Vox Pathfinder 10 - Solid State Guitar Amp

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95 out of 100. Incorporating 2850+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$110
Vox Pathfinder 10

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 95/100 is based on analysis of 2850+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Gearank High Notes

The Vox Pathfinder is the cheapest way to get that trademark Vox chime in a portable package.

This amp is meant to be minimalistic, no digital amp modeling or effects, just basic 2-band EQ, gain, volume controls and two channels that you access via the Overdrive / Clean button.

There are times where you just want an amp for a particular tone or purpose, and that is exactly what the Pathfinder 10 gives you, a plug-and-play compact alternative to big Vox amps.

Features

  • Power Rating: 10-Watts
  • Speaker Size: 6.5”
  • Effects: Overdrive
  • Controls: Gain, Treble, Bass, Volume, Overdrive Switch
  • Inputs/Outputs: ¼”, Headphones
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 10.24” x 14.96” x 6.69”

Pros
Many smaller amps don’t retain the tone of their namesakes, instead they sound weak and uninspired overall, thankfully, this isn’t the case for the Vox Pathfinder 10. Reviewers appreciate how the Pathfinder 10 gets the Vox chime down with its portable profile. It also helps that it looks more like a classic Vox amp, which many appreciate.

Cons
Being a one-trick-pony, this is not for those who like to play with voicing and effects right on the amp. Some feel that the volume is a bit lacking for a 10W amp.

Overall
If you're a fan of Vox, or you're into British style tones, then this is the perfect portable amp for you.

At publication time this was on our recommended list for The Best Practice Amps.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.