Get Ampeg amp tones without an amp! The SCR-DI a DI box and preamp with a built-in Scrambler overdrive circuit. Players looking to ditch the amp can use it to get great-sounding amp tones straight into a PA system or audio interface. If you prefer to have an amp in your rig then the SCR-DI can open up new tones and functionality allowing you to send your signal to both an amp and another location.
Classic Ampeg Tones
If you look at the face of the SCR-DI, you'll find it closely resembles the controls on an Ampeg amp. There's a volume control as well as the familiar three-band EQ consisting of Bass, Mid, and High for precise tone shaping. Like the amps, the SCR-DI features an Ultra-Hi and an Ultra-Lo switch which you can engage to quickly add extra high- or low-end emphasis.
The SCR-DI features the Scrambler overdrive circuit for that classic warm, thick Ampeg overdrive tone. The sound of an overdriven Ampeg amp is iconic, and with the Scrambler you can get that growling overdrive tone without having to buy a very loud, heavy, and expensive vintage Ampeg amp. The Scrambler controls include a blend knob for blending the dry and effected signals for an overdriven sound that retains clarity and definition.
DI and Preamp
As the SCR-DI is both a DI and a preamp it offers an impressive amount of functionality whether you use an amp or not. This pedal features both a 1/4" output, a balanced XLR output, and an unaffected 1/4" Thru output so you can send your signal to an amp, mixer, PA system or an audio interface. With the SCR-DI you could send one signal to an amp or PA, and one signal to an audio interface so you can perform live and record at the same time.
Other features include a headphone output for silent practise, and an aux input with level control so you can play along to backing tracks.
- Legacy Ampeg preamp and 3-band tone stack circuits
- Dedicated XLR balanced line out with ground lift
- Affected 1/4″ output
- Unaffected 1/4″ thru
- Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo circuits
- Footswitchable (sold separately)
- Bass Scrambler™ overdrive
- Separate drive and blend controls
- Die-cast zinc chassis construction
- Durable metal switches
- No-slip rubber feet for solid stage performance