The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200Guitarists seeking a compact, self-contained amp/effects setup that can fit in an airplane overhead and handle arena-sized gigs will find the 200-watt Black Spirit very enticing. Weighing under eight pounds, the programmable, 4-channel, solid-state amp offers a host of built-in effects and includes the company’s Red Box AE+ DI/speaker simulator. Offering deep clean-to-high-gain tone-shaping capabilities, the Black Spirit excels at heavy styles from thrash to modern, detuned metal.
Plus! December Premier Gear Award Winners!
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1. Peavey Invective.MH — $699 street, peavey.com
2. Chase Bliss Dark World — $349 street, chaseblissaudio.com
3. Comins CGS-16 — $2,399 street, cominsguitars.com
4. Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay — $1,999 street, music-man.com
5. EBS MicroBass 3 — $349 street, ebssweden.com