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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.


Abasi Concepts Pathos

Tosin Abasi has done much to revitalize the world of shred and fire interest in the possibilities of the complex Axe-Fx II. So while the introduction of the Pathos overdrive/distortion pedal might surprise players that associate Abasi with the most cutting-edge processing tools, the varied sounds, detail, dynamism, and responsiveness the Pathos pedal delivers are both classically Abasi and wildly versatile, making this pedal much more than a branding exercise.

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$199 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,