Pathfinder 10 review by Vox

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.5 Good
  • Users' score: 8.4 (57 votes)
Vox: Pathfinder 10

Price paid: A$ 120

Purchased from: second hand

Sound — 7
I have an Ibanez RX40 and an SX Telecaster which I play through this. The amp gives a nice, warm sound on clean, which makes the Ibanez sound a lot less artificial than other amps I've heard it through. Makes the Tele sound awesome. Only problem is it has a relatively low max volume on clean. Overdrive easily doubles the volume, but gives lots more buzz, especially with the gain turned up. This amp suits my style and what I use it for perfectly.

Overall Impression — 8
As above, I play blues-rock and classic rock, and this amp works just fine with these styles. It doesn't fit metal or anything heavy, just sounds wrong coming out of a Vox. It's not very big or powerful, definitely a bedroom amp, but it does it's job just fine. It's be good if it went loder on clean, but I really have had no problems at all with this amp. If it broke or was stolen I'd probably get another one.

Reliability & Durability — 8
Amp is pretty sturdy, but it's really not big enough to gig on. Maybe a really small gig if used on overdrive, but if you're gigging you really need something bigger than this. I've had it for 8 months and haven't had a single problem with it.

Features — 7
My amp was made in Korea, but I haven't been able to date it, probably less than 10 years though. I play blues and classic rock, and it handles these just fine. Has overdrive, which gives it a nice crunch, and it goes LOUD with the gain turned up. It's got a single Vox bulldog speaker, dials for volume, bass, treble, headphone jack, all pretty standard for a small bedroom amp.

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