Staff Picks

We're the luckiest musicians in the world! We have our hands on the GREATEST GEAR that has ever existed. We build it, we buy it, we play it and of course we sell it. We all have our favorites and good reasons why. We'd love to keep it a secret and have all of the magical tone to ourselves but that would be CRAZY! Staff Picks is where each of our experts share their FAVORITE GEAR! It's always changing, always updating with the latest and greatest. Enjoy CME Staff PIcks!

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ALEX CHADWICK - GENERAL MANAGER

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ANDREW YONKE -CEO

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DANIEL BORDONARO - LEAD BUYER

FEATURED PICK OF THE WEEK - FENDER CME EXCLUSIVE MUSTANG BASSES

WILL - BRAND MANAGER

"Switch out a guitar for a bass with ease! Our exclusive Mustang Basses have the added benefit of radical colorways and pickup arrangements for the most flex bass tone you can get! As a guitar player, I can say it's so easy it begs you to record your own bass tracks and for that price—you just can't beat it."

Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)
Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)

Fender Player Mustang Bass PJ Black w/Tortoise Pickguard (CME Exclusive)

$649.99
You know an offset when you see it, and Fender is the original. These guitars have stirred our imagination from the introduction of the first Fender Jazzmaster in 1958 and have become some of the most popular on the market. Wild, asymmetrical, progressive–they possess a rebellious spirit, their wild cuts and curves tracing the evolution of the electric guitar from novelty to tool of the iconoclast, breaker of molds, gateway to greater horizons, a weapon brandished by of some of the most brilliant artistic minds in history.

Body Material: Alder  
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester  
Body Shape: Mustang® Bass

Neck Material: Maple  
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane  
Neck Shape: "C" Shape  
Scale Length: 30" (762 mm)  
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)  
Number of Frets: 19  
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo  
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone  
Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)  
Position Inlays: Black Dots  
Truss Rod: Standard  
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass®  
Middle Pickup: Vintage-Style Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®  
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone  
Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup  
Configuration: PJ

Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard  
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome  
Tuning Machines: Fender® Vintage-Style  
Pickguard: Tortoise
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®  
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
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PRS GUITARS - ALEX

"Why did I choose this badass PRS Custom 24? Why is the sky Whale Blue? Why is the grass Trampas Green? Why is my bank account empty? ...What was I saying? Oh yeah! Because this guitar is THE SHIT. It's always in tune, it plays like melted butter, and even my sloppy riffage comes out sounding like grade-A bonafide Rawk. Let those birds fly, baby!"

FULLTONE OCD OVERDRIVE - ZACH

"The Fulltone OCD has become an essential tool in many guitarist’s tonal arsenal. It is a versatile, dynamic overdrive that can be used for numerous musical styles -everything from Blues breakup to a gnarly, vintage fuzz/overdrive. The Low Peak toggle allows you to sit well in the mix with a full band, and the High Peak position gives all the bite and sizzle of a lead crunch tone."

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ASTON STEALTH - ANDIE

"If you look up versatility in a dictionary you will most likely find the Aston Stealth as one of its definitions. This mic can do it all, with two vocal settings, optimised for different vocal tones, a guitar setting which is equally suited for classical guitar, steel string acoustic and electric guitar cabs, and a dark, vintage setting, reminiscent of classic ribbon mics. Throw this mic in any setting and IT SHALL THRIVE."

LUDWIG BLACK BEAUTY 6.5X14 SNARE - KYLE

"The Black Beauty has a warm, round tone. It's one of the most sought after snares in the industry."

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Boss DC-2W Dimension C Waza Craft Chorus Pedal USED
Boss DC-2W Dimension C Waza Craft Chorus Pedal USED
Boss DC-2W Dimension C Waza Craft Chorus Pedal USED

Boss DC-2W Dimension C Waza Craft Chorus Pedal USED

$240.00
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Gamechanger Audio Plasma Drive Eurorack Module USED
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Gamechanger Audio Plasma Drive Eurorack Module USED

Gamechanger Audio Plasma Drive Eurorack Module USED

$360.00
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Blackstar 5 Watt tube Combo Amp w/Reverb 1x12 USED
Blackstar 5 Watt tube Combo Amp w/Reverb 1x12 USED
Blackstar 5 Watt tube Combo Amp w/Reverb 1x12 USED
Blackstar 5 Watt tube Combo Amp w/Reverb 1x12 USED
Blackstar 5 Watt tube Combo Amp w/Reverb 1x12 USED

Blackstar 5 Watt tube Combo Amp w/Reverb 1x12 USED

$490.00
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED
Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED

Yamaha Red Label FGX3 Natural w/Atmosfeel Pickup System & Hard Bag USED

$950.00
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