NAD 1984 Peavey Bandit 65

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by Oldguitarguy, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    Picked up this Bandit 65 tonight. Looking forward to playing it this weekend! A2502D72-0B78-4CE9-8BB6-37989BB12537.jpeg
     
  2. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Dr. Squier

    Sep 8, 2010
    Remulak
    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...
     
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  3. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    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!
     
  4. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

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    Awesome!!!!!! I don’t think you will be disappointed (unless you bought it for bedroom playing)
     
  5. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    Well - basement. I am hoping I can get some of the saturated sound at a lower volume. We’ll see this weekend. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

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    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.
     
  7. ElRey67

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    That was my first ever amp a long log time ago. Nice score!
     
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  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Cool amps ! ! Congrats ! !
     
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  9. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    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.
     
  10. Marko60

    Marko60 Squier-Nut

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    My TNT 100 is a 1975 and still works perfect 20200213_064001.jpg
     
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  11. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    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 :cool:

    The amp I turn on at least 90% of the time is an old mid 80's Peavey Renown and I love it.
     
  12. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

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    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
    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.

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  13. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

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    Well that’s interesting
     
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  14. fattboyzz

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  15. russtopherb

    russtopherb Squier-Meister

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    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!
     
  16. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    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.
     
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  17. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    People really like the old Peavey Scorpion in them. Hard to go wrong really.
     
  18. Archangelmm

    Archangelmm Squier-Meister

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Valrico, Fl
    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.
     
  19. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

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    Jan 19, 2018
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    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.
     
  20. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Dr. Squier

    Sep 8, 2010
    Remulak
    U use the Binary Hotone CAB to record or for the amp setup or?
     
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