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.

Jay Robinson acquired this 1966 Teisco EP-200-L a few years back from an online classified ad. “After a whole lot of back and forth with the seller, we agreed on a price. I was pretty shocked when I arrived to meet him—he no older than 13. Thankfully his mom was with him, and she helped explain why he was selling it. (I wouldn’t have bought it otherwise!) When he handed it to me, the neck was off and both pickups were unattached. I guess he had placed them together for the ad photo. I happily paid the $60 and took it home. After a few hours’ work, I had a sweet vintage axe that I enjoy to this day!”

An overachieving overdrive that gets way bigger than its name suggests.

Sweet balanced crunch tones. Dynamic. Sparkling, full, and clean at attenuated guitar volume. High-quality build.

Pretty expensive.


Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive


Overdrive pedals don’t often set my world alight—even great ones. But I’ve spent a month with the England-built Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive, and it remains attached to the other end of my coil-y cable. Ostensibly, the Small Speaker is meant to be a variation on the tweed-Fender-Champ-in-a-box theme. However, both the pedal’s name and the Champ associations fail to do justice to how large and alive it sounds and feels tethered to a bigger amp.

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