Bergantino Artist Jon D’Auria 

Bergantino Artist Jon D’Auria 

“The clarity and articulation of Bergantino amps is unprecedented. They truly allow the fingers of the player and the distinct characteristics of the bass come through with remarkable transparency. And the power and headroom that they give you will make the walls rumble in any sized venue. No matter what style I’m playing, this gear allows me to be both heard and felt in the best way possible.”

Jon D’Auria has been playing and writing about bass for over two decades. As a performing bassist he covers a lot of ground stylistically, hitting the stage and recording with artists spanning a large range of genres. Both an electric and upright player, he relies on his Bergantino amps to deliver the sound that he loves. When he’s not gigging or in the studio, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Bass Magazine.  

Location: Arizona

Gear: Forté, NXTSE 212, Super Pre 

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Bergantino Audio Artist Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon is an American bass guitarist and vocalist most recognized as a founding member of the band Phish. In addition to bass, Gordon is an accomplished banjo player, and is proficient at piano and guitar.

Bergantino Audio is proud to share that Mike Gordon’s Solo tour where he announced his New Solo Album ‘Flying Games’ that his amp choice for all solo tours is the new Bergantino Forte HP2.

Mike on the Forte HP2:

“Firstly, there is a clarity and immediacy that I sense, and on top of that there is a lot of punch. It’s almost a cliche, but that’s what we bassists seek a lot of the time – punch – and this has it. Moreover, there is a lot of control. It’s a good situation because there are a bunch of extra knobs to add things, and every knob I turn up makes it sound even better. Win win.” 

Please read this great interview we had with Mike:

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Bergantino Artist Jeff Matz

Jeff Matz is proof there is still a place for nice guys in rock and roll. Don’t let his easy-going demeanor fool you, inside his body is a steady-state of simmering riffs and grooves just dying to get out. Jeff has been in the music industry for quite some time and we were lucky enough to virtually sit down with him, ask a few questions and hear what he and the band have been up to lately.

Click here for: Jeff Matz interview with Bergantino’s Lee Presgrave 

Jeff uses the new NXT 212 (Neo X-Treme) speaker cabinet

Bergantino Artist Mike Watt

Mike on the forte HP: 

“My first thought was, This is it. I bought it right away and took it straight on tour with me. I didn’t sit around and test it. I didn’t take a lot of time to make decisions, and I didn’t let it sit in a petri dish to investigate it. I just put the damn thing to work right away. And you know what, it exceeded all of my expectations. All the soundmen at the venues were tripping out about it. They couldn’t believe the sound I was getting out of the damn thing. Now Bergantino amps are all that I play through. Jim is onto a good design. If it can survive Watt, it can survive anything. It’s called the Watt test. First of all, I do a lot of gigs in row. I’ll go out on the road and play 50-60 nights straight. Secondly, I don’t play gently. If gear can go through all of that and come out working on the other side, then it’s something, man.”

Mike on the Super Pre:

“Every bass sounds different, which is why we want different basses in the first place. Instead of making every bass sound the same, this box plays up the quality of the instrument and what makes it unique. I use the Super Pre every day. I’m building profiles for every bass I have that fits the qualities of each one.”

Bergantino Audio Systems is proud to welcome Mike Watt to our family of artists!

Mike was kind enough to share his time and interview with Bass Magazine Editor and Chief Jon D’Auria and Bergantino Artist Matthew Denis regarding his tour, bass career and gear.

Mikes interview:

Mike Watts gear:

Bergantino forté HP, Bergantino Super Pre Bass Preamp, and the NXT212 speaker cabinet.

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Bergantino Artist Dave Swift

Bergantino Audio Systems is honored and excited to welcome UK bassist, Dave Swift, to Bergantino’s endorsing artist roster. Starting with trombone as his first instrument at the age of 14, then picking up the bass a year later, Dave Swift has had an amazing musical journey and career. Consequently, he now has established himself as […]

Tony Grey

Bergantino Artist Tony Grey

In this Bergantino artist spotlight, we welcome our new artist, the amazing Tony Grey, to the Bergantino family! We asked fellow Bergantino artist Mitch Starkman if he would like to fire off some questions to Tony and he enthusiastically agreed! 

Please read Tony’s interview here:

Tony uses the Bergantino forté HP, The Bergantino Super Pre Bass Preamp, The forté D, The NXT112 & 212 speaker cabinets

Tony Grey Super Pre Demo Video

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