Brand Spotlight: Genzler Bass Amps And Cabinets

Genzler Amplification first started as a small start-up company with a vision in a garage in Phoenix, Arizona. As a professional musician for more than a decade, Genlzer saw a need for smart, reliable, amplification systems that made strategic advancements to the form. This eventually became what is now Genzler Amplification, responsible for some of the most innovative bass amps and cabinets around today. With a reputation for exceptional products and great designs, they are definitely a brand any bass player should check out. With that in mind, we'd like to take the time to showcase a few of our favorite pieces from Genzler Amplification.

 

 

Magellan Bass Amp Head

genzler_11Inspired by the courage and spirit of exploration, the MAGELLAN 800 represents the pinnacle in the next generation in lightweight, high-output, versatile, bass amplification.  With years of research, design and manufacturing expertise, Genzler has developed this model utilizing stringent design parameters for form, function, fit and finish.  The result is an 800-watt professional high-powered tour-class bass guitar amplifier weighing only 6.25 lbs!

This is exactly what players have come to expect from the GENZLER design team -- performance, versatility, and reliability.  From natural, pristine, transparent reproduction of the bass instrument to classic, vintage harmonic textures with “weighted feel to the notes”, the MG-800 provides the tonal pallet needed to cover all of the bassist’s amplifier requirements. The expanded feature set and output power level make this amplifier an essential tool on the global stage, and with its universal power supply, the MAGELLAN™ 800 can be used with any voltage around the world without modification.

Click here for more information on the Magellan 800 bass amp head.

 

 

BA12-3 Bass Array Cabinet Neo 1x12” w/ 4x3” stack, 350W, 8 ohm

genzler_2015_303Although the same size as many premium 12” and tweeter cabinets this new design is so much more complex and rewarding to the performer. This innovative design blends the benefits of a 12” vented bass reflex design with the performance and pattern control of a 4 x 3” neodymium driver line array element. The benefits of combining both design platforms in an extremely compact cabinet are exponential for the player. Full, deep, low-frequency response from the high efficiency 12” ported woofer -- doing what it does best. Excellent support of the low B fundamental of 5 string instruments. A selective crossover point overcomes the “beaming” (pattern narrowing) effects of a full range signal being reproduced by larger low-frequency drivers. Lowers midrange and high-frequency distortion by allowing the use of small, high-performance cone transducers that would otherwise be unsuitable without the increased acoustic sensitivity obtained by the array design. This design provides a more open, smoother midrange and high-frequency response because of the ideal natural characteristics of the mid-high frequency array when compared to a conventional tweeter that cannot reproduce the crucial midrange frequencies without pattern control or unnatural distortion.

Click here for more information on the BA12-3 Bass Array Cabinet Neo.

 

 

Genzler Magellan Bass Cabinet - Neo 1x12” w/tweeter, 350W, 8 ohm

mg112t-front-900This new series shares a heritage to many previous Jeff Genzler designs.  These light-weight cabinet designs constructed from 12mm and 15mm Baltic Birch plywood deliver powerful, full-body response with a modern, yet classic styling.  The cabinets are wrapped in a heavy-duty black textured vinyl with a complimentary woven wire, silver and black grille cloth and silver metallic piping.  The distinctive front triangular ports provide an optimum porting design as well as structural strength in the corners of the cabinet.  All of this sets the Magellan series apart from standard black boxes and defines that this is the pinnacle of professional bass amplification equipment.

The MG-112T is an extremely compact design, but produces exceptional depth and clarity for its size and weight.  It features a traditional combination of a single 12” high performance neodymium woofer and a compact ultra-smooth compression tweeter.  Although small in size, the low frequencies are strong and solid, easily handling the depth and extension of the low B fundamentals of the 5 string bass instrument.  This is blended with an articulate and responsive midrange voice and smooth, natural top end.

Click here for more information on the Genzler Magellan Bass Cabinet.

 

 

Genzler Bass Array Cabinet - Neo 2x10” w/4x3” stack, 500W, 8 ohm

genzler_052516_75Although the same size as many 2 x 10” and tweeter cabinets, this innovative design blends the punch and quickness of premium Neodymium dual 10” drivers, in a vented bass reflex enclosure, and the performance and pattern control of a 4 x 3” Neodymium paper cone driver line array element.  The placement of the line array in front, and between the 10” woofers further provides an extremely broad projection pattern, immediate quickness, and articulation that is not possible with standard 2x10” designs.  Also due to line array principals, the all-important mid and high frequencies have a much wider horizontal dispersion with a more controlled vertical pattern. This offers the most even-projection possible around the perimeter of the stage and audience.

Providing a much more open, smoother midrange and high-frequency response because of the ideal natural characteristics of the mid-high frequency array when compared to a conventional tweeter that cannot reproduce the crucial midrange frequencies without pattern control or unnatural distortion. The BA210-3 is an extremely lightweight (38 lbs) 500 watt, 8-ohm cabinet, offering those players who gravitate to the response of 10” drivers a more full-bodied, defined, musically smooth and seamless cabinet choice.

Click here for more information on the Genzler Bass Array Cabinet.

 

 

Genzler Magellan Bass Cabinet - Neo 2x12” w/tweeter, 700W, 4 ohm

212tThis new series shares a heritage to many previous Jeff Genzler designs.  These light-weight cabinet designs constructed from 12mm and 15mm Baltic Birch plywood deliver powerful, full-body response with a modern, yet classic styling.  The cabinets are wrapped in a heavy-duty black textured vinyl with a complimentary woven wire, silver and black grille cloth and silver metallic piping.  The distinctive front triangular ports provide an optimum porting design as well as structural strength in the corners of the cabinet.  All of this sets the Magellan series apart from standard black boxes and defines that this is the pinnacle of professional bass amplification equipment.

The MG-212T is a vertically stacked design yet still compact for a powerful 2 x 12” and tweeter combination.  The close configuration of the dual 12” drivers provides “tight-fisted” powerful projection of the low and mid frequencies.  The depth and roundness of the low end blends seamlessly with the midrange clarity of these premium loudspeakers.  With our proprietary compression tweeter the top end could be described as much more “polite” (smoother) than your average configuration of this type.   Overall, this cabinet is a “compact tower” of depth, clarity and authority.

Click here for more information on the Magellan Bass Cabinet 2x12.

 

If you have any questions regarding the purchase of a Genzler Amp above or any other piece of gear, don't hesitate to chat with one of our friendly PAL pros by using the live chat feature below or by calling us toll-free at 1 877-671-2200!

 

 

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