YOUR BEST TONE…
GENZLER® AMPLIFICATION proudly announces the long-requested addition of the MAGELLAN PRE/DI PEDAL to our product line of bass effects pedals.
The MAGELLAN® PRE brings the performance and preamp feature set of our popular Magellan series bass amps into a powerful, feature-laden, compact bass preamp/DI pedal. From natural, pristine, transparent reproduction of the bass instrument to classic, vintage harmonic textures with a “weighted feel to the notes”, the MG-PRE-PEDAL provides the tonal palette needed to cover all of the bassist’s tone requirements.
This is exactly what players have come to expect from the GENZLER® design team — performance, versatility, and reliability. This new model continues the collaboration of the GENZLER AMPLIFICATION design team and Andy Field, former Genz Benz engineer. Together they possess decades of innovative audio product design and manufacturing expertise.
Doug Parent –
A quick review after testing this preamp going through the effects return of two bass amps and into a Crown XLS 1500 power amp. PLENTY of signal in either scenario. I have used other preamp pedals this way with varied success. The Magellan preamp/Di has very useful EQ features including a high pass filter which I love having when I need to turn up and don’t want to worry about damaging my drivers with excessive low end rumble. The dual A and B contour feature is brilliant The B contour shines with a Fender style bass that has a wide warm bottom end that sometimes needs more definition.. Also to note I am driving this preamp with a full 18 volt power supply and it’s quiet yet has a very strong output. Also I’m a fan of the single sweepable mid control vs having two separate fixed mid frequency controls. The Treble frequency is not harsh at all, overall a quality tone machine!
Michael Modjeska –
It just sounds sooo good! How can you even describe sound in words? With the Magellan preamp, I could start by saying the sound is pure, clean, and warm and it makes your bass guitar’s sound come through the mix with its own personality. The sound you hear in the Nate Navarro video we’ve all watched on YouTube is quite honest. The pedal has some personality of its own, which is a fine thing, and it’s certainly not too pronounced. I have two main basses (an old Zeta with a super-amazing Piezo bridge pickup system, and a Fender Jazz with Lollar pickups). I play through a Two Notes Cab M to a Tech 21 Deuce Deluxe, or direct to our band’s PA. I had pretty good sound before, with my previous preamp, but it was a little limited to a specific sort of old-school classic vibe. But this Magellan is totally different. It just brings out the true personality of my instruments, and all their own inherent variations. Volume, tone, and pickup controls all reveal their true purpose. It also really brings out the differences in the cab IRs I use. The pedal’s contour adjustments are subtle and very useful, and I love the ability to just fine-tune everything else easily with (physical) knobs according to the situation. The casing seems robust and the controls are smooth . I’m absolutely addicted to having this luxurious sound as my own!