Genzler Bass Amplification Magellan MG800 800w amplifier: For sale, UK :: Bassdirect, on offer:: Bass Amplifiers; London, Manchester, Birmingham, Warwick, Direct sale


In stock now!!!! New amplifier from Geoff Genzler (ex Genz Benz) with big, open sound, switchable drive channel, two way adjustable pre-shape (one for classic mid scoop and one that nails the warm “Streamliner” amp tone), 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.

GENZLER™ AMPLIFICATION is proud to announce the introduction of our first bass instrument amplifier, the MAGELLAN™ 800.

Inspired 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 our years of research, design and manufacturing expertise, we’ve developed this model utilising stringent design parameters for form, function, fit and finish.

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.


Pictured left - Geff Genzler received the Bass Gear magazine award for “Best amp at NAMM 2016”

The MAGELLAN™ 800 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 with “weighted, feel to the notes”, the MG-800 provides the tonal pallet needed to cover all of the bassist’s amplifier requirements.

Built for the demands of professional touring, the MAGELLAN™ 800 circuitry is housed in a classy, yet rugged aircraft-grade, brushed aluminium chassis with a sleek custom extruded front panel.

  1. The dual channel design features:

  2. Clean Channel – Pristine and Articulate (switchable with standard 1/4” latching footswitch)

  3. Drive Channel – Voiced for a More Driven Tonal Signature and Harmonic Texture

  4. Dual-Curve Variable Contour Circuitry

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

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

  7. Flat Position -- Full Bypass

  8. Active 3 Band EQ w/Parametric Mid Control

  9. Signal Mute Switch

  10. Input Pad Switch

  11. Thermal Sensing Variable Speed Fan Cooling

  12. Brushed All Aluminium, Anodised Chassis

  13. 2.67 Ohm Min. Total Load

  14. Output: 400W/8 Ohms, 800W/4 Ohms and 800W/2.67 Ohms

  15. Dimensions: 11.25”W X 10.5”D X 3”H

  16. Weight: 6.25 Lbs 2.8kg

New Genzler Heavy Duty amplifier gig bag

New Genzler footswitch

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 M800 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!


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Magellan 800 amplifier £850 FREE UK shipping

Add Gator amp bag for £26 when ordered with amp

Add Genzler padded amp bag with order for £50

Add GF22 Footswitch £10.99 when ordered with amp

Add Genzler Footswitch £39 when ordered with amp

Genzler Footswitch £39 + £5 UK shipping

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  2. Export price £708

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