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Club Bergantino! Let's See Those Rigs!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by needmoney, May 10, 2007.

  1. UpperBout

    UpperBout Supporting Member

    At first, I was also a bit mystified by the grill screws. Picture's worth a thousand words:
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  2. wengr


    Jul 21, 2010
    Thank you for the response. I purchased it from the classifieds here on TalkBass. I will take it out carefully and check it out.
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  3. wengr


    Jul 21, 2010
    Thank You, very helpful as I don't want to damage them.
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  4. A Bergantino setup just moved to the top of my wishlist. Up to one week ago, I couldn't decide whether I should go for another bass or amp next.

    I recently had a practice with a new group, where a bass amp or cabinet was not provided already. I brought my Ampeg setup with SVT-1510HE that I've owned since 1995 and served me extremely well over the years. I'm much older now and the SVT-1510HE is 87 Lbs. Even my head felt heavy to carry.

    The weight of my old gear helped to make this decision. Most likely, I will seek a used Forte (only 6 Lbs) which appears often in the Classifieds. The cabinets that will interest me are the HDN410 (54 Lbs) & HG410 (47 Lbs). I rarely see those in the classifieds, so I may need to buy that one new. This purchase won't be until sometime in 2020, so who knows? Possibly Jim will unveil his next marvelous creation at January's NAMM show and some players might start selling their ForteHP units. It all depends what is available when I'm ready.

    Plus, the auxiliary-in and headphone jack would be perfect to practice at home without bothering anyone.
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  5. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Herself has begun referring to my two new HDN cabinets as "Lamborghinis" instead of Bergantinos .
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  6. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
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    Right after NAMM always fills the classifieds with gear from owners that want something new that just came out (guilty as charged on more than one occasion).
  7. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    As an HG410 owner, you won't be disappointed regardless. It is such a fantastic cab.
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  8. I tried a Forte and HG410 a few weeks ago and was impressed.
  9. Interested to here from those running a HG410 with a Head other than the B|Amp/Forte. I have a Quilter BB800 also, and loved it with my NV115 stack equally to my B|Amp but withe HG410 it just sounds like they are fighting each other a bit. Hard to describe. Just sounds like that combo is lacking. Pains me to say that as the Quilter has been a monster with any Cab I've used it with.
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  10. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Maybe you need the new Bass Block 802?

  11. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Hey there, have you tried trimming some bass frequencies on the BB? Those two will have huge low end natively and may need some attenuation to not cloud out some mids and highs.
  12. That's the strange thing, I actually think the lows are lacking, which is odd for exactly how you describe the cab and BB. Both have plenty on that area. I might need to experiment some more.
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  13. kevk

    kevk Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Napa Valley
    When I had the HG410, it worked beautifully with my Monique tube preamp (>B|Amp effects return though)...usually dime’d (or close to) M’s mid control and cut back on the lows slightly...
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  14. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas
    Can't haul a 410 these days, getting up there in age and back issues has stopped that. So really looking to lighten the load but still have frequency response and high sensitivity rating in a cab (101 or better). Currently using a couple of 8 ohm cabs, a dual 12" and a single 12" and they are loud and proud.

    Wish I could get a Neo dual 12 in cab from Berg that would be operating at 8 ohms. Personally I like paring 8 ohm cabs together, and I never mismatch cab impedance loads. (Like using a 4 ohm cab with and 8 ohm cab) That is just not good business, period.

    Currently my cabs weigh 38 lbs for a dual 12", and 28 lbs for a single 12". And that is about all my back can take these days.
  15. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    Every head and cabinet isn’t always a good match.
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  16. Jim Bergantino

    Jim Bergantino Commercial User

    Feb 27, 2003
    Bergantino Audio Systems
    If your 4 ohm cab is our HDN212, for example, and the 8 ohm cab is our HDN112, it would be a perfect match. You can look at the HDN212 as two 8 ohm HDN112 cabs in one box. When hooked in parallel, each woofer in the system (312) will receive the exact same amount of power. And since you can set up the B|AMP to run at 2.67 ohms, you're good to go.

    You can't make a blanket statement about mixing 8ohm and 4 ohm cabs until you examine the make up of each cab.

    Hope this helps.
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  17. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas
    OK never mind.
  18. Jim Bergantino

    Jim Bergantino Commercial User

    Feb 27, 2003
    Bergantino Audio Systems
    I hope my post was taken as informative and not dismissive. Just wanted to make sure you understand that not all 4 and 8 ohm cabs are created "equal", and possibly make a decision that may not be optimum for what you're trying to achieve.

  19. quindecima

    quindecima Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2016
    Walterville, Oregon
    I use a Berg HD212 4 ohm and HD112 8 ohm. I use them with a Mesa WD-800 which also has 2.67 ohms and they are Killer

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