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Need an inexpensive Grab 'n' Go...for Dad!!! Thoughts??

Retired_Colonel

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I need a cheap "grab 'n' go" to put over at my dad's place..he is learning the guitar, bless his elderly heart!!
What are you enlightened users on the forum recommending for 5-10 watts & under $300?? I seriously appreciate any insights!!
At home, I am playing a RedPlate MDD head thru a Port City 1 x 12, but don't think Dad is ready for that...as of yet :)

****Went with the Vox Pathfinder 15R!! Thanks to everybody who responded..they were all great suggestions. I think for his purposes, this little guy will fill the bill!*****
 
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jdr1014

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Not sure if your dad is interested in lots of features, technology, etc. but for basic, inexpensive, and tone way beyond what it's price or specsheet would suggest, don't think you can do better than a Vox Pathfinder 15R - regular price about $120 new all day long.......
 

freaksho

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Not sure if your dad is interested in lots of features, technology, etc. but for basic, inexpensive, and tone way beyond what it's price or specsheet would suggest, don't think you can do better than a Vox Pathfinder 15R - regular price about $120 new all day long.......
+1!!!

this sounds like a perfect job for the Pathfinder. last year i recommended one for my uncle and he LOVES it. he's over 65, a former 70's rock musician, now standup comedian (with music in his act). he's not knowledgeable about gear but his ear 'gets it'. he plays an original Epiphone Casino through it. really sounds spankin. and you get reverb and trem to play with too.

and he won't have to bother with tubes, which i'm guessing is a good thing.
 
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I just picked up a SCXD for $150 used at GC, looked brand new... it's great for what it is, tho it definitely won't rock EVERYONE'S world. cheap, options, fun, tubes, light-weight. Good stuff.
 

jpervin

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Not sure if your dad is interested in lots of features, technology, etc. but for basic, inexpensive, and tone way beyond what it's price or specsheet would suggest, don't think you can do better than a Vox Pathfinder 15R - regular price about $120 new all day long.......
I picked up a 15R off the emporium in like-new condition with box and manual for $90 recently. It's uncanny how tube-like it sounds and the trem on it is great! As someone else has said, the reverb is ok. But for what you get vs. price point, you can't beat it!
 




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