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Genz Benz Shuttle 9.0 Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Red Planet, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    This thread is solely for those of us who love this amp. If it's not your cup of tea you might look for another thread please.

    Since John axed the other thread, I'll start the new one.

    After the honeymoon is long over, I am so still in love with this amp.

    The tone/sound delivers whatever I desire very quickly and easily. It's definitely a plug and play amp but yields a wide variety of sonic flavors.

    It loves Electric Bass and Upright Bass.

    It hammers like Thor.
  2. I'd like soundclips, but with a P bass!
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  4. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass What the .............. Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Well I'm still in love with my 6.0 so.........
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  5. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
  6. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
  7. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    Sorry was trying to rearrange and deleted. :eek::D
  8. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Beauties ! Ha :cool: Really Stunning and The Golights look sweet !
  9. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Hey we run our gains about the same I'm pretty sure I will dig your rig bigtime ! Great pic , lets see your 9.0 settings folks ! :D;)
  10. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    Thank you. Your Rig looks very nice. I dig those BE cabs you have. We really have a similar rig as most of the time I use my Golight 2x10 cab alone.

    Yes the Golights are sweet cabs. No complaints from them at all. The little tiny 37 pound 2x10 holds up well to the 500 watts at 8 ohms the 9.0 dishes out and is such a delight to schlep around.

    I'd like to try out the Genz cabs but if Steam Boats were a dime a piece, all I could do is run up and down the bank and holler "ain't that cheap". :crying::bawl::D

    Cool. I don't keep all the little blue lights on all the time, just turned them on for the pic. Though I use the Low Boost and Mid Cut a good bit for Electric Bass and turn off the Low Boost when I go to Upright Bass.

    I have become very accustomed to how this amp operates and would be lost with something else. All the controls/features fit me like a glove. :bassist:
  11. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I love them. i am tempted to get one but I still really love my Shuttle 6.0-12T combo. Not sure what cab to go with if I do the 9.0 route.
  12. thudfromafar

    thudfromafar Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    If I ever get sick of my 35lb rack, or if it becomes dedicated to PA services, I will grab one of these
  13. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    If I had to do it all over again I would have two 2x10 Cabs for a number of reasons.

    1 Having two would allow leaving one at a location and still having one to carry around.

    2 Using one on the small/medium gigs.

    3 Breaking out both for large gigs.

    4 My 4x10 and 1x15 cabs are bigger/heavier than I want to carry at one time. I'd gladly trade all my cabs for a matching pair of 2x10's.

    I'd love to have a 12T combo it would be perfect for Acoustic Upright gigs.
  14. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    That's why it's so hard to part with. It's great for my jazz gigs and a great monitor for gigs with PA support.

    I do love that little 9.0 and with a pair of 210's one would have a rig for any gig. Now to find a good, light, great sounding 210 cab.
  15. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    I got rid of all my other amps. Even at festivals where I have backline, I take my Shuttle with me and just use the cab on stage. Sometimes theres an SVT onstage and sound guys think that the svt will kill the little sucker....wth do they know??? HA!

    I usually run the input volumes around half way. Master on full. and bass boost on, eq is almost always flat otherwise.

    Main cab is a Hartke hydrive 410. I wish they made a 212 hydrive ported.
  16. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    I'm really enjoying my Shuttle 9.0 as well. I've had it for several months now. I use it by itself direct at church and home recording and then with a Golight Marcus Miller 4ohm 4x10 with a couple of bands. Like Red Planet said, I think it mates really well with the Golight cabs. I also had a Golight 2x10 for a while, but personally prefer the sound of the sealed MM Golight 4x10 with the Shuttle 9.0 so I use it 100% now. Super versatile great sounding amp, imo. Here are some direct clips I've done with it recently using a Carvin SB5000:


    Those are SB5000 -> Shuttle 9.0 -> DI out to Line6 TonePort UX2 -> Reaper on my PC. All the EQs are flat, no signal shape switches engaged. Gain is at around noon, volume dimed. I think the amp sounds great with a flat EQ, which is the sign of a good amp, imo.

    Here's a pic of the rig:
  17. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Very nice samples ! :cool:
  18. NorCal Dog

    NorCal Dog

    Nov 28, 2005
    had my first gig last night with my new 9.0 into a pair of ls-1503's & my L1K

    incredible tone to say the least,,, love it
  19. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
    Has any of you tried out different preamp tubes in your Genz Benz? I have a Shuttle MAX 6.0 and really like a Boogie 12ax7. This tube has more character than the stock tube when you push it. This way I use the FET channel for lean and the tube channel for some grind. Was wondering if anyone else tried different tubes...
  20. twinfallsbass

    twinfallsbass Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2005
    Somewhere in AZ
    I believe that both the stock Ruby and the Mesa tubes you used are both Chinese 12ax7's. I have used both Telefunken and Amperex 12ax7's and have heard improvements from both over the stuck Ruby. If that Mesa sounds good to you, go with it. I have also heard that JJ ecc83's sound good in there as well, they are pretty inexpensive to boot.
  21. svtb15

    svtb15 Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    That is exactly what i am doing.. ditching all for a pair of 210 ubers..