Vox Pathfinder 15R
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Vox Pathfinder 15R

Pathfinder 15R, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Vox in the Pathfinder series.

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iamqman 24/04/2011

Vox Pathfinder 15R : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Small combo big punch not many options"
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Vox has been getting more and more into the small amp market. It seems the highest they really go is the Ac30. Even though they have had and still do have a 50 and 100 amps they run the Ac30 as their flagship amp. Now they have been trying every variation of possible small and combo amps that you can think of.

Vox has really stepped into the modeler territory and this amp even though is not a modeler....well it should be. Honestly this amp is a bug head scratcher for me. It is one channel and the thing is a solid sate amp. Today you can get modeler amps for the same price with a ton more features.


Vox Pathfinder 15R Combo Amp Features at a Glance:

* 1x8" combo
* 15 watts
* Reverb
* Tremolo
* Footswitch jack
* Solid-state amp

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 15W
Speakers 1 x 8" Bulldog
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ Treble, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Line, 1 x Headpnone
Footswitch I/O Yes
No Effects Loop
Height 15.75"
Width 15.5"
Depth 7.63
Weight 17.7 lbs.

SOUNDS

I have to say that the amp does sound pretty decent, but I feel for the price it is limiting in so many ways. Well the more you crank the gain to more is will have that familiar Vox type gain structure. I like this amp with a Les Paul. I ave heard it wit other guitar but my personal preference is with a Gibson Les Paul.

Other than reverb ad tremelo the thing doesn't have any effects like delay or chorus. There are many amp in this price range and even cheaper that have multiple channels and multiple effects. The sound you get from this amp is very good but it is just so limiting that it makes it very disappointing for me.

OVERALL OPINION

I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone. There are plenty of other solid state amps in the same price range that can do much more than this thing can. I like the Roland Cube and the Peavey viper much more than this thing. More sound s and more options.

At new these amps come in at around $120. Not bad but not great either. I would go with the other amps I recommended in this price range.