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New (Old) Amp Day

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by WideBody, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. WideBody

    WideBody TDPRI Member

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    $20 of the local marketplace.

    Ad stated that the reverb doesn’t work.

    I’m not electronics savvy so I’ll probably end up taking it into the shop.
     
  2. mfguitar

    mfguitar Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    That is a nice deal, a pedal would solve the reverb problem. I saw one locally for $100 that I thought was a good deal.
     
  3. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    It’s probably something simple. Hard to kill those old Peaveys.
    Well done.
     
  4. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    I’ve never tried one, but there are certainly those who swear by those Peavey Bandits. Even without reverb, it would take some serious mental gymnastics to explain how it isn’t worth $20.

    Well done!
     
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  5. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    Good looking amp and the Bandits are nice little amps.

    I bought a Transtube Bandit at a garage sale for $10.00. Gave it my brother.
     
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  6. Jay Jernigan

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    I truly only liked a Bandit as a slave. The rest of it is usable in most applications but it's one of the best slaves I ever used.
    Congratulations. It's a tough little booger at an incredible price.
     
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  7. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    Played bigger Peaveys in the 80s. Reverb fix is simple, wack the top of the amp till it comes on. (my dad was an expert TV wacker and taught me the technique)
    I was so used to doing that when I bought a new stereo chorus in '88 that when the verb stopped working I just wacked the damned thing. It was still under warranty! But that's the way I did it right up until I sold it a few years later.
     
  8. Michael A.

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    I just got one of these amps for $20 also. Same thing, the reverb didn't work, among other things.

    Gently pull the plastic reverb connection that plugs into the bottom of the amp chassis. Unscrew the clip holding the reverb tank wires to the cabinet and remove the screws that hold the tank bag to the bottom of the cabinet. Carefully remove the metal tank from the bag, and pull the wire connections off the side of the tank. Get some electrical contact cleaner from any auto parts store, and spray on the wire ends and the plugs on the tank. After it soaks for a minute, wipe this all off with a cloth and replace the wires on the tank. Do this cleaning also to the plastic plug at the chassis end, plug the reverb back into the amp chassis and give it a try. I'm very confident it will work and you can do this in 10 minutes. If it works, put it back in the bag and screw back into the cabinet.

    This thread has some good information on the Bandit 65.
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/nad-peavey-bandit-65.1051086/
     
  9. WideBody

    WideBody TDPRI Member

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    I’ll be hitting the auto parts store on my lunch break.

    Thanks for the great info!
     
  10. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    Score!
     
  11. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    Nice score! I don’t know what bench fees are in your parts, but I’d just hook a reverb pedal into the loop.
     
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    Congrats on the fine old Peavy, great price. Hope you get the reverb working with the contact cleaner.
     
  14. Telecastoff1

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    Congrats on that nice amp. Those older 80's Solo Series Bandits and Special 130's are my favorite SS amps. I have gigged hundreds of shows with them and have never had one puke out on me. They're easy to maintain and work on....and built to last. Take your time getting to know your amp and you'll discover many very useful tones out of that amp. As mentioned above, the reverb issue is most likely a very simple fix that a good cleaning with Deoxit can take care of. Enjoy your great new amp!
     
  15. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Oh my that's exactly like my old PV I had for years I bought from a fellow student to college super cheap

    Nize!!
     
  16. ce24

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    How much was the dolly?:lol: Just kidding ive owned two and loved the sound i sold both only because of weight.....im a wusss.
     
  17. Michael A.

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    Any luck on getting the reverb working?
     
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