Vox Ultrasonic restoration - IT'S HERE!

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by GAZINGUK » Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:51 pm

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Well my brother shipped it out yesterday. For now it's only waiting and hoping... :bored:

I just spoke to the manager of Anton Newcombe to find out if he or the Brian Jonestown Massacre have ever had any problems with their Vox Ultrasonic guitars since 2016 e.g. with touring and the cites rosewood restrictions. I asked him if their instruments were evere stopped or checked since the rules were enforced. He replied to me yesterday and stated:

"To my knowledge we have never had any problems with the guitars during touring be they in Flight cases on a bus, in a van or truck and on all international flights, hope that helps."

Anton lives in Berlin too, so this sounds positive for you! Let me know how you get on and what your brother put on the customs form. ;)

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Post by GAZINGUK » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:22 am

Did it arrive yet? Did you have any trouble? I'm very keen to know, so I can work out what I'm going to do! ;D

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:35 am

GAZINGUK wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:22 am
Did it arrive yet? Did you have any trouble? I'm very keen to know, so I can work out what I'm going to do! ;D
Nothing so far but it can easily take more than 2 weeks, or more. The 2 old fuzz pedals he sent me last month took about 18 days. Just hope it doesn't get caught up in customs.

Now, don't take me as a reference, i suggest, as I really don't know how it's going to be with you in the post-brexit UK :bored:

I'll keep y'all posted
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by GAZINGUK » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:03 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:35 am
GAZINGUK wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:22 am
Did it arrive yet? Did you have any trouble? I'm very keen to know, so I can work out what I'm going to do! ;D
Nothing so far but it can easily take more than 2 weeks, or more. The 2 old fuzz pedals he sent me last month took about 18 days. Just hope it doesn't get caught up in customs.

Now, don't take me as a reference, i suggest, as I really don't know how it's going to be with you in the post-brexit UK :bored:

I'll keep y'all posted
I know... the brexit thing is tiresome and customs seem tight in the UK. Thomann, have mentioned it on their website and an upcoming guitar auction are now talking about the rosewood issue for export. I know they should, so they are doing their job, but a few months ago during a similar music auction they didn't mention a thing. Therefore, I assume that customs are attentive:

https://www.guitar-auctions.co.uk/sale/ ... -no-L2xxx8

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:29 pm

Just for a bit of perspective, and to illustrate the greed of some people...

There's a guy who used to be quite active on a Vox thread over on Facebook. He got banned for overstepping the mark in his pushiness when trying to buy old gear from people, and because folk basically saw how much he was trying to rip people off.

Anyway, he's selling an Ultrasonic, in very good condition, for 5000 Euros!! That's after a recent 34% price drop too. It was original on sale for 7500!!! Madness!!

He sells through Reverb & is based in Denmark.
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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by mgeek » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:29 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:29 pm
Just for a bit of perspective, and to illustrate the greed of some people...

There's a guy who used to be quite active on a Vox thread over on Facebook. He got banned for overstepping the mark in his pushiness when trying to buy old gear from people, and because folk basically saw how much he was trying to rip people off.

Anyway, he's selling an Ultrasonic, in very good condition, for 5000 Euros!! That's after a recent 34% price drop too. It was original on sale for 7500!!! Madness!!

He sells through Reverb & is based in Denmark.
aah, 'The Clown'. What a tosser.

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by GAZINGUK » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:48 am

mgeek wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:29 am
PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:29 pm
Just for a bit of perspective, and to illustrate the greed of some people...

There's a guy who used to be quite active on a Vox thread over on Facebook. He got banned for overstepping the mark in his pushiness when trying to buy old gear from people, and because folk basically saw how much he was trying to rip people off.

Anyway, he's selling an Ultrasonic, in very good condition, for 5000 Euros!! That's after a recent 34% price drop too. It was original on sale for 7500!!! Madness!!

He sells through Reverb & is based in Denmark.
aah, 'The Clown'. What a tosser.
Yeah, I saw his guitars advertised this week and they were listed last year too. He live in Aarhus and while I've never dealt with the guy, I have heard stories about him.
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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by GAZINGUK » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:57 am

One last question about Vox guitars from the guys in the know on here. I never thought about asking this question before, but what type of wood was used for the body of the italian made Vox guitars e.g. Grand Prix, Cheetah or Ultrasonic etc? Not of any reason other than curiosity.

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by ohm-men » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:08 am

I can't help with the bridge, but I "think" the Ultrasonic is Italian made (Eko? Crucianelli?) Original bridge looked kind of Jm-ish, but a tad wider and deeper grooved saddles. (although I'm no expert on the subject) I think I have an original bridge cover of this type of guitar somewhere in my parts bin...
(Looks like a Jm bridge cover, but a tad wider and higher legs)

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:17 am

Shipping/tracking update: it has arrived at Frankfurt Airport! :w00t: hopefully it's here in 2-3 days!
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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:20 am

...hasn't left customs, still 🥺🤔
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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by GAZINGUK » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:29 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:20 am
...hasn't left customs, still 🥺🤔
I think it will be okay! Did you get the bridge sorted, so you can get it up and running?

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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 pm

GAZINGUK wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:29 am
Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:20 am
...hasn't left customs, still 🥺🤔
I think it will be okay! Did you get the bridge sorted, so you can get it up and running?
Yes now IT MOVED ;D
as for now I've decided I'll borrow the one from my old Hagström Viking, to get myself an idea of how high and big it will have to be etc. Stay tuned!
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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:29 am

OH GOD IT ARRIVED!!! :w00t:

I'm still stuck at work but maaaaan :w00t:
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Re: Vox Ultrasonic restoration (need help/input)

Post by raphaël » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:40 am

:w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

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