The Year in Gear 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
The Boxidizer’s overdrive recipe isn’t what most would call classic. But as more players rediscover the merit of ’70s solid-state preamp gain (a secret long guarded by stoner rock acolytes) the Boxidizer may become a classic in its own right. From pretty to brutal, the Boxidizer adds hot, in-your-face immediacy to any rig.
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.