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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.


Wampler Fuzztration

A beast of an octave fuzz, Wampler’s Fuzztration is a variation of the traditional recipe that uses powerful 3-band equalization and independent fuzz and octave circuits to achieve uncommon flexibility. Fuzztration does classic octave sounds really well, but it opens plenty of other sonic avenues and provides the control—such as placing the octave effect before or after the fuzz—to move in creative and unusual fuzz/octave directions.

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$199 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,