Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
Way Huge Saffron Squeeze MkII
Way Huge has been on fire lately. They’ve also had the good sense to revisit some old models that weren’t the splashiest or best-selling models of the original Way Huge lineup from the ’90s. The resurrected Saffron Squeeze—Jeorge Tripps’ twist on the fabled Ross Compressor—is a quiet, versatile delight. At just under $150 bones, it’s a cool deal too.
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.