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VOX STANDARD BASS GUITAR 80s

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-03)
Price : GBP161.0



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VOX STANDARD BASS GUITAR
 
Here we have somewhat of an unsung hero of the bass guitar world; the Vox Standard Bass. It have the least exciting name ever given to a musical instrument, but this guitar is anything but boring. It was built in Japan in the 1980s at a time when American instruments had seen quite a profound lapse in quality control and found themselves lacking when compared to the then vastly superior Japanese built gear. I can honestly say without exaggeration, that this bass will almost certainly beat hands-down, most American basses (F*nder, G*bson, etc.) of that time. It's a real ripper!
 
When I acquired it, it was in a bit of a sorry state; it looked like it had survived the roughest punk gig ever and been on the run ever since. The G string was missing, the switch was broken, the E string had been taped to the A to keep it from popping out of the nut, the bridge was filthy and the remaining strings were completely worn out. Yet in spite of all this, it was still clearly an instrument with a great deal of playability, character and above all, tone.
 
After a good deal of cleaning, a new switch, a brand new set of roundwound strings and a decent set-up, this machine is ready to rock again! The action and intonation are spot on and the tone is simply rock-solid with HUGE amounts of low-end and masses of sustain thanks mostly to its very heavy and solid construction. While it is important to stress that this is a heavy instrument (5kg / 11lbs approximately), it is by no means cumbersome and balances exceedingly comfortably even on a lightweight strap.
 


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-03)



Post a comment on VOX STANDARD BASS GUITAR 80s :

Gerry said...
Hi, biggest mistake I made was selling mine for what I thought was a good price of £300. Still havn't found anything that could cut through the mix live as well as this......

Gerry said...
Hi, biggest mistake I made was selling mine for what I thought was a good price of £300. Still havn't found anything that could cut through the mix live as well as this......

Guy said...
I bought one new in 1982. Still own it. SOLID bass! I have about 10 basses and unfortunately, the Vox never gets played. I\'ve been playing 5-strings since around \'87. Current main bass is a 1998 Tobias Killer B. But, the Vox is still as good as new!

andy killi said...
I have one of these and I also have a four string fender jaguar bass, and I would still rate my vox over my jaguar any day of the week.

Deano said...
I have had 2 of these still got the second, she is my mistress, great action

mark said...
i found one for sell..gonna buy it based on these comments...sounds like a good find...thanks for posting info...how rare are these?

bob said...
@Forbes I am interested in buying it.

Forbes said...
I have one of these - hasn't been played live in 10years. Does anyone want to buy it? In good condition, too.

basseater said...
hand's down one of the best bass guitar's iv ever played in me 20 odd year's of doing so

Lukas said...
whoaaa i never expected to see another one of these except my own lol it is a fantastic bass for the time period and it packs a punch yerrrr