We asked to see your best bargain gear finds in the Bottom Feeder world—and what a wonderful world it is! Here are some of the cheap and unique instruments Premier Guitar readers are wheelin’ and dealin’ around the world.

Larry Smiley has only had his second Bottom Feeder guitar—a silver sparkle Peavey Rockmaster—for less than a month. He purchased this student guitar from a friend for $70. Smiley added a new Railhammer pickup, trimmed the pickguard, and then painted both pickguard and headstock. “So for under $200, I now have a boutique guitar,” he says.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

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