THIS WEEK @ CME

Fresh Gear This Week

This just in at Chicago Music Exchange! Fresh Gear is where you’ll find fresh gear from all your favorite manufacturers, updated daily, so you’re always ahead of the beat.

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2023 CME BOXING DAY SALE

You Can Still Give Yourself the Gift of Gear with/ CME’s Boxing Day Sale!
You still have a chance to save 20% on select new gear (or save 10% on select vintage and used) when you shop CME’s 2023 Boxing Day Sale! Now, until January 3, 2024, get $500 OFF CME Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standard models, get $400 OFF select* CME Exclusive Fender American Ultra models, or get $200 OFF select* CME Exclusive Player models—including select* case/gig-bag bundles!

*Select gear only. Exclusions apply.

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Black Friday-Cyber Monday Deals going on now!

We’re extending our biggest sale of the year through December 6!





If you were busy on Thanksgiving weekend, with family, or just out and about and missed CME’s biggest sale of the year, never fear—we’ve still got loads of gear here, with discounts on your favorite brands like Fender, Ludwig, Marshall, Gamechanger, and more, for select new gear—including 10% off select vintage and used! If you’re still looking for your biggest chance to save all year at CME—now, thru December 6!

SHOP OUR EXTENDED BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Shop 15% off Gear Sale

No Coupon Code Necessary

SHOP 15% OFF SELECT NEW GEAR
Get our absolute best deals any time of year in our deals & steals

No Coupon Code Necessary

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Highlight Of The Week

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New PRS Arrivals!—Including Incredible Private Stock, Plus More Special Run S2 Models!


Conceived and built with a "one-off" mentality aiming to deliver heirloom-quality musical instruments, all PRS Private Stock instruments now in stock at CME boast unprecedented levels of customization. Plus, PRS Special Run S2 McCarty 594 and Custom 24 options have arrived! Featuring ebony fingerboards, quilted maple tops, and our preferred PRS humbuckers, these Special Run S2 models sound as good as they look!

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The Bird is Back! Preorder Your Epiphone Inspired by Gibson 1963 Firebird I or 1963 Firebird V!

By 1963, the car craze was in full swing, and Gibson went a step further than most companies by hiring a renowned designer from the automotive industry, Ray Dietrich, to design the body shape for the original “reverse” Firebirds released in 1963. Now, more than 60 years later, Epiphone and the Gibson Custom Shop have teamed up to create the Inspired by Gibson Custom 1963 Firebird I and Firebird V, replicating Gibson’s first neck-through-body model in an array of custom colors available at CME!

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Chicago Music Exchange Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve got enough on your plate. Let the Chicago Music Exchange help make your holidaze a little clearer with our Holiday Gift Guide! With great deals and financing options, we are certain you will find everything you need. Book an appointment for Monday or Tuesdays today! 

ASK ABOUT EXPEDITED SHIPPING TODAY!

New to CME: The Final Sale Collection

New At CME!

When you love gear as much as we do here at CME, sometimes you end up with more guitars than hooks to hang them from. And we are determined to find the right home for this gear so as a Final Sale item, no returns or exchanges will be available. But with prices like this, why would you even need to! Your gain is our loss!

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Items marked Final Sale have been heavily discounted and are not eligible for returns, exchanges or refunds. If you have any questions regarding your Final Sale items, please reach out to our customer service team through live chat, email (customerservice@chicagomusicexchange.com), or phone (773) 525-7773. Exceptions to the policy are if you’ve received a faulty, damaged, and/or incorrectly advertised product, in which case you can reach out to the Customer Care team for a full refund (case must be submitted up to 3 days after delivery date). Returns that do not meet this criteria and cancellations will be charged a restocking fee plus any additional shipping charges

Please Note: Final Sale items are not covered by our general return policy. These items do not qualify for returns or exchanges unless proof can be provided within 3 days of receipt that the item arrived in a condition inconsistent with the product description. Returns that do not meet this criteria will be charged a restocking fee.

Seymour Duncan | HyperSwitch & JB Jr. Pickups Giveaway

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First developed by the luthiers at MarconiLAB for the EGO line of guitars now available at CME, the new Seymour Duncan HyperSwitch allows guitarists to hot-rod the passive pickup switching configuration in virtually any guitar! When paired with a new set of Seymour Duncan JB Jr. high-output single-coil-sized humbuckers, you can rewire your guitar for hundreds of pickup configurations with just the touch of your phone!

Enter to win online under the “Giveaways” tab on our website; or, download the CME Mobile App and enter within the “Giveaways” page in the app, now through November 20, 2023.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CME GIVEAWAYS HERE!

Chicago Drum Exchange

You can’t beat the Chicago Drum Exchange. Shop the newest gear from Chicago’s best drum shop today. 

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Get the Best of Both Acoustic and Electronic Drums WIth DWe Drums at CDE!

Drummers everywhere can now shop DW’s first-ever acoustic and electronic convertible drum set to feature wireless technology at Chicago Drum Exchange! Blending authentic DW shells with innovative electronics, DWe drum kits and cymbal sets are engineered for expression to provide the most natural feel of any electronic cymbals available! Designed and manufactured in the DW Drums factory in California, DWe platforms use handcrafted acoustic shells and a proprietary wireless ecosystem, letting drummers decide how they want to play given any situation.

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DW 9100BR Drum Throne Back Rest (For 8000/9000 Series) Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones
DW 9100BR Drum Throne Back Rest (For 8000/9000 Series) Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones
DW 9100BR Drum Throne Back Rest (For 8000/9000 Series) Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones

DW 9100BR Drum Throne Back Rest (For 8000/9000 Series)

$61.00
DW 9100M Round Seat Drum Throne Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones
DW 9100M Round Seat Drum Throne Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones
DW 9100M Round Seat Drum Throne Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones

DW 9100M Round Seat Drum Throne

$210.00
DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare

DW 6x14 Edge Snare Drum Black Galaxy

$1,344.00
DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare

DW 8x14 Satin Black Over Brass Snare Drum w/Chrome Hardware

$491.00
Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad Drums and Percussion / Electronic Drums / Modules
Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad Drums and Percussion / Electronic Drums / Modules
Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad Drums and Percussion / Electronic Drums / Modules
Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad Drums and Percussion / Electronic Drums / Modules
Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad Drums and Percussion / Electronic Drums / Modules
Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad Drums and Percussion / Electronic Drums / Modules

Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad

$1,199.99
The SPD-SX PRO is the ultimate sampling pad for the most demanding gigs. With years of road testing and extensive user feedback from the SPD-S and SPD-SX, the top-tier SPD-SX PRO raises the bar again. Harnessing the advanced sample pad technology of its predecessors, the SPD-X-PRO boasts an array of requested professional enhancements and is built for life on the road. Illuminate dark stages with a large color display and customizable multi-color trigger lights. Expand your performance setup with more audio outputs, additional trigger inputs, and hi-hat and FX expression pedal control. And go further with a massive 32 GB memory, 48 kHz audio playback, increased pad sensitivity without crosstalk, and a dedicated SPD-SX PRO App for easier kit editing.

Hit It: Ultra-responsive Pads
The SPD-SX PRO has nine super-durable pads. The top three shoulder pads include a revised sensor structure for increased sensitivity and even-sounding hits when the pad is played—no matter the mounting angle. You also have increased crosstalk protection to prevent accidental triggering of other pads. And if you already own an SPD-SX, the SPD-SX PRO size is so close in size that you can use your existing carry case and accessories…no need to repurchase any extra gear.

All Aboard: Loaded Samples and Sounds
The SPD-SX PRO comes loaded with 1,550 high-quality sounds and 200 kits (43 erasable preset kits and 157 user kits). And in the heat of battle, the SPD-SX PRO’s processing power lets you swap to a new kit without cutting off the sound of the existing kit—so as the audio decays at the end of the last sound that you played, you’ve already changed kits ready for the next track in the set. Need even more options? Dive into Roland Cloud sample libraries and explore the ever-expanding selection of sounds.

Make a Connection: Inputs for Easy Mixing
Mixing from the stage has never been easier with a balanced main stereo output and four balanced direct outputs. Connect up to eight mono, single-zone triggers or four stereo head and rim triggers. With external dual trigger inputs, hi-hat, and footswitch inputs, you can let it rip on up to nineteen different playing surfaces.


Highlights
  • Nine pads with Roland’s advanced trigger technology, including six large pads and three top-row shoulder pads
  • High-visibility, horizontal and vertical LEDs with multi-color customization
  • Increased shoulder pad sensitivity and improved crosstalk performance
  • 4.3-inch color display for easy navigation and viewing during performance
  • Import 48/44.1 kHz (16-/24-/32-bit) WAV/AIFF files and MP3s (32–320 kbps) with automatic conversion to 48 kHz/16-bit upon loading
  • Stereo main output, four direct mono outputs, balanced for easy mixing on stage
  • Connectivity for up to eight external individual triggers/pads (four stereo triggers or eight mono triggers with Y-cables)
  • Dedicated SPD-SX PRO App for Windows/Mac for easy importing, managing samples, and deep kit editing
  • 32 GB of internal storage for samples, backing tracks, and click tracks
  • Input for hi-hat or footswitch expression control
  • Connect hi-hats, kick, and snare for a ‘mini drum kit’ setup
  • Up to 200 kit patches (43 erasable preset kits and 157 user kits)
  • Over 1550 pre-loaded, high-quality samples and sounds
  • 16-step pad sequencer function
  • Onboard effects engine with up to four effects in parallel, plus side chain with output routing
  • Built-in click/metronome
  • Create in real time by recording performances as WAV files and assigning them to pads
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Add Virtually Any Percussion Tone to Your Rig with the Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad!


Featuring nine pads and over 1550 pre-loaded samples and sounds, Roland’s SPD-SX PRO lets you connect to other electronic drums in your setup and other digital instruments controlled via the dedicated SPD-SX PRO app for easy customization. Designed to illuminate dark stages with a large color display and customizable multi-color trigger lights, the SPD-SX PRO boasts more audio outputs, additional trigger inputs, and hi-hat and FX expression pedal control for added flexibility!

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Featured Video

Lefty Guitar Shortage?!

We're looking out for our Lefty friends and do our best to have great instruments in stock, but this is unprecedented! We just added a HUGE collection of Lefty guitar models to our vintage and used inventory on consignment—so big that we thought it’d be fitting to get a little help from a Southpaw Chicago bluesman to help Nathaniel demo a few! (We tried to demo them ourselves, and the results were...well...unbelievably horrible.) A big thanks to friend-of-the-shop Toronzo Cannon, who dropped in to show us how it's done, before embarking on a European tour with his band The Chicago Way!

Shop Antelope Audio Zen Q Bundle Promotions

Attention!! Antelope Audio Special Offer! With the Zen Q Synergy Core, you can immediately start creating with 37 included effects, an FX bundle, afx2daw & Bitwig Studio DAW, once activated! Take the leap forward without leaving your home studio. Shop this Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Interface and get $5279 worth of plugins and gear free!! 

Fresh Gibson Custom Shop "CME Spec" Guitars In-House Now!

Gibson is guitar history, and Gibson “CME Spec” is guitar history in the making. Thoughtfully designed with our favorite historic specs, custom colorways, and components you won’t find anywhere else, these exclusive models are love letters to one of rock’s most fundamental brands—big, bold, brash, and breathtaking, just the way they should be.

Gibson Custom Shop SG Group
Gibson Custom Shop Trini Lopez Models

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Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst

Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst

$2,999.00
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst

Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst

$2,999.00
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Gibson Original Les Paul Standard '50s Dirty Lemon Burst

$2,999.00
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue

Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue "CME Spec" Heavy Antique Heather Poly VOS w/Maestro Vibrola

$5,299.00