Vox Solid State Equipment Dealers

Below, the beginnings of a page on Vox solid state equipment dealers in the 1960s. The first section gives the dealers listed down the right-hand side of an advert for Vox at the Frankfurt Music Fair, February 1969.

The second section illustrates plates affixed to amps and cabs - from shops in the UK, Denmark and Germany at present.

An asterisk indicates that the shop is still in business.

Beat Instrumental, February 1969

List of European Vox dealers / distributors

Beat Instrumental, February 1969, Vox dealers
Beat Instrumental, February 1969, Vox dealers
Beat Instrumental, February 1969, Vox dealers
Beat Instrumental, February 1969, Vox dealers
Beat Instrumental, February 1969, Vox dealers
Beat Instrumental, February 1969, Vox dealers

Some of these dealer/distributors were long established. Hummel in Frankfurt for instance put its plaque on at least one AC100 from 1965/1966. Others may have been more recent additions to the roster - one probably being Konsumex, in Budapest, the State Trading Company of Hungary.

In Italy, E.M.E. was the main distributor in early 1969. In 1968, Comusik in Rome apparently performed this role. A brochure was produced (page above).

One of the worries affecting British makers of guitars and amps in 1969 and 1970 was the slow but sure contraction of the export market. Vox had been particularly dependent on overseas sales (75% of its output in late 1966). The stiffness of this market in late '69 was a major factor in the unwinding of Vox Sound Equipment Limited, as America had to all intents and purposes ceased to be a customer. Thomas Organ (effectively Vox, USA) had its own range of solid state amps - the Super Beatle, et al.

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JMI Virtuoso

Musik-Wiebach. Berlin.

JMI Conqueror 1059

Power Music, Leicester

JMI Conqueror 1113

Musik-Markus, Schwetzingen - Speyer

JMI Conqueror 1547

Musikhaus B. Hummel.* Frankfurt.

VSL Conqueror 2397

Musikhaus Mollenhauer & Sohne.* Fulda.

VSEL C1 (Conqueror) - no number

Alfred Christensen. Holestebro. Aalborg. Copenhagen.

VSEL Defiant - 2113

Musik Klein, Dusseldorf.

VSEL A1 (Supreme) - no number

Alfred Christensen.

JMI Dynamic Bass 1063

Cooke's Everything Musical. Peterborough.

VSEL Super Foundation Bass 2081

Musikhaus B. Hummel.* Frankfurt.