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 We’d been asking for less expensive cabinets and combos for the European market for some time, and Genz Benz dutifully obliged at this years NAMM.


Such was the success of the new ‘FOCUS’ cabinets, Bass Gear Magazine awarded them a ‘Best in Show’ award, one of only 6 awards that they give out at the show.


Here is what they had to say on their forum:


I finally made it past the GB booth and I must say the new Shuttle stuff is far and away the best I've heard in the line yet. Enough so that I'm probably gonna' get a rig and run it through some paces. Just have to decide which pieces. I'm mostly thinking about the 9.2 (or Max 9.2) and a pair of the 210 cabs. While I was there, however, I did hear both of the 112's together as well as the new Focus cab line. Very impressive. I predict the Focus cab line will be a huge seller. Even though they're not NEO, they're still very light and can really take the juice and pump out the sound.

One of the things I really liked about the new Shuttle line is how they mellowed out the profile buttons. Previously, I pretty much needed to re-EQ with each one, which is not the way I like to use a contouring control like that. The added level control on the Max's solved the problem on those, but the new 6.2 and 9.2 are pretty much where I'd want them without it, so the simpler amp design is now a more viable option.

Another thing I really liked is how they added gain and made the distortion a bit creamier. Just seems to generally sound better to me. And while I didn't really get a chance to push it into 3DPM, I heard it on Ed's vid, and I like that a lot, too. Bottom line, it's a great rev to the product line.

Fun stuff... I'll have to post some gig reports eventually... now, just gotta' figure out what...

+1 They made nice changes across the board. You can now push the tube harder in the 6.2 and 9.2, very similar to the tube channel on the MAX heads. The changes to the global tone controls is nice, too, and it did seem like the low mids were thickened up a bit, though some of that could have been the cabs, too. The ShuttleMAX 9.2 is still my favourite of the line up. I don't need the smaller form factor, and it's light as all get out. The features are great, too. I still dig my ShuttleMAX 12.0, but I would have picked the 9.2 over the 12.0 if it had been available at the time.

What really blew me away were the Focus cabs. They sounded like they belonged in a much higher price range, and the light weight and form factor was very nice. We ended up giving Genz-Benz one of our six Best of Show Awards for the Focus line of cabs, and I think they totally deserved it.

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GENZ BENZ warrants all products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship, for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase, when purchased from an authorised GENZ BENZ dealer. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear incurred from the normal designed use of the product and specifically limits the warranty for tubes to 6 months. This warranty is only effective if a copy of the original sales receipt is presented at the time of warranty service.

GENZ BENZ will repair or replace, at its option, any defective materials provided the product:

•Has not been misused, abused, tampered, altered or damaged either by accident or during shipment.

•Has not been subjected to excessive or insufficient power, i.e. burned or discoloured voice coils.

•Has been returned to GENZ BENZ or its authorised service centre, freight pre-paid, together with a copy of the original sales receipt, from an authorised GENZ BENZ dealer.

•Has been registered with GENZ BENZ within 10 days of the purchase date.

•Has its original serial number intact and it has not been defaced, changed or removed.

Any products which may be used for rentals, while in the dealer’s inventory, shall be covered from the date of the original invoice to the dealer. If rented products are subsequently sold from dealers stock, this warranty shall be in effect only for the remainder of the warranty period not yet used. GENZ BENZ makes no other warranties, written or implied, with respect to its products merchantability or fitness for any specific purpose, other than covered in the duration of the length of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which may vary from state-to-state.


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The SHUTTLE series has been developed for professional players who require an easily transported, great sounding and flexible bass system that is full-featured and extremely transportable.


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