These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.

Premier Guitar’s Perry Bean swooped into Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom to check out the gnarly, pawnshop gear used by FIDLAR’s Brandon Schwartzel, Zac Carper, and Elvis Kuehn (above right). The three punkers detail how they scored their eclectic setups with tales of undervalued exchange rates, birthday presents, and even buying a vintage Fender tube head for an unbelievable price.

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