I bought a VOX .....WOW is all I can say

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by thunder58, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    A nice addition to the heard of " Special Editions " harps that I have . IMG_2861.JPG IMG_2862.JPG IMG_2863.JPG
     
    rob batz, loudnlousy, Gancho and 24 others like this.
  2. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Gretschie

    149
    Jan 2, 2018
    USA
    I was excited for you. Then I saw the harp. I'm excited for you HHD!
     
    TheMicster and thunder58 like this.
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I've wanted to learn to play the harmonica/harp for a long time. Funny they used the same name as the organ from the 60s.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    interesting ......
     
  5. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    I had one for a little while, broke and wasnt worth fixing.
     
    ZackyDog and thunder58 like this.
  6. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    733
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Kool, Congrads, Who doesnt love a harmonica
     
    thunder58 likes this.
  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    thunder58 likes this.
  8. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Alanqa and thunder58 like this.
  9. knavel

    knavel Synchromatic

    904
    Dec 26, 2009
    London, England
    They are always worth fixing! This thread made me remember that my brother fixed both of my Vox organs (albeit Jaguars not Continentals) as an early isolation project about a month or so ago. His practice now is to make a youtube video of his projects so he can remember what he did in the future.

    The pic above of the Continental on its Z stand is missing the cross supports which are essential to prevent lateral slipping from side to side. You can see the top of the supports on the back of the one Lennon is playing in the photo.
     
  10. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    55
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Congrats, Rich!

     
    nrw_guitar, thunder58 and Waxhead like this.
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I've been hoping and waiting for a Neil Young tribute for a long time ......
     
    G5422T likes this.
  12. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Congratulations, didn’t know they made harps
     
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    VOX use to advertise on there web-sight but I did not see them on there lately .Found it on Reverb . Not only do I enjoy playing but I also enjoy collecting " special editions "
    I have the ...
    Billy Joel
    John Lennon
    Ozzy Osborme
    Bob Dylan
    Seydel Golden Anniv 1847 ONE70

    I found a guy in Connecticut who inherited his uncles store ( he actually came from my area ) He found a box of NOS Harmonicas tuck away in the clutter . I bought a Hohner double sided Comet from him , never played . I don't play it or any of the special editions
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
    ZackyDog, Robbie and G5422T like this.
  14. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations on the new harmonica.
    I did not know Vox make harmonicas, I thought they only were on electric/tronic gear, amazing.
     
    thunder58 likes this.
  15. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Electromatic

    47
    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    I bought the Type 1 (Green), A key. Very cool and I like it. They're hard to find, I guess. I only found it at Main Stage Music, and that ended up being a less than satisfactory experience. The harp arrived in a paper envelope and the case had been crushed. The harp itself was okay, but for what I paid, they could have taken some care. I called and they acted like it was no big deal.

    I use it some of the time, but Special 20s seem to be my thing.

    @thunder58 I have been wanting that same list of signature harps for a long time. Nice collection!
     
    thunder58 likes this.
  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Mine too although Blues harps were my favorite for a long time . I'm at work . When I get home later I'll PM you some photos of my harps and a story I wrote for SPAH
     
    rockymtnguitar likes this.
  17. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Vox organs and harmonicas were both likely made in Italy, along with their guitars. Never knew Vox had a mouth harp line. Most combo organs, like the Farfisa and others, came from Italy and were based on electronic accordions. Harmonicas and organs stem from the same roots.
     
  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Sorry @wabash slim , the proof is in the print IMG_2871.JPG
     
  19. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Well , what are you waiting for ......:p
     
    rockymtnguitar likes this.
  20. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Electromatic

    47
    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    I'm waiting for that same conservative voice in my head to shut up - it's the one telling me to wait for a G5420T or a G5410T Rat Rod until I see how the economy is going to go!
     
    thunder58 likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice