Although their prices have yet to be revealed, the 1H and 2S models look to be more pared-down takes on the active Starstream Artist instruments, which were released last year. These new basses are ultra-modern, lightweight – clocking in at just 3kg – and compact, with a 30-inch scale length. The difference between the two can be found in its pickups: the 1H has a humbucker while the 2S has two J-style single-coils.
Besides that, both the 1H and 2S are identical. They each have a poplar body with an ABS frame, maple neck, 21-fret purpleheart fretboard, and are available in three finishes: Black, Red and White. However, they only come in four-string versions.
In comparison, the active Starstream basses have Aguilar pickups and preamp, an alder body, maple/ebony fretboards and snazzier finishes.
The Starstream 1H and 2S join Vox’s ever-expanding NAMM 2020 lineup, which now includes: the VC847 wah, two Bobcat semihollows, four Nutube effects pedals, a pair of headphones designed for guitarists, a pint-sized Superbeetle Bluetooth speaker, and the highly anticipated Cambridge50 modelling amp.
More information at voxamps.com.