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The Year in Gear 2019

The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.


Komet K.O.D.A

Billed as an amp-in-a-box, the K.O.D.A. is designed to fatten, sharpen, and refine your tone. It’s not about making your Fender tweed sound like a Marshall plexi, but built to expand an amp’s tonal range. With its interactive gain stages, lovely active tone circuit, 3-position bright switch, switchable output stage knob, and master volume, the K.O.D.A. would be especially useful perched on a studio desktop, shaping sounds to suit a mix.

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$249 street,

Plus! December Premier Gear Award Winners!
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1. Peavey Invective.MH$699 street,
2. Chase Bliss Dark World$349 street,
3. Comins CGS-16 $2,399 street,
4. Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay$1,999 street,
5. EBS MicroBass 3$349 street,