Bergantino NV610 Thread

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by bucephylus, May 26, 2011.


  1. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

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    This cab deserves its own thread, IMO.

    It is a utilitarian tone monster working cab.

    I got mine several years back from TB'er Dan Knowlton. It is one of the best pieces of gear I have yet owned.

    For club gigs, it is practically portable; fits in the trunk of my Honda Accord, rolls into the gig, and delivers a powerful stack of just plain great tone with a variety of instruments. What more can you ask?

    Can't think of a more all round useful cab that does so much. Truly a coalescence of high art and engineering.

    BTW, I'm currently driving mine with a Shuttle 9. Life is good.
  2. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    I was in the studio with mine yesterday. Typically at gigs and practice it has to be used at "moderate" levels of volume but since tone was the priority I got to open her up a little. I was feeding it a hot signal from my Fulltone Bassdrive via my SVT-II. Guitarist returns from the bathroom and upon hearing the thing through the walls of the studio cites "I thought it was like a sci-fi invasion!"

    Angry bass rigs sound like alien attacks. You heard it hear first.
  3. paganjack

    paganjack

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    Finally got one of these a few weeks ago. It's the best cabinet on the market. I think it's made my list of gear that I will never sell. It sounds so perfect and I feel like I play better on it. Can't wait to start recording with it too!
  4. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

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    I was lucky enough to find a used one years ago before they were discontinued for less than $700. I have run it with so many different amps amd it always delivers. Running it right now with a gk 1001rb-ii or mesa walkabout. Both sound great but the tone of the walkabout is awesome. There may be no better cab for fuzz/distortion. Its definitely a workhorse. My only complaint is when i have to drag it up stairs or do a vertical lift.
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  6. Jefe

    Jefe

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    I will NEVER sell mine. Not sure I've ever said that about any other piece of gear. I use a '70s SVT or a Streamliner 900. For my rock gigs, it's the best cab I've ever heard (by a LARGE margin).
  7. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

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    I've never played an NV610 but I feel the same about my NV215. It's a BEAST and a work horse. Sounds great with any style of music. Love this cab.
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

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    I had an early NV610 prototype, one of only two made with red tolex. Then my back acted up in a bad way, so I made the horrible horrible mistake of selling it in favor of some neo-loaded cabs made by another manufacturer. They were light, but... well, I'll just say the tone did NOT work for me, and leave it at that.

    I then purchased a pair of HS210 cabs (this was still the pre-AE days), and once I realized I didn't need back surgery I got another NV610... black tolex this time. The HS210 cabs are really great, but the NV610 is absolute heaven.

    Here are a bunch of Bergs I no longer own, including Big Red:
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  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

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    Here's NV610 #2:
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  10. cripula

    cripula Supporting Member

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    My all time favourite cab.

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  11. anderbass

    anderbass

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    Hey cripula, we seem to have the same rig, although I wish I had one of the tolex models like yours ;)

    I love me Berg!!!

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  12. DrDAV14

    DrDAV14 Supporting Member

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    I've used mine with a WA, 1001RB, MB500 and currently use a MB Fusion. The cabinet sounded incredible with all of them. Small to large venue, loud or quiet gig, the cab performs.
    I fit it into my Smart car, its not small, but its got huge tone and I'll move a little extra weight for the happiness of GREAT sound, plus my MB fusion is only 5lbs.
    LOVE this cabinet
  13. bassboysam

    bassboysam

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    Can you imagine how good an NV810 would sound?!
  14. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

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    The absolute greatest cab ever. I miss mine, and will have another some day.
  15. negative theory

    negative theory

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    I use mine with an Aguilar DB750 and it flat out kills.
  16. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero Supporting Member

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    Hey, that's my setup!:cool:
  17. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

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    What?!? I got it to fit in the back seat of my '02 subaru wrx sedan and I thought that was impressive
  18. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:
    It don't get much better than that.
    My favorite 6x10 cab.
  19. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

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    It's sex on wheels.
  20. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

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    Pics please
  21. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

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    Here's my NV610 .... I had the NV425 and the NV412, and I've settle down to using this cab, best sounding cab with all the amps I have ... IMHO
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