Bandit® 112 Guitar Combo Amp

Order the Bandit® 112 Guitar Combo Amp from Peavey. Best-in-class sound quality. Electric, bass & acoustic guitars. Pro audio equipment, speakers, amps & more.
Item No: 00583640
MSRP:$599.99
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USD $499.99
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5 out of 5 stars ( 7 )
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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: Bobby S. Submitted: 10/12/2022

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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I get many compliments on my tone.
Overall

What is your opinion of this product?

I am a working Las Vegas musician and I use this Bandit 3 nights week. Sound people and other musicians are always blown away by my tone. You can dial this beast to be anything you need. I play many styles throughout the night and It delivers. Tube guys are always amazed when I fire the Bandit up. Big Thank You.
Merchant Response

Review: Shane Gray, [email protected] Submitted: 5/6/2022

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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its killer

What is your opinion of this product?

I just got mine, I have a vypr 2 which in my opinion is a pain in the butt so I researched all makes and models. I knew I didn't want another modeling amp. So I took a chance with the 112, I played some last night and I love it. it is everything and more that I wanted. plus I have always bought Peavey because its a brand from my home state !!!

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

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

The only amp you need.

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.
Merchant Response
Q & A
Discussions
Steve B.

Subject: Speaker Impedance
Discussion: What is the impedance of the stock Blue Marvel in the 112? Peavey Response: 8 ohms
Daria

Subject: Bedroom amp
Discussion: Is it too loud for bedroom use? Peavey Response: It can get quite loud, but it has a speaker simulated direct out that can be used for bedroom practice.
Fernando Costa
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Subject: Bandit 112 Amp for keyboards and sound module?
Discussion: I would like to know if this amplifier would be suitable to connect a Roland sound module and a digital Piano. Peavey Response: Due to the unique frequency range of a keyboard, you would want something like KB® 4 75-Watt 1x15 Keyboard Amp