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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.


Spaceman Gemini IV

Every Spaceman pedal we’ve reviewed blew at least one sock off our feet. The previous iteration of the Gemini, the III, had the distinction of blowing heads off too. But this newest version is even more versatile than its predecessor, thanks to creative filter controls and more flexible gain controls. It all adds up to fuzz variations as colorful as the Hubble Telescope capturing an exploding nebula. It feels nearly as powerful too.

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$299 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,