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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.

Source Audio

Source Audio True Spring

You may have noticed a DSP spring reverb arms race afoot over the last few years. That’s fine with us. The only casualties in this conflict are crappy sounding digital spring simulations, which the Source Audio True Spring most certainly is not. Variations among the short, long, and tank emulations are profound and enable many intense-to-subtle colors. Did we mention there’s a tremolo in there, too? This elegant source of authentic vintage sounds can spice up the lamest amp.

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$229 street,

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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,