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.

Mike Batke has really good karma. He also received two old Ibanez pedals in 1989 from a luthier in exchange for some photography work. The first is an Ibanez Digital Stereo Chorus (DCL 10). Batke says he still uses, and it sounds great. The other is an original Ibanez Sonic Distortion Pedal (SD-9). “It recently died on me,” he says, “but it just needs a switch replacement.”

So many varied ways to phase for days.

Sweet, distinct phase voice. Resonance, mix, range, and volume controls expand tone-shaping possibilities significantly. High quality.

Expensive.

$279

Spaceman Explorer
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Spaceman effects tend to be cherished, treasured, and, in some cases, driven to insane resale market prices because they reliably sound fantastic. But Spaceman pedals are also rare creatures. And even its most popular pedals tend to come and go—often disappearing before real players can beat collectors to the punch. The analog, 6-stage optical Explorer phaser, however, is the unusual Spaceman pedal that is reappearing in the wild after a hiatus. It returns in a more compact enclosure. But this time out the Explorer offers access to six additional waveforms that build on an already expansive modulation vocabulary.

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The Atlas Compressor offers up an extensive library of compression options and allows for transformation into a bass specific compression machine.


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A series of affordable true-bypass pedals designed to compliment each other.

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