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The guitar universe gathered momentum in a big way in 2022—which is easy to see in this year’s wildly diverse parade of Premier Gear Award winners.

Here's a look at 2022’s most notable new guitars, amps, effects, and accessories, reviewed by our editors and writers:

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Deluxe Memory Man creator Howard Davis collaborates with J. Rockett on a classic-sounding bucket brigade echo with digital control.

Nuanced, complex, and organic bucket brigade echo tones. Power modulation section. Great expression pedal functionality. High quality.

Expensive.

$399

J. Rockett Clockwork
rockettpedals.com

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Though I treasure it, my vintage Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man has seen better days. Its aging innards make many mystery noises, the pots wobble and crackle, and it hasn't shrunk down to a more convenient size in the intervening decades. It could really use a top-to-bottom tune-up from an expert. Or, I could just consider chasing down a Clockwork by J. Rockett Audio Designs.

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