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Bergantino

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kolkoz, Jul 21, 2003.


  1. kolkoz

    kolkoz

    Mar 26, 2003
    FRANCE
    Hi,
    I'm interested with bergantino NV610 and HT322...
    I play mostly rock, hard-rock and also funk-rock...
    Does the NV610 sound very good for Slap and tapping ?
    I think the HT322 is better than NV610...
    Perhaps the NV610 is more suitable to me...

    Which heads are better with these cabs ? (Ashdown, Ampeg...)

    Do you know where can i buy Bergantino cabs in Europe ?

    I also interested with Epifani cabs (T-610...) but the Bergie seems to be better...

    Thanks a lot for your comments and excuse me for my very bad english (shame on me)
     
  2. Larzito

    Larzito

    Aug 1, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    I'm not going to be much help here...YOU have to find what works for your playing style and ears. OK, I'll try to help. Bergantino to my ears is warmer than Epifani. The 610 vs 322- the 610 is going to be slightly tighter if slapping is your primary way of playing, but the 322 is probably more versitle in the long run. I'd own a 322 if I felt like hauling around 95 lbs in the middle of the night. I think the 610 weighs even more. The 322 is one of the most versitle/talked about cabs in the forums and is destine to become a new industry standard. Its called tight booty or "booticulation." The 610 will not get that same booticulation.
     
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    The NV-610 is a very different animal from the HT series cabs. The NV is sealed with no tweeter: designed to have a punchy SVT-like tone, but with slightly better frequency response than the 8x10. The HT series cabs are ported with tweeters, and have very flat hi-fi tone. If you're into slapping, I'd probably recommend the HT322 simply because the tweeter would give you more "ping" when you pop, especially if you use active basses. But both are excellent cabs.

    Oh yeah: the NV610 is about the same weight as the HT322 (maybe a couple pounds more).

    FWIW, I own the NV610, and also some HT series cabs: 310 (discontinued), 210, and 115. I suspect that before long I'm going to get myself an HT322. But it is a lot of fun to put the 310 on top of the 115. :eek: :)
     
  4. kolkoz

    kolkoz

    Mar 26, 2003
    FRANCE
    Do you think that glockenklang cabs are better than bergantino or epifani cabs ?

    the 4x10 Quattro and the soul bass top seems to be interesting...
     
  5. inazone

    inazone

    Apr 20, 2003
    Colorado
    First Ill tell you where I sit before I say where I stand. Ive always been a loyal fan of swr cabs (not their heads). I sold them all (triad, 610 sr, herry 8x8) and bought bergantino ex and ht 1x12s, nv610 and the 322. I couldnt be happier! I play in two bands, a classic rock and a metal band. I use modulus basses and a EBS td650. I have about 40 gigs the 1x12s, 10 gigs on the nv610 and 3 on the 322. When I bought the nv610 and sold the swr 610 I was worried that I wouldnt get the "clicky as in Iron Maiden" sound that I got with the swr. The swr has a tweeter and is ported and the berg is sealed without the tweater. With the nv610 I still get that and a whole lot more! With the 322, modulus and ebs you would think the this setup would be to "hifi", but I can old get school tone as well. The 322 is an amazing cab. With the cabs side by side it would be my guess that the 322 is a little more power hungry but Im still playing arround with my settings so the verdict is still out. I had the chance to a/b (thanks to Guitar X in Denver) bergantino, glockenlang, accugrove and ebs. IMO bergantino was by far the best cabs. I also chose a EBS head over the glockenlang head. It was much more versatile and sounded better with my basses. Just my .02
     
  6. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    [Your english is better than some of those of us born to english-speaking parents.]

    Here's Jim Bergantino's email address: jimbergantino@bergantino.com; give him a shout.

    I would guess that it would be hard to go wrong with either Berg or Glock speaker cabs.

    I have an HT322 and would recommend it to almost anyone.
     
  7. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    well,

    in the price range, and with these particular products, they're not really better or worse than one another. whatever sound you like is the sound you go for.

    never played the Glock stuff... yet... ;)

    but, the regular Epifani 6x10 has a clearer, crisper, very deep sound. the "ultralite" Epifani 6x10 has that same crispness, but also a bit more midrange that isnt as sucked in sounding as the regular cab. adds a strangely more aggressive feel. my good bud says it sounded KILLER for pick-style playing on a pbass.

    the Bergantino 6x10 has a slightly woollier, warmer feel, BUT lacks that glossy sweet midrange i hear and LOVE in the regular Bergantino line. the 322 has that signature glossy sound, and is surprisingly about as deep sounding as the regular Epifani 6x10.

    also, do a search in the forum, and you'll find MANY threads on the cabs you're interested in.
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Did you get a chance to A/B the HT322 versus the El Whappo or Whappo, Jr? That is a comparison that I am dying to make the next time I get up to Low Down Sound. Of course, I'd also like to compare either of those to my EA VL-series cabs.

    Tom.