Bergantino durability experiences

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheCreature, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. TheCreature


    May 22, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    What's been the experience of the collective re: the ability of Bergie cabs to take punishment? Both structurely (dropping them) and electrically (whacking them all night with clean power). Any blown drivers or crossovers?

  2. Never had a problem.
  3. fast slapper

    fast slapper

    Dec 11, 2001
    Fresno, CA
    I creased the speakers(older version)in my HT210, but it still sounds exactly the same. Has this happened to anyone else when using a low powered amp?
  4. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Inactive

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Just resently the nut that was on one of the imput jacks on my ex12 fell off and the jack fell inside the box.

    Called Jim, he said he removed a washer that used to go there and some of them have been doing this. Sinse has been using the washer again.

    Of corser he's mailing me parts and he told me in detail how to fix it right down to glue gunning the thing for sealing reasons.

  5. TheCreature


    May 22, 2002
    Dallas, TX

    I'm not seeing anything chronic. I *didn't* want to hear any systemic problems like some Ashdown and Stewart threads.


  6. Larzito


    Aug 1, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    Bergies are tuff. I've had my 115/210 for over a year and have had no problems. The greatest danger with blowing them, according to Jim, comes from not enough power (cranking the amp and sending a sitorted signal instead of clean power).

    What reliability problems have you heard about Ashdown (I have one, so now you make me worry)?
  7. TheCreature


    May 22, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    The Ashdown thing was years ago, and over on the TBL list. Not to worry ...

  8. Aram


    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    I did this exact same thing (with the old drivers)...I mentioned it in a different thread:

    I've been bridging my power amp since then, and it's been clear sailing. It's also built like a tank.

  9. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I've put about 250 gigs on my 2/12 Bergie, the only thing that was wearing out was the wheels, so Jim sent me his new 3" wheels.....that I love!!! I have a 3/10 that's been on about half as many gigs, and it's a freat cab too.....and my main band plays LOUD:bassist: You don't find to many guys like Jim Bergantino.....he really wants to make the best possiable cab, and give great service.
  10. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    SW, OK
    I've only had my HT322 for about three months, but I've gigged it ten times so far. Seems to be built like a tank. I think it will "take a spanking and keep on cranking".
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Been using Bergs exclusively since last November. I push 'em pretty hard: I gig with two bands, my #1 band gets very loud, and my bass never gets PA assist with either band. I've been doing quite a few outdoor gigs this summer, too. Zero problems.

    Been using a Stewart World 2.1 for 2 years, no problems there either! Always runs cool and clean, and delivers all the power I need.