Berg NV 610, Glockenklang head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dan Knowlton, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    Well, I have had the chance to play through a new-to-me Berg NV610 but have not had the chance to really turn it up. Really punchy sound with both the Brase and 535, but not with the harshness that I have had with a tweeter in the past (not with the Epifani, other cabs). So far, this is a keeper - great sound that grows on you.

    I was a bit worried about loading it into and out of my truck but that is not a problem. The handles and the configuration makes it pretty easy, even though it is not a light cab.

    Anyway, thanks to John at Bass Alone - as usual he gave me a good deal!

    Dan K.
  2. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    You have some amazing stuff there my friend.
  3. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    Yeah, I have a LOT of support from my wife - she paid for half of the Brase and bought me a 55-94 as a surprise. No, I won't give her up - for a lot more reasons than those! Now, if I could just get good enough to justify my gear!

    It is nice to not have to depend on music to pay the bills - I'm a Finance Director in local government. It gives me the ability to say "no" to whatever I don't feel enthusiastic about. I still play out at least once per week.

    BTW, I got some comments about me getting a smokin' deal and Bergs having a sales agreement for the lowest price. This is a USED cab, but is in pristine condition. John does keep to his selling agreements- he's one of the good guys. I'd prefer to get a good deal from an honest seller with after sales support than a great deal from someone else.

    Better stop there before I piss some people off!

    Dan K.
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Yeah, the NV610 is a bit of a bear to lug around, but it's not as bulky or heavy as other 6x10 cabs, and not *nearly* as bad as its larger cousin, the Ampeg 8x10!
  5. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    Based on the sound I really don't think that the NV and the Ampeg are even related. I MUCH prefer the NV's low end and quick response. With an Ampeg I feel like I'm driving a Edsel junker (sorry Ampeg fans, to each his own!) and with the NV I'm back in my Tundra.

    Dan K.
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Oh man, I much prefer the Berg for tone, too! But to be fair, Berg NV and Ampeg 8x10 are related in that they're both sealed box cabs, and have a noticeably different sound than modern ported and tweetered cabs.
  7. Keeaumoku


    Dec 29, 2004
    Yup! Been there... done that!

    I'm seriously considering an NV610 to pair-up with my NV215. I would blow my Aguilar DB750 through them... :eek: :eek: Right now I pair-up an Eden D410XLT. It sounds damn awesome with the 215, but I'm thinking I'd be more satisfied having a pair of sealed Bergies carrying the load. There will always be a place for the 410...