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Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp  

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    It's an ideal practice amp with pure VOX vibe.

    You won't have to dig deep to get great sound out of the VOX Pathfinder 15R Guitar Amp with Reverb. This player-friendly combo packs a ton of top-notch features and killer VOX sound into a package that's affordable and easy to use. It features 15W of power, a single 8" Bulldog speaker, gain boost, tremolo, and spring reverb.

    Its distinctive, maroon-colored top panel features a Gain Boost switch plus controls for Volume, Gain, Treble, Bass, Tremolo Speed, and Tremolo Depth. Both the boost and tremolo are footswitchable via an optional VFS2 dual footswitch, offering you even more performance power. (See accessory box on this page.)

    In addition to a headphone output that mutes the internal speaker for practice, the rear panel also has a special filtered line out jack and a speaker out. The line out gives you a good sounding signal for recording/live work without having to mic up the amp.

    It sports classic VOX cosmetics like basket-weave vinyl, diamond grille cloth, white piping, gold beading, and, of course, chicken head pointer knobs.

    Dimensions: 15-1/2"W x 15-3/4"H x 7-5/8"D Weight: 18 lb.

    Features
    • 15W of power
    • 8" Bulldog speaker
    • Gain boost
    • Tremolo
    • Spring reverb
    • 2-band EQ (treble, bass)
    • Tremolo speed and depth controls
    • Boost and tremolo are footswitchable Headphone output with internal speaker mute
    • Line out DI jack
    • Speaker out
    • Basket-weave vinyl
    • Diamond grille cloth
    • White piping
    • Gold beading

    VOX sound to go, with all the style and great sound the name implies. Order now.

     

    Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

    • Dimensions: 15-1/2"W x 15-3/4"H x 7-5/8"D
    • Weight: 17.7 lb.
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    VoxPathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp
     
    4.9

    (based on 156 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (137)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound (16)
    • Portable (16)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Warm / comfy (15)
    • Good power output (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (13)
      • Performances (11)
      • Outdoor events / games (8)
      • Amateur recording (6)
      • Professional recording (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      VOX PATHFINDER V9168R

      As you can tell i am very impressed with the amp, The output IC is rated at 18 watts at 8-ohms and it is loud, very well made, light weight, over 300...Read complete review

      As you can tell i am very impressed with the amp, The output IC is rated at 18 watts at 8-ohms and it is loud, very well made, light weight, over 300 reviews on harmony central. I love the led mod, more headroom, milder distortion, you tube has a good demo on this mod. I would like the trem to be a little stronger, there are adjustments on the board, but i have not tried adjusting them yet. A great amp from Musicians friends,
      This a very good sounding amp, This is coming from a tube guy, It sounds more like a 30 watt amp, they say tube amps with the same output rating are louder not in this case, tremelo could be stronger, good reverb, i love the clean tones, I also did the LED MOD, you remove the 2- red leds on the board, this gave the amp a lot more head room and bigger sound, if you like the distortion in the amp, you might not want the mod, it will change it. By pushing in the boost button it will get much louder and fatter sounding. The 8 inch bulldog sounds good to me, i have not found another 8 inch that would be any better. You could put in a 10 inch spk. My guitar has filtertron pickups and all tones are great,
      The quality for a low price amp seems good i have not found anything to complain about. Nice looking.
      I give the pathfinder a 10, It would be hard to find an amp the sounds this good at 3 times the price, It does not sound like a solid state amp. I like this amp better than the new princeton reverb, The reverb is not as surfy but it does its job without coloring the tone. No tubes to mess with.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great, except for plastic parts!

      I have had this amp since about 2003, and the problem I started to notice is that the input jack is plastic. Since the jack faces vertically, it is easy for the cord...Read complete review

      I have had this amp since about 2003, and the problem I started to notice is that the input jack is plastic. Since the jack faces vertically, it is easy for the cord to tug against the side. The interior electronics resemple that of a computer board, and the jack is impossible to resolder once it starts to come loose. Amp was a great practice amp and even used it on an album, but this jack problem was the kiss of death. Worth the money if you are able to get some good years out of it, but not easily repairable at all.

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      5.0

      MORE THAN A PRACTICE AMP!!!

      By Old rock dog

      from Ca.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Exceeds Expectations
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Light weight, easy to carry and sounds great. I record and perform live with mine in small to medium venues. The best sounding solid state amp I have ever used. It is very loud and my digi-rp 300 sounds great through it. I love the vibe of this amp.

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        5.0

        Pathfinder + Electric Ukulele - Perfect!

        By Wiggy

        from Northern Illinois

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

          As has been said many times, and many ways, this is an excellent "intimate setting" amp. Very nice tone when used with electric/acoustic stringed instruments. Nice, big, full (not twangy, or fat) sound. It definitely can get loud enough without distorting. Very impressive for an 8" amp.

          The gain channel is way too extreme, making it not useable. However, the pre and post gains allow me to dial in all the crunch I need, if I want to. Very good tremolo, and reverb. All I needed to add was a chorus pedal.

          It work great with my Lanikai and Luna electric ukes.

          I like it. I'm keeping it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Vox tone at a great price.

          By Killer

          from Longview, Wa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Amazing tone for a small ss amp with an 8" speaker. Very tube-like. Great clean and distorted sound. When my Pathfinder first arrived, I thought it was overated in the reviews. When I found the time to play with various volume, tone and gain settings, it lived up to its' reputation. This amp sounds very good with my Stratocasters, Telecaster and my Hamer USA Special equiped With P90s. I may buy another Pathfinder and use them in stereo. I would recommend this amp to anyone looking for Vox tone in a home practice amp or for small gigs.

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            4.0

            Still great....but....

            By The Ol' Dawg on the Porch

            from The River

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Weak Reverb

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

            My first Pathfinder 15R was made in Korea. I reviewed it and suggested that 5 stars wasn't enough - it was great and became my favorite amp! But I stupidly sold it when I relocated to make the move easier. So I bought another one in late 2012. This one is made in Vietnam. As I turned up the reverb it had a pretty loud "hiss" - very annoying particularly if I was using headphones. Within about 10 minutes of use the hiss got even worse. I sent it back. My replacement amp had the same "hiss" - just not as bad as the first. I kept this one. The amp is still a great small amp if you keep the reverb turned down. It has dandy features, wonderful tone, a great speaker and is powerful. But Vox needs to take a look at the reverb. It isn't a very strong reverb to begin with and that's why you need to turn it up. But the more you crank it up the more background noise you get. This had been my favorite amp of all time but now it falls to third (out of three)...

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            5.0

            best little amp ever

            By Chaplin

            from My house

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

              this is the type of product that goes far in creating customer loyalty. for less than the price of a decent distortion pedal, you get a perfect practice amp. great reverb, trem, line out, headphone out, speaker out, footswitch out, very loud, vox chime, can be used at gigs/recording. what i appreciate aside from the quality is they KNOW they could easily charge a considerable amount more than they do yet they refuse to push it up. it's smart business. get you hooked on their sound by offering you something from the dollar menu and you'll come back. a certain big guitar company had the complete opposite business model when I was starting out and now that I can afford them, I'm not interested. Chance at hooking a lifetime customer gone by pricing me out when my tastes were being established. Vox/Fender for life!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Right Path

              By Jimmy P

              from Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I got this amp new a few years back and I've played almost daily since then. I use it mostly at band rehearsals (we practice at low volume...we're old like that) and take it to gigs as a backup. I recently had to "gig test" it and it really surprised me! Plugged my 2x12 cabinet (8 ohm) into the extension speaker jack on the Pathfinder and had plenty of stage volume. Again, we don't have the loudest stage volume but I still had some headroom to play with if had I needed it.

                Through the 2x12 I noticed that the "boost" function was more useable (I have the footswitch) and the reverb sounded a bit better.

                Mine has had a pretty hard life and it has the dings and rips to prove it so I feel I've gotten my money's worth and then some!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Great Find!

                By Jimmy P

                from Texas

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I've had this amp for at least five years now and I play it more than any other amp I own or have owned during that time. I always use it for band rehearsals (we practice at very low volume...we're old like that) and take to gigs as a back up amp. I actually had to use it at a recent gig when my tube amp head went pffft...I plugged my 2x12 cabinet (8 ohm) into the speaker out jack of the Pathfinder and got a REALLY good sound and it was plenty loud for our stage volume...we would mic up the amps if we were playing in a bigger room or outside anyway. The reverb seemed to sound better with the extension cab but I still didn't use the boost function (used a pedal for more grit).

                  Hard not to like an amp that does so much for such a low price. Mine looks horrid from riding in trunks and the backs of trucks but that does prove that it is a well built little fella!

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                  5.0

                  pathfinder v9168r 15w 1x8 guitar amp

                  By inside9

                  from spring hill, fl.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    i love this amp. it is the cleanest sounding amp that i have ever played through. the only down side for me is that the gain is too sharp, but by simply leaving the gain off and useing my hard wire distortion pedal instead, it sound awesome!
                    i am planninig to add a 2x12 ext. stereo cabinet to make the amp sound bigger.

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                    5.0

                    excellent amp

                    By Jered McKenna

                    from Greenville, SC

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I tried the Fender Frontman but ended up sending it back. I bought this amp instead. It has the quality build I was looking for. Tremelo and reverb sound perfect. I've used it for two professional recording projects so far. The reverb is subtle, and the trem has a great feel. I love all the output options. I love this amp.

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                      5.0

                      Holy Cow! Five Stars PLUS

                      By The Ol' Dawg on the Porch

                      from The River

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Vox Pathfinder V9168R 15w 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                        I can't say enough good stuff about this little amp. I wish I could give it MORE than 5 stars! I wish I had not bought so many cheapo practice amps and found this one sooner instead! Plug a 2x12 cab into the extension speaker jack and you'll be amazed. Looking for great sound and lots of power in a small package. Buy this amp right now!

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