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.

Steven Hauswirth found this one-owner 1965 Fender Mustang for $400 locally in California. It had blue metal-flake rattle-can paint job and a fried bridge pickup switch. It was originally Dakota Red, but Hauswirth had it painted Daphne Blue by an auto shop. He bought a tortoiseshell pickguard and a $5 switch and was back in business!

Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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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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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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