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Have you seen the Vox Bobcat V90


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The Vox V90 looks to be a very interesting semi-hollow style alternative with P90's

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and versions with Bigsby's

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other P90- Variatios of the model

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It stated to look like I was hijacking the "goto" thread because I wanted to respond to Larsongs comment of playing one at NAMM.

Originally designed and made in Italy, now woodwork seems to be in Korea, with electronics and hardware by Vox for models ranging from 1.2k to 1.6k US

So I making this thread to hear what you think.. or if you have seen or played them..

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The reason I used Jonathan Koh's video is because I really liked his playing on the demo.

The Bobcat has been around for a while, for some reason I haven't paid attention to Vox for quite a while. I would probably be most interested in the generation with gloss finishes. I really like the styling and the open gear Grovers..

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Looks to have a large gear, so it would be a nice low ratio tuner.

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Some years ago( but not too many) I was surprised to find Vox was still in the business of making guitars.  'Round here we only knew them as those odd shaped guitars most of those "British invasion" bands used.  Some of them also looked like they were made on the cheap, like those early to mid '60's TEISCO del Ray's.  Years of not seeing them used by anybody or hearing about them lead me to assume the company went out of business.   Glad to know they're still in business as I did finally came to know they built a quality product, both in guitars and amps.

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One thing P90's don't like is to be in very close proximity to an amp, the small area with the Laney in his face, I think just about any pickup would need a noise gate.

..... Below from the Vox Webpage....   https://voxamps.com/product/bobcat-v90/

New pickups with a retro sound and appearance

The pickups in the Bobcat are modeled after the original Italian-made pickups, but with some improvements in the voicing. The Bobcat V90 is equipped with soapbar pickups. These use Strat-type pole magnets, and are notable for their bright and punchy sound that is absent on previous semi-hollow guitars.

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From the description I think these may be similar to the Blues 90 used on the Gibson Blues Hawk.

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I played one a couple years ago & liked it.. But, not as much as my Epiphone Casinos.. Especially my newest. The Epiphone USA Casino.. 

That said, if I didn’t already have Casinos I’d probably get one of the Bobcats…

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I was considering a Casino Coupe for the full neck length access, but I got my 339 so I could easily install a trem using the stop bar mounts and add one of my favorite types of P90 Pickups, the Mean 90's. If I had been aware of the Bobcat at the time, I may have gotten one instead, but I am quite happy with my 339.

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Still the Bobcat is very tempting............

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