Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
Spaceman Titan II
With their ’60s avionics-derived enclosures and top-quality builds, Spacemen effects have become objects of lust for many fuzz fetishists. But the real appeal in Spaceman’s pedals is an audible originality, and that quality shows through brightly in the Titan II. Loud and gainy, the Titan II is less nuanced than some Spaceman effects, but it still successfully carves out it’s own beautifully fuzzy sonic niche.
This year’s Premier Gear Award winners are, as usual, an eclectic set—full of old-school vintage homage, leading-edge digital developments, and imaginative meetings of those worlds. Dig in and dig it as we revisit the gear that fired the enthusiasm and wonder of our editors and contributors in 2017.