Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
Dunlop Cry Baby Mini
Though pedal builders have miniaturized nearly every effect type, a wee wah that you can actually rock with your platform boots demands extra design ingenuity. While we can’t deny that this diminutive Cry Baby felt a little strange underfoot at first, after a short time we could only hear the versatility of the three switchable voices and appreciate how sweetly that super compact footprint works on a packed pedalboard.
In the years we’ve compiled our annual list of Premier Gear Award winners, we’ve probably never seen a list more eclectic than 2015’s. From high-gain monster amps and atmospheric reverbs to mini overdrives and wahs, 2015’s award winners covered all the bases.
As always, it was a joy to see how both big-time musical instrument industry players and little shops a step removed from the garage managed to haul in Premier Guitar’s prize for gear excellence. And if anyone’s counting, we’re pretty sure we also set a record for Premier Gear Award winners. So we hope you’re comfy—this list of primo gear may take some time to cover.