Vox Pathfinder 10
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Vox Pathfinder 10

Pathfinder 10 , Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Pathfinder series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 19 reviews )
 12 reviews63 %
 5 reviews26 %
 2 reviews11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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YuriW07/21/2014

YuriW's review"Great for practicing and small gigs"

Vox Pathfinder 10
This little Vox is a transistor amp with 15W (according to the label at the back of the amp, but some people say it's 10W...), one input, and one 6.5' speaker. The nice looking chicken head knobs are gain, treble, bass and volume, plus the overdrive button and a line/headphones out. No reverb, no fx, no fx loop, no footswitch... a very simple amp, straight to the point.

UTILIZATION

Plug and play, man. Bought it used, so I've never even seen the manual. I like chicken head knobs, they are easy to grab and it's easy to see where they're pointing to. This amp is a little bigger and a little heavier than other ones with the same power, but not a big deal. Looks and finishing are pretty good too.

SOUNDS

Talking about rock here: it actually sounds like a Vox amp, which is a good thing. The clean tone is nice and full, the drive can go from a little crunch to heavy enough for Black Sabbath, and you can use the guitar volume knob to bring the dirt down a little when you want to.
Few knobs, few options, but you either don't need any tweaking to get good sounds, or don't get them at all. It is loud enough to play with a drummer if the drummer is not insane, and, as many other guitar amps, it sounds better whith the volume knob between 60%, 65% and... I would say 75% at most. More than that and 1) sound gets worse - dirtier, but not in a good way) 2) It doesn't really get any louder.

Talking about other styles here: tone wise, you can play many different things with this guy. I would say that you canNOT get tones like those really bright-roland-jazz-chorus stuff and the really heavy-mesa-boogie stuff (at least not without a drive pedal).

OVERALL OPINION

Comparing this one to other small amps in the same price range I personally like it better for rock n' roll, it crunches nicer than the little fender champs but the clean tones are better than the marshalls. Its sound is not going to blow your mind, but for an amplifier this small and this cheap, it's certainly really good.

Not having a mid frequency knob is a bad point. This amp likes my guitars and works fine with them, but I can see that situation happening where you want a certain tone and can't find it... and, well, you never will with only treble and bass, sorry.

So in the end what I say is: if you like rock n' roll and need a small amp to study and to play small gigs, plug your guitar straight into one of these and play it for 5 minutes. If you don't like the sound, no tweaking will fix it. But if you like it, look no further.
kyleohare05/08/2012

kyleohare's review"GREAT Bedroom Practice Amp"

Vox Pathfinder 10
Solid State, 10 watt amp. Simple controls with a drive channel. Plug your axe in and play!

UTILIZATION

EASILY get great clean VOX tones out of this puppy. I mean, we're talking -- this thing really impressed me with how much it sounded like it had tubes in it. Vox really made a great practice amp worth mentioning!


SOUNDS

Sounds FANTASTIC on the clean channel. However, the 'drive' channel or distortion channel sounds rather tinny probably due to the smaller speaker size. It's still OK though, and very useable.

OVERALL OPINION

Love its size, weight, response and tube-like VOX cleans.

Tried numerous practice amps before buying one of these, and my blues - playing father stole it from me promptly once I upgraded to all tube stuff. I have guitar gear OCD, so that's just how it goes.
jeangusyoung10/30/2014

jeangusyoung's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Hmm ..... not bad ....."

Vox Pathfinder 10
* What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor, ...)?
This is the transistor

* What is the power delivered?
10W

* What connection?
1 instrument input, 1 headphone output / external out

* What are the settings, the effects? ...
1 master volume, 1 bass, 1 acute, 1 drive

Only 6 of 20 10W because it is small, but I'll explain in detail after

UTILIZATION

* The configuration is it simple?
Difficult to get any easier if the little champion Leaving aside fender with just one volume

* Gets it easy to sound good?
I can not deny that the sound is good, so clear that the saturation pushed all drive (it's almost like a tube-like saturation)

* The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I did not watch much, but what I find a little strange is that there tu user.

SOUNDS

* Is it your style of music?
I like to play a bit of everything and following the application

* With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
In my case it receives each of my 3 guitars (Epi, Yam, Squier)

* What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)?
Generally sounds pretty cristalins on the clean channel with bass and treble to 13H to 11H (and sometimes the reverse following envy)
Fat, yes, but not too much .... but it is certain that when you push the drive to gain 14 or 15 H reminds me of half the Tiny Terror a friend when he put the cleat

OVERALL OPINION

* How long have you use it?
Since its purchase in April 2014

* What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ Small so portable, and not too gasworks.
+ Vox façade of beauty
- 1 volume for each channel would have been better because ...
- ... When you go from clean to drive it may arouse any cemetery if we do not turn down the volume when switcher ...
- ... And in fact, a true jack footswitch would have been welcome. y'avait widely instead.
- To finish quibble, 20 W would also have been welcome.

* Did you try many other models before buying it?
One day I had the opportunity to try a small Fender Frontman 15W (at the time the modeling was fortunately not yet)

* How would you rate the quality / price?
€ 78 for this little loud, it's good, it does not take much. if it was brand stagg it might be worth only 58 €, as well influence what brands prices ...

* With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Or not then need a 20 W version with the footswitch jack and there ok I am coming to Vox


In the end, as I like the look and it sounds nicely after all I care. If I was not so attached to objects, a 20 W ORANGE CRUSHPIX would have already replaced. But he also has no possibility footswitch.
TheColorful10/23/2013

TheColorful's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" From simple, it is"

Vox Pathfinder 10
A perfect amp lamps to start, harder to read.
A Jack input and output ... Jack.

RMS 10W, more than enough for a room, just to cover a battery rehearsal.

Settings: This is where it gets complicated. When I say perfect start, it is mainly setting level: two treble and bass knobs, a clean / overdrive button, a gain knob and a volume knob, that's all. If you want effects with this amp in particular, consider buying an effects pedal, but the bill can quickly climb to the price of its big brothers who are more amp models, more effects ...

UTILIZATION

Simple setup: 3 knobs and a button.
The manual, I know more if I had one, but Has anyone really need for this amp?
Gets it easy to sound good ... In all honesty, no. It takes approximately 2 minutes to turn the gain knob, then treble, then the bass, so having a clean sound. But once found the right setting, you touch more and we left!

SOUNDS

It is suitable for all styles ... but in either. Do not plan to do the scene with! (This is my personal opinion)

I play with a Jet Lag 66 was in the starter pack with the amp.

I like the clean sound, but the overdrive is a bit of a chore to manage the sound intensity level ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over a year now, he fell HP side when he was on the ground, everything is impeccable, it still works as well.

My biggest disappointment is that it does not even have a knob reverb. But to start, it has not necessarily useful.

With experience, I do not know if I do it again this choice may be, I'll be gone on a less powerful amp but with more effects.
ebrian09/25/2011

ebrian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Beautiful clean sounds"

Vox Pathfinder 10
See more advice.

UTILIZATION

Bel amp well finished and made in Vietnam. Look 100% Vox ac.
Compact and lightweight (5 kg). Made for mobile or work from home, reasonable power. Headphone jack.

SOUNDS

The clean sounds are quite Vox: clear, crisp, slightly dry, well-defined. So one's orientation to the sixties Brit.
The crunch goes well! As for the overdrive should not push too. Once you get into distortion "hairy" one senses soon the limits for two reasons: this amp is not designed for this type of sound and there is no tube.
Suffice it to styles ranging from blues to rock 70's. It is better to use pedals for overdrive. Besides, it digests well Vox FX analog and digital.

OVERALL OPINION

If you do not have money to buy a small tube amp to work with you to buy the Vox Pathfinder a ridiculous amount (64, € 00) it is cheaper and better than many small amp transistors.

Most

Price
Look
Clear sounds
Headphone Jack
Construction

The -

Saturation
Alain300906/30/2011

Alain3009's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A brave little amp!"

Vox Pathfinder 10
Already said so in summary: 10w transistor without reverb, clean channel 1 + 1 boosted channel switchable with button and without specific adjustment, headphone jack.
The finish is generally of good quality, including knobs. Pity it is that Vox did the economy of plastic corners to protect the beast of Bing in the trunk of the car!

UTILIZATION

Operation is extremely simple: you plug the guitar, you set the bass and treble, two knobs for volume and hop off you go!

SOUNDS

I use my pathfinder trio electric folk / rock without a drummer, combined with Leduc D3 and effect Korg AX1000G. The power is sufficient in this context (volume knob between 4 and 6 / 10 in this context clear sound) and sound quality is stirring in view of the price of the machine (61 €!).
I only use the clean channel leaving the Korg AX1000G manage saturations.L association of two works well but results in an exaggeration of the acute need to fix the amp (acute knob 1 / 4, grave 3 / 4!). In this context, the sound is clear and precise with a nice round and saturation are very compelling. I even used to a concert on the terrace and he did very well in the middle of 50W Marshalls.
Pity that a separate volume control is not available for the channel is saturated because it would have reached perfection! Indeed as we move into saturated in the score, the volume becomes too high.

OVERALL OPINION

I have this little amp for almost a year. I bought it on the net without trying it on the basis of excellent notices. I hesitated a little Laney LG. I like its versatility, simplicity, quality / price ratio, light weight and personality "British" friendly.

I will keep no matter what happens even if I buy a tube amp later to play with a rhythm section and in concert.
madnazgul05/19/2011

madnazgul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" He stumbles"

Vox Pathfinder 10
10W transistor volume, gain, bass, trebble

UTILIZATION

Easier it removes all the buttons ...

SOUNDS

I play rock, belonging to it is working really well, he really has a very good sound for the size and power, you can easily get to have fun without a crucnh piss the neighbors.

SOUND VOX!

OVERALL OPINION

The best value for money, I tried small Marshall or Fender transistor more expensive or even other amp modeling and vox bury them without problem in my opinion. Not as good an amp lamp but of course this is not the same price or the same power.

Live or repeated with a drummer it's no use dreaming should not either, but to work at home or to return to play at a friend's great.
imjoey09/05/2010

imjoey's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good amp, year 60 well-typed with the right sound vox ..."

Vox Pathfinder 10
Small transistor amp that delivers a little heat from a tube amp.

Came jack, headphone ... 10Watt but sends fine, not possible to mount a substantive, it far exceeds my previous 15w amp.

Of channel, Clean, overdrive, gain, 2 band equalizer and volume (yes) Bass and treble, damages for middle .... A reverb would not have been too much either

UTILIZATION

The manual is very clear yes with some humorous touches, but anyway, it's not needed!

30 minutes is hacked and we know it by heart, setting its pretty accurate.

SOUNDS

It suits me for what I play: From hard rock, blues, rock, rhythm Some ....

The sound is very clear in chalereux crunch rather quickly, perfect for my style. Overdrive in its leaves a bit to be desired, but his pass for the price anyway, but buying a good pedal arises (a fuzz for me). I use an epiphone sg special stroke with 2 humbucker, very bad with a guitar and pedal behringer ultrawah I often use as an equalizater (Nikel for song like Little Wing).

I like the clean bocoup of this amp, it would say that straight out of a good tube amp in good time .... when you push a little gain sound is very good too, rather hendrix but I have a little trouble with the overdrive is not super pretty ... we'll see after buying a noisegate, sa saturates very quickly.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for just 6 months loan.

I had one other amp before, but I play regularly on 4ampli, a Peavey, an XP, a driver, a line 6 ... And this is the best.
Plus it is super nice, good style, not too heavy and it sends fine, damages for absense middle and reverb! (Found on its big brother, pathfinder 15r)

For the price, is not to say it looks great, good guitar, a fuzz and it went off, I would do is choosing without hesitation
buissonDJ12/17/2009

buissonDJ's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox Pathfinder 10
Transistor.
15W approx
the setting trebble / gain / middle etc ... as dab.

UTILIZATION

Ultra simple.
It's English, and it's not Chinese .. and plug it hu! cocotte!
Manual?? in fact it goes well? (Lol)

SOUNDS

Then there's Noreilles attention!
1) It has a touch of madness, and clear channel is round and warm beer, I play it with the Lollar or BKL ... custom .. not wired microphones EDF .. I kiss in passing.
Clear crunch is GORGEOUS! but no reverb .. a small secondhand Behringer pedal will make the joke (used to 20/25

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two years .. I had and tried péletées most often tube .. I'm in Paris 5mns the "tube amp", so hey! but him ..

then approach your noreille of the screen you spin a j'va teullio death .. approach .. again ... go!
Good .. voila ... bestio to the HP 10 Bulldog 8hm (correque ).... off with your putty in front of you break the two "slices" clipped to the HP ... then you cut an old guitar with a cable jack 6.5 .. the female side .. and you soda tin ditto two strips of Leroy Merlin radius illictriciti ... then you plug in an HP Orange 30 Celestion Vintage 30 ... Wholesale created you a cable that allows you to go ... the firm ... (woof woof ... very Funny)
Then the sound that kills! to play at home very soft ... is a must ... and if you shoot with single or humbuckers ...
it is a delight of notes ... and it sends! Zeuss not! without agrissiviti.
That the teuillo of 2010! Blues, Rock .. jazouilleu ... all firms!

Careful not to burn out the putty you!

DJ
darkblatte09/26/2008

darkblatte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox Pathfinder 10
Clear + channel transistor overdrive
common gain
common volume
2 band EQ
6 hp "

UTILIZATION

Manual light, no fuss

SOUNDS

Sound: very clear level enough "hot" slamming a sweet, very versatile channel, attention to this too low for my taste
if you push the gain you get a nice crunch sound
the overdrive channel: present enough breath volume very high contribution to be clear, heavy distortion typed annee70-80

OVERALL OPINION

I've had today, so I completely as a measure
good volume to work at home and make little beef without drummer
good amp