Vox Escort vintage amp

68goldtop

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Hi!
I have an opportunity to buy one in very good condition, can any of you tell me about its sound?
Sorry, I can´t say anything about the amp, but I have a nice story to tell ;)

We were 18/19 or so, and on our 2nd trip to the south of France.
In the summer there is a huge Theater-Festival in the town of Avignon, and (of course) we had to go there (broke as we were).
We didn´t have the coin to go to any shows, but on the central square (and many other places) there was always some live-action going on (for free!).
Ranging from wild theatre/dance-performances, to two old guys with guitars playing 40´s Jazz-standards (with two old arch-tops through two old radios!), and an entire BAND playing "Miss you" (by the Stones) WITHOUT VOCALS. Instead they used a saxophone and a guitar!
And the guitar-guy played through a - you guessed it - Vox "Escort"!
I thought it sounded great 👍

cheers - 68.



P.S.:

If you´re interested in the time-frame...
That very night we went to a movie-theatre to see the (then new) movie "Paris, Texas" by (director) Wim Wenders ;)
If you havn´t seen the movie yet - go for it 👍
 
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nojazzhere

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I have an opportunity to buy one in very good condition, can any of you tell me about its sound?
Is it truly vintage? Didn't Vox re-use the name for some solid state models? Even some SS Voxes sound pretty good, although not like the valve (tube) models like AC 15 or AC 30.
P.S......it's been many years, but I remember Paris, Texas being a boring film. :(
Just did a little research at http://www.voxshowroom.com/equipment/index.html and YES.....Vox used the Escort name a a number of widely varying models. Good luck. ;)
 
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68goldtop

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Hi paperman!
Is it one of my favorite film, by one of my favorite director….and of course, one of my favorite soundtrack 😉
Are the interwebs not a great place to be ;)
I mean, how cool is it to share this experience over 1000s of miles and a couple of decades?
Thanks a lot 👍

cheers - 68.
 

homesick345

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Hi!

Sorry, I can´t say anything about the amp, but I have a nice story to tell ;)

We were 18/19 or so, and on our 2nd trip to the south of France.
In the summer there is a huge Theater-Festival in the town of Avignon, and (of course) we had to go there (broke as we were).
We didn´t have the coin to go to any shows, but on the central square (and many other places) there was always some live-action going on (for free!).
Ranging from wild theatre/dance-performances, to two old guys with guitars playing 40´s Jazz-standards (with two old arch-tops through two old radios!), and an entire BAND playing "Miss you" (by the Stones) WITHOUT VOCALS. Instead they used a saxophone and a guitar!
And the guitar-guy played through a - you guessed it - Vox "Escort"!
I thought it sounded great 👍

cheers - 68.



P.S.:

If you´re interested in the time-frame...
That very night we went to a movie-theatre to see the (then new) movie "Paris, Texas" by (director) Wim Wenders ;)
If you havn´t seen the movie yet - go for it 👍
Very much in France during that period too... Unforgettable Paris Texas. And Ry Cooder
 




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