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Item Reviews for: Peavey TransTube Bandit 112 Guitar Combo Amplifier  -  PEV TTBANDIT LIST

Great Gigging amp
By: Jimmy      Submitted: 8/21/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. I've been gigging with one of these for about 5 years now. I set the "damping" switch on the back to "tight" and just run through the lead channel on "classic" with gain around 6 or 7 AND I leave the "boost" knob on about halfway. With this setting I get a punchy tone that cleans up with guitar volume adjustment (Les Paul Studio). I use a BOSS GE7 for a solo boost. I sometimes run an extra 8 ohm cabinet along with it if we're playing outside, just to move more air, but I rarely have the volume over around 2 or 3 (keeping in mind that the boost knob is halfway up at all times)...plenty loud! Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The time and abuse I've put this thing through says enough. I gig about every weekend and practice with my band once a week, so it gets thrown around a lot...looks like poop but still works fine...I bought a used one at a pawn shop for a spare but haven't needed it. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Controls are hard to read on dark stages... Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? I get a Po Boy Marshall sound without fussing with tubes...a good guitar,this amp and a few effect pedals and...you're set... Action How was the action out of the box? NA Finish How did the stain or paint job look? na Reliability How has it stood up over time? No complaints
The Glock of Solid State Amps
By: Native Wookie from Central New Mexico      Submitted: 2/27/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Again, my old Bandit Before it dissapered, was well made comparable to a Glock pistol, takin' a beatin'' and kept on 'lickin. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Mine unfoortunately went missing from our old practice hut. Reliability was very Glock like. Always worked no matterwhat. General Your general opinion of this product. I used to have one back in the 90s. That thing was a beast, even though it was the lower watt version, but took a lot of abuse from being stood on, dropped a few times to having our drummer puke on it. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? To sum up, I'd really like to see Peavey produce a lunch box size Bandit head to plug various speaker/cab options in. A simple, tough as my ex wife's German ankles, exact Bandit head with out all the digital nonsense and effects loop would be awesome. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Action How was the action out of the box?
Great Amp!
By: Wrench from United States      Submitted: 12/16/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Great Quality! I wish that the switches up front didn't stick out as far...they seem like something that would be easy to accidentally hit, as well as break off...maybe I'm just being paranoid. That's really the only thing that bothers me. Reliability How has it stood up over time? If it is anything like the 1985 I played through, it should last forever... General Your general opinion of this product. I grew up anti Peavey without ever knowing why. After owning a VK212 and LOVING it, I wanted to find another amp with the same awesome sounds without all of the weight and the PITA of replacing tubes all the time. I played through an '85 Bandit and loved it. When it came time to buy a new amp...this one was it. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? N/A Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? N/A Finish How did the stain or paint job look? N/A Action How was the action out of the box? Awesome. Easy to use and understand.
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