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Chicago Music Exchange has ongoing music gear giveaways including effects pedals, guitar straps, gig bags, concert tickets, and more! Check back for weekly updates to our gear giveaway contests and enter to win!

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malekko hevay industry effects pedals

Malekko Heavy Industry Corporation is a specialty guitar pedal and synthesizer module maker based in Portland, Oregon and proudly produces products made in the USA. Malekko is co-owned by entrepreneur Josh Holley and music industry veteran Paul Barker. Paul Barker is a former member of the bands Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lard, Pailhead, The Blackouts, Lead Into Gold, PTP, Acid Horse and others. As a recording and touring musician and producer, Barker has performed in venues world-wide and brings to the Malekko aesthetic his personal and practical experience in using vintage and new gear onstage and off. Barker co-produced all of Ministry’s albums from “Land of Rape and Honey” through “Animositisomina”, including “Psalm 69″ under the moniker “Hermes Pan” of the Luxa/Pan production team.

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Malekko Ekko 616 Dark Analog Delay

The EKKO 616 DARK is a full featured yet compact delay with external modulation controls, an optional buffer, internal level pot and 650ms of pure analog bliss! Every detail of the E616 DARK was scrutinized, data sheets compared, parts swapped, and hours of listening followed before Malekko was satisfied. These resulting hand picked components of the highest quality are used to achieve what they consider the nicest sounding, darkest analog delay pedal ever made!

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In-Store Giveaways

In addition to our bi-weekly online giveaways, Chicago Music Exchange also hosts ongoing in-store giveaways. All you have to do is shop at the store and enter your e-mail address at the counter. Winners are chosen quarterly.


D'Angelico EX-SD Solid Body Natural

You could win this guitar! Stop by the store to enter (no purchase necessary). Whether you’re looking to rattle the walls of an arena or craft the ultimate recording in your home studio, the D'Angelico EX-SD is everything you’d expect from a solid body electric guitar and more.

Retail value $1,349. Now thru September 30, 2014.

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Past Giveaways & Winners


  • Orange Tiny Terror 15W Tube Amp - Karl K. - August 2014
  • Bearfoot Model G - Donald C. - July 2014
  • Lava Cable Tightrope Pedal Board Kit - Bryan R. - July 2014
  • Lakota Leathers Mahagony Strap - Michael S. - June 2014
  • Mojo Hand FX DBML Overdrive - Chaim K. - June 2014
  • Recording King The Madison Banjo - IN-STORE GIVEAWAY - Dan S. - June 2014
  • DW Collectors Maple 3pc Drum Kit - IN-STORE GIVEAWAY - Mike R. - June 2014
  • Heavy Electronics Sonic Oppressor - Ross C. - May 2014
  • ThinkSound ms01 Earbuds - Leo D. - May 2014
  • Blue Mics Snowball Microphone (Black) - Brent S. - April 2014
  • DOD Phasor 201 Analog Phaser - David S. - April 2014
  • Divine Noise 30ft White Curly Cable - Jeffrey U. - March 2014
  • DOD 250 Analog Overdrive Preamp - Adam H. - March 2014
  • Detroit Custom Snare Drum - Thomas S. - February 2014
  • Reverend Sensei RT Silver Metal Flake - IN-STORE GIVEAWAY - Celeste K. - February 2014
  • Lanikai TunaUke Tenor Ukulele - Bryanna P. - January 2014
  • Darkglass Microtubes Overdrive B3K - Charlie H. - January 2014
  • IK Multimedia iRig - Harvey M. - January 2014
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition - Alex H. - January 2014


  • Empress Effects Nebulus - Christal M. - December 2013
  • Fulltone OCD - Dave L. - November 2013
  • Eastwood Sailor Jerry Airline '59 Coronado Guitar - IN-STORE GIVEAWAY - Francisco E. - November 2013
  • Hercules Guitar Stand - Harold B. - November 2013
  • SolidGoldFX BETA Bass Overdrive Pedal - Surya G. - October 2013
  • Reunion Blues Bass Case - RJ R. - October 2013
  • Copperpeace Gypsy Leather Guitar Strap - Teresa C. - October 2013
  • Homebrew Electronics Germania 44 Pedal - Joe O. - October 2013
  • Two 3-Day Passes to Riot Fest Chicago - Seth D. - September 2013
  • MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion Pedal - Tim C. - September 2013
  • Xotic SL Drive Distortion Pedal - Zachary C. - August 2013
  • Coldcraft Effects Cascade MKII Pedal - Jonah M. - August 2013
  • Caroline Kilobyte Lo-Fidelity Digital Delay Pedal - Grant S. - July 2013
  • ZVex Fat Fuzz Factory Hand Painted Pedal - Andrew B. - July 2013
  • Voodoo Lab Giggity Overdrive Pedal - Christian S. - May 2013