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vox amplifiers custom shop sticker 4x25
$3.00
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Vox Pathfinder 10 Guitar Amp
vox pathfinder 10 guitar amp
$22.00
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Leather Style Guitar Amp Handle Fender Ampeg Vox Tan Vintage Style H1008
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$8.99
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Vox AC10C1 Limited Edition White Bronco Amp
vox ac10c1 limited edition white bronco amp
$449.99
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Vox Soundbox MINI Ivory AC DC Portable Multi Purpose Stereo Amp  New
vox soundbox mini ivory ac dc portable multi purpose stereo amp new
$159.99
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VOX GUITAR AMPLIFIER STICKER DECAL CASE RACK AMP BUMPER STICKER DECAL NICE 2014
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$0.99
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Vox Pathfinder 10 watt Guitar Amp
vox pathfinder 10 watt guitar amp
$45.00
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5 NOS Vox catalogs 1 promo sheet 1 dealer price list amps effects guitars
5 nos vox catalogs 1 promo sheet 1 dealer price list amps effects guitars
$15.00
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Vox Valvetronix AD60VT Guitar Amp  VC 4 Vox Foot Controller 2003 12AX7 preamp
vox valvetronix ad60vt guitar amp vc 4 vox foot controller 2003 12ax7 preamp
$375.00
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Vox DA15 15w 1x8 Combo Amp with a new Foot Switch local pickup
vox da15 15w 1x8 combo amp with a new foot switch local pickup
$185.00
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Kit to Mount Vox Amp Swivel Stand Cabinet Plates 24 pcs Stainless Steel
kit to mount vox amp swivel stand cabinet plates 24 pcs stainless steel
$7.50
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Original Vox Showroom Amp Scorpion V116 Combo 4 10 Gold Bulldogs Cover
original vox showroom amp scorpion v116 combo 4 10 gold bulldogs cover
$750.00
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Vox AC15C1 tube amp for guitar
vox ac15c1 tube amp for guitar
$575.00
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POWER CORD Peavey Vox Ampeg AMP Amplifier Guitar Cable
power cord peavey vox ampeg amp amplifier guitar cable
$8.95
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A NEW GENUINE VOX 4 GOLD REPLACEMENT LOGO FOR AN AC30 VOX GUITAR AMP GENUINE
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$24.90
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Vox Amp ID plate
vox amp id plate
$19.99
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Lite Duty ATA Case For Vox AC 30 H2L Handwired Reissue Amp ID 2775x1075x2275
lite duty ata case for vox ac 30 h2l handwired reissue amp id 2775x1075x2275
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC15 AC 15 AC 15 Reissue Amp ID 24x105x18
light duty ata case for vox ac15 ac 15 ac 15 reissue amp id 24x105x18
$159.95
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Lite Duty ATA Case For VOX AC15 HW HERITAGE COLLECTION Amp ID 2125x1075x21
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC15H1TV HERTITAGE 15W 112 Amp ID 2125x1125x2225
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30 AC 30 AC30 CC2 Combo Amp ID 2825x11x21 5 8
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30 AC 30 Combo Amp ID 2825x1125x2225
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30 CC1 AC30 CC1 Combo Amp ID 245x11x2175
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30 CC2X Combo Amp ID 2825x10 7 8x21 3 8
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30 CCH Combo Amp ID 2475x10 7 8x1075
light duty ata case for vox ac30 cch combo amp id 2475x10 7 8x1075
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30 CUSTOM CLASSIC 212 Amp ID 2875x1125x2375
light duty ata case for vox ac30 custom classic 212 amp id 2875x1125x2375
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30C2X AC30 C2X Combo Amp ID 28 1 8x11x2325
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$159.95
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Vox VX II 30W 8 Digital Modeling Combo Amp
vox vx ii 30w 8 digital modeling combo amp
$130.99
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Light Duty ATA Case For Vox AC30H2 Heritage 2X12 21 Amp ID 2775x1075x22 7 8
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For Vox VOX AC30TBX AC30 CC2 Combo Amp ID 2825x10 7 8x215
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AC30VR VOX AC30 VR Combo Amp ID 2925x1125x22
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For Vox VOX AD120 VTX Combo Amp ID 28x11x22
light duty ata case for vox vox ad120 vtx combo amp id 28x11x22
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX AD60VT AD60 VT Combo Amp ID 21 3 8x11x22
light duty ata case for vox ad60vt ad60 vt combo amp id 21 3 8x11x22
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX CAMBRIDGE 30 TWIN Combo Amp ID 23x95x16 1 8
light duty ata case for vox cambridge 30 twin combo amp id 23x95x16 1 8
$159.95
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LightDuty ATA Case for VOX CLASSICPLUS AC50CP250W212 Amp ID 28 1 8x10 5 8x215
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$159.95
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Lite Duty ATA Case For VOX CUSTOM CLASSIC AC15CC1X 15W Amp ID 2925x11x175
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$159.95
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VOX AP2MT amPlug 2 Headphone Mini Practice Guitar Amplifier Amp Metal AP2 MT
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$39.99
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX V212BN V212BNX SPEAKER CAB Amp ID 2825x11x2125
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX V212HWX Combo Amp ID 285x115x2225
light duty ata case for vox v212hwx combo amp id 285x115x2225
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX VALETRONIX AD50VT Combo Amp ID 2325x11x20
light duty ata case for vox valetronix ad50vt combo amp id 2325x11x20
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX VALVETRONIX 100 Combo Amp ID 275x1125x225
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX VALVETRONIX AD15VT AD 15VT Amp ID 175x95x16
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$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX VALVETRONIX AD30VT AD 30VT Amp ID 185x95x1625
light duty ata case for vox valvetronix ad30vt ad 30vt amp id 185x95x1625
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX VALVETRONIX Combo Amp ID 21 3 8x1125x22
light duty ata case for vox valvetronix combo amp id 21 3 8x1125x22
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX VT100 VT 100 212 Combo Amp ID 275x1125x2225
light duty ata case for vox vt100 vt 100 212 combo amp id 275x1125x2225
$159.95
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Vox AC10C1 10 Watt 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp Custom Limited White Bronco +Picks
vox ac10c1 10 watt 1x10 guitar combo amp custom limited white bronco +picks
$449.99
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Vox AC15C1 15 Watt 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp Custom Limited White Bronco +Picks
vox ac15c1 15 watt 1x12 guitar combo amp custom limited white bronco +picks
$649.99
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VOX Valve Tronic VT40+ Guitar Amp
vox valve tronic vt40+ guitar amp
$5.50
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VOX AC30 ELECTRIC GUITAR MINI AMPLIFIER AMP AMPLUG 2 AP2AC REPLACES APAC
vox ac30 electric guitar mini amplifier amp amplug 2 ap2ac replaces apac
$39.99
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Vox Mini3G2CL 3 Watt Battery Powered Modeling Amp Classic
vox mini3g2cl 3 watt battery powered modeling amp classic
$129.99
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VOX MINI3G2CL Battery Powered Modeling Amp 3W Classic
vox mini3g2cl battery powered modeling amp 3w classic
$155.66
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JJ Tesla Premium Tube Complement Set for Vox AC30 Guitar Amp Amplifier NEW
jj tesla premium tube complement set for vox ac30 guitar amp amplifier new
$86.48
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JJ Tesla Premium Tube Complement Set for Vox AC15 AC15CC Guitar Amp Amplifier
jj tesla premium tube complement set for vox ac15 ac15cc guitar amp amplifier
$54.05
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JJ Tesla Premium Tube Complement Set for Vox AC50CPH CP2 Guitar Amp Amplifier
jj tesla premium tube complement set for vox ac50cph cp2 guitar amp amplifier
$81.08
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Amp F S Guitar Vox Bass Amplifier Amplug Classic Rock Mini AP2 AC30 G2 Headphone
amp f s guitar vox bass amplifier amplug classic rock mini ap2 ac30 g2 headphone
$48.60
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Vox AC30 Custom Classic Guitar Amp Head W 2x12 Cabinet Amplifier
vox ac30 custom classic guitar amp head w 2x12 cabinet amplifier
$749.00
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Vox AC15HW1 15 watt 1x12 Handwired 2 channel All tube Guitar Combo Amp Amplifier
vox ac15hw1 15 watt 1x12 handwired 2 channel all tube guitar combo amp amplifier
$540.00
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VOX Valvetronix VT15 Tube Amp w VFS5 Foot Switch Custom Cover Boxes Manual
vox valvetronix vt15 tube amp w vfs5 foot switch custom cover boxes manual
$225.00
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Vox AC30C2X Tube Amp Custom + Vox VFS2A Footswitch Package Brand New In Box
vox ac30c2x tube amp custom + vox vfs2a footswitch package brand new in box
$795.00
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Vox amPlug 2 Lead Headphone Guitar Amp
vox amplug 2 lead headphone guitar amp
$39.99
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Vox AC10C1 Custom 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Used
vox ac10c1 custom 1x10 tube guitar combo amp used
$395.83
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Vox AC15C1 Custom 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Used
vox ac15c1 custom 1x12 tube guitar combo amp used
$559.74
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Vox AC30C2 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Used
vox ac30c2 2x12 tube guitar combo amp used
$943.22
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Vox AC15C1 15 watt Guitar Amp
vox ac15c1 15 watt guitar amp
$649.99
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Vox VT40X Valvetronix 40 Watt Modeling Combo Amp
vox vt40x valvetronix 40 watt modeling combo amp
$229.99
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Light Duty ATA Case Recessed Carpet Lined For VOX AC100CPH CLASSIC PLUS Amp Head
light duty ata case recessed carpet lined for vox ac100cph classic plus amp head
$159.95
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Vox AC30 30 watt Guitar Amp
vox ac30 30 watt guitar amp
$400.00
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Vox Hand Wired AC15HW1X 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Fawn Alnico Blue 31148
vox hand wired ac15hw1x 15w 1x12 tube guitar combo amp fawn alnico blue 31148
$1,499.99
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Vox Amplifier Berkeley II V1081 Schematic Diagram Parts value and location PDF
vox amplifier berkeley ii v1081 schematic diagram parts value and location pdf
$5.75
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VOX AP2BS amPlug Bass G2 Guitar Headphone Amp New
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$45.59
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Vox AC4C1 Blue Tube Guitar Amp
vox ac4c1 blue tube guitar amp
$103.50
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Vox MINI5 Rhythm Modeling 5 Watt Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amplifier Amp
vox mini5 rhythm modeling 5 watt battery powered guitar combo amplifier amp
$143.99
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VOX Night Train NT50H Power Amp Primo Tube Set EL34
vox night train nt50h power amp primo tube set el34
$67.48
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VOX TB35C1 C2 Power Amp Primo Tube Set 6V6
vox tb35c1 c2 power amp primo tube set 6v6
$97.48
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VOX T100H Head T100C Combo Power Amp Primo Tube Set 6L6GC
vox t100h head t100c combo power amp primo tube set 6l6gc
$134.98
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VOX AC 30 CC1 CC2 Power Amp Primo Tube Set GZ34
vox ac 30 cc1 cc2 power amp primo tube set gz34
$86.23
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VOX AC 30 TB6 Power Amp Primo Tube Set GZ34 EL84 Top Boost
vox ac 30 tb6 power amp primo tube set gz34 el84 top boost
$112.48
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VOX Berkeley Series II Super Reverb Power Amp Primo Tube Set EL84
vox berkeley series ii super reverb power amp primo tube set el84
$73.48
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VOX AC30 Top Boost Limited Edition 1990 Power Amp Primo Tube Set EL84
vox ac30 top boost limited edition 1990 power amp primo tube set el84
$97.48
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VOX AC 50 Power Amp Primo Tube Set EL34
vox ac 50 power amp primo tube set el34
$37.48
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VOX AC 120 1970s Power Amp Primo Tube Set EL34
vox ac 120 1970s power amp primo tube set el34
$119.98
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VOX AC 100 1965 Power Amp Primo Tube Set EL34
vox ac 100 1965 power amp primo tube set el34
$82.48
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VOX AC 50 Power Amp Primo Tube Set GZ34 EL34
vox ac 50 power amp primo tube set gz34 el34
$82.48
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VOX AC 100 Classic Plus Head Power Amp Primo Tube Set EL34
vox ac 100 classic plus head power amp primo tube set el34
$93.73
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VOX AC 50 1965 Power Amp Primo Tube Set No GZ34 EL34
vox ac 50 1965 power amp primo tube set no gz34 el34
$71.23
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VOX AC 50 1965 Power Amp Primo Tube Set GZ34
vox ac 50 1965 power amp primo tube set gz34
$82.48
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Light Duty ATA Case For VOX VALVETRONIX AD50VT Amp ID 2325x11x2025
light duty ata case for vox valvetronix ad50vt amp id 2325x11x2025
$159.95
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Light Duty ATA Case For Vox AGA150 150W 2 Ch Acoustic Amp ID 155x115x1425
light duty ata case for vox aga150 150w 2 ch acoustic amp id 155x115x1425
$159.95
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Vox AD100VT 2X12 Guitar Combo Amp
vox ad100vt 2x12 guitar combo amp
$279.99
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Vox MINI3 G2 Modeling Guitar Amplifier Amp 5 Inch Speaker Ivory w FX Effects
vox mini3 g2 modeling guitar amplifier amp 5 inch speaker ivory w fx effects
$107.99
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Vox Valvetronix VT100X 100W 1x12 Digital Modeling Guitar Combo Amp LN
vox valvetronix vt100x 100w 1x12 digital modeling guitar combo amp ln
$334.39
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VOX VX1 GUITAR AMP
vox vx1 guitar amp
$78.95
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Vox AC15C2 AC 15 Guitar Amp W Greenbacks
vox ac15c2 ac 15 guitar amp w greenbacks
$600.00
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Vox MINI5RIV Rhythm Battery Powered Amp with Rhythm 5W 1 x 65 Ivory
vox mini5riv rhythm battery powered amp with rhythm 5w 1 x 65 ivory
$209.59
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Vox AC4TVH Stack 4 Watt Tube Guitar Amp Head and Vox V112TV 1x12 Cab
vox ac4tvh stack 4 watt tube guitar amp head and vox v112tv 1x12 cab
$275.00
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Vox VX1 15W 1x65 Limited Edition Digital Modeling Guitar Combo Amp VX 1
vox vx1 15w 1x65 limited edition digital modeling guitar combo amp vx 1
$99.00
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Vox T 15 Bass Guitar Amp
vox t 15 bass guitar amp
$149.00
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Vox Ac4 C1 Limited Edition Duo Tone Cream and Maroon Tube Guitar Amp Combo
vox ac4 c1 limited edition duo tone cream and maroon tube guitar amp combo
$300.00
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Vox Ap2bs Amplug Bass G2 Guitar Headphone Amp Musical New
vox ap2bs amplug bass g2 guitar headphone amp musical new
$44.06
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Vox AV30 30W 1X10 Analog Modeling Guitar Combo Amp w Effects Loop 2 Channels
vox av30 30w 1x10 analog modeling guitar combo amp w effects loop 2 channels
$189.00
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Leather Grain Vinyl Amp Cover fits VOX AC15 Combo Full Trim Choice of Colors
leather grain vinyl amp cover fits vox ac15 combo full trim choice of colors
$83.50
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Marine Vinyl Amp Cover fits Fender Blues Junior or Vox AC4HW1 Choice of Colors
marine vinyl amp cover fits fender blues junior or vox ac4hw1 choice of colors
$74.00
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Vox Amplug AP2 CR Classic Rock Guitar Headphone Amp Guitarist Tool AP2CR
vox amplug ap2 cr classic rock guitar headphone amp guitarist tool ap2cr
$51.39
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Custom padded cover for VOX Night Train 50 head amp
custom padded cover for vox night train 50 head amp
$39.00
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Non working VOX Electric Guitar Amplifier Valvetronix 15VT 22Amps For Parts Only
non working vox electric guitar amplifier valvetronix 15vt 22amps for parts only
$99.99
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Vox AV 15W Analog Modeling Amp
vox av 15w analog modeling amp
$249.99
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Vox Valvetronix VT40+ 40W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp Modeling Tube PreAmp 33 Amps
vox valvetronix vt40+ 40w 1x10 guitar combo amp modeling tube preamp 33 amps
$169.99
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Vox Pathfinder v1958R 54 watt guitar amp
vox pathfinder v1958r 54 watt guitar amp
$103.50
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Vox AC4TV 40W 1x10 tube combo amp
vox ac4tv 40w 1x10 tube combo amp
$200.00
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NICE VOX AC4TV 4 WATT GUITAR AMP WITH GREAT VINTAGE SOUND
nice vox ac4tv 4 watt guitar amp with great vintage sound
$195.00
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Vox Head Amp Bag 30 X 12
vox head amp bag 30 x 12
$29.95
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VOX Night Train NT15H 15 Watt Amp Mint condition Very little use
vox night train nt15h 15 watt amp mint condition very little use
$250.00
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ONE Vintage Vox KNOB Phantom Mark Wyman Spitfire TearDrop Guitar Amp or Bass
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$29.99
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Vox Pathfinder 10 10W 1 x 65 Limited Edition Denim Mini Guitar Combo Amp
vox pathfinder 10 10w 1 x 65 limited edition denim mini guitar combo amp
$84.99
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Vox AC15C1 TV Limited Edition two tone amp
vox ac15c1 tv limited edition two tone amp
$500.00
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VoxAC30C2 30 watt 2x12 Tube Combo Amp with VFS2 Footswitch Excellent Cond
voxac30c2 30 watt 2x12 tube combo amp with vfs2 footswitch excellent cond
$999.99
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old model amplug classic rock guitar headphone amp
old model amplug classic rock guitar headphone amp
$84.61
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Vox AC30C2 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Used
vox ac30c2 2x12 tube guitar combo amp used
$943.22
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Vox AC15C1 Custom 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Used
vox ac15c1 custom 1x12 tube guitar combo amp used
$559.74
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Vox AC10C1 Custom 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Used
vox ac10c1 custom 1x10 tube guitar combo amp used
$395.83
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Vox Ac30 Headphone Guitar Amp
vox ac30 headphone guitar amp
$23.00
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VOX VX11 30W 1 x 8 MODELLING GUITAR AMPLIFIER w FX JamVOX v3 SOFTWARE VXII AMP
vox vx11 30w 1 x 8 modelling guitar amplifier w fx jamvox v3 software vxii amp
$157.46
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VOX AC30 H2L Amp 50th Anniversary LTD ED Handbuilt Handwired Guitar Amplifier
vox ac30 h2l amp 50th anniversary ltd ed handbuilt handwired guitar amplifier
$3,559.83
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VOX headphone guitar amp amPlug 2 Lead from Japan
vox headphone guitar amp amplug 2 lead from japan
$47.99
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Eric Clapton: From the Cradle to the Crossroads by Greg Bahr

Few guitarists, if any, have been as influential as Eric Clapton. He started by learning the riffs of blues masters Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Robert Johnson, among others. Combining this encyclopedia of blues licks with his own original phrases, he developed a style which has become the template for blues/rock guitar playing.

Eric first became known in 1963, as the lead guitarist for the Yardbirds, a virtual university of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitar players, whose graduates also include Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. The solos on early singles "I Wish You Would" and "Good Morning Little School Girl" provided a glimpse of the stem cells from which Clapton's body of work would emerge. The voices of this stylistic DNA were the Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazzmaster, and Gibson ES-335 guitars, played through Vox AC-30 amplifiers. In 1964 Yardbirds manager Giorgio Gomelsky gave Clapton the nickname "Slowhand". The legend is that when Eric broke a string onstage, the audience would engage in a "slow handclap" until Clapton had finished changing it.

In 1965, following the release of the hit single "For Your Love", Clapton left the Yardbirds because of artistic differences. Instead of the pop stardom the rest of the Yardbirds desired, Clapton wanted to play music that was true to his blues roots. He joined forces with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, whose alumni also include original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green and Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor. Mayall and Clapton recorded "Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton", nicknamed "The Beano Album", because Clapton was pictured reading a Beano comic book on the cover. Highlights included a smoking version of "Hideaway", Freddie King's instrumental classic, and Robert Johnson's "Ramblin' on my Mind", which is Clapton's first recorded vocal performance. With the Bluesbreakers, Clapton combined Gibson Les Pauls and Marshall amplifiers to produce a guitar sound noted for high volume, feedback, and sustain. Eric's reputation grew to the point that fans began to write "Clapton is God" on the walls of buildings around London as a tribute to his guitar playing prowess.

After a year in the Bluesbreakers, Clapton decided to further expand his musical horizons by forming his first "supergroup" with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker in 1966. They chose the name "Cream" because they were considered "the cream of the crop" of British blues musicians. Their debut album, "Fresh Cream", was followed by the classic "Disraeli Gears". Clapton and Bruce shared singing and songwriting duties, and in the hit single "Sunshine of Your Love", they traded vocal lines. The tune was their tribute to Jimi Hendrix, and included a spectacular solo by Clapton that quoted the 50's song "Blue Moon" in the opening phrase. The ingredients for Clapton's Cream recipe were the Gibson Les Paul, SG, ES-335, and Firebird, plugged into two 100-watt Marshall stacks. Eric was one of the first guitar players to popularize the Vox Wah Wah pedal, which was heard on "Tales of Brave Ulysses", from "Disraeli Gears", and "White Room", from the studio disc of the two-record set, "Wheels of Fire". The live disc of "Wheels of Fire" contained a reworking of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", in which Clapton took the colors of a Mississippi delta blues Rembrandt and painted a psychedelic rock guitar Picasso. "Badge", from "Goodbye Cream", featured the use of a Leslie rotating speaker to create a phasing effect during the bridge section of the song. The DVD "Cream's Farewell Concert" offers a taste of Cream's live perfomances, which were flavored with extended jams cooked up by the three instrumental virtuosos.

During his time with Cream, Clapton jammed with several other British rock bands, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. As a guest in the studio, he contributed the solo to George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", from the Beatles' "White Album". The DVD "The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus" contains Clapton's performance with "The Dirty Mac", a group lead by John Lennon, which included Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards on bass.

After Cream's breakup, Clapton formed Blind Faith, a congregation which included singer/ songwriter/ keyboardist Steve Winwood, bassist Ric Grech, and former Cream drummer Ginger Baker. The highlights of Blind Faith's self-titled album were the hit single "Can't Find My Way Home", and "Do What You Like", in which Baker contributed a devastating drum solo. Clapton's instruments of "Faith" were a Gibson ES-335, a Gibson Firebird, and a Fender Telecaster with a Stratocaster neck, played through a Fender Dual Showman or Marshall amp. The DVD "London Hyde Park 1969" documents the band's debut concert.

While touring with Blind Faith, Clapton became friends with the opening act, Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. He recruited their backup musicians, keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle, and drummer Jim Gordon, to form his next band, Derek and the Dominos. With Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman sitting in on slide guitar, the Dominos recorded "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs". The two record set featured extended guitar workouts on "Keep on Growing", "Tell the Truth", "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?", the blues standard "Key to the Highway", Jimi Hendrix' "Little Wing", and "Layla", on which Clapton and Allman overdubbed interweaving slide parts onto an extended coda written by drummer Gordon. Eric's main guitar at this time had become the Fender Stratocaster. His amplifiers of choice were a Fender Champ in the studio, and either a Fender Showman or a Marshall onstage.

Clapton's solo career bagan in 1970 with "Eric Clapton", mainly written by Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, with the Dominos providing the musical backing. "461 Ocean Boulevard" followed, featuring Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff", which was Eric's first foray into reggae. Other highlights of his solo career were "Slowhand", which included a cover of J.J. Cale's "Cocaine", "From the Cradle", an album of blues standards, "Unplugged", a Grammy winning acoustic album, "Riding with the King", recorded with B.B. King, and "Me and Mr. Johnson", a tribute to Robert Johnson. Clapton's main axe during his solo years was a hybrid Stratocaster nicknamed "Blackie", which was put together from the parts of three different 1950s Strats. In 2004 "Blackie" was auctioned for $959,500, with the proceeds going to Clapton's "Crossroads Centre, Antigua", a charity he formed to help victims of alcoholism and substance abuse. The DVDs "Crossroads Guitar Festival" and "Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007" chronicle concerts in which Eric was joined by guitar players Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, J.J. Cale, John McLaughlin, Steve Vai, Joe Walsh, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Albert Lee, Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson, Robert Cray, and Jimmie Vaughan, among others.

With his impressive resume of musical accomplishments, beginning in the 1960s and continuing to the present day, Eric Clapton's incredibly wide ranging influence reverberates throughout the guitar playing community.

Greg Bahr has been playing guitar for thirty years, and has recently begun writing articles about the guitar and related topics. Read more at http://guitarmojo.blogspot.com

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Eric-Clapton--From-the-Cradle-to-the-Crossroads/543607

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