Stephen Paulson: Bergantino Artist

“This light weight cabinet (compared to other 412 on the market) coupled with its tone, size, and quality components offered a tighter and more immediate bass response are some of the reasons he chose the NV412T)”

Location: Minnesota

Equipment Used: NV412T


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Kevin Freeby: Bergantino Artist

“The Bergantino Forte is hands down the best lightweight amplifier I have ever played. It is perfectly transparent, allowing for the truest sound of my bass to be heard. It is extremely versatile, enhancing the sound of any cabinet and when paired up with any of Bergantino’s speaker cabinets, totally unstoppable.”

Location: San Diego, California

Bergantino Equipment Used: Forte

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Patrick Durrett: Bergantino Artist

“I’ve played through a lot of different gear over the years. The first time I heard an HT-322 it hit me right near the heart so I had to have one. Needless to say, it was a huge upgrade to the cabs I’ve played in the past. Then I was sitting in Bass emporium farting around one day and happened across the NV412.. jolly cow what a beast! I didn’t even know I needed or wanted anything other than the 322.. take all my money!! So 2 weeks later I had probably the coolest bass cab ever. Years later I was toying with neos , because, you know.. back problems seem to be Synonymous with bass players from the all ceramic days.. haha! After a markbass combo stint I went full HDN with you guessed it, the old 322 combo, the HDN112 and HDN210. The rest of history, for now..”

Location: Austin, Texas

Bergantino Equipment Used: HT322, NV412, HDN112, & HDN210

Associated Bands: TrickShotatx

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Bergantino Artist: Duck

“The advantages of the Bergantino cabinet are their light weight and durability. This equipment sounds natural and gives the “original” sound of the instrument without distortion. It transmits the sound faithful to the essence of any instrument. In particular, the HDN112 is a good low-middle advantage, is expressed without shaking, and is very good in combination with the Contra bass.”

About the Forte Amplifier: “The compact size makes it easy to move, and the design is impressive. The front part is quite impressive. It has everything functional. The VRC feature is quite impressive. Apply naturally, hold down the Bright button, and select the maximum value, you can feel the attractive high range and effector applied. I think this amplifier is great for both the price and functionality of transistor amplifiers. It is easy to operate, press and hold the Bright button to switch to post EQ, and if you press and hold the mute button, the fan that cuts off heat at 2 ohms will work itself. The headphone button function is a great feature for moving players. It is also possible to play alone by using mr through the AUX terminal. It is comfortable for all bass players. Weight, design and functionality are all satisfactory. As with cabinets, it is the greatest advantage of the Bergantino Forte to provide that is quite natural sound.”

Location: Seoul, Korea

Bergantino Equipment Used: Bergantino Forte and the HDN112 & CN410 cab

Associated Bands: “Duck & Mo”

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Bergantino Artist James Barthalow

“I have always been a die-hard Ampeg fan and user up until I found The Bergantino forté bass amp. It is the most clear sounding amp I have ever purchased. The main three basses I use are my Pedulla Bass Guitars Rapture Bass (single Active Bartolini pickup), American Precision Bass (Passive Geezer Butler EMGs) and my all time favorite my 90’s Warwick basses Fortress Bass (Active EMG PJ Pickups). Every bass has it’s own sound. With the Bergantino forté I can dial in a great tone fast and easily for any of my basses. Seems my old amps had just one sound but not the Forte. It let’s every bass sing with it’s own voice. Using different cabs proves just as easy to dial in a fantastic tone. I love my new Bergantino Amp forté . Looking forward to checking out the rest of The Bergantino products.”

Location: Deltona, Florida

Bergantino Equipment Used: The Bergantino forté

Associated Band: Plum Crazy


Bergantino Artist Jim Leach

“I’ve used the Bergantino Forte over the last two weekends and just love this amp. Dialing in the amp to get the tone you want is extremely easy. The bass is tight and the mid-range and treble are as clear as you want it to be. The headroom on this amp is also incredible and the Variable Rate Compression (VRC) is magical and simple to dial in to provide a level string response. I have received many positive comments from band-mates and the audience on just how great the amp sounds. Jim Bergantino has hit the ball out of the park with this amp!”

Location: Long Island, New York

Bergantino Equipment Used: Bergantino Forte’

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Mountain Jam Orchestra (A tribute to the Allman Brothers)

Jacks O’Diamonds