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NV215 in da house

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jacove, Nov 30, 2005.


  1. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Hi,

    my brand new NV215 arrived this afternoon, I have only tested it in my living room with my Thunderfunk. My first impression is that this cab really is designed for good old solid bass!....the tone is very thick and full as you would expect from 2 15", but there is also a great treble respons from the 6". What surprised me the most, is that the cab is very focused and tight sounding, probably due to the sealed design. There is the classic Bergantino trademark tone in the cab, a tone I would describe as a very sweet and just with a tad grind, I love this sound....I still haven't gigged with this cab so it is just my initial impresission...I will gig with it tomorrow and friday at a pretty big venue, really looking forward to it. Compared to my El Whappo, the NV215 sounds not as phat, open and BIG, but more "choked" and focused, I tend to like that sound, but I can see why others would prefer the EL Whappo....both excellent cabs.
     
  2. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Nice! Let us know how it works out for you!

    Tom.
     
  3. FireBug

    FireBug

    Sep 18, 2005
    Houston
    I've always been looking to try one of those. I hear it has better treble response than the NV425 and NV610. Have you compared it to any other Bergs?
     
  4. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Well, the NV610 has been my main cab for 2 years, but I haven't done a direct a/b yet...the NV215 definelety has more lows and highs than the NV610, but the NV610 will cut you in half!!!...different vibes due to the different speakers, but they both share the sealed tight tone and the Bergantino sweetness....
     
  5. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    As the other two NV series cabs do not have a midrange driver (and none of them have a tweeter), the NV215 has noticably more high end (at least a "brighter" or higher frequency high end) than the other two.

    Tom.
     
  6. John C. Reilly

    John C. Reilly

    Feb 24, 2004
    I somehow came across an nv610 and a nv215 used localy within a month of each other. couldn't pass them up. To me the 215 sounds like early seventies phil lesh tone, clean tight bottom with definition on th epick attack. While the nv610 has that throaty mid rock n roll vibe. i like them both but tend to play the 610 with the band but i like to play 215 for solo practicing. I'm using a 4xkt88 head made by Fred at d/13
     
  7. notrt

    notrt

    Jun 29, 2004
    :ninja: Who made that head, and where do they reside on the 'net??? :ninja:

    Inquiring minds will want to know...

    RC a/k/a "notrt"
     
  8. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Join to TF - NV Series club:

    [​IMG]

    :cool:
     
  9. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    I am nearly 100% positive that I want to buy an NV series cab soon. I really need to try each of them out and see what I like best. No one around here carries them, though. :meh:
     
  10. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    I have the same prob. No one within normal driving distance sells them near me. So i'm just going for a 215 :D
     
  11. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...Re: NV215's, ya better hurry & call JB about his current stock, seems there's no demand for them???...

    ~S~

    PS: No demand = no more built
     
  12. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    WHA!? No way...if he stops making them i'll be forever devistated. :(
     
  13. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    I'm really thinking hard about the NV425. I just don't know if I'll end up missing the extra highs. I'm no tapper, for sure, and I only slap when messing around. Mostly fingerstyle, hard rock stuff. FWIW, I have an Ampeg 15" practice amp with no horn, and it seems to have enough high end for me.
     
  14. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    This is true. It blows me away that are not buying these in droves. :confused:
     
  15. John C. Reilly

    John C. Reilly

    Feb 24, 2004
  16. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Wait, so is the a "he's not making anymore" thing, or a "he's only thinking about not making anymore" thing. Does this apply to all the NV series cabs, or just the 215?
     
  17. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Love my NV610, and I envy all you guys who have both NV610 and NV215!


    Great. Now I gotta get an NV215... and figure out where to store it. :help:
     
  18. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    Seriously. I'd buy 2 if i had the cash...and i'm not even playing any gigs where even ONE would be necessary.
     
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Then you will most likely dig the NV425! The tens will be brighter than your single 15".
     
  20. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...no more NV215's...never selling mine, one of the best full range...

    ~S~

    PS: How many UNsatisfied NV215 owners have you ever ran across & how many have you seen for sale used...