Genzler Bass Amplification Magellan, bass array, 700w amplifier: For sale, UK :: Bassdirect, on offer:: Bass Amplifiers;


New amplifier from Geoff Genzler (ex Genz Benz) with big, open sound, two way adjustable pre-shape, three band active eq with sweepable mid, aux input for your music and headphone output for rehearsing. One of the most useful features is the 2.7Ω switch on the back enabling the amp to run 3 x 8Ω cabinets for larger stages and higher volume for added versatility.

Introducing the latest MAGELLAN® series bass amplifier, the MAGELLAN® 350.   Along with our larger MAGELLAN® 800, the MG-350 represents the pinnacle in the next generation in compact, lightweight, high-output, versatile, bass amplification.

The MAGELLAN® 350 is the little brother of the larger MAGELLAN® 800 but only in relation to its smaller compact size.  The MG-350 meets the same stringent design parameters for form, function, fit and finish as our larger MAGELLAN® 800.  The feature set and 350 watt output power level of this tiny amplifier make it a “big boy” in its amplifier class.   As well, the MG-350 delivers 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, the MG-350 provides the tonal pallet needed to cover all of the bassist’s amplifier requirements and is ideal for electric or upright bassists.

Design features Include:

  1. Clean Channel –

    1. Pristine and Articulate

  2. Dual-Curve Variable Contour Circuitry

    1. Curve A -- Classic to Modern -- Mid Scoop Curve 

    2. Curve B -- Thicker to Vintage -- Low-Mid Bump w/Tapered Top End

  3. Active 3 Band EQ w/Parametric Mid Control

  4. Signal Mute Switch

  5. Thermal Sensing Variable Speed Fan Cooling

  6. Full Featured XLR Direct Output Interface

  7. 2.67 Ohm Min. Total Load

  8. Output:  175W/8 Ohms,  350W/4 Ohms and 350W/2.67 Ohms 

  9. Dimensions: 9”W X 9.83”D X 2.63”H

  10. Weight:  3.5 Lbs. 

New Genzler Heavy Duty amplifier gig bag



PREAMP – all solid state analog design with integrated soft clip circuitry.

  1. INPUT– 1Meg ohm input impedance

  2. CHANNEL OVERVIEW – Voiced to provide natural, pristine, transparent reproduction of the bass instrument.  The circuitry consists of an FET feedback type variable gain circuit that provides wide range, continuously variable gain for use with a wide range of instrument pick-ups and preamps. 

  3. CONTOUR -- continuously variable control of 2 vastly different response curves. In either CURVE position, when the SHAPE control is all the way off (CCW) the response curve is completely FLAT.

    1. Curve A (Blue) -- a variable pre-shaped curve that boosts lows and highs while simultaneously cutting mids.  The slopes are fairly gentle which keep the tone shaping very musical.  This curve covers a wide range of sounds from flat to classic to modern depending on the position of the SHAPE control.

    2. Curve B (Amber) -- a variable pre-shaped curve with attenuated high mids and highs, a low mid bump, and a slight roll-off of the lowest bass frequencies. Again, the slopes are fairly gentle which keep the tone shaping very musical. This curve is intended to provide sounds in the range of vintage amps and vintage cabinets that do not have tweeters. 

  4. ACTIVE EQUALIZATION – The MAGELLAN® 350 contains an active 3 band equalizer with a sweepable parametric mid-range frequency control.

    1. Bass   +/- 15dB boost/cut shelving curve with a corner frequency of 75Hz

    2. Mid      +/- 15dB boost/cut of the variable mid frequency selected

    3. Freq     Variable mid frequency from 150Hz-3kHz

    4. Treble   +/- 15dB boost/cut shelving curve with a corner frequency of 6kHz 

  5. POWER AMP – The MAGELLAN® 350 uses a state of the art, class D power amplifier design and a high frequency auto-sensing universal switch-mode power supply (SMPS) to achieve unprecedented high performance and lightweight packaging. There are no Voltage Switches to change or jumpers to move. This SMPS senses the line voltage from 100-240 Volts and automatically configures itself.


  1. XLR Direct Output –

    1. Mic / Line Switch

    2. Pre / Post EQ Switch

    3. Ground Lift Switch

  2. Aux Input

  3. Head Phones

  4. Dual Speakon® Speaker Outputs

  5. Impedance Selector Switch for 8, 4 or 2.67 ohm operation


  1. Power Output: 175W/8 Ohms, 350W/4 Ohms and 350W/2.67 Ohms

  2. Minimum Speaker Load: 2.67 Ohms

  3. Operating Power condition: 100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz

  4. Dimensions: 2.63”H X 9”W X 9.83”D (67mm H x 228.6mm W x 249.8mm D)

  5. Weight: 3.5 LBS ( 1.75 Kg) 


  1. Dimensions: 13.6”L x 12”D x 4.5”H (345.4mm x 304.8mm x 114.3mm)

  2. Weight: 6 LBS (2.72 Kg)

Customer feedback:

Hi Mark and Team

Thank you for the great service the other day.

The Genler 350 10-2 combo is living up to my high expectations. I used it for the first gig last night with the Rutland Big Band and it coped without breaking sweat. Overall volume was at around 25% so there was plenty in reserve against a 15-piece band with PA. And this was without the extension cab which is only going to make things better.

The mids were sweet and clear and brought out the best in my NXT EUB. The reported piezo “nasties” just do not seem to be present with this cab and I could lift the mid frequencies to give clarity in a difficult, reverb-heavy room.

I thought the smaller cab might be a touch bass light. Wrong!  I had to turn the bass down in this particular venue; this small box throws out loads of low-end.

The band told me how good the bass sounded. They have never commented before apart from "too loud" or "too quiet". Success!

It is early days but may I humbly suggest that every EUB or jazz double bass player needs to try this combo.

I have mentioned EUB. It also works really well with bass guitar, noticeably bringing out the growl from a Jazz bass. The contour control on the Magellan makes sense to me now too. Smiley face EQ (contour A) or old-school (contour B) gets away from the hi-fi response and gives a lot of options.

100% happy. Thank you.

David Jones

GF22 Latching footswitch

Proel's GF22 is a heavy duty abs/aluminium construction latched pedal, with anti-skid feet and recessed slots. It has an LED to indicate ON/OFF status (battery required, not included) and is finished in black. Proel GF22 Specifications

• Dimensions (W x H x D): 98 x 45 x 90 mm

• Weight: 0.16 Kgs

• Colour: Black

• 9V Battery required for LED.

Customer feedback;

Submitted on the 30th November 2016 by Lorenzo who purchased the Genzler M900 amplifier

Hi Jeff,


Hope you’re well! Last week I bought a Magellan from Mark at BD, and was able to play it live last night for the first time.


I can definitely say that it is the best amp I’ve ever played through. It’s punchy, and finding the right tone is a breeze. I really appreciate the contour and drive sections to give me a gritty but bassy distorted tone, I’ve always struggled to find a good rock tone that doesn’t become muddy.


Unfortunately I had to run the amp through a small Ampeg 210 cab, but even through that it sounded massive.


Thanks again for this amazing product!


Best regards,



Submitted on the 28th November 2016 by Martin who purchased the Genzler M900 amplifier


Wow! What an amp!

Plugged in for a gig with no time to 'fiddle' with settings much and was blown away with the tone and power! Many thanks!

Submitted on the 06th May 2016 by Ian who purchased a purchased a Genzler Magellan 800 amplifier

Hi Mark

I am really impressed with the Genzler Magellan 800 that I bought from you. Jeff Genzler has done an excellent job of designing this amp so that it combines the best sounds from both the Genz Benz Streamliner and Shuttle models... but with a little added mojo, it is literally two amps in one.

Using the contour control gives access to a really wide range of tones. Shuttle users will love Contour A in the flat position which gives a modern Shuttle on Steroids kind of tone with a deep forceful low end, clear balanced mids and a sweet treble. Increasing the effect gives a more scooped tone ideal for slap.

Contour B gives a warmer vintage like tone that with a slight bass boost is very similar to the tone of the Streamliner, Fat Fat Fat! This is my current go to tone😎

What is really noticeable about this amp compared to the many other class D amps that I have owned is that there is a real weight and 3 dimensional feel to every note, it feels alive and like it interacts with your playing.

Build wise the amp feels solid as a rock and is beautifully finished.

Submitted on the 29th March 2016 by Al who purchased a purchased a Genzler Magellan 800 amplifier

Hi Mark

I bought a Magellan amp from you at the bass show this year and I just wanted to let you know how amazingly impressed I am with the sound! The clarity and punch from my Fender Precision is better than I have ever had, even from my Genz Benz rigs. Our drummer actually commented on the sound and this is is unheard of normally....

I just need to save up for a bass array speaker now.

It's great to deal with someone who only stocks quality gear.

Best wishes

Al Harris

Peter who purchased a Genzler Magellan 800 and 2 x bass array cabinets - 10/05/0215

Having watched the video a few times and considered all the options, I spent a few hours at Bass Direct in Warwick today (thanks for the advice and patience by the way, Mark!)

Having A/B'd the B12-3 Array vs the 212t +112 (together as a stack) for a fair while I came away with the Magellan 800 with 2 x B12-3 Array cabs. Of course it's early days but I'm mightily impressed with what I've heard so far.

The 'journey' (we all have one, right?) went from Ampeg SVT classic / 410HLF, then D class Ampeg Pf500 + 2x pf115 or pf115 + pf410 hlf when the previous one got too heavy to lug around. Over the past 2 years much of the ACDC / Thin Lizzy material has been gradually replaced with Queen, Bowie, Zep plus a load of more varied / lighter stuff and I found the Ampeg rig a bit limited. Mark at Bass Direct suggested I try out the Magellan stuff and so a month later here I am: £2K poorer but so much happier in terms of what I'm playing through.

I'll follow up in a month or so's time once I've had a chance to gig the rig and really put it through its paces. For now - having read the forum avidly whilst pondering, I thought I'd put something back in for the next person facing the same 'shall I / shan't I' dilemma!

So far so brilliant!


Magellan 12T | Magellan 212T | Bass Array 123 | Bass Array 10 2 | Bass Array 210 3

Megallen 800 amplifier | >Megallen 350 amplifier | 102/350 combo

  1. Magellan 350 amplifier £415 + £10 UK mainland shipping

  2. Add Gator amp bag for £27 when ordered with amp

  3. Add Genzler padded amp bag for £45 when ordered with amp

  4. Add GF22 Footswitch £10.99 when ordered with amp

  5. Genzler padded amp bag £45 + £5 shipping

  6. EU mainland shipping (outside UK) + £15 (£25 in total)

  7. Please contact the shop to pay by Bank Transfer

  8. Export price outside EU £346. Please contact us for international shipping rates

  9. In stock now!!

Tel: 01926 886433