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Ampeg Introduces the SGT-DI

Ampeg Introduces the SGT-DI

The SGT-DI includes the first IR Loader/Cab Simulatorfrom Ampeg, designed to offer a new realm of capabilities and control over every aspect of basstone.


Ampeg today introduced the SGT-DI 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 GritTechnology 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.

SGT-DI is $559.99 USD (MSRP) and is now available worldwide.

For more information, please visit ampeg.com.

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U.S.-made electronics and PRS’s most unique body profile make this all-American S2 a feast of tones at a great price.

Many sonic surprises. Great versatility. Excellent build quality

The pickup selector switch might be in a slightly awkward position for some players.

$2,029

PRS S2 Vela
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Since its introduction in 2013, PRS’s S2 range has worked to bridge the gap between the company’s most affordable and most expensive guitars. PRS’s cost-savings strategy for the S2 was simple. The company fitted U.S.-made bodies and necks, built using the more streamlined manufacturing processes of PRS’s Stevensville 2 facility, with Asia-made electronics from the SE line.

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A Gibson Explorer (left) and a Dean Z model.

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