VOX Pathfinder 15R Amplifier
The Pathfinder 15R was a small solid state 1×8″ 15 watt combo amp that was introduced by Vox in 2000. This amp was an updated version of the Pathfinder without reverb that was originally introduced by Vox in 1999. That amp disappeared shortly after the Pathfinder 15R was introduced. After more than twelve years of production, Vox finally retired the P15R Pathfinder Reverb in January 2013.
This was one of my favorite amps from Vox, despite it’s low price. It has all the vintage style Vox cosmetics right, including gold string in the cabinet sides, top, and bottom. Later Vox models in the low to mid price range would drop the use of gold string.
Although solid state, this amp had an amazing tube like tone. In addition to Gain, Volume, Treble, and Bass Controls, the P15R even includes Tremolo and spring based Reverb. A Boost switch dramatically increases gain and overdrive.