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  • salastyle007salastyle007

    Affordable and lightweight

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 02/23/21 at 09:14
    Features — 7
    Purchased used from a musician. Eventually sold it to upgrade for a dearer Marshall. I owned it for 1-2 years and enjoyed playing it. It was my fourth ever amplifier. I used an Epiphone guitar with it and managed to play most styles of music. The product build is solid and feels high quality. It's a pretty standard product from Vox and doesn't look out of place with more expensive gear. There are basic EQ controls, nothing fancy there. I loved the way this looked and for a cheap price decided to go for it. Don't know what the year is.

    Sound — 7
    Suited my blues and classic rock style fine, the sound could get quite treble-heavy due to cheaper solid-state hardware. It's......
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    Features — 7
    Purchased used from a musician. Eventually sold it to upgrade for a dearer Marshall. I owned it for 1-2 years and enjoyed playing it. It was my fourth ever amplifier. I used an Epiphone guitar with it and managed to play most styles of music. The product build is solid and feels high quality. It's a pretty standard product from Vox and doesn't look out of place with more expensive gear. There are basic EQ controls, nothing fancy there. I loved the way this looked and for a cheap price decided to go for it. Don't know what the year is.

    Sound — 7
    Suited my blues and classic rock style fine, the sound could get quite treble-heavy due to cheaper solid-state hardware. It's probably best to use a humbucker-equipped guitar to compensate for this. I would stay away from using your typical Squier Bullet or equivalents as you might get severe treble-itis. I didn't use any effects with it and just cranked up the gain a little when playing AC/DC, Hendrix, etc. It's not a noisy amp. You can get a wide variety of sounds, although I wouldn't play Metal or anything too heavy, go for a Marshall in that case.

    Reliability & Durability — 7
    I wouldn't use this as a main live amplifier, just for rehearsals and home practice. Reason being the sound quality could be better (see previous comments). Durability is fine however. It's dependable and looks quite cool. Portability is a huge plus, the amp is quite lightweight so you can carry it around easily. It's a standard rehearsal / practice amp that will last you a good couple of years when you first start playing, especially if you like classic rock. I had fun using it and it never let me down.

    Overall Impression — 7
    The Vox Pathfinder 10 delivers very nice Vox-style tones in an affordable and lightweight package. It’s a ‘does what says on the tin’ type of amplifier, with nice breakup once you turn the volume up. When compared to other amps from Marshall and Fender, it does feel a little quiet, and you often need to turn the volume up halfway to hear nuances well. This might be a deal-breaker for some, but if you’re only looking to practice in your home or a small room this won’t be an issue. The lovely finish makes the amp look great in any setting.
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  • JBiiJBii

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 06/12/08 at 10:10
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    10w / transistor
    jack of (plastic)
    an output jack (line / headphone)
    of gain and output volume, offering, casually, a lot of possible combinations
    bass / treble rglage a third band would not make sense given the size of HP

    USE

    RAS

    SONORITS

    It was a clear sound that can become very round, it can mess it (for example with the master base and gradually returning gain). Saturation is really interesting, as long as we do not put background. but again, there was way to have fun.
    I am surprised by the performance of the small HP.
    I use to work at home, playing on my records (well, not Sepultura, but if we listening sound - almost clear - the last AC / DC, marries very......
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    10w / transistor
    jack of (plastic)
    an output jack (line / headphone)
    of gain and output volume, offering, casually, a lot of possible combinations
    bass / treble rglage a third band would not make sense given the size of HP

    USE

    RAS

    SONORITS

    It was a clear sound that can become very round, it can mess it (for example with the master base and gradually returning gain). Saturation is really interesting, as long as we do not put background. but again, there was way to have fun.
    I am surprised by the performance of the small HP.
    I use to work at home, playing on my records (well, not Sepultura, but if we listening sound - almost clear - the last AC / DC, marries very well)
    It seems that FEIST used on stage for a sound a little dglingu has not m'tonne.
    It's a little cheap amp (I pay 71 euros in stores on Tours), very very surprising. Nothing to do with my first amp transistor there a year 20aine (ROSS, an absolute horror)

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Very happy with my choice. Unbeatable price-quality ratio.
    Not be enough in rehearsal with a rock band, but can fill bcp services.
    100% happy with this choice. I t advisable by an old old fan "historic" Ramones that he too used to play on the record its protgs.

    One note: Cheap because Made In Vietnam, o how to move in the opposite direction of what one defends.
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  • jeanseb85jeanseb85

    Hmm ..... not bad .....

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 10/30/14 at 23:36
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    * 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......
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    * 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.
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  • YuriWYuriW

    Great for practicing and small gigs

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 07/21/14 at 06:29
    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......
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    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.
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  • TheColorfulTheColorful

    From simple, it is

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 10/23/13 at 03:20
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    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......
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    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.
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  • kyleoharekyleohare

    GREAT Bedroom Practice Amp

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 05/08/12 at 18:01
    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......
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    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.
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  • fairbecfairbec

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 09/13/03 at 15:46
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    Transistor amp 15 watts, but super punchy.

    SETTINGS:

    - + Gain volume can go from super clean clear sound, even crystalline (good for funk, arpeggios, and all that), has a crunch sound, bluesy and has a good p'tite saturation.
    - Boost, just to move from p'tite saturation has a good overdrive. pretty mind-blowing couple has a distortion pedal, I could be the new guitarist peter My Bloody Valentine, yes, yes!

    - Treble + bass, settings that complement the versatility of this amp.

    - Tremolo built in! it manages the depth and speed.

    connections:

    - Input
    - Headphones
    - Foot switch to activate the tremolo

    Unfortunately, the pedal is optional and will look in 40 euros.......
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    Transistor amp 15 watts, but super punchy.

    SETTINGS:

    - + Gain volume can go from super clean clear sound, even crystalline (good for funk, arpeggios, and all that), has a crunch sound, bluesy and has a good p'tite saturation.
    - Boost, just to move from p'tite saturation has a good overdrive. pretty mind-blowing couple has a distortion pedal, I could be the new guitarist peter My Bloody Valentine, yes, yes!

    - Treble + bass, settings that complement the versatility of this amp.

    - Tremolo built in! it manages the depth and speed.

    connections:

    - Input
    - Headphones
    - Foot switch to activate the tremolo

    Unfortunately, the pedal is optional and will look in 40 euros.
    As we do not have a scene, FLOW

    UTILIZATION

    This gives a sound fabulous.
    must also say that the other side is a standard tele us, which is connected.

    but in the store, I tested several times, including once with a fairly cheap guitar type stratum, and I got thanks to adjustment, to get both kinds strat sounds that tele.

    SOUNDS

    I use it for many sound diffrent: slight pop, rock guitars a heavy electro with guitars rather funky.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for one year, and I admit that my old H & K attax 100 is no longer used much since.

    The only thing that I can not do with is the scene, as happens in the crunch when I push the gain, the volume is not enough ... although well in sound or preamp for my h & k?!

    for repeated even with battery, AC should also be very good.

    The quality / price is beyond my expectations, since I got it new for under 150 euros.

    More than repeat the same choice, I highly recommend it to everyone. Essazer is believing!
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  • ebrianebrian

    Beautiful clean sounds

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 09/25/11 at 07:33
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    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.
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    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
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  • victhebigvicthebig

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 06/04/07 at 15:59
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    Amp transients nothing to do with the other TRANSISTOR ... here we are talking about a legend!

    headphones / line output
    Guitar input
    treble / bass / gain / volume

    UTILIZATION

    The result-full of good sounds and even connected to the PC (Personal: - via a digitech bad monkey who swings the signal) ... advice to home studio enthusiasts!
    -The overdrive: Class A, so almost perfect, and yeah some acute

    It also makes the metal, probably palm mute is not rich enough in low, but frankly the response and exceptional low end is ... delicious!

    SOUNDS

    Frankly, the best small
    is this one, the little vox that does its job!

    crystal: perfect means sustain and reverb almost......
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    Amp transients nothing to do with the other TRANSISTOR ... here we are talking about a legend!

    headphones / line output
    Guitar input
    treble / bass / gain / volume

    UTILIZATION

    The result-full of good sounds and even connected to the PC (Personal: - via a digitech bad monkey who swings the signal) ... advice to home studio enthusiasts!
    -The overdrive: Class A, so almost perfect, and yeah some acute

    It also makes the metal, probably palm mute is not rich enough in low, but frankly the response and exceptional low end is ... delicious!

    SOUNDS

    Frankly, the best small
    is this one, the little vox that does its job!

    crystal: perfect means sustain and reverb almost delicious, but try not!
    drive: add a fuzz or distortion pedal, it will do.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Purchased auj'd, May 4, 2007.
    I had before: AC 108 behringer, peavey envoy 110, fender 25 dsp and so on ...

    this is the best, period.

    my future projects: a vox ad or a Mesa Boogie. I see no competition, if any be sought tjs England side. VOX thank you!
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  • aerostefaerostef

    Vox Pathfinder 10 Published on 07/11/07 at 05:12
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    See previous opinion

    UTILIZATION

    No need for manual

    SOUNDS

    Gain 6, a little bass, treble a little and voila, there's no simpler.

    overdrive at too sharp for my taste and is too "dirty" for my style (if I can pretend to have one ;-)

    It's terrible for rock: Led Zeppelin, Who, Hendrix, Kravitz, telephone, stones, if you have that kind of references, and want to make you happy at home, it's perfect.

    Its very very close to the AC30.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Looks nice, a hell of potatoes for a 10 watt shipments that hard and it's THE issue his Vox.

    TC connected to my boost, my SG Jr sounds terrible (it's almost the Bertignac but not touching) I received 3 hours there and frankly......
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    See previous opinion

    UTILIZATION

    No need for manual

    SOUNDS

    Gain 6, a little bass, treble a little and voila, there's no simpler.

    overdrive at too sharp for my taste and is too "dirty" for my style (if I can pretend to have one ;-)

    It's terrible for rock: Led Zeppelin, Who, Hendrix, Kravitz, telephone, stones, if you have that kind of references, and want to make you happy at home, it's perfect.

    Its very very close to the AC30.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Looks nice, a hell of potatoes for a 10 watt shipments that hard and it's THE issue his Vox.

    TC connected to my boost, my SG Jr sounds terrible (it's almost the Bertignac but not touching) I received 3 hours there and frankly I'll have to buy one earlier.

    However, even at home you can not push your neighbor without fan franck michael come knock on your door.

    A tip if I may: if you want a small amp to rock the house for € 60 a toy please, equip you
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