vox pathfiner , good recomendation thanks

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  1. rouss

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    Just got it yestersday. I honestly think its the warmest sounding SS amp I ever had. It kills the peavy vyper and fender FM I used to own. Clean channel is beautifull and loud and the gain is great . Its the only SS amp that I ever had that can do mild breakup well. It actually sound good distored(not digital sounding). Its even a lil sesitive to pick attack The only downside is the reverb kind of sucks . Awesome bang for my buck
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  2. wreckfan

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    Glad your happy with it . Friend and fellow guitar player uses 2 Pathfinder heads with a pair of 4X8 matching cabinets and gets some great sounds out of that setup.....plus its loud enough to play out with !!
     
  3. rouss

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    I have been curious about a 4X8 cabinet . Its not to common. where did you find yours?
     
  4. cubistguitar

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    Just grabbed a Pathfinder 15r yesterday. It is super sweet little amp. Really just blows the mind all the big beautiful clean tone coming out of this thing. I am not a big fan of the onboard dirt. Not a dealbreaker at all. The trem is pretty good too. I only need a little verb and this does it just great.
     
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    Agree on Pathfinder. I love the thing. When I run it into a 1x12 or more, it's big. But the speaker in it (the Bulldog) is GREAT if you don't compare it to a bigger speaker.
     
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    When a parent comes in to buy Jr his first guitar and amp, I like to recommend Vox amps. Of all the modeling stuff, they sound the best. I see very few come back for repairs. It also gives a young player some effects to play with. As their playing advances & they start making some money, they'll have a good idea of what they want from personal experience & not playing music store Roulette. and they'll still have a good practice amp.
     
  7. rouss

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    This pathfinder sounds much better than the blues jr I used to have. I sold the junior because it just sounded conjested and nasaly. When I get a tube amp again im deffinantly going to consider the vox ac15 . If it just sounds a lil beter than the pathfinder Its worth it
     
  8. Andy J.

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    A question: pretty much everyone that raves about the Pathfinder mentions having the 15R, despite pretty much everyone's comments that the reverb in those is less-than-stellar. Isn't the 15R the same amp as the 15, just with added reverb and why isn't anyone buying those, the sans-reverb versions?
     
  9. coldfingaz

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    Yeah, by far the best solid state amp I've ever owned or played... though, those old Polytones sound cool too for very different uses than the 15R.

    I've never played a Pathfinder 15 mainly because I don't ever recall seeing them out there in shops. The 15R version is much more readily available. But, yeah, I could live without the reverb & certainly without the gain. But, given that you get all that for just over 100 USD (new!), it seems sort of of unfair to be very critical.;)
     
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    I picked up a 15r last week with an online coupon...one of the best $99 I've ever spent. I had a practice last night and didn't want to take out the Morgan so I took the pathfinder and mic'ed it in the house with an SM57...same pedalboard settings as usual and I was pleasantly surprised - it sounded great! No Morgan, but good enough for a quick practice!
     
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    I got one 10 years ago (still have it) and the reverb version wasn't out then. I didn't now the non-reverb version was still available.
     
  12. Andy J.

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    Ah, makes sense: hadn't considered the availability thing at all... Thanks guys!
     
  13. cubistguitar

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    The more I play it the more I like it. :)

    Vox really does good work.
     
  14. Leonc

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    It's a great little amp; has been raved about on TGP (and pretty much everywhere else) for many years. I've had mine for probably 10 years. Don't play it much these days since I have a soundproof room, but it was great when I needed a really low volume solution. And it sounds great cranked up a bit too! Just an all around fantastic value.
     
  15. Rena Rune

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    Given it's popularity, it seems crazy that Vox have never made a higher wattage version with a bigger speaker.
     

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