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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.


RPS Vitamin C Boost

Though “clean boost” is effectively an oxymoron, RPS’s Vitamin C gets remarkably close to that elusive ideal, providing up to 27 dB of extra muscle that, depending on your amp, is uncommonly free of compression and color. It can make thin fuzz units and pickups sound massive—sorta like vitamins, but also a little like magic.

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$60 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,