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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.


Reverend Triad

Reverend basses takes stylistic influences from 1950s cars and sci-fi movies, and the Triad is no exception. Its 5-piece roasted maple-and-walnut neck has a satin finish that looks and feels like an older bass, and the 34"-scale pau ferro fretboard offers a warm, yet snappy attack. Three proprietary Jazz Bomb pickups and a 5-way switch deliver distinct and versatile voices, making it a go-to bass for stage and session work.

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$999 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,