Walrus Audio MAKO Series D1 Delay Pedal

The Walrus Audio Effects Mako Series D1 High-Fidelity Delay effects pedal is designed for both the studio and the stage, featuring midi control, fi...

Chase Bliss Audio Blooper Infinite Looper Pedal

It's finally here! The exciting new Blooper effects pedal from Chase Bliss Audio is available for pre-order here at Chicago Music Exchange! The Blo...

Inside: Earthquaker Devices Q&A with Jamie Stillman

Built upon strong DIY ethics and a refusal to bow to  to anyone, Earthquaker makes the pedals they want the way they want, with an emphasis on ethi...

Labor of Love: Torche

The band Torche isn’t any one thing. They’re not metal. They’re not hard rock. They’re just Torche, and they’re f*cking heavy. We caught up with or...

Vintage Vibes: 1965 Lake Placid Blue Fender Bass VI

Not a baritone, not a bass, and not even really a guitar, this 1965 Fender Bass VI is somehow all of those things at once, and more. Papa Shelby ta...

Vintage Tours: San Antonio 2020

Our vintage buyers hit the dusty old trail and make for San Antonio, home to the second annual Alamo City Guitar Bazaar, in this installment of our...

A Brief History of the TubeScreamer

What’s mean, green, and all over the scene? The Tubescreamer. This legendary pedal is a must-have for guitarists and should have a spot reserved fo...

Book a Virtual Appointment

The storefront is closed but that doesn't mean we stopped loving gear! Our sales associates are on the phones and in the store ready to help you. N...

Epiphone 2020 Releases

Epiphone borrows classic Gibson body shapes to create a collection that blends iconic styles with the brand’s reputation for quality detailing and ...

CME Exclusives: The Jazzmasters are here!

This Classic Player in CME Exclusive Lake Placid Blue is an updated take on the old offset. Two Pure Vintage 65 Jazzmaster pickups with "lead"/"rhy...

CME Exclusives: Original Fuzz Custom Strap

Our very own Shelby Pollard designed this "Tree of Life" strap with Original Fuzz. Check it out!

5 Guitar and Amp Pairings From CME

Most things in life are best in pairs, though only when one complements the other. Like fine wine and chocolate, here's a few of our favorite pairs...