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Backline Technicians Wanted

Job Description:

As a Backline Technician at Bergsten, you will work in a fast paced professional environment with a variety of responsibilities ranging from show preparation, delivery & pick-up to providing full on-site technical support. You will need to be comfortable working with a wide range of musical instruments in a live performance environment. The right candidate will be a team player, will be able to work professionally under high pressure and will value attention to detail.

We have a couple spots available. New to the industry? We will offer training to the right “entry level” candidate.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

-Gathering and testing requested gear in our warehouse located on the South Shore
-Loading and unloading trucks
-Set up and tending gear on-location

Job Requirements

-Excellent knowledge of the set up and breakdown of standard backline gear.
-Able to lift heavy cases over 50 lbs
-Must have your own reliable transportation
-Must be flexible to work irregular hours (nights and weekends included)
-Must be comfortable driving trucks up to 26′ (CDL not required)
-Guitar Tech and Tuning Ability
-Drum Tech and Tuning Ability
-Experience with Sound and Lighting a major plus

Please send resume and 3 references to Billing@BergstenMusic.com

NO calls please.

A1 Audio Technicians Wanted

Part and full time positions available; Freelance applications welcome.

Job Description:

As a tech at Bergsten, you will work in a fast paced, professional environment as lead engineer on numerous projects throughout New England. You will be expected to adapt, learn new skills and be able to trouble shoot on site. Excellent verbal communication skills and teamwork are a must. You will be building shows from the ground up, interacting with customers, and other employees.

Job Requirements:

‐ Degree in audio engineering or equivalent industry experience

‐ Familiarity with the following products: DigiCO, Avid Venue, Yamaha CL5, Yamaha PM5D, d&b / JBL / Meyer Line Array, Shure and Sennheiser In Ear and Wireless Mic Systems.

‐ Excellent knowledge of signal flow and on‐site show setup

‐ Able to lift heavy cases over 50 lbs.

‐ Must be comfortable driving trucks up to 26′ (CDL not required)

– Must be willing to help build shows in the warehouse / do occasional drops & pickups.

‐ Must be flexible to work irregular hours (nights/weekends and some Holidays included)

‐ Experience in lighting design a major plus

‐ Knowledge of backline instruments a plus

Salary commensurate on experience.

Benefits and retirement offered for full time positions.

Please submit a current resume and three references for consideration for this position to Billing@BergstenMusic.com. No calls please.

2019 Inventory Sale

Every year we go through some of our inventory and figure out what we would like to part with. Over the next month we will be adding various items from our working inventory below with pricing and links to the websites where they are listed for sale.

Please refer to the listings to pursue a purchase. Many more pictures are posted on their official sales listings.

We will remove items from this post as they sell.

 

Yamaha M7-CL48 – $3,800

Listed on Ebay.

We are selling our Yamaha M7CL-48 Mixer (sold with its case & wireless router) from our Pro Audio inventory due to upgrade. The console is in excellent working condition.

1970’s Fender Super Reverb – $900

Listed on Craigslist – Local Pickup only.
This amp is in excellent condition and has 4 Italian Jensen speakers in it. It’s a 1970s vintage amp. We’re pretty sure it’s a 1976. It looks and sounds great. $900.

K&M 21090B – Microphone Stands  – $15/each

Listed on Craigslist. Local pickup only.

We have about 5 used K&M Tripod Microphone Stands (with telescoping boom) – model 21090B – for sale. $15/each. We have another ~10 of the same microphone stands but shorter (model 25900B) also at $15/each.

Removed from our working inventory, some will look more used than others.

Sold as is.

We’re Hiring! A1 Live Sound Engineer & Backline Technicians Wanted

Bergsten Music is committed to providing top quality production services for Boston, New England and the Northeast. A staple in Boston for over 40 years, we’ve worked with every type of client from local productions to major national tours.

 A1 Live Sound Engineers Wanted:

Part and full time positions available; Freelance applications welcome.

Job Description:

As a tech at Bergsten, you will work in a fast paced, professional environment as lead engineer on numerous projects throughout New England. You will be expected to adapt, learn new skills and be able to trouble shoot on site. Excellent verbal communication skills and teamwork are a must. You will be building shows from the ground up, interacting with customers, and other employees.

Job Requirements:

‐ Degree in audio engineering or equivalent industry experience

‐ Familiarity with the following products: DigiCO, Avid Venue, Yamaha CL5, Yamaha PM5D, d&b / JBL / Meyer Line Array, Shure and Sennheiser In Ear and Wireless Mic Systems.

‐ Excellent knowledge of signal flow and on‐site show setup

‐ Able to lift heavy cases over 50 lbs.

‐ Must be comfortable driving trucks up to 26′ (CDL not required)

– Must be willing to help build shows in the warehouse / do occasional drops & pickups.

‐ Must be flexible to work irregular hours (nights/weekends and some Holidays included)

‐ Experience in lighting design a major plus

‐ Knowledge of backline instruments a plus

Salary commensurate on experience.

Benefits and retirement offered for full time positions.

Please submit a current resume and three references for consideration for this position to Billing@BergstenMusic.com. No calls please.

 

Backline Technicians Wanted:

Job Description:

As a Backline Technician at Bergsten, you will work in a fast paced professional environment with a variety of responsibilities ranging from show preparation, delivery & pick-up to providing full on-site technical support. You will need to be comfortable working with a wide range of musical instruments in a live performance environment. The right candidate will be a team player, will be able to work professionally under high pressure and will value attention to detail.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

-Gathering and testing requested gear in our warehouse located on the South Shore
-Loading and unloading trucks
-Set up and tending gear on-location

Job Requirements

-Excellent knowledge of the set up and breakdown of standard backline gear.
-Able to lift heavy cases over 50 lbs
-Must have your own reliable transportation
-Must be flexible to work irregular hours (nights and weekends included)
-Must be comfortable driving trucks up to 26′ (CDL not required)
-Guitar Tech and Tuning Ability
-Drum Tech and Tuning Ability
-Experience with Sound and Lighting a major plus

Please send resume and 3 references to Billing@BergstenMusic.com

NO calls please.

Acquisition of new DigiCo Consoles

We are excited to announce that we are proud new owners of two new DigiCo consoles, the SD9 and the SD10 with Waves Soundgrid Servers. Call today to get a quote!

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COOKIE POLICY
Last updated February 02, 2020
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d&b audiotechnik product acquisition

Bergsten Music is pleased to announce the addition of d&b audiotechnik product to our pro audio rental inventory.
d&b’s “technological developments, system integration principles, and quality of construction” have brought the brand global recognition.

We are thrilled to offer their exceptional products to our clientele.

Stay tuned, we will have a separate page listing all the acquired gear shortly!

 

JBL’s 70th Anniversary: A Look at the Sound Industry

JBL & James B Lansing timeline

The first 100 years

1902 – James is born in Illinois 9th of 14 children

1927 – Moves to L.A. and continues his work on loudspeakers with his partner Ken Decker. Together they work on the development of loudspeakers.

Due to the first talking film “ the Jazz Singer “ there’s a push to develop audio systems for movie theaters. Westinghouse is part of the development projects.

 

1938– Congress forces Westinghouse to sell off it’s amplifier/speaker business to a group of engineers for $1. These tech form the Altec Lansing company.

 

1941– Lansing and Altec merge and James signs a 5 year contract with Altec as VP and chief engineer. During WWII Altec works on a submarine detection system which leads to the Alnico magnet.

 

1945– Leaves Altec to form his own company

 

1946– Founds JBL and works of the “Voice of the Theater” full range speaker. He forms a partnership Arnold engineering to supply Alnico magnets. ( Aluminum- Nickel- Cobalt ) used in his new speaker line.

 

1948– JBL develops the D-130 15” speaker with a 4’ voice coil. Which becomes JBLs first successful product. James is a great engineer, but a bad business person and the company falls into hard times.

Marquart Aviation invests in the company , but is soon to be bought by General Tire which has no interest in the speaker company.

 

1949– James commits suicide and leaves a $10k insurance policy to his partner which helps revitalized the company.

 

1950’s– the D-130 is used extensively in high-end home hi-fi systems.

 

1955– Leo Fender offers the JBL speakers in his guitar amps leading to the first use of JBL’s in the music industry.

1960– Sound companies use JBL in there professional systems and engineers like Bill Hanley create the first touring systems.

Capital records begins using the 4320 studio monitor in it’s recording studios.

 

1969– Hanley uses JBL’s in his system at Woodstock.

Sydney Harman buys JBL .

 

1970’s – Recording studios become fond of the JBL studio monitors and by 1977 the 4320 is used by more studios than all other companies combined.

 

1979– the Cabaret series is introduced and is a hit with small sound companies and local bands.

 

1995– the JBL EON – a big gamble for the company because of R&D costs becomes a huge success.

 

2000– the Vertec Line Array is introduced to the Pro-touring market and becomes one of the most successful pro-audio products of the 21stCentury.

 

This timeline is the product of my research into the James B Lansing company and the mark it has made on the music industry. It is my hope that these points are found to be as interesting and give some insight into the development of the sound industry.

Andy Bergsten. 4/20/17

Pro audio gear for SALE

As of January 1st, 2018 all of these items have been sold.

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Every year we go through our inventory and decide what to keep and what to upgrade.

Unless otherwise noted, all equipment for sale has been tested and vetted by our technicians. There may be some cosmetic wear and/or a small “BMI” marked somewhere. Most of our prices are firm but we would consider negotiating in the event of a bulk sale.

We have all items listed on Ebay, Craigslist and linked to Facebook. Please keep in mind some of these items may become unavailable should a purchase take place. We have linked each item to it’s corresponding Ebay page for you as reference (there are more photos).

Please email Billing@BergstenMusic.com or call (781) 740-6600 to discuss the items you’re interested in!

M-Audio Profire Lightbridge – $175.00

EAW JF260 w/ Roadcase (by the pair)- $600

 

Yamaha M7CL 48 Channel Mixing Console– $7,000

 

EAW Sm200iv w/ Road case (by the pair) – $900

 

 

Thanks, Jim Mouradian

We at Bergsten music are saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend and guitar guru Jim Mouradian. For decades whenever there was an issue I couldn’t fix on a instrument or a vintage instrument that I wanted Jim’s opinion of, I would go to Jim for his expert opinion. It also was a time to just chat about things – life , kids guitars and mutual friends in the biz. The picture attached is of a visit to his shop with my good friends and band mates. Jim proudly wearing his Bergsten music hat. I think we all can learn a lesson by reading the posts that have been written about Jim and strive to be that kind of person where some many people said such kind and honorable things about this gentile giant of a man.

Andy Bergsten