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The Year in Gear 2018

Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.


EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

Giving you the ability to dial in transparent boost or use active EQ to summon radically voiced overdrive, EarthQuaker Devices’ Westwood is a wonder for applications that don’t require mondo saturation. It offers more than enough muscle for aggressive rock and its 2-knob EQ yields up to 20 dB of boost or cut from flat, handily detented center points. The Westwood proves that radical and invisible needn’t be mutually exclusive.

$179 street

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