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Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amp Review

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Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology

Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology

Considered by many to be the hottest little amp in its price range, the Peavey Bandit 112 features a vintage/classic/warm switch on the clean channel and a classic/modern high gain switch on the lead channel that totally change its tonal character. It's like having 6 amps in one! Simulated speaker direct out, 3-position power level selector, 3-position damping switch, effects loop, 3-band EQ per channel, pre and post gain on lead channel, high and low gain inputs, and master reverb and boost give it vast flexibilty for all types of pro applications.

Peavey amplifiers are known for their quality and affordability. They are great amplifiers for both beginning guitarists and advanced guitarists.

The Peavey bandit 112 is a very versatile model for the Peavey brand. This amplifier can be used for various genres of music, including jazz, metal, rock, and blues. Both the distorted channels and the clean channels are high quality, so different guitarists will love this amplifier.


There is no headphone jack in this model, but many players find that this amp serves more of a purpose than just practicing. This amp is powerful enough to be played at midsized gigs.
Peavey Bandit 112
Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology
The tone of the amplifier has a consistent quality at every different volume level.  Unlike many notorious amplifiers that lose tone quality the louder you set them.

Peavey is able to keep this amp affordable and top quality by eliminating features that aren't particularly necessary, such as built-in effects. However, many Peavey Bandit 112s come with a foot switch for effects pedals.

This amp is a cable amp that does well to imitate vintage tube amps. The sub settings on both the clean and distorted channel imitate types of amplifiers.

Because it has multiple inputs, it is possible to play two different guitars on this amp; however, they will both be operating on low-gain channels.


The back of the amplifier allows players to exponentially control their tone. There are multiple outlets various purposes, such as 100 watt external speakers, return and send sockets for an effects loop, and a damping flicker.

To further the tone control, there are three sub settings that can change the dynamics on the normal treble, bass and middle controls. The sub channels are titled vintage, warm, and classic on the clean channel and classic, high-gain, and modern on the distorted channel.

The Peavey bandit 112 supports many styles of music. The tone can be adjusted or tweaked to fit a guitarist's preference. Many players report that this is a great amp for both modern rock and jazz music. However, others have said that this amplifier is great for classic and modern blues sounds.


This amp is protected by a durable exterior. Many players report that their Peavey bandit can withstand the abuse that is often associated with gigging, including jumping off of the amp, hitting the amp into walls and spilling liquids on the amp.  The physical features, tone and overall quality of the amp does not seem to suffer from abuse.


The Peavey bandit 112 is an amazing amp for an amazing price.  Many players admit that they have chosen this amp over popular the popular Marshall and Vox amplifiers. Find a model in a store near you and try it out for yourself.
- Pro -

Great sound
Great price
Many features
Light weight
- Con -

No headphones jack
Slightly small for some people
No built-in effects
Peavey Bandit 112 Guitar Amplifier with TransTube Technology
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