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Ampeg SCR DI quality?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lowtonejoe, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    I did a quick search and found a few posts but most of them were "For Sale" posts.

    Can anyone tell me if the DI on the Ampeg SCRDI is any good?

    I need to plug it into a PA system and want to know if I should use it for that or run it into my Radial DI first?


  2. I have an SCR-DI, and it sounds great! I would say that it captures the "essence" of the Ampeg tone. Reliable as all get out.

    Some people expect something that it's not (magic, perhaps?). I bought it for what it was advertised that it could do- provide a solid Ampeg-based DI for live and recording.

    I'm sure that guys like @JimmyM can vouch for it as well.

    Not selling mine anytime soon...
  3. Wanker_Joe


    Sep 26, 2017
    I love mine. Definitely sounds like an Ampeg. Well built and very clear sounding, and personally I find the Scrambler to be very usable when I need just a touch of dirt.
    Only thing I don't like about it is that to access the input pad you have to open the unit up (which is easy mind you), and then jumper it. Man, I haven't had to jumper anything since I was building computers in the mid 90s. I like the walk down memory lane, but it's kind of a stupid way to do it. (I have one bass that needs input padding otherwise it's clipping-city).
    Lowtonejoe likes this.

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