NAD 1984 Peavey Bandit 65

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

  1. RetiredNSquired

    RetiredNSquired Squier-holic

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    Jun 20, 2018
    Canton, Ga
    HNAD! Never heard anything but good about that series. Enjoy!
     
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  2. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

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    It depends. If I'm using one of the heads, use the head's effect send into the Cab and then the Cab's out into a mixer (recording or headphones) or the Bandit. In that configuration, I use the power amp sim on the Cab. If I'm using the Binary Amp, I use the Cab in the effects loop of the Amp and turn off the cab sim on the Amp. I sometimes use the effects loop on the mixer for extra compression, delay or reverb. When I do that, I run a line to the Bandit from the mixer instead.
     
  3. mwmeci

    mwmeci Squier-Meister

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    Minneapolis
    5543d829e363f86e708e62a1f3f05b1d.jpg I used one of these in the eighties. Lots of headroom.
     
  4. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Dr. Squier

    Sep 8, 2010
    Remulak
    When u use it with the Bandit u just run straight out of the Pre-Amp out option on the back of the Peavey to the Binary Cab?Then to mixer and record?

    My BackStage Plus has the Pre-Amp out on the front. Its one of the original reasons I got the amp. To run my friends vocals thru the pre-amp and spring reverb unit in the Peavey when recording him... As we had tested it out using an old Crate 2x12 amp with a spring reverb that a friend had and it made the guys vocals sound way better. So figured for 50 bucks I could get a way to make vocal recordings sound better and a decent backup amp that could provide different guitar sounds for recordings as well...

    Now im thinkin maybe get something like a used Binary Cab and run Pre-Amp out on Peavey into Binary and then into Behringer USB mixer... So I could do guitar recording stuff without always having headphones on and mic in front of amp... Is this how ur using it?
     
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  5. Big tuna

    Big tuna Dr. Squier

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    I have had a few Peavey amps and loved them . I regret selling a BS 30 model from the 70's
     
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  6. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

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    I've tried it with the effects loop (pre-amp out) vs just going into the front of the amp input and I liked how the regular input jack sounded better. If I'm recording while listening on the Peavey, I run the one output line on my mixer to the amp and one to the computer for recording.
     
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  7. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    Texas
    i giggled with one for along time, 65 watts are plenty for most places, unless your into making people go deaf. and you can mic it but i never had to or too or 2 what ever. what about these guys who gig with 22 watt fender amps.
     
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  8. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    like my daddy use to say, you need all that crap to play guitar, maybe you should learn how to play better, but he was old and i was 16. i know my pics make know sense but neither do i
     

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  9. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

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    Like my wife says if I crank up a tube amp and interrupt her Real Housewives episode, "Turn that ___ down!!!"
     
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  10. Marko60

    Marko60 Squier-Nut

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    Oct 4, 2012
    England
    Heres one on Gumtree local, looks cheap Screenshot_20200219-065639_Chrome.jpg
     
  11. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    I have played all the Bandits that have came out, myself the old Bandit 65 had the best sound of all of them.
     
  12. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    The Special 130 was another favorite if mine.
     
  13. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    My friend Ed I played guitar with in the 80s and still today, he bought a Bandit 65 and put a EV 112L in it he was an EV freak and they have their place. But the only 2 things it done for that old Bandit was to make it a heavy as heck and made it sound sterile. to me it lost its mojo with the EV.
     
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  14. Brocephus

    Brocephus Squier-Nut

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    I've seen a couple Bandit 65's pop-up recently on Craigslist in my general (bi-state) area, but all were still too far away. I did luck into a Bandit 112 (80-watt IIRC) a couple months ago, to replace one just like it that I stupidly sold a few years earlier, and I'm loving that thing !
    That being said, not long after getting it, i had a major glitch: about 98% of the volume output died, for no apparent reason. I had recently been looking up info on these things, and i recalled reading about a glitch like this, and the solution to it, so I dredged it back up.
    Though these amps are well made and largely trouble-free, with serious problems being relatively rare, one issue that is pretty widely known is some sort of electrical short between the amp and pre-amp (if I'm recalling that correctly). But, you can simply by-pass the short by plugging a patch cable into the back of the amp, into the jack labeled "power amp in", connecting to the jack labeled "power amp out".
    I looked further into this, on various you-tube repair videos and several guitar forums, and this is apparently a widely used solution, that doesn't harm the amp in any way, but it instantly fixes this particular issue (with a lot less risk and headache than disassembling the amp, cleaning and testing connections, diving in with a soldering iron, etc.)
    Hopefully (probably) you'll never see this, but i figured this was good info to mentally file away if it suddenly goes sideway on you ! :D
     
  15. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    i never cared for the scorpion speakers, they were dull sounding to me, how ever pv black widow speakers are very cool but heavy. myself i like this speaker very well, i took the most awful speaker i ever heard , the celestion 70/80 out of my $1600 Rivera why they used that speaker is beyond me, i loaded with the eminence 1218 , very nice speaker, can be very clean sounding but still has awesome breakup, plenty of headroom. and its only $70 shopping.jpeg
     
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  16. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    Someone in Rockaway NJ just listed a Bandit 65 on Letgo for $50. There’s a 112 in ParkRidge listed for $62.
     
  17. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    Does anyone think that either of these pedals will work with my Peavey Bandit 65? Could it harm the amp to try? 2EB0C1A9-F6B0-45B7-A6DB-47ECA5D06824.jpeg 0D944282-1C55-43CB-888E-A9B02E8336CC.jpeg
     
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  18. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    @Roccobagadonuts @SoundDesign @Bluzy @ElRey67 @Bluzy @gary mitchell

    Calling on Bandit experts. I just bought a second Bandit 65 (really for the footswitch) and was thinking about giving the extra amp to my nephew. I looked inside and it has an EVM12L Series II speaker. What can you all tell me about that speaker? A good match with the Bandit 65? Better than the stock Scorpion or on par? Thanks for you help.
     
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  19. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    If its the right ohms not going to hurt nothing, the guitar has used one for years and years, and is still rocking, it will make it heavy. myself i would swap him.
     
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  20. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-holic

    Mar 2, 2019
    Nj
    You would prefer the EVM12l series II?
     
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