Is this the end of bass rigs as we know it?

Bergantino Super Pre
(Image credit: Bergantino Audio Systems)

Though it would be a brave soul who turned up to a gig with just a bass guitar and a pedal, digital interfaces and effects have become an accepted part of 4-string life these days. Most recording studios are awash with virtual instruments, testifying to the ability of modern technology to simulate all sorts of real-world bass guitar sounds.

“Bass players are looking for smaller, more compact bass gear that they can take on the go without compromising their tone,” says Holly Bergantino of Bergantino Audio Systems. “Our new Super Pre fulfils that need. Big 8x10 cabinets are out!”

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Nick Wells

Nick Wells was the Editor of Bass Guitar magazine from 2009 to 2011, before making strides into the world of Artist Relations with Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Guitars. He's also the producer of bass-centric documentaries, Walking the Changes and Beneath the Bassline, as well as Production Manager and Artist Liaison for ScottsBassLessons. In his free time, you'll find him jumping around his bedroom to Kool & The Gang while hammering the life out of his P-Bass.