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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.


Victory V4 The Kraken

The full-size/featured Kraken amplifier is a monster. But placing that amp’s preamp section in the form of the tube-driven V4, The Kraken stompbox enables switching between the savage preamp saturation of the Kraken amp and the clean tone of say, your Fender Deluxe. The ability to route it through an effects loop also makes it fantastically flexible. Love clean-to-evil tone options? V4 The Kraken is your ticket to cross the Styx.

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$449 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,