The Vox V282 Skybolt IV Bass

Vox V282 Skybolt IV Bass

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The Vox Skybolt IV Bass was first offered in the 1968 "The Sound That Travels With the Stars" catalogs. A reprint of this catalog is available at North Coast Music.

The design of the V282 Skybolt IV bass was doubtlessly influenced by the growing popularity of the Gibson EB-2 bass in the late 1960s.

Vox also introduced a similar model, the V272 Sidewinder IV, in 1968. While sharing the body and neck of the Skybolt, the Sidewinder IV added a series of battery powered onboard effects to the bass.

The 1968 US Vox catalog described the Skybolt IV bass as follows:

"A brilliant new 4-string double cut-away bass guitar. Two graceful f holes complement the arched top. All new easy-to-fret fast-neck with the Vox double T-bar and adjustable steel rod. Fully adjustable bridge. One volume, two tone controls, 3-position pickup selector switch. Sunburst or Cherry."

The 1968 US Vox price list indicated that the retail price of the Skybolt IV was $330 USD. In today's dollars, the Skybolt IV would have retailed for about $2100.

The Skybolt IV was produced for Vox in Italy by EKO in Recanati Italy.


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