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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.


Caroline Hawaiian Pizza

There’s a certain humor and irreverence behind everything that Caroline does. In the form of the Hawaiian Pizza fuzz, that means taking a two-transistor, silicon fuzz circuit and outfitting it with an input gain control and a voltage cut control rather than tone or gain controls. The results will, for most, be much more attractive than the taste of a pineapple-topped Sicilian slice—this Pizza is everything from fat and filling to sputteringly, spittingly colorful.

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$169 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,