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Gear Award 2019

The products listed here received 90-percent or higher cumulative ratings for relevant categories (tones, playability or ease of use, build/design, and value) in reviews published during the 2019 editorial cycle, thus earning them Premier Guitar’s coveted Premier Gear Award.

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Supro Silverwood Review

October 3, 2019
Hey, 1960 called. They want their guitar back.
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Crazy Tube Limelight Review

September 30, 2019
Flexible bias and gain controls extend the Maestro FZ-1 voice to awesomely utilitarian ends.
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Spaceman Gemini IV Review

September 28, 2019
Blendable germanium and silicon circuits open portals to almost infinite fuzz shadings.
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Anasounds Element Review

September 25, 2019
Spring-reverb junkies rejoice: This brilliant offering from France puts three amp-rivaling ambience options right on your pedalboard.
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Red Panda Particle 2 Review

September 17, 2019
Though capable of chaotic violence, this granular delay is also ingenious, inspiring, and endlessly fun.
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Aclam Dr. Robert Review

September 11, 2019
Turn off your mind, relax, and float the treble stream!
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MXR Carbon Copy Mini Review

September 10, 2019
MXR cuts the Carbon Copy down to size—and it’s every bit as excellent as the original.
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Tsakalis AudioWorks Six Review

September 4, 2019
A sextet of superior overdrive and distortion voices adds up to dirt-crafting versatility.
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Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster Review

September 3, 2019
Pagey’s Yardbirds- and Led Zeppelin-era axe is a fountain of endless inspiration.
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Boss EQ-200 Review

September 2, 2019
Behold the transformative power of 10 frequency bands and four presets!
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Mad Professor Double Moon Review

August 31, 2019
Eleven modulation modes in a small, simple, great-sounding package.
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EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Review

August 29, 2019
The company takes the TS beyond simple screaming.
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Wren and Cuff De La Riva BM20-Ultra Review

August 16, 2019
Muff to the Nth Power!
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Jackson Audio Broken Arrow Review

August 14, 2019
The most versatile boost/overdrive combo ever? Probably.
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Quick Hit: G7th Performance 3 ART Capo Review

August 2, 2019
A capo that makes you forget you’re using a capo.
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DryBell Unit67 Review

August 1, 2019
Croatia’s masterful tone tailors use the Urei 1176 compressor and Dallas Rangemaster as inspiration for a super-flexible sound-sculpting machine.
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Quick Hit: Ground Control Tsukuyomi Review

July 29, 2019
Is this midrange booster from Montreal a panacea for getting transparent boosts and ripping leads out of your single-coils?
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Swart Stereo Master 20 Review

July 28, 2019
Think stereo amps are just for fancy delay-pedal addicts? This ingenious/delicious 6V6 design will make you think again.
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Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
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Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

July 10, 2019
A combination preamp/DI with a host of goodies takes bass tone-sculpting to celestial heights.
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