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Have an Ampeg BA-108 Question About SCR-DI

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ppiluk, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. I currently have an Ampeg BA-108, the current version, and I love the tone I have been able to get out of it. I am curious about the SCR-DI but have a couple of questions.

    1) The BA-108 is the one amp in the line that doesn't have the Scrambler builtin. Would I be able to use the Scrambler independent of the pre-amp circuit?

    2) How similar are the two products tone wise. Would a tone I like on the BA-108 be easy to recreate on the SCR-DI?

    3) Do effects work with the SCR-DI?

    Thank you for reading my post and I look forward to seeing what you have to say.
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  3. jdubbass38


    Mar 20, 2009
    I would say yes, the scr-di has that ampeg tone. I normally run my scr-di into my amp as it thickens the sound or use the scrambler side to add some grit. I actually used it last night with a BA115hp, I thought it sounded great and actually preferred the scr-di shaping the tone rather then the stock BA115hp tone.

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  4. Very cool rig! Thank you for your response. I think I am going to pick it up!
  5. You can buy the pedal that's just the Scrambler, but yes, the scr-di had independent Scrambler circuit and preamp circuit switches. I find it to be a great piece of kit, but if you only need the Scrambler, they have that as a standalone pedal too.

    Edit: corrected the "piano" typo.
    Last edited: May 11, 2017
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  6. Thanks for the info!
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I LOOOOVE the new Scrambler pedal! I dig the Scr DI but I prefer the way the Standalone Scrambler works better.
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  8. I am thinking this would be a very good purchase!
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