Vox Pathfinder 15R (No Longer Available)
15-watt Guitar Combo Amp with Spring Reverb and Tremolo
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The Pathfinder - With Reverb!The Pathfinder 15R is identical to the Vox Pathfinder 15 but also features an onboard Spring Reverb system with a Reverb control that adjusts the level of the effect!
With the classic good looks of its bigger brothers, the new 15-Watt, 1 x 8" Pathfinder 15 combo packs a profusion of VOX style and sound into a highly compact and affordable package. Like other family members, it sports typical VOX characteristics like basket-weave vinyl, diamond grille cloth, white piping, gold beading and, of course, 'chicken head' pointer knobs.
The Pathfinder 15 houses a wonderful sounding, vintage Tremolo effect and is extremely versatile when it comes to tone. Its distinctive, maroon coloured top panel features a Gain Boost switch plus controls for Volume, Gain, Treble, Bass, Tremolo Speed and Tremolo Depth. Both the Gain Boost and the built-in Tremolo are footswitchable via an optional, VOX VFS2 dual footswitch, offering you even more performance power.
The Pathfinder 15 produces 15 Watts of power that drives a specially voiced 8" VOX Bulldog speaker. In addition to a Headphone output that mutes the internal speaker for 'silent' practice, the rear panel also has a specially filtered Line Out jack for recording/live work and an External Speaker output as well.
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by Chuck Yoakum from Atlanta, GAI use two of the 15Rs as Left and Right output from a Tonelab SE Big Blue pedal and a third 15 (non-reverb) amp gets the feed from the headphone jack. These amps have an amazingly full tone on their o... read more [+]wn, but I set them as flat as possible and get my "sounds" from the Tonelab. These faithfully reproduce the sound whether it's Vox, Marshall, Fender Mesa or something else. They keep up with most any full band situation and always amaze anyone with their volume. 15 watts never sounded this loud before.
December 6, 2012
Music Background: Songwriter
If you like Vox you have to find one (or more) of these. If you have no opinion of Vox and just want a really good sounding amp... do the same. close [-]
by Mike McF from FresnoThis is THE sound I've been searching for for well over 2 1/2 decades. I have mostly budget amps, Class A, A/B and Trannies. I play at home. I've been on a quest for quality very low volume tone so... read more [+] as not to upset the neighbors. The OD setting on this amp is fabulous. It is dirty, noisey and pushes my pickups into madness coupled with Boss ME50 muliti-effect OD\distortions. In ohter words, I get arena sounding quality tones at bedroom noise levels. My 1W and 5W class A amps don't really do this. Their nice, but they don't get dirty and nasty the way the Vox Pathfinder does. I'm looking for another to match stereo. I have 10W version fed through headphones into 4X12 Cab with Warehouse speakers. I have 2 Marshalls, one 12W tranny and the other 50W valvestate. Niether of those sounds as good as the Vox IMO. And I didn't think I could find this quality sound outside of a Marshall. It's cheap. It's dirty and does what it sets out to do. close [-]
December 4, 2012
Music Background: 25 years of arena bedroom Rock
A Practice Amp for Tone Junkies
by Matt Carpenter from Greenwood, MissouriThis little amp is incredible. I was looking for something to use for practice and rehearsal as my tube amps are just way too loud and heavy to cart around for those purposes. However, I did not wan... read more [+]t a digital or modeling amp. I have nothing against them and have heard a lot of great players using digital amps, they are just not my forte and I can never seem to dial in the kind of tone others are capable of. After reading and watching some great reviews of the Pathfinder 15r I contacted my sales rep Andy and purchased a “Demo” model which saved me an additional 10% over the already ridiculously low price. Seriously, I’ve spent more on dinner and a movie with my wife.
July 18, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist / Band
Let me get to the point, this amp is everything positive you may have read or heard. It plays and responds very tube-like and the sound quality is fantastic. There are a plethora of different tones you can dial in by adjusting the volume, gain, treble and bass which are so typically Vox. It is very dynamic and responds well to changes in the volume on your guitar. The only dislike I have is the Boost feature. To my ears it is not very pleasing and sounds fuzzy with the gain set high. However, keep the gain between 10-11 o’clock and you’ve got a great facsimile of the coveted Vox “Top Boost” channel. The tremolo and reverb sound very good, much like my AC15C1 and it also plays very well with my Fulldrive II in front of it.
I have read some concerns with the volume not being enough for rehearsal situations and the 8” speaker not having enough range. All I can say is the individuals with those concerns must have vast practice spaces which allow them to rehearse at gig volumes. I can tell you this little amp cranks and puts out a great bottom end. I cannot imagine having any volume or low end issues while rehearsing at reasonable levels with your band mates; unless you’re playing in the style of Amon Amarth, in which case you would not be interested in this amp in the first place. This is not a Metal amp. If your style runs to the heavy hot humbucker pinch harmonics flying arpeggios dive bombs and squeals, you need to look at a quality digital / modeling amp.
However, if like me you are a tube/tone junky and are in the market for a great little amp for practice or rehearsals that will take your favorite pedals, plays and responds like your favorite valve amp and is easy to cart around, the Pathfinder 15r will not disappoint. close [-]
by randall p jones from blk mtn. ncYou need to get this amp if you want 1960s sound. This amp can reproduce 60s Beatles, Byrds, or any 1960s sounds. Best 1960s CLEAN spring sound reverb I've ever heard. You had better get this amp whil... read more [+]e it is still available to buy. Like it so good I bought 3 for my recording studio. close [-]
June 14, 2012
DO NOT underestimate the size and price of this amp. I have found much of "my sound" through this little wonder no matter which guitar I plug into it or which style I am playing. This amp can even power an external cabinet and in doing so is able to shake your walls. Make no mistake, this little guy gives a lesson in humility for high-quality amps costing 10 times the price.
Jordan, Marquette, MI
Vox Pathfinder 15R
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