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Bergantino AE210 for upright?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by B String, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Has anyone used a Berg AE210 for upright bass?
    I think it will work for electric bass but I want it as a doubling
    box. My Berg HT112 is great for upright, not electric. My Epi
    UL112 is great for electric, not upright. Help!
  2. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV

    I can't imagine a 2x10 being a good upright box...it seems possible but I have never heard one that seemed suited (lows too big).

    Try the Schroeder you are thinking of, or maybe consider a Schroeder 1x15 box. They are fairly shallow and may be a good (larger) upright box. I would try a deeper 1x12 or the 1x15.

    Also, perhaps an EA Wizzy M-Line 1x12 would be good?

  3. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri

    B String,
    I was thinking that maybe with such a device you could switch between the two cab's depending on which instrument your are using. I did play a EA VL 210 and frankly the EA VL 208 was better with DB, while the 210 sounded great with DB but really great with EB. Radial makes one here's a picture. I have the same problem with both of my 2x8 cabinets they are just a little shy for electric. Radial Engineering makes a device called a Cabone. This is one way to solve the problem.

  4. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Another box I just thought of is the Glockenklang Space Deluxe 1x12.

    Ric may have a point with the NL210...
  5. Gearhead43


    Nov 25, 2007
    I play most of my gigs thru a 2-10 and it sounds great. Any boomyness can be rolled back using a hi-pass filter.
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  6. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm not usually a big fan of 12's. I like the quickness of 10's.
    I know guys who still like their SWR jr's for upright.
    The Bergantino AE210 is only 12.5in deep. I'm thinking it might
    have as much low end as a 12.
    Think I might have to try it. The NL 210 might be slightly
    better for what I'm looking for, but I think the Berg AE210 will
    do just about as well. I'm not doing too much doubling, and I
    have an AI Focus with a high pass filter.
  7. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Its interesting that on the electric bass side, many guys don't
    think most 2x10 boxes have enough lows and bigness, and on
    the double bass side, the thought is too much low end and
    bigness. Again, as much as I love the Berg HT112, it's really
    lacking on the electric. I think the M-line might not have
    enough juice as well. I'll just have to try the AE210 to know
    if it works. I'll report back.
  8. toniwonkanobi

    toniwonkanobi Supporting Member

    May 23, 2008
    Northern California
    Endorsing: 1964 Ears, LLC.

    It's probably not going to work. Might as well just get it ready to sell or something, u know ;)

    Just kidding!

    Really, though, i hope the AE210 works out well with your upright!
  9. sadowskyschmaus


    May 29, 2006
    Tokyo, JP
    I have a Berg HT 112 and it kills for doubling. How do you find it is lacking for your electric use? I also think that a great small cab for doubling (FWIW) is the Acme Low B1. Get the 4 ohm version, pump enough watts into it and you will be amazed at how well that cab is for doubling (IMO of course). The Berg AE210 is a great cab though and you really can't go wrong there either.
  10. Tom Latenser

    Tom Latenser

    Dec 30, 2018
    I have been using an EA 12 wizzy with a Genz Benz shuttle for 10 years as my main upright rig. Good (but not great) Suited for every gig- even decent for electric....but now I am shopping for a replacement....leaning towards a Bergantino 12 with their amp
  11. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Just so you know this is a thread from 9 years ago. Some of the cabs we discussed aren’t even avaliable anymore. Their are newer cabinets and powered cabinets, from Audiokinesis and Mike Arnopol’s Soundworks that far surpass anything we discussed at the time. Bergantino has 3x10 that’s amazing, as well as the EA Wizzy 10 and 12. :)
  12. jthisdell

    jthisdell Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Ported cabs really benefit from using a hpf, especially upright
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