One-Man Band

One-Man Band

Synth guitars are not new, but most are built as childish gimmicks rather than practical instruments that can be played on stage. Now Vox, maker of some of the most respected guitar amplifiers in the industry, is trying to prove that a well-built synth axe can replace even the most professional pedal board setup. Its new Starstream Type-1 is a space-age design that incorporates the AREOS-D system, two humbucker pickups, a piezo pickup system, control modules, a DSP engine, nine banks of instruments (with three variations in each), and two user banks to store up to six favorite sounds. Additionally, the guitar features a built-in headphone jack for discreet practice sessions. The uniquely sculpted body comes in a number of colors including red, white, black, and a mixture thereof. $799. voxamps.com

 

 

One-Man Band

Vox’s Starstream Type-1