THE story of Vox is as old and as famous as rock itself. From the late 50's when Tom Jennings introduced the world famous AC30. Vox has been an essential part of the modern musician's vocabulary. From the heady days of Shea Stadium to Wembley in 1985, Vox amplifiers and their unique sound have enthralled the world.
No other amplifier can boast such a pedigree — a seemingly endless list of users which reads like the rock and roll hall of fame.
Whereas Vox are chalking up another first — the first amplifier to celebrate its 25th anniversary — Vox have never been a company to rest on its laurels.
Since its inception the word Vox has been synonymous with innovation, so while international stars like Brian May and Tom Petty continue to play the AC30, stars of the 80s like Paul Weller and Johnny Marr have been quick to recognise in the Vox Venue series sounds and features to put today's musicians on the map and keep them there.
The Vox Venue Solid State series has since its launch in 1984 been the fastest growing amplifier in sales terms. Its success is firmly based in a sense in history for it was Vox's original policy to provide for the current musician a product that would enhance his performance and give him today's sound at a price he could afford.
From the mains battery busker through 30, 50, and 100 Watt lead and bass combos to a remarkable 100 Watt keyboard amplifier and 120 and 200 Watt PA systems, the Venue series is already thrilling audiences in every major market in the world, from the USA to Australia, from Europe to Japan.
Another major innovation on the Vox front, is the outstanding new White Shadow 'M' Series lead and bass guitars. Available in '86, these guitars feature rosewood fingerboard, maple neck and basswood bodies. The Lead range is available both with and without locking tremelo, the bass with or without frets. And all produce that clean crisp sound Vox has always been famous for.
So whether it is valves or solid state, lead or bass guitar, Vox is where it always has been — out front leading the way throughout the world.
LEE Oskar is a name that's been at the very top of the harmonica playing tree for over twenty years now.
He's played with War, made untold guest appearances on albums and thrilled millions of people live.
Now, together with Tombo MI Co Ltd, Lee's given his name to a range of 10-hole harps that rate amongst the best in the world. Designed to have no air-leakage, with self tightened bolts, every Lee Oskar harmonica's tuned to maintain exactly the right pitch, no matter what the key.
Available in Major Diatonic, Harmonic Minor and the unique Natural (Blues) Minor, these outstanding instruments come in slide detachable cases so you can carry as many different keys as you like.
Playback - Autumn 85
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