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SOLD - 1966 Vox Essex Bass V1042

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Excellent original condition with stand which has wheels!

The Vox Essex bass amp was one of the earliest amp models developed by Thomas Organ for Vox production in America. Thomas Organ hoped to develop an amp that would offer acceptable bass guitar performance at a reasonable price.
The Essex Bass was released in late 1965. It appeared in the Thomas Vox "King of the Beat" catalog.

The Essex control panel was mounted into the top of the cabinet. It had a Volume and Tone-X control, a power switch, indicator lamp, dual 1/4" inputs, and a line reverse switch. Tone-X was a tone control that replaced the normal bass and treble control. Tone-X was a sweepable EQ control that offered about a 6 dB boost from approximately 50 Hz (control counter clockwise) to 300 Hz (control clockwise).

The Essex was powered by a solid state amplifier module with germanium output transistors. The V-4 Essex was rated at 35 watts RMS - 70 watts peak.
The sealed, non ported 3/4" plywood V-4 enclosure included a chrome plated "push cart" trolley. It was loaded with two 12" ferrite magnet speakers made by the Oxford Speaker Company of Chicago IL and finished in black paint. The cabinet was covered in the pebbled vinyl shown at right. The V-4 was the first amp model to use the US design horizontal Vox logo.

The V1042 Essex Bass
In mid 1966, the V1042 Essex Bass replaced the V1041.

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