Vox Ltd V-125 Head | Ace - Skunk Anansie Collection

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In collaboration with Ace from UK alt-rock band Skunk Anansie, Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars are proud to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments used throughout his career. 

Formed in 1994, Skunk Anansie have become one of the biggest rock bands in Europe with over 6 million physical sales and over 25 million Spotify streams per year not to mention the numerous awards acquired along the way. Their blend of alternative rock, punk, and metal, with powerful vocals and socially conscious lyrics gained them significant attention from the outset with the release of their debut album "Paranoid & Sunburnt" in 1995 followed by "Stoosh" a year later. Skunk Anansie continued to evolve their sound with subsequent albums "Post Orgasmic Chill" (1999), "Wonderlustre" (2010), and "Anarchytecture" (2016), and throughout their career they have been praised for their dynamic live performances and outspoken stance on issues like politics, sexuality, and racism. Guitarist, songwriter and founder member Ace played a crucial role in shaping the band's distinctive sound - his heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and dynamic solos contributing to the band's energetic and impactful music. 

During their career Skunk Anansie have shared stages with with such bands as Metallica, Rammstein, Muse, U2, The Rod Hot Chilli Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols. They continue to play sell out shows and release new music under their own independent label. This longevity and influence on the rock scene has cemented their status as one of the most iconic and enduring bands in British rock history. Coinciding with their 30th anniversary Ace has partnered with Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments he used during his career. 

Introduced in 1981 the Vox V125 Lead was released in tandem with the V125 Bass amp. Electronically the V125 were an adaptation of the circuit used in the AC-120 that Vox introduced in 1973. Released to compete with the bigger Marshall amps of the period the V125 has 125W of Valve power with a quartet of EL-34s in the power amp, two ECC83, one ECC82, one ECC81in the pre-amp and a pair of 2N3819 transistors as an initial gain stage. The top panel has a brilliant and normal inputs, Gain, Volume and Master Volumes and a comprehensive 5-band EQ.

"Widely used recording amp for amazing retro tones, clean and dirty! Used on tons of recordings, all Skunk LPs after I bought it from around 1999, solo LPs, sessions etc. Very cool sound!" says Ace.

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