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Vintage Vox's anyone???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dude, Jul 21, 2005.


  1. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Picked up this '67 Vox Apollo IV with a dead pickup on eBay for $211...gonna plop a Dark Star in it...

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  2. My first 'real' bass was a '68 teardrop w/distortion, bass/treble boost & g-tuner. I still have it. :hyper: Someday I'll figure out how to post pictures, then I'll waste twice as much time here, neglecting my kids! ;)
    Edit: Dude, did that thing once have a whammy bar?
     
  3. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    My Astro has some electrical "issues"....I think these had Lucas electronics in em like my '79 Jag had... :rolleyes:

    Cool skinny necked geek though...


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  4. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I just hooked up Bob Glaub with this Apollo IV...

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  5. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I also had in this mint Saturn IV (Apollo without cheezy analog effects).


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  6. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Dig the boat paddle headstocks...this is the bigger one..


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  7. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    The smaller one...


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  8. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Shoulda kept this Saturn...primo specimen with the good pickup in it...

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  9. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Astro controls...


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  10. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    No, just a trapeze tailpiece and floating bridge which makes string changes and intonation a pain.
     
  11. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Old Vox basses are very cool. Italian made I believe?

    My first bass was the Vox Panther. Skinniest neck I've ever played.
     
  12. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Yes, made in Italy with very skinny necks. Take some getting used to plus whoever invented floating bridges should be hunted down and shot IMO.

    So, now my dilemma on the new one I got in is what pickup to put in there to replace the dead one (which I believe to be non-original anyway)?

    I was thinking of one of Fred Hammon's Dark Stars but then I saw this one eBay.....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3753526961&category=4713&ssPageName=WD1V&rd=1

    Hmmmn what to do, what to do???
     

  13. Especially in the event of a flood.
     
  14. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Yeah..great boat paddle in the event of a flood, now if it only had a Bongoish headstock on it you could paddle and open cans at the same time!! That would be something ehh??

    :D
     
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Is this one up for sale yet Steve?.
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Cool, got to love the vintage hollowbodys.
     
  17. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    I had a Vox in the mid 70s that was a cheap Hofner copy, down to every detail, including the headstock. I don't know anything about what model it was, but for a 15 year old Macca fan, it was pretty cool!
     
  18. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    This is my 68 Constellation IV.

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  19. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass

    Yes and no...now don't shoot me or anything but I think I may do some parts swapping. That Astro I have is not as clean as that photo makes it appear. It has some heavy checking/finish cracks in the body and the electronics are funky in it so my tech has it and is trying to get it functioning properly.

    Anyone know where I might find a schematic?
     
  20. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I had vox for a short time. It wasteardrop with greenish burst. It was missing one pickup. After spending several months hunting for an impossible to find original pup I gave up and sold it to a shop in chicago for twice what I paid for it :D