Vox Sound Equipment Limited

1968 - early 1970

On this page, a selection of pictures and articles on "Vox Sound Equipment Limited" (VSEL) from Beat Instrumental magazine and other sources, mostly from 1969.

Matter relating to the VSEL stand at the British Musical Instrument Trade Fair, Russell Hotel, London, 21st-25th August 1968, has been . Gary Hurst's comments on the show held in 1969 - 17th-21st August - (and accompanying pictures) are given below.

Evidently a huge amount of effort was put into VSEL's display in '69 - not only because (one suspects) business was becoming harder to drum up in the face of stiff competition from Laney, Triumph, Marshall, and a multitude of new companies, but because news may have been afoot of the financial difficulties looming over Royston Industries, the group that held a controlling interest in VSEL.

"Vox Sound Equipment Limited" nonetheless remained "Vox Sound Equipment Limited" until at least January 1970.

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"More Groups choose Vox" - short notice in Beat Instrumental, September 1968.

Organs and Gyrotones, Beat Instrumental magazine, January 1969. During the course of late 1968 and 1969, guitars, organs and PA equipment were the things that VSEL strove to push.

The Vox Sound Equipment Limited stand at the British Musical Instruments Trade Fair, 17th-21st August 1969. The advert in the foreground is the one that appeared in Beat Instrumental magazine in the same month.

VSEL advert from Beat Instrumental magazine, August 1969

Part of Gary Hurst's review of the BMI show in Aug. '69 - published in BI in October. The picture lower right captures part of the main Vox display.

Also from October 1969, a short piece on the winner of a competition set up in July