VOX Pathfinder insanity

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Mike_LA, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. Mike_LA

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    It’s hip right now and I agree, it’s a bit silly.
    Mind you: I’ve got one that I bought new 15 years ago in a hurry because I was home recording an album and the Blue Jr I had blew on me.
    It’s a great little amp that I like a lot, especially with dark guitars. But it’s nothing that special either.
     
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    Asking price doesn’t reflect market value on Reverb.

    Nonetheless, the “ss sleeper/bang for the buck” angle on it has jumped the shark.

    Congrats to those who bought low and enjoyed.
     
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    Oh boy, you’re about to get hit with a wave of comments from the many Pathfinder Fan Boys here.
     
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    I would sell mine for that.
     
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    I have 2, one was in the trash.
     
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    I wouldn't sell mine for less!
    (It's pretty special)
     
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    I can’t imagine it’s better than my little Yamaha GA 15II, which was basically free; thrown into a Pacifica starter pack (my first guitar) about three years ago.
     
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    According to Reverb's recent price history, these units are NOT selling for US$500:

    Date
    Condition Sold Price
    10/7/2021 Good $200
    10/7/2021 Mint $110
    10/6/2021 Very Good $240
    10/5/2021 Very Good $125
    10/4/2021 Very Good $149.99
    9/30/2021 Very Good $159
    9/27/2021 Excellent $275
    9/26/2021 Very Good $197
    9/20/2021 Good $175
    9/20/2021 Fair $199
    Prices exclude shipping and tax/VAT/GST.
     
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    It was worth the 100.00 I paid for mine new……. But mine sits in the closet most of the time. It was special at a price point.
    I paid 269.00 for a Quilter SuperBlock US….. The PF15 is not even close.
     
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    I know right? What is the seller thinking? I got my 15R for $75 with a gio guitar
     
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    The schematic is available. Someone should clone it and update the power amp to class D. Maybe DIY … :rolleyes:
     
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    I know nothing about the Pathfinder.

    What I do know is there's one or two
    techs in every big city who paid the bills
    and more working on AC30's in the 60's
    to the 90's.

    Hopefully the Vietnamese have improved their reliability.
    I won't own a Vox - if one was given to
    me - I'd flip it. Too much misery.
     
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    The seller is thinking that someone is going to read all the hype about the amp, then decide he has to have one, then realize they are kind of hard to come by, and then justify to himself paying a bunch of money for one.
     
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    Everytime I contemplate selling my 15R, I plug in to it and give it a play and think, nah, not until they're going for $500...
     
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    In my opinion my 15R is sounds a lot better than the $40 I paid for it a couple years ago, but not $460 better. Knowing for a while now that I could likely triple (or more) my money selling it, I have been slow to even list it. It makes me happy every time I plug it in, and it's definitely enough for the amount and type of playing I do.
     
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    Just my own 'Pathfinder value' take, based on my own experience ( and it
    might be unique)

    I paid $85 for mine maybe 8-9 years ago ( used, on CL, and in no small part, due to what I read about it right here!)
    And without really expecting much, took it asap, to a weekly (small) band
    gig, just to see if it could cut it. And ( aided with an OD) it was fantastic- perfect for my gigs, and overnight it was pretty much my #1 ( I need light/portable)

    So since buying the PF I have made thousand of $$ in gigs, playing it ( including a 40- date, play gig using Danelectro +Pathfinder only), and it's value to me, way exceeds the $85 I paid.
    Maybe not $500 in the real world, but kind of priceless in my little universe!
     
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    BTW, I removed the handle on my Pathfinder & attached a board to the top and keep my pedals,(mostly mini), conveniently, right there. I velcrowed it all too.
     
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