Vox Pathfinder 10 - Solid State Amplifier
The bad thing about many practice amps produced by larger companies is that, while they may bear the logo, they don’t carry the trademark sound that the company is known for. Thankfully, this isn’t the case with the Vox Pathfinder 10
This is a solid little practice amp that while not unique in its features, it’s special in that it actually retains a pretty “Voxy” tone.
That amp still has the clean chime associated with the brand, which is something that a lot of practice amps struggle with (especially in this price range). This is true for both the clean and overdriven channel, with the former having Vox’s trademark chime (as discussed above) and the latter having the wooly texture that defines Vox’s distortion.
- Power Rating: 10-Watts
- Speaker Size: 6.5”
- Amp Models: N/A
- Effects: Overdrive
- Controls: Volume, Gain, Bass, Treble
- Input/Output: Headphone Out
- Extras: N/A
- Weight: 10lbs
The Vox Pathfinder 10, apart from the tone, is pretty standard when it comes to practice amps. It features a 10-watt power rating, a 6.5” speaker, and a clean/overdrive switch. It has controls for volume, gain, bass, and treble. The gain control ranges from a light overdrive to a moderate distortion, though to be fair when set to higher levels the amp does sound a bit “buzzy”.
The only flaw with the amp is that because it doesn’t feature a control for mid-range frequencies you may have a hard time dialing in a perfect tone. However, experiences with this are going to vary.
Lastly, the amp has a headphone and line-out jack. The line-out jack makes recording the amp pretty easy (because you can use it to plug into your computer, so long as you have a separate piece of equipment to facilitate this).
To see which small practice amps are currently on our recommended list, you can read our guide to The Best Practice Amps / Small Guitar Amps.