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Gear Award 2014

ARTICLES

Taylor 150e Review

November 17, 2014
This entry-level 12-string is multifaceted and finessed.
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2014 Gear of the Year

November 4, 2014
Hordes of great guitars, basses, amps, stompboxes, and accessories came through our doors this year, but these specimens caught our eyes, ears, and wallets with their exceptional performance, tone, and value.
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Carr Skylark Review

October 24, 2014
This low-wattage, Fender-inspired combo is an absolute jewel.
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Pettyjohn Electronics PreDrive Review

October 14, 2014
A high-end preamp that delivers surgically precise tone-shaping power.
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Quick Hit: Nordstrand NVT A3 Pickups

October 12, 2014
T-style pickup set with addictive textural quality that sets it apart from many vintage-style units.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Arrows

October 9, 2014
Stupidly simple booster is a magical tone masseuse.
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Taylor T5z Review

October 7, 2014
Combining elements of acoustic and electric guitar design, this hybrid will appeal to players seeking sonic versatility.
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DOD Phasor 201 Review

September 10, 2014
This vintage-inspired phaser is rich, warm, inexpensive, and dead simple.
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Way Huge Havalina Review

September 5, 2014
Colorful germanium fuzz in a high-quality, affordable, stable package.
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MXR Bass Preamp Review

August 31, 2014
This versatile preamp pedal for bassists offers a whole lot under the hood.
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Marshall 1958X 18-Watt Review

August 26, 2014
A high-end, hand-wired version of Marshall’s little giant.
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Greer Amps Lightspeed Organic Overdrive Review

August 24, 2014
Its circuit is encased in epoxy to deter copycats. Are its organics really that orgasmic?
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin Review

August 15, 2014
A scaled-down version of the popular audio interface and plug-in host.
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Stomp Under Foot Hellephant Review

August 8, 2014
This killer silicon Fuzz Face-style stomp is dynamic and brimming with colors.
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Bradford Sterling Review

July 29, 2014
A deco-styled EL84 18-watter melds Vox and Marshall sounds.
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