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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.


Ananashead Meteorite

Though the Meteorite is a relatively simple silicon Fuzzrite clone, its top-quality construction and searing but full-bodied fuzz tones made it one of the real bargains among this year’s Premier Gear Award winners. An extra gain stage makes it loud enough for the most raging band. But even though the extra muscle means some deviation from total vintage accuracy, the sounds within are spectacularly satisfying.

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$113 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,