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

IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O


A reassuringly rugged MIDI foot controller and a fine-sounding audio interface, IK Multimedia’s iRig Stomp I/O is ideal for iPads and iPhones running AmpliTube CS, the mobile edition of IKM’s flagship modeling software. But you don’t have to be an AmpliTube fan: The USB- and Apple Lightning-compatible device is well-suited to any recording or performing scenario that benefits from a good audio converter and sturdy footswitch-and-treadle-equipped controller.

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$299 street, ikmultimedia.com

Plus! December Premier Gear Award Winners!
Read the full reviews on the pages indicated below!

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


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