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Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by Oldguitarguy, Feb 12, 2020.
Picked up this Bandit 65 tonight. Looking forward to playing it this weekend!
Those old Peavey combo amps are a bargain. Way underpriced quite often due to the real spring reverb and fact they were built right before all the companies started cutting corners on pieces and parts and cabs and speakers and etc. Folks aren't rushing around to buy old Peavey quite often so folks can sit around trying to sell them for awhile sometimes. And become more willing to drop prices and etc... I got my BackStage plus for 50 bucks. Like the price of a cheap used digital reverb pedal. And it has a real spring verb unit...
My first real amp. Throw a Tube Screamer in front of that lead channel with lots of saturation. Too much of a good thing is a great thing!
Awesome!!!!!! I don’t think you will be disappointed (unless you bought it for bedroom playing)
Well - basement. I am hoping I can get some of the saturated sound at a lower volume. We’ll see this weekend.
Those older Peaveys are built like tanks, and sound good. My first good solid state amp was a mid eighties backstage plus and I've been hooked since. It's a shame what has become of Peavey these day though.
That was my first ever amp a long log time ago. Nice score!
Cool amps ! ! Congrats ! !
Played it tonight. Really brings out the sound of the pickups. Great saturation. But loud. Really had to dial it down. Was playing Sunshine of Your Love on it and the lead sounded awesome. Now I need a foot switch for it LOL.
My TNT 100 is a 1975 and still works perfect
Ahhh, good old Peavey's. People will either tell you they are great or terrible sounding boat anchors....lol. I'm in the camp of they sound great. The are also indestructible for the most part and FREAKIN' LOUD!!! There's a reason those old Bandit's have the good reputation that they do
The amp I turn on at least 90% of the time is an old mid 80's Peavey Renown and I love it.
Sure, they'll work for 'bedroom' playing. Put the clean channel on zero and put a modeling amp/unit in front of them. It's like have a FRFR setup.
Well that’s interesting
Those older Bandits are indeed tanks and they're LOUD. A buddy I used to play with had one, and he could easily drown all of us out. They are great pedal platforms. HNAD!
If I wanted to replace the speaker, any recommendation? I heard that some speakers really improve it. It sounds good but I’ve heard that some speakers make it extra awesome.
People really like the old Peavey Scorpion in them. Hard to go wrong really.
HNAD, those are built like a tank, extremely loud amps, my Strat’s and Tele’s sounded great through this amp, the one I bought was in mint condition, paid $100 for it, wanted to keep it but could not get the smell of cigarettes off of it, I tried everything, my wife and I don’t smoke and that smell forced me to sell it.
There's no reason to change it on the 65 as long as it's working OK. The original Scorpion speaker is highly regarded. Later Bandit models made in the 90's switched to a different speaker that some people don't like as well.
U use the Binary Hotone CAB to record or for the amp setup or?