Bandit® 112 Guitar Combo Amp

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Item No: 00583640
MSRP:$599.99
You Save:17%
USD $499.99
Expected Soon! Dec 03, 2021
5 out of 5 stars ( 4 )
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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: Ben Submitted: 9/13/2021

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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The best SS amp ever made!
Overall

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.
Merchant Response

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!

Review: Roger Submitted: 7/10/2020

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


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Best amp I’ve ever owned

What is your opinion of this product?

For years I struggled with tube amp heavy, versus solid state amps that were light and anorexic. I tried modeling amps, but the artifacting was horrible. I found this amp at a store and was blown away by several things. It can do cleans very well. But the level of grit you can apply was simply awesome. Two gain stages, and it sounds like a real tube amp, but without the annoying hiss, weight and PRICE. I was considering a Marshall DSL 40 combo, or EVH 5150 EVH combo, for the distortion and power scaling, but this amp is better to my ears, as it has no hiss, zero. You can also powerscale it down to bedroom levels, meaning you can sound awesome for everyday practice and recording, and flip the switch on the back and absolutely blow everyone’s eardrums! I put an EVH flanger and MXR Reverb in the effects loop, Echoplex pedal at the front of the amp, and with a Les Paul or Jackson, I can nail EVH tone. Gary Moore type blues: check. Led Zeppelin heavy: check. If I switch to a clean single coil guitar, neck position, on the clean channel, I can get amazing vintage Strat tones, and ethereal arpeggios with some modulation. This amp, these tones: around $400, depending on your guitar store. You cannot beat it with a stick. I later found out that this amp is a favorite of Nashville gigging musicians. Built like a tank, extremely reliable, no tubes to blow, they get a dolly and roll it from gig to gig. That speaks volumes for when your reputation and rent depends on an amp that cannot fail. This is probably a lifetime amp for me: consistent good tone, every time. In my humble studio, or at a gig, it’s simply awesome.
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.