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April 2016 Staff Picks

Chicago Music Exchange staff members always have the scoop on the latest new, used, and vintage gear, and we love to tell you about it all. Check out April's Staff Picks:

Shelby Pollard

1960 Fender Jazzmaster

Shelby's Pick

"This vintage Jazzmaster has great play wear across the top and back, and it’s in player grade condition. The frets and nut have been replaced, and makes this one play like a dream!"

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Sam Porter

Old Blood Noise Dark Star Pad Reverb

Sam's Pick

"The Dark Star is perfect for adding an ominous, brooding bed of sound that's easy to get lost in. It creates tension. It emits harmony. I love using it to surround my melodies with a grand astral sonic space or create an absolute nightmare that trails off of my notations. There is a whole world of sounds to discover inside of this one!"

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Matt Kashuda

Yamaha RSP20CR Revstar Brushed Black

Matt's Pick

"This new model from Yamaha just rips! Made in Japan so you know its badass, this guitar is just a great straight ahead rocker. The pickups sound super heavy, yet clear and articulate. this guitar is a perfect blend of classic and modern."

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Karl Neurauter

Greer Black Tiger Delay

Karl's Pick

"An analog delay with a digital repeater circuit?! What can you use this for, you ask? What CAN'T you use this for!? The "trails switch" allows whatever you're playing to trail off without generating any new delays. Super applicable & nifty feature."

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Dave Piscotti

C&C 6.5X14 MAPLE/GUM SNARE DRUM HIGH-GLOSS

Dave's Pick

"Right now, probably my favorite snare drums on the market. C&C makes quality, hand-crafted drums that sound amazing. You can hear and feel the difference immediately when you play them. The Maple/Gum series in particular is very warm sounding with great response. Plus, the chocolate lacquer finish is super sexy! "

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If you were curious about what the staff at Chicago Music Exchange was into, there you have it! Guitars, mics, basses... We've got plenty of gear to fall for. What's your pick this March? Check out our selection of recently arrived gear and share this month's favorite with us in the comments. Happy browsing!


Sam Swindell
Sam Swindell

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