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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.


Dunable SplatterBlaster

The SplatterBlaster is two fuzzes in one enclosure: “Splatter” is an authentic-sounding Super Fuzz and “Blaster” is based on late-’70s, op-amp-equipped Big Muffs. Through a single amp, the SplatterBlaster sums both fuzzes in mono, but flick the stereo switch and each effect gets routed to its own output. The SplatterBlaster’s ability to mix and stereo-ize the fuzzes and blend them with a clean signal unlocks a world of compelling crunch tones.

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$299 street,

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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,