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VL0  (1980)

The first VL0 prototype that Rusty Brutsche, Alan Owen and Jim Bornhorst took to England in Dec. 1980 to demonstrate the concept to Genesis and manager Tony Smith. Photo: Lewis Lee

First prototype to demonstrate the concept to Genesis
VL0 was taken from Showco in Dallas to the UK to demonstrate to Genesis, along with a prototype control desk.
The VL1 was ready to use on the Genesis Abacab tour in Barcelona in September 1981, just under a year later. 

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