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Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.

Fractal Audio Systems AX8

Fractal Audio System’s rackmount Axe-Fx units awakened many players to the possibilities of digitally modeled amps, cabinets, and effects. The AX8 puts Fractal’s realistic modeling technology into the pedalboard format and provides plenty of juice for most applications. The ruggedly built unit sounds stellar, and if you invest the effort to get acquainted with this open-ended device, you’re likely to be inspired.

$1,299 street
fractalaudio.com

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This year’s Premier Gear Award winners are, as usual, an eclectic set—full of old-school vintage homage, leading-edge digital developments, and imaginative meetings of those worlds. Dig in and dig it as we revisit the gear that fired the enthusiasm and wonder of our editors and contributors in 2017.

PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Sandberg Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest models -- Bullet Special 5-string bass, California TT 5-string bass, and the "Photoshopped" California TM bass that was made by combining 4 different basses into one.



PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Sandberg Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about their newest models -- Bullet Special 5-string bass, California TT 5-string bass, and the "Photoshopped" California TM bass that was made by combining 4 different basses into one.

PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Sandberg Guitars room. In this video segment, we get to hear and see a demo of the Umbo Bass.



PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NY Amp Show where he visits the Sandberg Guitars room. In this video segment, we get to hear and see a demo of the Umbo Bass.

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