Vox’s guitar practice solution

We all know how when your starting out getting a workable practice set-up is key – your guitar heroes all have killer tone and all you have is a guitar and a small practice amp?….getting simular tones can be nigh on impossible.

Luckily there’s loads of solutions for that problem now on the market and Vox have introduced there very own – “JamVox” JamVox works as a plug and play solution linking your guitar and your computer to create an arsenal of tone.

Vox says

JamVOX gives guitarists instant access to dozens of legendary amps and effects all in one easy to use “drag and drop” software interface. Revolutionary Guitar XTracktion (GXT) technology lets you remove the guitar part of your favorite song with the push of a button. Best of all, you can then take the lead yourself with instant rock star tone! Alternatively, you can extract or isolate the guitar part, slow down the tempo, and practice any style of music without changing the pitch

Featuring 19 famous guitar amps and 54 effect units ranging from vintage to modern and a dedicated USB monitor speaker – there should be enough tones and sounds for everyone.

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Check out this video of Allison Robertson from the Donnas demo-ing the JamVox

Vox Mark VI Teardrop

teardropDuring the heyday of the 1960’s and the explosion of “pop music” one of the rare non-American guitar manufacturers that was able to compete with the likes of Fender and Gibson was Vox.

Perhaps the best known design from the Vox guitar range was the Vox Mark VI or the “teardrop” as it was affectionately known. The teardrop had a bolt-on maple neck, a vibrato system similar in operation to a Bigsby – and three single coil pickups.

The obvious differentiator between the Vox and similar guitars was it’s teardrop shape. Tonally the Mark VI produces a sound not too dissimimar to a Strat – nice clean with punchy highs and a rich warm response.

The Vox Mark VI teardrop guitar gained some noteriaty when during The Ed Sullivan show Bryan Jones from the Rolling Stones was featured playing one.

Originally produced during the 1960’s and reissued during the 1980’s vintage teardrops are collectors items and remain highly sought after by enthusiasts