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Summer NAMM 2019: Vox unveils futuristic Starstream Active Bass guitars

Vox Starstream Active Bass
(Image credit: Vox)

SUMMER NAMM 2019: Remember Vox’s oddball Starstream design? Well, the company clearly still does, and it’s brought the futuristic look to the low-end with the Starstream Active Bass guitar.

Two models are available: the 2S, which features a pair of Aguilar jazz-style pickups, and the 1H, which packs a single Aguilar humbucker.

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Vox Starstream Active Bass

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Vox Starstream Active Bass

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Vox Starstream Active Bass

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The actual frame structure and body balance remain the same as the guitar version, but the Starstream Bass ditches the onboard effects suite, and features a short 30” scale length and compact body to retain its lightweight credentials.

Aguilar has also contributed its OBP-2 preamp, with low-end and treble boost/cut controls, while Gotoh machine heads and bridge also come as standard.

The Starstream Active Bass models are available from September for £1,390 each. See Vox Amps for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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