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.
Dr. Z Z-PLUS
Built like an armored car, this 1x12 class A combo transcends its American-design roots to include driving, classic British sounds. And thanks to its tone-shaping options, switchable 7- or 15-watt power levels, single-ended output stage, and dreamy reverb, Ted Drozdowski found this dual 6V6 amp versatile enough to handle any stage or studio gig, short of screaming, high-gain metal. Interested in owning just one do-it-all amp? This could be it.
$1,995 street ($2,195 with Celestion Alnico Blue G1)