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Gear Award 2020

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 2020 editorial cycle, thus earning them Premier Guitar’s coveted Premier Gear Award.

ARTICLES

Is This the Most Versatile Compressor Ever?

January 14, 2020
Bonus: This squeeze box includes an amazing EQ and boost. The PG Jackson Audio Bloom review.
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Blackstar Silverline Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

December 27, 2019
This fun, budget-friendly modeling amp aims for the sky with solid attempts at mimicking the response of EL84, 6V6, EL34, 6L6, KT66, and KT88 power sections.
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TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 X4 Review

December 13, 2019
Four times as famous!
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Yamaha Red Label FSX3 Review

December 12, 2019
The Yamahas you loved are back, and just might be more playable and sweet sounding than ever.
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Silktone Amp Review

November 29, 2019
Class A in every regard.
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Quick Hit: MXR Clone Looper Review

November 27, 2019
Looping made stupidly simple ... and a lot more fun.
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Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

November 25, 2019
Explore the surprisingly profound differences between these foundational fixtures of Fender’s sprawling new Vintera Series.
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