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Ampeg SCR-DI and SansAmp VT Bass DI

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by noveltea93, May 28, 2018.


  1. noveltea93

    noveltea93

    Feb 5, 2018
    Narrowed my search down to these two options (though also still somewhat tempted by para driver and EBS microbass II) and I was wondering which one handles other effects (primarily fuzz and distortion better). I know the tone differences between the two have been reviewed (though if you have thoughts feel free to share) but I don;t see much comparing the speaker emulation, or ability to handle distortion beyond what's built into the pedal.
     
  2. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Go with the VT. More versatile, better quality (IMO), and plenty of headroom for whatever pedal you put in front of it. The Ampeg sounded great but did not like my hot basses at all.
     
  3. Sillystrings

    Sillystrings Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2018
    Californy
    There is a 15db pad switch inside the pedal if your signal is too hot. Kind of a shame you have to open it up to engage though.
     
  4. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Did that, brought the level down so low it didn't drive my amp enough.
     
  5. noveltea93

    noveltea93

    Feb 5, 2018
    Found a VT Bass DI for $140, snatched it up. Guess SansAmp is the industry standard for a reason. Looking forward to testing it out.
     
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