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Guitars, basses, pedals, amps, and more … high-quality gear kept arriving in 2023 at a record pace. Here are the past 12 months’ Premier Gear Award winners.

Read on to see which debut tone toys of 2023 reaped Premier Gear Awards from our editors and expert reviewers!

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The first day was full of new gear from Two Notes, Revv, Gibson, Jackson Audio, and the biggest Metal Zone you've ever seen.


Dunlop Octavio

We started the day at Jim Dunlop and checked out their new octave fuzz, the Octavio. Hitting a note above the 10th fret creates some wicked overtones and Hendrix-style riffs come alive when the fuzz is cranked. Available now for $129. Quite the deal.

Bonus: This squeeze box includes an amazing EQ and boost. The PG Jackson Audio Bloom review.

Recorded using a Schroeder Chopper TL into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV miked with a Royer R-121 feeding an Apogee Duet going into Studio One with no EQ-ing, compression, or effects.
Clip 1: Bridge pickup, green comp mode, volume at 1 o’clock, blend at 10 o’clock, and comp at 1 o’clock.
Clip 2: “Joey” mode EQ, bass at 10 o'clock, mids at 3 o'clock, treble at 1 o'clock, volume at 1 o'clock, blend at 10 o'clock, comp at 1 o'clock, bloom at noon.
Clip 3: Bloom at max, volume at 1 o'clock, EQ on, bass at noon, mids at 10 o'clock, treble at 1 o'clock.



An unbelievable amount of options in a well-designed interface. Very rugged build quality.

Not enough gain for some.

Jackson Audio Bloom


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