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Very rare VOX Apollo Bass

Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« on: April 23, 2008, 06:40:35 PM »
hi everybody !

first the picture :



I just bought the one on the left and sold the one on the right.

I don't know if any of you ever see a 2 pickups apollo bass before ?
in fact Vox sidewinder electronics in an apollo. All original.
It seems to be a kind of "special command" or "custom shop" (if VOX had one back in the good old days ...) or even a prototype, I don't know.
On the fretboard, after the last fret, it is written "M V" : I often saw "V" on my VOX guitars fretboard, but never the "M" and the "V" together. Anyone knows the meaning of these marks ?

it's very strange because I've always dreamed of this rare bird (apollo + sidewinder electronics) and I asked to myself why VOX didn't make one at the time ... a dream come true !

the bass is great with a lot of different sounds. the PUs are in the same tones as the 1 PU version but more powerful : very much like a sidewinder-skybolt (I owned one once).

Sploshette

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 09:52:23 PM »
Thats great... yeah I did see your one-pickup on ebay, but that two pickup is gorgeous. Good score!

I haven't seen one before I don't think, but i'm not at all surprised that it exists. Does it just say Apollo IV on the neck plate?

Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 07:38:52 AM »
yes, it just says "Apollo" on the little sticker on the neck plate. like the one pickup version.

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Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 01:55:02 PM »
nice bass!


Quote from: sploshette
On the fretboard, after the last fret, it is written "M V" : I often saw "V" on my VOX guitars fretboard, but never the "M" and the "V" together. Anyone knows the meaning of these marks ?


can you show a picture of this please?

Ricky

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 02:49:18 PM »
this is the "special mark" :



what does it mean ?

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008, 02:22:14 PM »
I've got an Apollo neck with a V on it... sorry, no idea what it means. I supposed V was for vox, but M clearly destroys this theory. Anyone else got such a marking. By the way, my Stinger neck has no stamp at all.

for sale ...
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 10:01:17 AM »
hi,

if someone is interested, I'm now selling my very rare apollo bass with 2 PUs on ebay ...

Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 06:57:40 PM »
Hi Sploshette!

my stepfather has one of these VOX Apollos - similar to the one on the left.  I searched it out 2-3 years ago, and out of Europe I received a reply that these were the top of the line and extremely rare.  I don't know what yours sold for on ebay, but I hope you got a good buck for it.  They just aren't around.

I believe the MV may be for the next model year, but not sure...I will have to look at my stepfather's tonight and let you know.

Feel free to e-mail me directly  stampsource1@yahoo.ca    steve

I have been trying for quite some time to get definitive answers about this Bass ...

Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 04:34:52 PM »
I sold it a good price. But they are so rare I don't know if even VOX collectors know this model exist ;-)

Although I sold it, I will be happy to have any informations about this rare intrument !

Cheers !

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Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 02:57:23 AM »
Vox seem to have put out so many variations of their guitars and basses - and some in incredibly limited numbers - i'd be surprised if anyone knows about them all

Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2009, 10:24:27 PM »
I have the same exact same bass except in the sun burst finish. Had it appraised a few years back. Dont think the dude at the guitar shop had any idea what he was looking at. Glad to see that there are still some out there.

Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2009, 08:34:58 PM »
I have a 1972 Vox Apollo guitar which looks just like the basses. It is is good condition. Anyone ever seen one or know what it's worth??

Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 10:37:30 PM »
Quote from: jnemonyc
I have a 1972 Vox Apollo guitar which looks just like the basses. It is is good condition. Anyone ever seen one or know what it's worth??
is it the same as mine (see below) ?

Re: Very rare VOX Apollo Bass
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2009, 02:28:57 PM »
Yea that's it. I think yours is in slightly better condition. Mine has a small repair (not rally noticeable) on the top, and the fabric on the back is worn a little. They are beautiful aren't they?

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2009, 02:32:23 PM »
You know, I don't have it in front of me, but I thought mine had two pickups; I'll check when I get home tonight.

 

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