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1964 Vox Shadow

Solid-body three pickup electric guitar

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Vox Shadow controls

The controls for the three-pickup Vox Shadow (formerly known as the Vox Dominator) are as follows:
[1] Master volume
[2] Middle pickup tone control
[3] Neck pickup tone control
[4] Bridge pickup (Vox V1)
[5] Middle pickup (Vox V1)
[6] Neck pickup (Vox V1)
[7] Three way pickup selector

Controls are quite simple: master volume [1]. Three identical pickups [4-6], and a three way switch [7] to select one pickup. It is not possible to use two or more pickups simultaneously. The controls are slightly unusal in that there is a tone pot for both the middle [2], and neck [3] pickups, and no means of changing bridge pickup tone. The three-pickup Shadow was fitted with black plastic control knobs rather than the white ones of two-pickup Shadows.

Listen to the sound clips below.

Vox Shadow Soundclips

Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1964 Vox Shadow
through a
197X WEM Clubman MK 8

1964 Vox Shadow197X WEM Clubman MK 8
Recorded with a Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface

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Clean amp: volume 5, treble 5, bass 5

Vox Shadow. Bridge pickup. The three-pickup Shadow has no tone control for the bridge pickup.

Vox Shadow. Middle pickup only, volume 10/10, tone 10/10.

Vox Shadow. Middle pickup only, volume 10/10, tone 0/10.

Vox Shadow. Neck pickup only volume 10/10, tone 10/10.

Vox Shadow. Neck pickup only volume 10/10, tone 0/10.

Cranked amp: volume 10, treble 5, bass 5

Vox Shadow. Neck pickup only volume 10/10 and tone 10/10.

Vox Shadow. Neck pickup only volume 10/10 and tone 0/10.

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