Transtube Bandit 112 review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.2 (157 votes)
Peavey: Transtube Bandit 112
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Price paid: $ 250

Purchased from: Axis Music

Sound — 10
I have a BC rich warlock with a duncan Sh-6 in the bridge, SH-2 in the neck. I have also used it with a Jackson dinky with EMG H-Z's, and an LTD Alexi-600 guitar. The amp is extremely nice for any setting like I said before. It's the best you can get of any world out of an amp. It can do any style you would ever want. The channels are great sounding, lots of punch on distortion, lots of clear and beautiful cleans. Perfect amp. The distortion can go from subtle blues, to through the roof death metal.

Overall Impression — 10
As I said, I play all styles of music. It's great to play anything with it, just an amazing amp overall. I have been playing for around 5+ years now, and have played with a ton of amps. If it were stolen I would get another one for sure. There is nothing I would have asked before buying it, perfect amp from the first time I saw it. It's amazing, I love it to death, I don't hate a single thing about it. My favorite thing about it for sure is the versatility and responsiveness on the channels and switchs. It's just the perfect amp for me.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I would definitely gig without a backup because I don't have enough money for a back up, but I trust it a lot. It's an extremely durable amp from what I hear. It has never broken down or even messed up at all. It doesnt't have tubes but sounds like it does so it's less worry with dropping it. It's really heavy though, but that's just any amp this size.

Features — 10
I am not sure when this amp was made. It was used, that's all I know. It was in perfect condition, though. Looked brand new, not a single scratch on it. It is extremely versatile for every style under the sun. I play almost any style you can think of, and it's amazing for all of them. I play basically blues, rock, hard rock, metal, death metal, soft rock, ect. It has two main channels (of course your clean and lead channels). The plus about the channels are they have a Switch that lets you Switch between 3 settings on the distortion, and 2 on the clean. The settings are extremely responsive and perfect to whatever sound you want. The channels are for distortion (Vintage - Marshall plexi, Modern - JCM800, Hi-Gain - Mesa Boogie). The clean channel has a Vintage and modern also. It has a lot of power, and a ton of sustain. it's the best solid state (best amp ever actually) amp ever.

2 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Molotow
    Bandit is my first quality amp I bought. I use Randall V2 now but still Bandit is very usefull for rehearsals (it is not very simple to move huge box and V2 head).. Great tone... great gain ch. U can make it sound like BB king or Metallica or Slayer.... U just need extra external speaker with 2x12" and nothing else U need for practice. Easy to carry, fits in any trunk, not much money to get it. For all beginers I recomend it.. but also for others who needs reliable amp for less money.... best solid state 80W combo with 1x12 ever made in the world! Regards from Bosnia. PS> Wisit my band site www.myspace.com/antidopeband and hear what is recorded with Bandit and two microphones. I can say that I used XXX or any other monster amp. but I dod not. Bandit do the work.
    Runow
    I have heard a lot good things about this amp, it's one of the most sold ones here in Sweden, and seeing all the people agreeing that it's a great amp.... it makes me crazy... Can't wait for christmas!!