Music Gear Review: New Ampeg Bass Pedals

Ampeg has a little love for all the bass players out there, two new pedals: the Classic Analog Bass Preamp and the Scrambler Bass Overdrive. These two add to Ampeg’s popular SCR-DI Bass DI box.

The Classic Analog Bass Preamp pedal allows a wide range of authentic Ampeg tones with its three-band tone stack and highly flexible Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo circuits. The Scrambler Bass Overdrive pedal delivers a huge range of overdriven sounds—from minimally saturated all the way to over-the-top, flame-throwing. In addition to the Drive control, the Scrambler has a Treble boost control for more edge if required.

Both these new pedals feature an all-analog, true bypass design with a low signal-to-noise ratio design. They come built into all-metal enclosures and use either a 9V battery or a power supply—not included.

The Classic Analog Bass Preamp pedal sells for $99 MSRP.

The Scrambler sells for $99 MSRP.

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.