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Berg NV215 & 610...Eden/QSC or something else?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassguppy, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Just picked up a Bergantino NV215 and NV610 and am running an Eden Nav and QSC PLX3002 (900w per side 4 ohms). Sounds fine and loud. But I feel that there is something missing as it's a little polite. Maybe it's the combo of the Eden and NV cabs.

    I've tried a few tube heads at the local GC but never had the pleasure of trying the SVTII non-pro or Mesa 400/400+. Are there any other pre's I may want to consider to warm up the tone that goes well with the NV's?

    I am open to both tube and ss as I can dig both for what they bring.
  2. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    The only tube amp I've played through that combo (which is my basic big room rig) is my SVT. it is very far from polite with some mids dialed in.

    I can seriously recommend an SVT non-Pro.
  3. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    I'd recommend trying a Sansamp RPM preamp. They're cheap(er), and sound great with the NV cabs.

    If you want to go the pedal route a Fulltone OCD or Aguilar ToneHammer in front of the Eden pre would add some nice dirt/snarl to your tone.
  4. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I second the SansAmp RPM. It's what I use in my rig (QSC PLX2402, nv610). The sweepable mid control really lets you dial in some cutting, grinding mids. The lack of a tweeter on the nv cabs is great for an overdriven sound, which the RPM can give you plenty of.
  5. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    This is the only rig I've heard both cabs connected to. Polite - no. Monstrous - yes. :D

  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Where the hell do you guys play, and do you carry your own gear? :)
  7. RTL

    RTL House Chicken Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    Aguilar DB750!

    Ridiculous power, enormous headroom, warm warm warm! Clean as you wanna be - plus, you can get the front end really nice and dirty by pumping the gain :)
  8. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
  9. I have an itch to try a tube amp with this setup. But I also need something that does not need to be cranked to sound sweet. I was considering an SVT2PRO or SVT-CL where I may be able to dial in grit at a "reasonable" volume without having to crank.

    Mostly, I am looking at volume levels between 10 and 12 o'clock but occasionally letting loose. The PLX 3002 is overkill loud but is great.

  10. GK Fusion!
  11. Tim1


    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    I played a gig last night using my NV610 and NV215 with the Mesa 400+. Fabulous tone, like having your personal subwoofer onstage but full range with the 610 adding the punch. Plus noone complained about the volume on stage, it just fit in the onstage mix so well. Sounded great at low levels as well as cranked - and heaps of headroom there too.
  12. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    I'll third the RPM. Sounds great with the my CA9 driving the Bergs.


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