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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.


ZVEX Vibrophase

It would be unthinkable for ZVEX to build anything entirely conventional. So it goes with the Vibrophase. With useful, sensitive high-bias and low-limit controls and an unusual vibrato/phase blend control, this optical modulator delivers sounds that range from fat, classic Uni-Vibe style undulations to twitchy, extreme-EQ hyper flutters. If rotary speaker sounds are your favored modulation expression, but you like to work the extremes of modulation weirdness too, the Vibrophase could easily suffice as your only mod pedal.

$269 street

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