Bergantino convert

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lepparda, May 28, 2018.


  1. Lepparda

    Lepparda

    Sep 21, 2016
    Been playing bass again for a few years and been through a bit of gear looking for 'the sound' and think I may have found it. Bergantino B-Amp and and HD112/210 cabs provide a fantastic and versatile set-up. Stick a Tech21 VT Bass pedal upfront and you are sorted.
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  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Best stuff available imo
     
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  3. Lepparda

    Lepparda

    Sep 21, 2016
    The best thing to ever come out of Whitinsville !
     
  4. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Spend some more time with the B Amp and get that VT bass out of your signal chain. ...not needed...at all.
     
  5. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    Bergantino gear is very addicting...congratulations on a real first class set-up! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    I completely love my Berg cabs, but I also use a VT Deluxe pedal for tone shaping and would not consider gigging without it.
    I am perfectly happy to believe the B|amp is a wonderful amp with lots of interesting and unique options, but I don't think it can provide the speaker sim and character elements that the VT does, which, IMHO/IME are its real strengths.

    YMMV, but I would never ditch my VT pedal
     
  7. Lepparda

    Lepparda

    Sep 21, 2016
    Perhaps, the O/D is pretty good but I do like the 'warmth' you get from the VT Bass Pedal through the clean Berg signal - its like an 'Ampeg in a box'. Funnily enough it seems to pair with the Berg gear better than either the DG B3K, VMT or Aguilar Tonehammer.
     
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  8. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Bingo.
     
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  9. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    well, I was really just trying to be polite

    but mutual Berg love aside, I am always suspicious of someone who absolutely knows what gear everyone else should/should not use, as if no one else has any experience or tone goals that may differ from theirs.

    It's one thing to say .. "hey, piece of gear XYZ is pretty cool and works for me"
    It's entirely another to say .. "hey, I don't know you from Adam, but you should totally ditch that piece of gear that you (and many others) like .... because I said so (and possibly because of my endorsement of XYZ)"

    geez man
    Bazinga!

    I stand by what I originally posted and feel as if Lepparda is probably entirely capable of making gear choices that meet his needs.

    Hope you continue to enjoy the Berg cabs Lepparda and welcome to the Berg owners club.
    I certainly love mine (CN212, CN112, NV610) and have also found that the VT Pedals work well for my tone goals.
     
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  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Congrats. I guess we'll have to live with the VT Bass.
     
  12. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Not to hijack this further...

    I do plenty of fill-ins where they claim to have a good bass amp. Regardless, I always bring my VT Deluxe. I have two banks set up on it which are pretty much: Warm Tube, SVT, Portaflex and the same settings on the B channel but each with boosted volume. Filled in with a Dead-Head jam band the other week. They had a Trace Elliott with a 410 that their regular bassist keeps. I didn't want to touch the eq or other settings (to be polite). But the VT Bass made the set up sound better than they had heard from that amp before.

    Anyway, I don't own and have never played a Bergantino. They have an impressive resume and get high marks on here so I suppose they know their stuff. I have been playing Epifani for years and I love the portability and sound I get (with or without the VT Deluxe), but I'd love to try a Bergie rig some day.

    It's tough to be a convert when you already have about $3,000 invested in a current rig and would need to spend over $5000 for a similar Bergantino set up.
     
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  13. klejst

    klejst

    Oct 5, 2010
    Nice setup.
     
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  14. esoxhntr

    esoxhntr Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    Markham, Ontario
    Yup, that would do it.
     
  15. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    OP, you’ve made a great choice and if your VT gives you what you need quickly, then awesome. All I was saying....ahem, with a little tongue and cheek, is the B Amp with its extremely flexible preamp, can get you in that tone universe.

    Again, enjoy, that’s a potent combo.
     
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  16. jthisdell

    jthisdell

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    The Bergs are all different varieties of excellent. I have a CN112 and 210 and have had a NV115 in the past. Hope to get a Bamp at some point.
     
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  17. jthisdell

    jthisdell

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    When I was looking at a new rig I was curious about Berg, there is a dealer about 45 miles from me (Rocket Music). So when I checked out the Berg thread I found about three hundred pages of "This XXX Berg cabinet sounds great with this YYY head!"
     
  18. Hounddog

    Hounddog

    Dec 2, 2004
    Southern, Illinois
    Sadowsky Featured Artist
    +1 The B|Amp has allowed me to eliminate my pedal board completely.
     
  19. Hounddog

    Hounddog

    Dec 2, 2004
    Southern, Illinois
    Sadowsky Featured Artist
    I must add that the B|Amp and HG410 together is amazing.
     
  20. Kevan Campbell

    Kevan Campbell Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Congrats on the new Bergie gear! I picked up a B Amp and HDN212 last year and it’s been an incredible change in my sound; awesome clarity and EQ flexibility with some cool onboard effects.
     
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