Vox Starstream VSS-1-FRD Modeling Electric Guitar

Vox Starstream VSS-1-FRD Modeling Electric Guitar

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The Vox Starstream is not only a fully functioning electric guitar it also includes 27 instrument models that can be switched in real time seamlessly. This makes the guitar ideal for live players who would like to expand the amount of sounds or instruments as part of their stage show or simply adds extra options for songwriters in the studio. Vox claim that the new Starstream guitar is an unmatched sonic experience and we’re sure that when your pick one up you will find it hard to put down, if you’re looking for a guitar with the wow factor the Vox starstream could be the guitar for you.

Sleek design, midi technology and traditional guitar playing is taken to the next level in one guitar

The company that pioneered onboard electronics introduces a fresh new approach to the modern electric guitar. Equipped with the innovative AREOS-D system, this new line embodies a sleek, new cutting-edge design from VOX. Created to provide a wide range of sounds including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synths and other stringed instruments, the VOX Starstream Type-1 is the ultimate product if you are seeking a new way of looking at what a guitar is and what it can do. Whether you are playing with a band, in the studio or practicing silently at night with headphones, the Starstream Type-1 offers exciting new possibilities. Incorporating the AREOS-D system, the Starstream Type-1 is the latest expression of VOX’s long-standing tradition of breaking through the boundaries of onboard guitar electronics, putting control over your sound at your fingertips.

Aside from providing convincingly realistic electric and acoustic guitar sounds, the Starstream Type-1 adds control of overdrive to electric models in a way that is user-friendly and modifiable in real time. The AREOS-D control system was specifically designed to allow you to easily and quickly change the amount of effect on a given model, turn that effect on or off and change an electric sound from clean to crunchy to full-out distorted while playing, without stopping to reset a parameter or needing to hook the guitar up to a computer and use software to modify the model before using it. Using highly developed DSP logic and fine tuning information from the string resulted in synth sounds that can be played more comfortably than on most guitar synths with less fear of glitches or missed notes.

  • Exclusively developed AREOS-D system, uses the guitar’s magnetic pickups to create the electric guitar models for greater realism and accuracy. The sophisticated approach results in a highly accurate and articulate representation of the modeled instrument.
  • Nine banks of instruments with three variations in each plus two user banks to store up to six favorites.
  • Five banks with classic and modern electric single coil and humbucking sounds, plus three variations of electric 12-string.
  • Two acoustic banks featuring six different guitars including small body, large body, 12-string and nylon string instruments.
  • Banjo, sitar and resonator models make up the Other bank.
  • The Special bank holds two synthesizer variations, Synth and Bass Synth and a Sustain mode that produces a distinctive organ-like effect (depth of the Sustain mode’s vibrato effect is controlled by the Tone control). For Synth, you can control both Decay and Attack parameters at once using the Tone knob. Using the Tone control, both Envelope and Resonance parameters are adjusted simultaneously for Bass Synth.
  • Onboard Drive and Reverb (model dependent) control for real-time adjustments to gain or reverb depth.Depending on the model selected, either Drive or Reverb can be stored in a user bank, set to on or off.
  • FX pushbutton with an LED for instantaneous on/off switching of Reverb or Drive effect, depending on model selected.
  • Synth sounds track effortlessly and respond dynamically to touch, pick attack and vibrato.
  • Simple, intuitive volume, tone and three-way model variation selector controls make changes quick and easy.
  • 14” output for live performance or recording and 1/8” output for use with headphones for private listening and practice.
  • 22 fret bolt-on hard maple neck with rosewood fingerboard with 12” radius.
  • Sculpted mango body. 2 x XLM humbucking pickups. 2-point fulcrum vibrato. Sealed diecast tuning machines.
  • Starstream Type-1 is available in five colour options


Scale Length25.3"
Nut Width43mm
Neck Woodmaple
Number Of Strings6 string
Right / Left Handedright handed
Fingerboardrosewood fingerboard
Body Sizefull size

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