Ampeg today introduced the SGT-DITM preamp and DI pedal, which gives modern bassists an entire rig in a single stompbox.
The compact, portable, and easy-to-use SGT-DI includes an enhanced Super Grit TechnologyTM overdrive circuit featuring iconic Ampeg® SVT® and B15 voices, along with a versatile 3-band EQ with sweepable mids. Ultra-Hi and 3-way Ultra-Lo switches, a variable 10:1 compressor, and an Aux/Headphone section.
In addition to its analog circuitry, the SGT-DI includes the first IR Loader/Cab Simulator from Ampeg, offering a new realm of capabilities and control over every aspect of bass tone. Players may choose from three onboard classic Ampeg factory cabinets or load up to three cab IRs of their own using the free Ampeg IR Loader application.
“We’re taking our next steps into the future by combining traditional analog and modern digital technologies in a single hybrid device,” said Ampeg product marketing manager Dino Monoxelos. “Our hope is that digital features such as IR loading will be embraced by even old-school Ampeg loyalists, while younger players may discover the awesome grit of a wide-open SVT and the warmth and roundness of a B15 via the analog SGT™ circuit—sounds that countless bassists have depended on for more than 70 years.”
Whether steeped in tradition, pioneering future sounds, or somewhere in between—SGT-DI gives bassists what they need to craft their ideal tones.
Pricing & Availability
SGT-DI is $559.99 USD (MSRP) and is now available worldwide.
Ampeg has produced some of the music industry’s most innovative amplification products including the first bass combo amp, the first guitar amp with reverb and the de facto stage bass amp, the SVT. Since the 1940s, Ampeg has offered unique and often first-to-market features and performance capabilities, resulting in six U.S. patents under the Ampeg brand name. In 2019 Ampeg celebrated the 50thanniversary of the SVT.