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Vox Pathfinder Owners

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by robb3566, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    63
    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    I just tried that setting. All I can say is I gotta echo your "I'll be darned" reaction! :eek: If that's not a Blackface sound, it'll do until a Blackface comes along. ;) I like it both clean and with OD. I tried it with both Gain and Volume set somewhere between 8 and 9 o'clock. It was still too loud for "don't wake the kids" applications, but I've got the house to myself right now, so... I didn't touch the settings on my pedal, played through it set just like it was the last time I used it. However, I did roll back the tone on my tele a bit. I have been and remain a true fan of the PF15R. This setting just adds yet another dimension to the possibilities. Such a versatile little amp!

    ssmtb, you referred to yours as a Pathfinder 15. Doesn't yours still have a jack input on the rear panel for headphones? Would that be an option for the volume levels you seek when the kids are asleep?
     

  2. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Making your VOX sound blackface sounding....

    Somebody put me back on the fridge.

    ;)
     
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  3. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

    So no one has to hear it trying to sound blackfaced but you...

    [​IMG]
     

  4. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    63
    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Something tells me you'll be getting a lot of mileage out of this latest point of discussion...:twisted:
     

  5. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    Use two in tandem.....Stereo delay pedal, A/B , whatever.... killer bang for the buck. Been using mine for YEARS!
     

  6. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Nah, hit and run. Far be it from me to really say how someone should sound. I have and love my 15R personally, but I use a even more mid heavy speaker with it. I do not have any SF or even the 63 Pro that got traded out 2 months back, a Brownie. Never had a BF, although did have a 'BlackFaced' BMR VV clone, and a Pro Series 93 Super Amp which had a push pull Bassman/BF in the circuit. Always in the fat position.

    When I played out with these I could never get heard, pumping mids to where no one else was worked better for me...
     

  7. Michael A.

    Michael A. Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Jan 12, 2013
    Virginia Beach, VA
    And that mid-heavy speaker would be? And is that for gigs or home practice? Just curious.
     

  8. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Meister

    486
    Apr 15, 2016
    Australia
    I sometimes run my Pathfinder through a Night Train 112 cab, which has the Greenback, a middy speaker. It can seem a bit muffled after the normal speaker - I also ran it through a Vintage 30 and that was spikey. I haven't found one that's as good as the stock but bigger. Not that I've looked much.
     

  9. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Red Fang, did not get it out but pretty sure it would hang with all but a super aggressive drummer, or too big an area. That is a loud speaker, also have used a Greenback with it, sounded good, but not sure it would be loud enough for rambunctious sessions.
     

  10. BadTranslate

    BadTranslate Tele-Meister

    243
    Aug 13, 2006
    pdx
    Vox Pathfinder 15R w/ Douglas Classic w/ P-90s

    "This is a little demo of how a stock dual-P-90 guitar (Douglas Classic) can have pretty versatile sounds through a Pathfinder 15R. This whole rig costs $268 total. Recorded with a Zoom H2."

     

  11. dofasol

    dofasol TDPRI Member

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    Mar 6, 2015
    brussels
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    Reverb potentiometer is B10k
     

  12. dofasol

    dofasol TDPRI Member

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    Mar 6, 2015
    brussels
    IMG_1258.JPG Before de soldering the potentiometer, I've opened it.

    I saw that the black plastic ring was broken

    I decide to fix it with glue and mount everything back

    Until now it works fine again !
     
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  13. bo

    bo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    While the Pathfinder 15R is a great little amp, it was built to a price point and marketed as a practice amp. While I've used mine live for small local gigs I would be VERY hesitant to use one (or two) for real road work. They simply weren't built for that type of use. I get annoyed at how easily scratched and torn the covering gets every time I use it for a gig, and I do indeed baby mine. The plastic jacks alone kinda make me nervous ;)
     

  14. LGOberean

    LGOberean Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    63
    May 31, 2008
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    I guess Norah Jones doesn't know any better...:twisted:
     
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  15. robb3566

    robb3566 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 14, 2004
    Down the shore
    They're cheap enough that you could carry several spares. I see them on Craigslist regularly for around $100.
     

  16. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    I have three. All I have ever done is clean contacts on the on / off switch and clean the wires running to ground.

    I rehearse and gig every week with them, never had problems other than mentioned.
     

  17. Clarkey

    Clarkey TDPRI Member

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    3
    Jul 15, 2017
    Sydney
    How do i get a stereo thing going with my p/finder
     

  18. Clarkey

    Clarkey TDPRI Member

    Age:
    54
    3
    Jul 15, 2017
    Sydney
    So how would i do this from my vox and into a peavey bandit 65
     

  19. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    The LED mod is nothing more than removing them from the circuit. They act to kick in and provide clipping (or distortion), but when they kick in they also limit the volume. If you disconnect them you will gain a little volume overall and it will still go into distortion, but perhaps not as quickly. At least that has been my experience. I have two 15Rs one with the mod and the other without. I mostly avoid distortion with the amp and prefer it cleaner so this mod helps toward that end.

    I have not used it on a gig in a while, but mainly because we have been using both of my amps for rehearsals and I have been leaving them in our rehearsal space. In an intimate setting it works fine.
     

  20. wabashslim

    wabashslim Tele-Meister

    319
    Nov 26, 2005
    Stereo?? You get another Pathfinder, another cord and some kind of effects pedal with a stereo out. Could be a delay, reverb, chorus, etc. Lots of pedals have stereo outputs, mostly the time-based ones.
    Careful with that speaker output into FX rtn. Start with the 1st amps' volume way down, speaker output is much higher than effects level.
     

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