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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.

Ground Control

Ground Control Tsukuyomi

The best clean boosts are (duh) a study in simplicity. Ground Control’s own Tsukuyomi JFET-buffered booster gets a little outrageous by clean boost standards by including a gain knob and a toggle that boosts the 880 Hz to 1k range by 12 dB. But we’ll forgive this egregious transgression against absolute simplicity for how killer the Tsukuyomi sounds.

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$159 street,

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4. Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay$1,999 street,
5. EBS MicroBass 3$349 street,