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RIP Peavey Bandit 65

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Rockdog, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Rockdog

    Rockdog Tele-Afflicted

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    My Peavey Bandit 65 bit the dust. I took it to my tech and the power amp is blown up. :(

    On the bright side, the Scorpion speaker is still good. I'm gonna salvage that and move on.
     
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    Bummer! I always thought those things were pretty much bulletproof.
     
  3. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

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    My 1980 Bandit blew out not long ago, posted a thread on fixing it. Cost me $12.00 +/- in parts to fix it. Replaced 4 op-amps, 2 output transistors, and 3 power transistors. Parts bought from Mouser (not affiliated).

    On mine the op-amps just plugged in. Had to solder the outputs and power transistors though, not a lot of trouble either. Did it easily in a few hours.
     
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  5. Rockdog

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    Yeah, I thought they were bulletproof too.

    I decided to start saving for a Princeton Reverb RI.
     
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    A Bandit 65 would be 25-30 years old at this point, that's pretty bulletproof.
     
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    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

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    Rockdog, you could always pull the chassis and send it to me....:D:D
     
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    HOBBSTER01 Friend of Leo's

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    I have an Express 112 teal stripe with no speaker if you're interested.
    Probably be pretty cheap.
     
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    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

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    My condolences.:(:cry:
     
  10. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

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    I really appreciate it, Hobbster, I was joking with Rockdog. Right now I have no room for more gear. I wish I could get it though.
     
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    And it only lasted 'how long' ? ;)
     
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    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

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    This just give you a chance to get something all modern and up to date...




    ...like a Bandit 75:eek:
     
  13. Rockdog

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    I'm picking up the sad remains tomorrow. Maybe I'll convert it to a speaker cab.
     
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    Just played my 83 out at a local jam this week. Sounded pretty good amidst the din of other instruments.
     
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    31 years or so?

    Nice. I hope you have many fond memories together.
     
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    i have two bandit 65's and both are still going strong and sounding great!!!
     
  17. Jim Dep

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    My deepest condolences for your loss. Stay strong my friend.

    However...Buyer Beware

    It's obvious that Peavey makes cheap amps and uses the cheapest components. They do it just so they can sell more amps.

    Peavey makes their amps this way on purpose KNOWING that 35 years later most consumers will run out and get it replaced. Shame Peavey, Shame.
    That's why you don't buy American made stuff. Cheap cheap cheap.

    ...oh wait....I used a Peavey MK III and Peavey MK IV bass heads from about 1980 through 2006, and then sold them to a 18 year old who was going strong with a hard rock band. Those amps traveled all over the US and Canada for years, gigged 6 nights a week for a long stretch and NEVER gave me one problem. They worked as well as the day I bought them 26 years later when I sold them. Ok, so maybe Peavey does make quality stuff.....who else that makes ANYTHING has a track record of durability that Peavey has? Pre 1975 Hammond organs maybe, but that's all I can think of.
     
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