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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.


MXR EVH 5150 Chorus

Inspired by the rackmount Roland DC-30 analog chorus used by Eddie Van Halen during the Diver Down period, the 5150 analog chorus has knobs for intensity, tone, and volume, plus toggle switches for input and output levels, and a pair of output jacks to go stereo. Even if you’re not specifically looking to cop Eddie’s thing, the flexible 5150 analog chorus can be used in almost any stylistic context.

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$199 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,