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We've reviewed a ton of cool gear over the past 12 months, but these stood above the rest and won our coveted Premier Gear Award.

This year more than 40 guitars, basses, effects, and amps from a diverse group of gear makers earned the coveted Premier Gear Award from our discerning editors. Here is our gear of the year.

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Funkzilla blends an all-analog filter engine with tap tempo, variable waveforms, rhythmic patterns, direction and expression control.

Montreal, Quebec (March 20, 2014) -- SolidGoldFX proudly announces the launch of their new Funkzilla Envelope Filter. Funkzilla blends an all-analog filter engine with tap tempo, variable waveforms, rhythmic patterns, direction and expression control.

The Funkzilla is SolidGoldFX’s answer for those in search of the ultimate filter pedal. With its fat all-analog signal path, powerful filter matrix, unique Tap Tempo control, and filter modulation, the Funkzilla is truly an instrument in and of itself. Standard controls for Frequency and Depth make it easy to quickly shape the character of the filter while the Attack knob lets you dial in the filter’s response to your instrument. In addition to the core filter controls, the Funkzilla also includes a Direction toggle giving you the ability to set the direction of the filter sweep as well as a custom Tap Tempo function, with multiplier, taking the filter control even further offering multiple waveform settings, expression pedal input, and dynamic rhythmic patterns. With its wide musical range the Funkzilla is at home on any pedalboard whether for guitar, bass or keys. If you have been looking for an inspired filter pedal that takes creativity to a new level look no further than the Funkzilla!

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Amp-like overdrive, clarity, and responsiveness in a simple, rugged OD.

For many players, an overdrive is a pedalboard cornerstone, an effect so essential that it never gets switched off. This is particularly true for guitarists who use super-clean amps. For a dedicated Twin Reverb player, say, a good overdrive can add color and increase their dynamic range. SolidGoldFX’s new Zeta, a medium-gain overdrive with a JFET-based preamp, excels on both counts, delivering midrange bite that can enliven the most immaculately clean amplifier.

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Gain, volume, and tone controls—what more do you really need for an overdrive? Setting the Zeta’s volume to noon delivers unity gain, leaving plenty of room to jumpstart your output. The tone control generates a bass-heavy voice in its lowest position and a spiky treble one at its highest. The gain control has great range too, imparting light grit right around 7 o’clock and gradually adding dirt and brightness as you move clockwise.

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