Bergantino launches the Forté D, a tonally versatile 800W bass amp head

Bergantino Forté D
(Image credit: Bergantino Audio Systems)

Bergantino Audio Systems has announced the Forté D, an 800W compact bass amp head with a host of smart, tube-mimicking features.

The latest amp to join Forté series features the company’s Big Fat Tube (BFT) technology, which aims to replicate the compression and sag of tube amps, to capture soft clipping and grittier growl alike – all via a single Drive knob.

These sounds are bolstered by Bergantino’s new Parallel Dynamic Circuitry, which delivers bass-optimized compression, and promise to integrate with the BFT to capture that elusive tube amp response.

Bergantino Forté D

(Image credit: Bergantino Audio Systems)

Other features include a four-band EQ (complete with lo- and hi-mid controls), XLR-direct output, auxiliary input and bright switch.

Despite weighing just 6.5lbs, the amp outputs 350W at 8 ohms, 700W at 4 ohms, and 800W at 2 ohms.

The Forté D is available from December for $/£999. Head over to Bergantino Audio Systems for more info.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.