Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI Direct Box with Scrambler Overdrive

Dial in a wide range of Ampeg tones as you take your bass to the mixing board. You can even mix in some crunch, thanks to the built-in Scrambler overdrive.

The Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI with Scrambler Overdrive is a true Ampeg preamp, delivering a wide range of Ampeg tone perfect for the stage. The classic Ampeg EQ offers additional tonal control including Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo tone shaping. Plus, you can dial in tube-like grind with the Bass Scrambler overdrive. The SCR-DI has all the connections to get Ampeg tone out of any rig and send it all to front-of-house to ensure the audience hears your tone. With a built-in headphone out and aux in for practicing along with backing tracks, the SCR-DI is also a fantastic practice tool that can fit right into your gig bag.


- Legacy Ampeg preamp and tone stack circuits
- Wide range of authentic Ampeg tones from smooth Portaflex to harmonically-rich SVT


- The connections you need to drive your rig and deliver your exact tone to front-of-house
- Dedicated XLR balanced line out with ground lift
- Affected 1/4" output
- Unaffected 1/4" thru


- A complete Ampeg EQ pedal with massive tone choices
- Classic 3-band tone stack
- Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo circuits for additional tonal flexibility
- Footswitchable


- Bass Scrambler(TM) overdrive delivers true SVT grit, grind and sag
- Separate drive and blend controls
- Footswitchable


- Flexible tools for silent practice anywhere
- 1/4" headphone output
- 1/8" aux input for playing along with backing tracks


read more - Roadworthy die-cast zinc chassis construction
- Durable metal switches
- No-slip rubber feet for solid stage performance
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-040-4031

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-575-3600

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (13 ratings)
Submitted July 30, 2015 by Kelly B in Dothan, AL

"A Worthy Investment."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I needed a D.I. box, but I wanted something with character. It takes me years of research to buy something, I'm careful with my investments. When these hit NAMM this year, they created such a buzz and caught my attention. I am a professional, and have friends that are very in demand players. After consulting with them, as they had hands on with the Scrambler D.I., I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger. Was I ever glad. The features are insane, the sound and functionality left me giddy. Seriously, one of the best investments ever.

Using just as a D.I., your sound is clean and clear with no degradation of tone. When you engage the amp modeling side, you can dial in everything from a fat, chunky Motown B15 warmth (dial in a little scrambler to create the tube break-up), or dial in the clean and bright sounds that lend an ear to a Marcus Milleresk tone. The scrambler side goes from a subtle buzz of tubes breaking up to the full on fuzz of Geezer Butler doing the bass intro of N.I.B.

I found the aux plugs fascinating. You can plug your iPhone direct into the pedal and play along with songs you are working on, a feature on the bulky and expensive multi effects processor. Match that with the headphones jack, and you have the ultimate in practice machines.

Ease of Use
This D.I. is well labeled, easy to read, and very intuitive. If you can operate the most basic read more amp plate, this will be a breeze. It will operate on batteries (9V). I would recommend getting a 9V power cable with plug. It will chew up a regular battery in 4 hrs. of use.

This pedal is solid and sturdy. Switches have great snap. The pedal could use a guard, or barrier for the knobs. I could see where you might accidentally bump one during the excitement of a gig.

For the features, tone, adaptability to any board, style, environment I don't know of anything close to this pedal. Quality from start to finish. Even if you don't think you need a D.I. or a need this.

Manufacturer Support
It's Ampeg, They have come a long way from 6 years ago, when they didn't care about their customer, but the value of their name. The R&D department nailed it with this D.I. I called them, just to see, and they were very helpful. As far as Zzounds, they are awesome. No complaints on either front.

The Wow Factor
Completely blown away. My band mates were stunned, and understood my elation. I don't know that I have ever been this satisfied with any other piece of gear. And that's making a statement, as I love all my equipment.

Musical Background:
I have been playing bass for 11 years, and am a session artist.

Musical Style:
Christian, Soft Rock, Jazz
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