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Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 awarded Bass Gear Magazine Best in Show NAMM 2016

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Winston Wolf, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Winston Wolf

    Winston Wolf Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    20160122_114412 - COPY_crop. Congratulations to Jeff Genzler, Scott Andres, and the rest of the Genzler Amplification team! The Magellan 800 was awarded Best in Show in the Bass Amplifier category at Winter NAMM 2016 by Bass Gear Magazine. A great sounding amp from a really nice group of people!
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
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  2. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
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  3. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    That's awesome. Couldn't happen to a nicer amp.

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  4. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Fantastic.....now...Who will be my Toronto dealer?
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
  5. Basically Bob

    Basically Bob Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Simcoe, Ontario
    Surprized that Club Bass or Mojo Music in Oakville haven't picked up this line.
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  6. Tonetodiefor


    Feb 25, 2014
    Marin County
    Congrats Jeff!

    Spent some time today with my SM 9.2 and Ubers to dial in a small footprint for tonight's gig and thought to myself how incredible this setup has been. I always get compliments about my tone with this rig yet I'm finding myself drowning in GAS for your new gear.

    It's wonderful to see you getting the recognition you deserve and like so many others, we're very glad you're back in the game!

    Keep doing what you're doing man! Your commitment to bass players and music is inspirational!
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  7. Jeff Genzler

    Jeff Genzler Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2007
    Brooklyn NY
    Tonetodiefor ----
    On behalf of our team, thank you very much for your kind, sincere comments as well as others, and we ARE extremely grateful and humbled by the response and recognition we've received in just a few short months of launching this new company. It is so great to be back and creating products for such an informed and passionate player community. It's a great honor and great fun!!
    Thank you,
  8. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    It was great speaking with you today @Jeff Genzler! Thanks for the tips. I'll be excited to use my MG-800 on upcoming gigs :bassist:
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Congratulations! Great to see you getting this kind of recognition.
    Your only "flaw" is that you build stuff so good that it stands the test of time, so we users don't feel the need to upgrade to newer stuff.
    I still gig my NeoPak and Shuttle 9.0
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  10. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    Haha...just to get it out of its' GB bag in a long time, I'm gona gig my NeoPak 2.0 at a low-med volume semi-acoustic gig this month. Will use my single NeoX 112T cab and Godin Ultra FL5.

    Although, I get way more use out of my GB 12.2. I traded my SHMax 9.2 for this 12.2. For some reason I could never dial in that 9.2 but I do way better with the 12.2. Maybe I just learned the EQ better. But it also just sounds different than the 9.2 did; to my ears. Hmmmm? Sorta wish I had the 9.2 back to use with my BF Big Twin-T cab. But the 12.2 does great with this cab, so not feeling no volume, headroom, etc loss.

    Really GAS-ing for a Magellan 800.............sure don't need it. But what's that got to do with anything. Right? :cool:
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  11. dBerriff


    Oct 2, 2004
    Oakham, UK
    Coming from the Shuttle and Streamliner as my gigging amps (they never let me down), the Magellan 800 combines the best of both with a lot more besides. I picked mine up from Bass Direct in Warwick, UK, last week. I was told they are selling well and they deserve to. As for best of show I am not surprised at all. A brilliant design and all I need now is a full-on gig to put it through its paces. Best wishes Mr Genzler - may your new company flourish.
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  12. rockinpop

    rockinpop Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Lindenhurst, New York
    Hey Jeff Genzler, curious to know when the Carry Bag for the Magellan 800 and covers for the BA 12-3 will be available. I hate taking my gear to gigs unprotected... Thank you!!
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  13. Jeff Genzler

    Jeff Genzler Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2007
    Brooklyn NY
    Both will be available through dealers OR direct from our website starting the week of March 14.
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  14. rockinpop

    rockinpop Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Lindenhurst, New York
    Thanks for the quick reply Jeff, much appreciated!
  15. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    just wondering when there'll be a 500/600 watt Magellan.......800 watts is too much for me......anything between 400 and 600 watts would be perfect.

    Any Magellan 400/500/600 in the future?

    ALSO: Why no Cdn dealers?
  16. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    The cool thing about the MG800 is it has a master volume. It can get very quiet if needed.
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  17. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    It's not 800 watts all the time, it has a volume knob!
  18. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    That's what I've been saying! lol
  19. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Grats, Jeff! I've played the Magellan at my local REAL (non-GC) store, Parkway Music. It was impressively good in sound quality and design.
  20. Jeff Genzler

    Jeff Genzler Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2007
    Brooklyn NY
    There are benefits to lower powered designs, in feature set, power level and form factor. It's up to the manufacturer to make it a compelling product and to hit the market at the point where it does make sense to certain players.

    It's surprising what 300-400 watts can do into the right cabinet designs and impedance.

    Just sayin'......
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