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

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ThePlumCrazyBand/

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’

Associated Band: 

Mountain Jam Orchestra (A tribute to the Allman Brothers)

Jacks O’Diamonds

Website:

www.mountainjamorchestra.com

www.jacksodiamonds.com

 

 

Bergantino Artist James Higginson

“My main gigging rigs consist of an AE210 for smaller gigs, and an AE410 for when I need to bring the noise! Lightweight but solid and reliable, punchy, articulate, fat – these cabs are the real deal, no matter what you throw at them! I toured the French Alps in the winter with my AE410 – 130 gigs in 5 months, from big open festival stages to cramped, sweaty bars. The cab never let me down. To me that says it all!”

Location: London, England

Bergantino Equipment Used: Bergantino AE210 and AE410

Bands: http://entertainers.co.uk/show/the-rocket-man/ – The Rocket Man – A Tribute to Elton John

http://andrewbrowning.co.uk/ – THE Number 1 tribute to George Michael

 

Bergantino Artist Gene Richau

“LOVE your cabinets, (but my wife doesn’t). At one point my garage was beginning to look like a Bergantino museum. 1 AE410, 1 CN112, 2 HD112’s, a CN212 and the HG310. Have been downsizing the arsenal as of late but at one point I’m pretty confident she was considering sending me to therapy 😀 Thanks for doing what you do, you’re making a lot bassists happy, which is not an easy feat lol!!”

Location: Corona, California

Bergantino Equipment Used: Past rigs: AE410, AE212, AE112 stack, CN212, CN112/HD112 stack. Current rigs: HD112 stack, single HG310

Associated Band: Fear Of Phobias Band

Website: https://www.facebook.com/FearOfPhobiasBand/

 

Bergantino Artist Kevan Campbell

“The B Amp has been an incredible blessing for me; enough power to handle most rooms in Austin proper, an incredibly clean D.I. and useful EQ section for when I run out to a venue’s front-of-house, takes pedals quite well, small and portable enough to easily take with for fly dates. The HDN212 has been a powerhouse cab with the perfect balance of low end thump and high end clarity for me, and I LOVE how easy it is to carry.  Thanks for such great products, Jim!!”

Location: Austin, TX
Bergantino Equipment Used: B Amp, HDN212
Associated Bands: https://www.curtisgrimes.com/

Bergantino Artist Dan Africano

Dan Africano is a professional bassist from Denver, CO. Dan shares:

“The forté has been an amazing amp to have on the road so far. It’s got plenty of volume and the tone controls are very simple and easy to use. But the best thing about it is that what comes through the rig is quite simply the sound of my fingers, the strings, and the bass in pure form. With the EQ flat, there’s a tremendous amount of control that I have over my sound depending on what part of the string I’m playing and the tone control setting on my passive P bass. That’s really all I want from an amp – true translation of what I’m putting into the instrument – and that’s what the forté delivers.

About the cabs: “Bergantino makes the best bass gear, period. Nothing compares to the absolute clarity heard from these speakers. Accurate and transparent but large and full at the same time, which allows me to hear exactly what I’m playing with minimal coloration or noise. The ability to hear a more accurate and true representation of what I’m playing makes it possible to connect to my artistic expression a little closer to the source, which is truly a revelatory experience. These cabs are an inspiration.”

Location: Denver, CO

Bergantino Gear used: 2 x NV215, IP 112, EX 112, & the forté

Bands:

Elephant Wrecking Ball ( http://elephantwreckingball.com )

John Brown’s Body ( http://johnbrownsbody.com )

Many other bands ( http://danafricano.com )

Styles: Reggae, Dub, Funk, Rock, Jazz

Basses: 4 string Fender Jazz and Precision Basses