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  • Vox guitars??

    Anybody have any experience with the Vox series 55's or 33's, the local shop has a couple of the double cuts, the one in red is beautiful, stop me from buying it.
    It's not funny my ass is on fire.

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  • #2
    I really want to try one out, they look amazing but none of the local shops carry them yet.

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    • #3
      bump
      It's not funny my ass is on fire.

      My band below....
      http://www.myspace.com/begpues

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      • #4
        Dunno about those, but I just bought a 1965 Vox Super Ace for my brother.

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        • #5
          The 33 looks very interesting. Sorta reminiscent of a Yamaha SG, which I've always liked, except with P90s, which only makes it sweeter.
          Information is not knowledge
          Knowledge is not wisdom
          Wisdom is not truth
          Truth is not beauty
          Beauty is not love
          Love is not music.
          Music Is The Best.

          - Frank Zappa

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          • #6
            I used to own a 1960 Italian made Vox Apollo I paid $50 for in 1970. Heres one thats the same except mine was a sunburst. http://www.gbase.com/gear/vox-apollo-new-old-stock-nos-1960-red#

            The cool part was the active electronics. most think that stuff is new but Vox was doing that 50 years ago and the sound was still as good as anything you find today. Mine had a trebble bass booster, overdrive with the BC 108 transisor (same transistor used in the Fuzz Face pedal during the '60's). It also had an E tuner. flip a switch and you'd hear an organ E note coming from the amp to tune to. That is something way ahead of its time. it had something selse for electronics but its been 45 years since I owned it.

            The solid bodies sounded alot like Mosrites. Not bad, its just nothing I'd spend major bucks to buy. I especially wouldnt spend $2100 for one like I had. My neostalgia has its limits over the control of my wallet. I'd also have to take a real serious look at a current vox before buying one. Most of the new stuff they're making now is just branded imports and has none of the quality of their original guitars so you're basically buying the name.

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            • #7
              I always wanted a teardrop model since seeing it in a video back in the 80's "I know what boys like" lol.
              Sig Fail

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              • #8
                I've played them at the local shop. Personally, I don't think they play/feel as well as they look; although, the tone wasn't half bad.
                "No one ever goes to heaven deservingly
                and no one ever goes to hell unwillingly."
                -CS Lewis

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                • #9
                  Forum member Guitar Heel had one. Said he liked it.
                  That's all I know.
                  He sold it off, but then he sells everything off.

                  EG
                  We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                  • #10
                    Teardrop or Phantom, pleaseandthankyou.
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                    • #11
                      I just picked up the 33 series single cut in Teaburst, this is a sweet guitar, the coaxes pickup system gives really amazing single coil/humbucker tones. very light and comfortable to play, my back is shot,so this is such a great substitute for a boat anchor les Paul! I love this guitar!

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                        companyman wrote:
                        I just picked up the 33 series single cut in Teaburst, this is a sweet guitar, the coaxes pickup system gives really amazing single coil/humbucker tones. very light and comfortable to play, my back is shot,so this is such a great substitute for a boat anchor les Paul! I love this guitar!

                         

                        They sure look sexy.

                         

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                    • #12

                      The missing link between playing ease and perfect sound. Quintessential VOX Styling Virage is available in both Single Cutaway (SC) and Double Cutaway (DC) body styles. The bound rosewood fingerboard and the distinctive headstock are inlaid with mother-of-pearl markers that echo the winged "S" shape of the VOX Super Smooth tuners.

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