Ampeg’s booth at NAMM this year featured their new revamped BA combo series, but it centered around the unveiling of their brand new SCR-DI. The bass-friendly direct box is their first new pedal in years and brings together an Ampeg preamp, EQ section, and their Scrambler Overdrive.
The SCR-DI starts with a legacy Ampeg preamp with tone stack circuits, which the company says offers tones from “smooth Portaflex to harmonically-rich SVT.” Its EQ section includes Bass, Mid, and Treble controls as well as Ultro Lo and Ultra Hi switches for larger sculpting. The Bass Scrambler overdrive has drive and blend controls to deliver SVT grit and grind. Both the EQ and overdrive sections are footswitchable.
Ampeg fitted the pedal with tons of connectivity including an affected 1/4-inch output, an unaffected 1/4-inch thru, and a dedicated XLR line out with ground lift. It has both 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch auxiliary inputs as well as a 1/8-inch headphone output for practice.
The Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI with Scrambler Overdrive is housed in a die-cast zinc chassis with no-slip rubber feet. It will start shipping this April with an MSRP or $279.99.
Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal Specs:
|Die-Cast Zing Chassis Construction|
|3-Band EQ with Ultra Hi and Ultra Lo Switches|
|Bass Scrambler Overdrive|
|Dedicated XLR Balanced Line Out With Ground Lift|
|Affected 1/4″ Output|
|Unaffected 1/4″ Thru|
|1/8″ Headphone Output|
|1/4″ and 1/8″ Aux Inputs|
|Power: 9V Battery or 9V Power Adapter|
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