The Kensington Bass: V124, V2141

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Features: Vox Kensington - V124 and V1241
Output Power 22 watts RMS, 45 watts peak
Channel One
Two inputs,
Volume control
Tone-X control
Power Switch
Line Reverse Switch
G-Tuner (V1241 version only)
Speaker One Jensen Vox 15" heavy duty speaker
Size 25.5" H x 21" W x 10.5" D
Accessories cover, chrome roller stand, Tone-X foot pedal


The V124 Vox Kensington Bass amp was introduced in late 1967 and first appeared in the 1968 "The Sound That Travels With The Stars" Vox catalog.

The Kensington was a 22 watt RMS, 45 watt peak bass amplifier with one 15" speaker made by Jensen in Chicago IL.

Like the Vox Essex Bass amp, the Kensington Bass control panel was mounted in the top of the cabinet and quite simple. The V124 Kensington control panel had a Volume and Tone-X control, dual 1/4" inputs, power switch, indicator lamp, and a line reverse switch. Several months after the introduction of the V124 Kensington, a revised V1241 version was introduced. It added a "G-Tuner" feature to provide a reference tone for tuning a bass guitar.

Tone-X was a tone control that replaced the normal bass and treble control. Tone-X was a sweepable EQ control that offered about a 6 db boost from approximately 50 hz (control counter clockwise) to 300 hz (control clockwise).

An egg shaped Tone-X foot switch was an included accessory with the Kensington Bass amp. When the foot switch was actuated, the Tone-X effect was effectively set to the maximum (or "10") setting, overriding the position set on the rotary Tone -X control. The foot switch plugged into a recessed jack mounted in the upper rear back panel.

The Kensington had a simple "U" shaped cart chrome plated trolley cart with two wheels in the rear. One would tilt the amp back while holding the handle to roll the amp.

The 1968 US Vox price list indicated that the retail price for the Kensington Bass amp with the accessory foot switch, cover, and rolling trolley stand was $260.00. Adjusting the 1968 retail price of the V1241 Kensington Bass Amp for inflation to the current value of the dollar, this amp would retail for over $1600 today.

My thanks to Les Haynie of Blue Moon Music in Fayetteville AR for allowing to to take photos of the Kensington amp in his inventory for the Vox Showroom.








North Coast Music offers many
replacement and restoration parts
for the Vox Kensington Bass Amp.
Some are shown below.



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