Bandit® 112 Guitar Combo Amp

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Item No: 00583640
MSRP:$599.99
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USD $499.99
Expected Soon! Dec 03, 2021
5 out of 5 stars ( 5 )
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Product Description

Bandit® 112 Guitar Combo Amp
At the 1995 NAMM show thousands of players, media and dealers crammed into a small demo room inside the Peavey exhibit, one after another, where our engineers set up a blind A/B comparison between their new invention and a real tube amp. No one could tell the difference between the two. Some "golden ears" even thought the TransTube Bandit was the real tube amp. But How?
In devising the TransTube Circuitry, our engineers studied every aspect of how a tube amp works. We learned that recreating tube tone isn't merely a question of gain structure. It's about the entire component chain and how each one interacts with the others. It's about damping factor and the corresponding speaker response. It's about power amp compression. How the amp breaks up when driven hard, harmonic structure and non-linear gain stages. It's about cabinet size, bracing, wood and thickness. But most importantly, it's about what it's not.
Those other manufacturers' half-hearted attempt at tube emulation failed because they focused on the wrong elements. So we concentrated on emulating the tone characteristics we all recognize and love about tubes and 86'd the rest. It's a deceptively simple concept, but it took three U.S. Patents to map the entire process for the history books.
Set up a comparison at your Peavey dealer and discover the TransTube difference for yourself. No marketing hype needed. You won't believe your ears!

  • 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
  • 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
  • ¼" stereo Speaker Simulated Direct Out jack with level control
  • Footswitch optional
  • 80 Watts (rms) into 8 Ohms
  • Weight Unpacked: 40.00 lb(18.144 kg)
  • Weight Packed: 48.00 lb(21.772 kg)
  • Width Packed: 15.75"(40.005 cm)
  • Height Packed: 28.37"(72.0598 cm)
  • Depth Packed: 23.87"(60.6298 cm)

Product Highlights
Resources
Manual
Bandit 112 manual
TransTube White Paper by Hartley Peavey
Cut Sheet
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Reviews

Review: Steve B. Submitted: 10/23/2021

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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The only amp you need.
Overall

What is your opinion of this product?

It was 1989 when I bought my first "real" amp: a Peavey Bandit 112. It weighed a ton, but was loud as hell. Within the first couple of years gigging with it, through excessive abuse, I melted the speaker coil. But once that was replaced, that amp was my ONLY amp. I used it for every guitar gig imaginable; rock, metal, country, blues, folk. It powered my classical electric performances. It served as a PA with a mic for a wedding. I used it as a keyboard amp with my Korg M-1. I played in a wedding band. Absolute freakin' workhorse. Then, in 2018, it died. If you're doing the math, that's almost 30 years of hard work. And the thing that killed it was poor storage...the capacitors were corroded, and my guitar tech basically said it would cost almost as much to replace all the individual parts as a new amp. So I went searching. I was looking for something gig-ready, adaptable, sounded great, and didn't need a ton of bells and whistles. A bank of 600 onboard effects isn't as practical as it sounds. I tried ALL of the combo amps in this category: Fender, Line 6, Marshall, Boss, Cort, all of them. In three months of test driving amps, I landed right back on the Bandit 112. With 30 years of advancement, I had no idea how far this amp had left the others in the dust. It's absolutely the most versatile combo amp you'll find anywhere. It's easily gig volume for 90% of what you need. If you dime out the clean channel you'll get vintage tube breakup. It handles pedals on the front and in the loop like a dream. You can literally make it sound like any amp you want, or use the FX return as your input (bypassing the preamp section) with a preamp pedal and create any OTHER amp with a powerful 112 speaker. If I could take half a star away, it would be for the absence of a footswitch. Changing channels or actually using the Boost function isn't practical with a footswitch, and not including one just doesn't make sense if you're going to use the amp. I've played this amp for 32 years, not even looking at the "stripe" versions. You absolutely will not be let down or disappointed by this purchase. Hands down the best combo amp on the market.
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Review: Ben Submitted: 9/13/2021

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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The best SS amp ever made!

What is your opinion of this product?

The Bandit still wears the crown when it comes to solid state amps. This will always be an amp that sounds way to good, and you will always get those same reactions from people. I've owned hundreds of amps from tube to digital to SS, from Kemper to Bogner to Mesa, and the Bandit can hang with all of them. The size of the 112 is very important too, they make this combo extra large, without being super heavy. The size makes it sound much bigger than you'd expect. I've run this next to Orange combos and Marshall combos, it eats them alive with the oversized cab. It's ultra versatile, good for basically every style out there, but especially good for hard rock / metal. Takes pedals like a champ, and is quieter than most tube amps.
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Review: Daveyboy Submitted: 1/23/2021

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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Buy one, you'll love it!

What is your opinion of this product?

I purchased one of these in 1996 and it sounds as good today as it did then! The clean is really nice, but the distortion is spectacular! In short: buy one, you won't be disappointed!
Q & A
Discussions
Steve B.

Subject: Ext cab
Discussion: Does this have enough juice to power a 2x12 or 4x12 at 100 watts at 4 ohms? Peavey Response: A 100-watt 2x12 at 4ohms would be an ideal use of the external speaker jack.
Corey D Holman

Subject: FOOTSWITCH
Discussion: What is the correct footswitch for this amp? Thank you. Peavey Response: Multi-purpose 2-button footswitch
Paul from Telford UK
pseveritt@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Extension Cabinet
Discussion: What extension cabinet would you recommend for my new Bandit 112 Combo? Peavey Response: Budda® 112 Closed-back Extension Cabinet
Matt Warren

Subject: Is there an amp head version?
Discussion: I own an older Peavey Bandit 112 And it has got to be my favorite distortion out of everything I own. I have a 4/12 speaker cabinet and was wondering if you have an amp head version of the Bandit, or an amp head that would produce the same distortion as the Bandit? Peavey Response: We don't have any items currently like that, but if you can find a Supreme XL on a second hand market, it will suite your needs well.