Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1832534 - 01/26/12 07:53 PM Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise?
Kawai James Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8388
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Good morning chaps,

The other day my audio cables (standard mono 'guitar' type) finally bit the dust after months of scratching around the jack. So I went onto Amazon to buy a new pair, ahead of next week's band practises.

I don't use these cables at home - just for band practises at the rehearsal studio, where I typically plug my Nord into a Roland JC-150 or KC-350. I use organ and EP/Clav sounds almost exclusively, so am not overly concerned by the lack of fidelity when occasionally using acoustic piano sounds.

When practising at home, I usually use headphones, but occasionally plug into a cheap Creative 2.1 speaker system.

Anyway, so I'm on Amazon, searching for audio cables, and am about to buy a pair of these. Then a little further down the page I see a bundle offer for the cable + a Vox Pathfinder 10 amp - it seems like a good deal.

The Pathfinder 10 is a tiny little amp, but I think it may be suitable for practising organ/EP riffs in my little apartment. It's mono only, obviously, so I'll loose the nice panning and stereo effects I'm used to hearing through headphones... however apart from this, are there any reasons not to buy myself this little amp for solo practise? wink

Cheers,
James
x

EDIT: And it's even available in red!

_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
(ad) Roland

Click Here

#1837791 - 02/03/12 08:40 AM Re: Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise? [Re: Kawai James]
jazzonebyone Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 76
Loc: sc
Sure, for practice this is fine. Now remember that this amp is no better or worse (IMO) than most other small low power practice amps, even if it is a little more expensive than some. Of course, the color is an important factor!
_________________________
Baldwin L - Rhodes 73
Yamaha P250 - Nord NP88

Top
#1837794 - 02/03/12 08:44 AM Re: Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise? [Re: Kawai James]
Kawai James Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8388
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Thanks for the reply!

I actually thought the price was pretty good, however if you can recommend some alternative practise amps, I would be grateful.

How about the new Yamaha THR amps?
They look pretty sexy (although not red), however I have some [cough] moral issues about purchasing Yamaha gear...

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1837806 - 02/03/12 09:06 AM Re: Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise? [Re: Kawai James]
Brent H Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 843
Isn't that an electric-guitar practice amp? If so, the sound would not suit my ears with piano. Way too midrangy.
_________________________
Current Life+Music Philosophy: Less Thinking, More Foot Tapping

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Top
#1837807 - 02/03/12 09:10 AM Re: Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise? [Re: Kawai James]
Kawai James Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8388
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
As noted in my original post, I play EP/organ sounds almost exclusively.

James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1837808 - 02/03/12 09:11 AM Re: Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise? [Re: Kawai James]
jazzonebyone Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 76
Loc: sc
I didn't check the price - the Vox label usually adds a few dollars.
I'm afraid I'm out of the loop on the newer amplifiers. To me, almost any small amp would be suitable for practice, particularly for EP. I, for one, get tired of headphones unless it's "quiet time".
_________________________
Baldwin L - Rhodes 73
Yamaha P250 - Nord NP88

Top
#1838210 - 02/03/12 09:08 PM Re: Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise? [Re: Kawai James]
jazzonebyone Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 76
Loc: sc
The small Vox I'm familiar with - tube 15 watt - was a $500 unit. The one you're getting is a good deal !
_________________________
Baldwin L - Rhodes 73
Yamaha P250 - Nord NP88

Top
#1838253 - 02/03/12 11:14 PM Re: Vox Pathfinder 10 for home EP practise? [Re: Kawai James]
Kawai James Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8388
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Well, I haven't decided yet, to be honest...

Still humming and harring as to whether I really need an amp.
I live alone, so there's nobody else to worry about other than the folks in the neighbouring apartment (and these Japanese apartments have wafer-thin walls...) - the chap next door plays his DP with headphones, and hear the thumping keys!

James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Download & Print Sheet Music Instantly
sheet music search
sheet music search

sheet music search
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
160 registered (A Guy, Almaviva, 36251, accordeur, 53 invisible), 1706 Guests and 26 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
74248 Members
42 Forums
153586 Topics
2250895 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Etude in G
by Polyphonist
04/19/14 03:58 PM
A Piano Song With Notes In It
by Ritzycat
04/19/14 03:51 PM
Playing the piano again
by Mr.Wolf
04/19/14 03:47 PM
27/16 time signature!
by Polyphonist
04/19/14 03:46 PM
Three great pianists/teachers celebrate the same birthday!
by music32
04/19/14 03:41 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission