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Vox Pathfinder Owners

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

  1. mattyboy

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    Yeah, this is spot on. I have the Pathfinder and also a Roland Micro Cube, which is a modeling amp. The MC is a nice little amp, but the PF gets played way more.
    I've owned a couple modeling amps, and they just aren't for me.
    Give me a nice clean little amp with the minimum amount of buttons and dials like the Pathfinder. :cool:
     
  2. phillip lee

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    Still not sure, the price is much lower and I tried several modeling amps before deciding on this one. Hard economic times make these a real nice alternative.
    Plus all the glowing reviews here and elsewhere, the word is getting out.
     
  3. FMajor7add9

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    Got my first PF as a in-store swap for a Line6 spider 30 (3 years ago), played one sucky gig w the spider, none with the PF. Came back a few months later and bought a second PF.

    There's a Cube 30 in our rehearsal space, tweed models and effects are kind of ok, but it has nothing of the PFs charm and 'playability' at all.
     
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    For some reason my Tweedfinder 15R rehouse links seem busted so I'm just reposting in case anyone wants to see. Rehoused into a chinese bass amp combo box with a 12", covered with uphostery fabric, varnished.

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    Sounds great, I loves it.
     
  6. tvvoodoo

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    one more - sprung for some tilt legs too!
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  7. xjazzy

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    Looks great!
     
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    Totally awesome!
     
  9. richey88

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    I rocked Best Buy with it this weekend:

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    Then a bar volume gig through my trusty 4x12. Got asked to turn down but sounded great!
     
  10. banjohabit

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    +1 greytop for looking for the tubes. i've had two buds of mine plug into this thing and (no word from me) say "oooh! that's a tube vox, right?' the funny thing is they both said the same thing almost word for word, same tone of voice too! 2nd time was a grin for me sure enough!
     
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    You can find a more modern 10" speaker that is highly efficient = will be "louder" -- Look in the specs of a given speaker for a sensitivity rating in the 100dB+ range (Eminence Ragin' Cajun 10" is 100dB Sensitivity). A more efficient speaker converts more of the electrical energy you feed into it into sound energy.

    The output of your amp is what it is :^)
     
  12. banjohabit

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    back in the day it was "stick a jbl in it."
     
  13. Stratman71

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    Pathfinder Bass

    Has anybody tried a Pathfinder Bass yet?

    There's a few youtube vids of them being demo'd with a Bass, but i'd love to hear one with guitar, i'm thinkin' they could make a great low vol warm sounding bedroom rig?
     
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    i need someone in the Albuqerque area whos a good electronics repairman... i did the LED mods on mine and now its not working :(
     
  15. lareplus

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    In the official Vox forum I posted a few times over a couple of years, asking Vox to develop a 50W or 100W Pathfinder, but got no response. If lots of people did that, maybe they would listen.

    I would love to have that sound with more watts. It would also be great if the baffle was big enough to swap out a variety of 12 inch speakers.

    I don't really need the emulations or effects, just that wonderful Vox sound with enough volume to play with the big boys. .
     
  16. Tele-Champ

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    I absolutely love mine, but couldn't find any use for the gain channel. Until last night...

    I plugged my Gretsch 5120 into the Pathfinder just to see if I could get any "Neil", and boy did I! (Gain almost all the way up, volume low. Bass, treble and reverb more or less at 3/4.)

    I was shocked at how much I now like this gain channel, after dissing it for years... :eek:
    At least with the Gretsch, anyway, it sounded fantastic - way different, more grungy and dirty than any of my distortion pedals thru my tube amps..

    I always loved the clean channel on the Pathfinder 15R, but as I said, never cared much for the gain channel - - until now..

    So just go play with that gain channel!...


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    It would be a nice option for sure.

    However, I suspect Vox would not want to dilute their own market with alternative (and cheaper!) products that cover that kind of output and size etc.

    But then - who knows - if they thought they would sell a bucket load ..

    Well I have recently moved across to a VHT Special Six combo (one 12AX7 and one 6V6) Another amazing amp for the money (similar-ish price range to a 15R) though no Reverb or Trem, but a 10" speaker , or Head and 12" cab options.
    Hand wired on eyelet board. Crikey!

    I have hugely enjoyed my 15R and will continue to defend the model to the hilt as one of the few truly tubey, characterful (and cool!) SS amps.
     
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    Heres mine.. well, 'our' 15R. Cracking little amp, to my ears, sounds better than my SCXD and various other amps I have owned. Uses as much power as a small lightbulb, sounds far bigger than it is. Would make an awesome amp for recording. Nice blank canvas for effects too. I'm thinking a Xotic RC or AC :)
     
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    I never really understood why the gain channel on this amp gets so maligned. It's not a Marshall gain channel, and won't sound as "earthy" as a TS into a Fender tube amp, but it's definitely not a bad sound. I'm pretty sure the "boost" button just multiplies the gain. In other words, gain on 3 plus boost equals gain on 7 with boost off (those are just made up figures).
     
  20. lauke

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    And I thougt I was a little mad for loving the little amp I started my guitar career on, indeed a Pathfinder 15 (no reverb). It's got some of the best cleans I've heard out of ANY amp actually, and I can dial it in without even listening, I know it that well.
    It doesn't get that much use anymore since I own an AC30CC1 though ;)

    About the gain channel; I don't really like it. It sounds more like a fuzz pedal to me than amp distortion. I do find the boost changes the sound a bit as well; it becomes a bit more aggressive and it fills up the mids. I prefer the amp with the boost off at all times.
     
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