Vox Bass Amp Club

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassofhearts, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. bassofhearts


    Jun 15, 2012
    I own a Vox Pathfinder 10 Bass Amp and noticed that there were no Vox Amp Clubs! So I created one.

    No number will be given in this club. But feel free to post pics and become a proud member!

    NOTE: Amplug owners may join as well.

  2. bassofhearts


    Jun 15, 2012
  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

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  4. bhendrix


    May 2, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
  5. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Here's mine.

    Vox VX50BA bass amp at church.

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  6. Nebula24


    Nov 23, 2017
    Norman, OK
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    Mines almost always out. Somewhere in the house. Light weight. Small form factor. Traded in a pathfinder for the vx50ba.
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  7. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    I’m absolutely joining this cool club. Why didn’t I see this one before? I’ve owned too-many VOX combo guitar amps: Valvetronix-series, AmpPlugs, Deacy Combo, DA5 Combo, bass pedal, cables, blah blah blah.

    My latest is the VOX VX50BA, which was highly recommended by KbD and G’Dog about a year ago. It took me a while, but I jumped in looking for a little tube action (yeah, NuTube) and it’s been a blast to play through. Unlike Doggy, I haven’t been able to play live with others yet but I’m excited about trying it out.

    I just want to know when VOX is going to get going building a gig-ready combo or even separates? Take my money, VOX!

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  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    No Essex? No Foundations? No Kennsinton? No Domino? No ever-loving T.60 or Bristol? :cool:
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  9. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    I used to have a Vox Pathfinder 15R that I’d use for guitar and bass (bass only at home). It sounded damn good til it got stolen, and I miss it sometimes.
  10. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    I guess I have to join. I had an Essex that I got in 1966—replaced it in 1968 with a dual showman with D140F drivers—they both sucked. :roflmao:

    I have used a couple of different model 118 Foundations at gigs (terrible), and played though a T.60/Bristol at the Vox shop in the French Market in Overland Park, KS (I was in awe, but then again, I was also playing a Hofner bass that belonged to the store), and I was 15. That was like 1965!

    Two years lears later, I think in 1967, I played through a 412+horn Super Beatle a few times at the Vox dealer in Lincoln, RI. It was not really a bass amp, but was fascinating due to the built-in MRB, the weird tilt frame, solid-state 120 rms wattage (a lot then), and the all those drivers. Seemed cool.
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  11. wayshot


    Sep 25, 2006
    Skage, Norway
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  12. Guitalia


    Jun 7, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    Love my Vox amps. I've used my mid-'60s AC-50 as a bass head once or twice, in small clubs. Sounded fine, although it gets as hot as a toaster.

    I've also used my solid state Thomas Vox California-built Berkeley (35 watts) and Royal Guardsman (60 watts) three-channel heads for bass. Both are plenty loud through the Berkeley's 2 X 12 cabinet (complete with chrome trolley).

    The '60s California-built solid-state amps have a mixed reputation, but mine sound just as good as the AC-50 for guitar or bass and are much more versatile, with built-in tremolo, reverb, fuzz (essentially a non-adjustable Fuzz Face), and mid-range boost (with a switch to select between three fixed frequencies).

    Vox trivia: they later installed the mid-range boost in a pedal and replaced the three-way switch with a pot, thus inventing the Wah pedal.
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  13. Dave814


    Aug 23, 2013
    Central PA
    I’ll be the proud AC100 owner in the club!

  14. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  15. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    First amp I ever bought round ‘1963/4 was an AC50 with it’s 18” foundation speaker cabinet. I loved it - until I didn’t. All it gave was mud. I rebuilt the pre-amp using a Selmer Treble and Bass 50 as a guide. Sounded a lot better after the modifications. :)
  16. User458468

    User458468 Guest

    Jul 31, 2003
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    On the other side of the Room there are two more Super Beatles...an AC100 head with a T-60 Cabinet and the other 4x12 Churchill PA Cabinet. Just out of sight on that Foundation cabinet sits an AC-50 head.......

    Note...If you have Pathfinder Bass amp, put a back on it. Sounds Killer. No matter What you try, a Vox Essex Amp sounds awful. Take it up on your Roof and toss it off...The Shattering sound as it hits the Ground is the Best it will ever be.... :)
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  17. Robal

    Robal Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Anyone use a vintage AC-50 for bass, using the normal channel?

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