Vox Pathfinder15r WOW

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Beardog, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Saw this on the local buy and sell site. Noticed it had a Celestion Greenback in it. Bought it for the speaker. Had no idea this little amp was going to sound this good. Had no idea a tiny SS amp could sound like this. $75.00 well spent. $_59 (1).JPG $_59 (2).JPG $_59.JPG
     
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  2. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Welcome to the club! I had a few Pathfinder 15Rs, moved them on but they are great little amps. I have a Cambridge 15 now, one that I mistook for a Pathfinder and paid 70 bucks for. It’s a keeper for sure, just hope the tremolo optocoupler can hold up. The Cambridge 15 is basically a Pathfinder with a tube preamp and mid boost.
     
  3. TNO1

    TNO1 Electromatic

    41
    Apr 17, 2018
    North Carolina
    They are cool little amps. Bet that one has already had the led mod since the speaker was changed. There is a tiny real spring reverb in there.
     
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  4. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    Pathfinder 15r club
    I'M in too...

    But at the edge of overdrive, sounds strange (bad actually). I'M asking myself for years if a switch for Bypassing diodes will be a good idea...
     
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  5. milocj

    milocj Electromatic

    28
    Apr 1, 2018
    MI
    That's a great deal, and they are really nice little amps. I have both the combo and the limited edition 2x10 stack...love them both.
     
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  6. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    63
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    A few years ago I bought one of these amps. In my NAD thread, lizardkinged suggested a Greenback... Or, maybe it was a thread about building a cab for the amp. At any rate, that idea has been floating around in my head ever since.
     
  7. TNO1

    TNO1 Electromatic

    41
    Apr 17, 2018
    North Carolina
    The stock speakers are pretty good.
     
  8. Dreamtime

    Dreamtime Gretschie

    294
    Dec 14, 2017
    New York
    I have a Pathfinder 15R. I also have the VOX AC30 and the VOX AC4. Now I ain't going to say the 15R is better than the AC30 (although I will say the trem is somehow better in the 15R), but the 15R sure blows away that tube AC4. That 15R gives me the classic VOX tone plus it is LOUD as hell. A fantastic amp. You'll love yours.

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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I have a broke down Pathfinder, i don't think its the same one though, maybe a Ten. Its a great lookin little amp, i need to find a schematic so i can fix it.
    Just looked and its a 15 but no R, anyone got a schematic.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2018
  10. midnight340

    midnight340 Gretschie

    384
    Nov 29, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    I absolutely love my Pathfinder 15R !!!
    Amazing little amp!!! I’ll never part with it.
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Well, that's why you would put them on a switch no? :)
     
  12. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    Huu... yes indeed. But you know in france we like to put the stress on what's goes wrong. And this is the point with the vox pathfinder, otherwise it's a perfect livingroom amp.

    Btw, have a look to Kid Ramos pathfinder settings... interesting choices of EQ !

    KidRamos' Vox Pathfinder 15R 31b0bc2b.jpg
     
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  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Interesting. I wonder if he has the stock speaker? Also I can’t tell from looking at the pic on my phone if he uses the boost?
     
  14. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    Stock hp... but the Kid uses 90% an extension cab 2x12, i think... guitar >> fender heavy springs rev >> pathfinder without rev >> 2x12 cab.

    Life expectency of the stock hp with bass knob full throat open will not be long...
     
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  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Kid likes some low end fatness.
     
  16. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    The greenback sounds fantastic in this
     
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  17. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    The trem being so nice is a bonus
     
  18. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    673
    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    I've got the non-reverb version of this. Great little amp. Louder than it has any right to be.

    I don't really know why Vox stopped making them!
     
  19. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Great little amp - Love mine!

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