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Vox Introduces Apache Series Bass Guitars

Vox has expanded their bass lineup with the Apache series of basses, which pick up where their predecessors from the ’60s left off. The new travel instruments are separated by body shape, as the Apache 1 Bass features Vox’s classic Teardrop shape while the Apache 2 Bass features their Phantom body style.

Vox Apache I Bass - 3-tone sunburst

Both models have an onboard amplification system complete with a 4˝ speaker, a built-in E-string tuner, and 66 built-in rhythm patterns that the company says are ideal for training as well as accompaniment. Controls for the amplification system include Gain, Tone, Master Volume, and a Bright switch. For further connectivity, an Aux In and headphone output are provided for silent practice, but the Apache basses also have traditional outputs for playing through regular bass amps. Powered by six AA batteries, the system can run for up to 26 hours of playing time.

Vox Apache II Bass - black

Both basses are available in White, Seafoam, and Salmon Red, though the Apache 1 also comes in 3-tone Sunburst where the Apache 2 comes in Black. The Vox Apache Series Basses will be shipping in November with a street price of $349.

Vox Apache Bass Series Specs:

Vox Apache Bass controls

  • Body shape: APACHE I Bass: Teardrop style / APACHE II Bass: Phantom style
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Hard Maple
  • Finger board: Rosewood
  • Fret: 21
  • Scale length: 762 mm
  • Position mark: Dot 6mm, White Acrylic
  • Side Position: Dot 2mm, White
  • Machine head: Sealed compact tuners
  • Nut: 38mm
  • Pickup: VOX single coil Bass pickup
  • Bridge: Chrome
  • Strap pins: Chrome
  • Strings: .045˝ – .105˝
  • Headstock color: Natural / Black “APACHE” logo
  • Neck Finish: Natural amber
  • Body Colors:
  • APACHE I Bass: White; Seafoam; Salmon Red; 3-Tone Sunburst
  • APACHE II Bass: White; Seafoam; Salmon Red; Black
  • Rhythm Patterns: 66 total: 10 Genres x 6 Rhythm Patterns + 6 Bass Guitar Song Patterns
  • Tempo range: 40~240 BPM
  • Controls: Knobs (Level, Tempo, Genre), Buttons (Start/Stop, Variations)
  • Tuner: E-String (4th String) with LED indicators
  • Audio Input/Output Jacks: Aux In, Phones Output, Instrument Output
  • Amplifier power: Aprox 0.7W RMS @ 8Ω
  • Controls: Knobs (Volume, Tone, Drive), Switches (Bright, Standby)
  • Speakers: VOX Original 4-inch Speaker 8Ω (×1)
  • Batteries: AA [R6/LR6] (x6)
  • Battery Life: Approx. 26 hours (with alkaline batteries)
  • Weight: APACHE-I Bass: Approx. 3.3 kg / APACHE-Il Bass: Approx. 3.5 kg
  • Accessories: AA batteries (x6), Soft Case, Strap, Owner’s manual