have you use it?

6 months

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What is the particular feature you like best and least?

as the switch, the less the distortion

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Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

not

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How do you report qualitprix?

I bought it for a good price OCCAZ

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Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

I would take a lamp ampliu the next time I test the VYPYR 100W in peavey and it's really top

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Resty03/01/2009

Resty's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
AMP PEAVEY BANDIT 112 SECOND GENERATION.A TRANSISTOR AMP ONE BUT THE LIGHTS ... A VERY GOOD 80 WATTS / 100watts
OUT IN AND OUT SUP HP EFFECTS LOOP
IN / OFF. CLEAR CHANNEL BASS MEDIUM HIGH. CHANNEL SATURATED MEDIUM HIGH BASS. REVERB BOOST.

USE

VERY SIMPLE. TU BRANCHES. YOU TURNED THE BUTTON IN EVERY SENSE AND YOU FOUND YOUR SON. THE CLEAN IN METAL. ALL IS GOOD. MUCH BETTER THAN THE NUMBER OF AMPS EVEN LAMPS.

SOUNDS

I PLAY METAL SO CLEAN AND BIG BIG MEGA SOUND. BE WITH SATURATION OF OR COMBO WITH BOSS MT2. DOES IT SOUNDS GRAVE. LOW VOLUME AT HOME ON THE SAME MAY HAVE THAT HIS IBE CD OF VERY KNOWN AND REPEAT THE FACT DOES IT GRAVE. POSSIBLE TO CONNECT A 2 E.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I USED SINCE THE BIRTH MA. DOES IT WOULD BE COOL D ENFAIRE ONE WITH HEAD PART. WHAT DOES IT ... I HAVE MANUFACTURED UNDER HEAVY SCALE TO TRANSPORT. ALL I HAVE TRIED BEFORE. LINE 6 ... MARSHALL EETC ... HE WELL LIT AND THAT THE TU TU CHEEKS. T AND ES never disappointed
Topprog03/14/2008

Topprog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
Transistor amplifier 80 watts lamp Transtube formulation, expandable with 100 watts speaker supplmentaire. clear channel (vintage and modern) + 1 lead channel, 3 spare distorss with equalization. Between high and low gain. rverb, prsence, T rgler dynamics to the level of accumulation of light effects loop manages desire by footswitch. I would have a delay AIM, goes well with a rverb, but good with the effects loop or a good analog pedals ....
Construction that China has nothing to envy my old Peavey 1980 made in all States, except that the plastic footswitch ..... Prsentation simple but professional, trusted. Relatively heavy, 20 kilos.
Purchased 2005.

UTILIZATION

Top easy, no need of the manual is also well done trs.

SOUNDS

Surprise! In his clear, I did try some crazy Fender, for them it is OK for me too with my Aria Pro 2 82 (humbuckers) and my new Stratocaster Highway 1, jarrive have a pretty hot , lens, snapping and respects the grain well trs sound of the guitar.
For distorss, we can get the sound you want, a wide range, however a trs trs up quickly with the pre gain and can sometimes be rough: we must play with the potentiometer be volume.
A reference to the patent in Transtube vintage distortion: compared with a Fender hotrod deluxe-3-times more expensive your exact is really stunning, hot and gritty, in any case much better than any other multi effects. Warning, this is not an amp lamps, and can be found in Peavey's life with the classic 30 (2 times more) for a lamp that's true s'amliore as the hours with a purr characters teristic. But it's not Transtube Piper, a worth of ear before going into the tube. Rverbe The sound is deep and can be adjusted in tight or loose.

I play mainly blues crunch sound or light, without fear of pushing hard, and this amp suits me perfectly. the 80 watts are the diffrence but with a significant level between the two channels, gain hard distorss post trs quickly, and again, think about the volume of the guitar, like any good guitarist who respect!

OVERALL OPINION

Excellent qualitprix.
Presumably, if Peavey released in 2007 the Eleventh version of this amp and for so many years is that the product is good, and it sells well. Srement one of the best amp transistors in this price range (but above, we think ....). lamps
I use it for 2 years and I do not regret this purchase. Compar before purchase, in the same price range, with Marshall, Fender, Quad, there frankly that he who held the comparison ... I think keeping it a few years before may be the temptation cder Classic 30's for a real lamp. Anyway in the meantime I'll add a Fulltone OCD and I'll tell you the news!
Super fraizier03/13/2008

Super fraizier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
Combo-transistor
-80 W
Connectivity-cabinet, effects loop etc.
Rglages-classical: 2 caneaux clean, lead, 3 positions per channel: vintage, natural and modern reverb, boost

UTILIZATION

Relatively simple setup, but you have to test several rglages to get the desired sound
-The manual is in English but some are provided rglages (Mtal, Jazz, Blues ...)

SOUNDS

-Suitable for all styles really music but really for the extra large rock like Metallica or Motorhead. I play a bit of everything but you can really find the sound you want for almost all styles of music (except may be the mtal nag too I think we should add an effects pedals )
-I play it with a squier tele affinity and the sound is pretty good, I think a Fender Start acqurir Mexico in the near
-The sounds are good, I insist enough on the mdiums but the bass is good trs and treble is not too noisy then go! As we get a clean sound but not great enough round lens (well it was probably because of my small guitar!)

OVERALL OPINION

"I have this amp for a couple of months, I did not test group but I think he is doing well trs!
-What I like about this amp is the sound! It sends really good and the DSIR, but one can rglages can be hard, what I like least c weight (23kg I think!) And aps is terrible when you live in 5 and that is not ascensseur!
"I tried the Marshall MG100 but I think I have less AIM (if any!)
Trs-qualitprix good value for the same product line gnral competitors are more expensive and probably less efficient
Bon was not long but I have this amp c'tait purchase rflchi well and I think over time I buy cat remake!
kriss5410/11/2007

kriss54's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
Transistor amplifier
80 watts into 8 ohms 100 watts into 4 ohms
all the connectors known except for headphones, but the one speaks of a 100-watt
the wholes rglages an amp lamps, do not forget that we are dealing a Transtube.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of this amp is very simple and we obtain a sound both clean distortion in high fawn convaincante.Contrairement my cousins ​​Franais us Qubec instructions are in French.

SOUNDS

I play mostly blues rock and rock weighing trs fawn Led Zep, Sabbath, Alice in Chains ... The guitars are Les Paul, Stratocaster and Tlcaster.Un little trick for the distortion of this amp, I play mainly on the modern channel and I pushed him in the ass with a Dano Fab overdrive as you say, and so is the killing.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year I also have a 5150 plus a 4x12 bottom but I can ulises this stuff at home, the bourgeois shouts dj for passing bandit.Ah yes this amp is really made for 100 watt I have tried it with my 4x12 and the bottom c'tait carrment dangerous ... but I'm glad a credit union 12 (the bourgeois). quality that a purchase price that I Council beginners as all pro.
Rillecy9409/11/2007

Rillecy94's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Bandit 112 II (Made in USA) (Discontinued)
Amp transistor.
2 channels: clean and distortion with a footswitch and possibility of legalization on each channel spar.
Reverb
Finally, I know I'm being but as said before I'm gonna aadja does not rpt.
CHARACTERISTICS impcables in my case.

UTILIZATION

Config super simple, even childish ... qd must spend even a little time to find his son ... more footswich the really easy thing to go from clean to the distortion or to enable or disable the reverb. I put 10/10

SOUNDS

Ah here is the children's ... bah is the bomb ... nan srieux the clean is great and distos more ... the sound is very clean and shred the riffs or the speed was Metal is great ... the tone is very good both in clean or saturated ... more ago in this small bite distortions sduit me a lot. The equalizer allows a wide range of sounds and you can really dramatically change the "color" of the stamp .... which could appeal to all tastes a bit. Have a more creamy or more teeth or between the two depends on the shuffled all you would do in your legalization.
For my part I mtal in this amp and with or without pdalier suits me well and not even need a high end guitar to take a hell of happiness ... that his registration ... , scene or simply work his technique it provides a recess max...10/10!!

OVERALL OPINION

I bought this amp in connection with a friend for seven months, but I used to play with for several years thanks to my former guitar teacher and another friend who is also the possesses ... the sound is fantastic and the price ... then the super accessible, Peavy, I pull my rvrance ...