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May 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 May's Staff Picks:

Andrew Yonke

John Periaswamy

Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic '59 Les Paul Reissue VOS Bourbon Burst

John's Pick

"It's pretty, plays amazing, and sounds even better. I chose the '59 over the '60 because I love the chunkier neck."

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Chase Paul

Origin Effects Compressors

Chase's Pick

"These pedals elevate your tone in ways that used to only be possible in studios with thousands of dollars in rack mounted gear. The Origin Effects Compact Compressor series are flexible, powerful, and a must have for any guitarist or bassist. Dial in subtle compression for extra sustain and clarity, or push your signal to the max with squishy, gooey goodness--these little boxes do it all!"

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David Azizinamini

Gretsch Custom Shop Penguin Relic Masterbuilt by Stephen Stern 2014 Daphne Blue w/OHSC

David's Pick

"So pretty....so lovely...so glorious! You are the reason I toss and turn at nights!"

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Aaron Ehinger

Mr. Black Eterna Gold Modified Shimmer Reverb

Aaron's Pick

"If you're into crazy, thick, and weird sounds...YOU'RE WELCOME. With 4 octaves shifts, this modified beast can be be tweaked from a subtle shimmer, to a choir of angels harmoniously locking arms and swaying back and forth around your tone. With 60 seconds of decay at your foot, you could play a three minute song with three down strokes!"

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Marc Najjar

Roscoe LG Standard 5 Plus

Marc's Pick

"One of our newest additions to the BASSment, Roscoe Basses deliver crystal-clear attack, fat-lows, and a beautifully fast-playing neck. They are gorgeous, and I'm beyond excited to have these around!"

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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 May? Check out our selection of recently arrived gear and share this month's favorite with us in the comments. Happy browsing!


Sam Swindell
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