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Chicago Drum Exchange

We gave Chicago Drum Exchange its own storefront to make it a standalone destination—both for touring drummers passing through, and for the local drum community, alike. Designed be a one-stop shop for working musicians, CDE carries anything a drummer might need, and then some—from full kits, to cymbals, snare drums, hardware, bags, and accessories, plus electronic and world percussion instruments—with a collection of inventory that’s been tailored to our to our customers’ needs and curated to carry only the gear we love.

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Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Vintage Black Oyster

Ludwig at the Chicago Drum Exchange

Wouldn’t it be a dream to see all your favorite drum kits in one place? At Chicago Drum Exchange, our carefully curated selection of brands and kits could make your dream into a reality! Stop into the drum exchange to shop our slew of new drum set arrivals, from world-renowned manufacturers like Ludwig!

CHICAGO DRUM EXCHANGE SHOWROOM

While connected to the main Showroom, the Chicago Drum Exchange stands alone. CDE carries the best in new, used, and vintage gear, with exclusive kits, snares, and hardware created in partnership with the industry's top brands like A&F, Ludwig, Gretsch, and DW, and our deep selection of cymbals and percussion accessories offer endless color to keep your kit varied and vibrant. 

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HELP US, HELP YOU!

Contact us today we can help find the perfect gear to add to your own collection! Our drum & percussion experts are standing by to help guide you through the process! 

Featured Drum Video

Our Drum & Percussion Product Manager Mike Hussa runs through Dream’s new Dark Matter Bliss series, dark, affordably priced rides, crashes, and crash/ride cymbals twice fired for all the wobbly, washy, Turkish tone you can handle. 

SHOP DREAM CYMBALS

SHOP DREAM CYMBALS

Dream 14
Dream 14

Dream 14" Bliss Paper Thin Crash Cymbal

$113.00
Dream Energy 16
Dream Energy 16
Dream Energy 16

Dream Energy 16" Crash Cymbal

$143.00
Dream 18
Dream 18
Dream 18

Dream 18" Lion China Cymbal

$99.99
Dream Energy 17
Dream Energy 17
Dream Energy 17

Dream Energy 17" Crash Cymbal

$189.99

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Introducing | Turkish Cymbals

We are so excited to officially announce the launch of Turkish Cymbals at Chicago Drum Exchange! Expertly hand crafted in Istanbul, these cymbals offer great sound and value. Check out our stock of Classic, Cappadocia, and Lale Series cymbals on our site and in-store... READ MORE

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Ludwig 5.5 x 14 Acrolite Black Sparkle USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5.5 x 14 Acrolite Black Sparkle USED
  • $195.00

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Ludwig 5.5 x 14 WFL Mahogany Snare USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5.5 x 14 WFL Mahogany Snare USED
  • $350.00

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Slingerland 5.5  x 14 No. 140 Aluminum Snare USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Slingerland 5.5 x 14 No. 140 Aluminum Snare USED
  • $199.00

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Pork Pie 6.5 x 14 Pig Lite Green Acrylic Snare USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Pork Pie 6.5 x 14 Pig Lite Green Acrylic Snare USED
  • $230.00

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Premier Elite 14/16/18/24/5.5x14 5 Pc. Drum Kit Red Vintage USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Premier Elite 14/16/18/24/5.5x14 5 Pc. Drum Kit Red Vintage USED
  • $1,095.00

Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

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Zildjian Zildjian LV468 L80 Low Volume Box Set 14/16/18" Cymbal Pack USED Drums and Percussion
Zildjian Zildjian LV468 L80 Low Volume Box Set 14/16/18" Cymbal Pack USED
  • $250.00

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Premier Elite 8/10/16/18/22/5.5x14 5 Pc. Drum Kit Apple Fade USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Premier Elite 8/10/16/18/22/5.5x14 5 Pc. Drum Kit Apple Fade USED
  • $1,995.00

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Zildjian Zildjian 21" K Custom Special Dry Ride Cymbal USED Drums and Percussion
Zildjian Zildjian 21" K Custom Special Dry Ride Cymbal USED
  • $325.00

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Gretsch Brooklyn 10, 13, 16, 4.4x13 4 pc. Drum Kit White Marine Pearl USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Brooklyn 10, 13, 16, 4.4x13 4 pc. Drum Kit White Marine Pearl USED
  • $2,150.00

Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

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Pearl 1970's President Series 3pc. 22/12/14 Red Tiger Vintage USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Pearl 1970's President Series 3pc. 22/12/14 Red Tiger Vintage USED
  • $1,995.00

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Evans 10" Hydraulic Glass Batter Head (2 Pack Bundle) Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Heads
Evans 10" Hydraulic Glass Batter Head (2 Pack Bundle)
  • $43.98

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Meinl Headed Recording-Combo Wood Tambourine 2 row version Drums and Percussion / Auxiliary Percussion
Meinl Headed Recording-Combo Wood Tambourine 2 row version
  • $50.00

Drums and Percussion / Auxiliary Percussion

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Zildjian 14" L80 Low Volume Hi-Hat Pair Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Hi-Hats
Zildjian 14" L80 Low Volume Hi-Hat Pair
  • $224.95

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Meinl 10" Classics Custom Dark Splash Cymbal Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Other (Splash, China, etc)
Meinl 10" Classics Custom Dark Splash Cymbal
  • $75.00

Drums and Percussion / Cymbals / Other (Splash, China, etc)

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Ludwig Ludwig 5x14 WFL Vintage USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig Ludwig 5x14 WFL Vintage USED
  • $395.00

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Premier Elite 8x14 Apple Fade USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Premier Elite 8x14 Apple Fade USED
  • $595.00

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Mapex Mapex 5.5x14 Black Aluminum USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Mapex Mapex 5.5x14 Black Aluminum USED
  • $395.00

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Tama 6.5x14 Supersensitive Snare Vintage USED Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Tama 6.5x14 Supersensitive Snare Vintage USED
  • $349.00

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Zildjian 20" Avedis Ping Ride Brilliant USED Drums and Percussion
Zildjian 20" Avedis Ping Ride Brilliant USED
  • $180.00

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Sabian 14" HHX Manhattan Jazz Hi Hat USED Drums and Percussion
Sabian 14" HHX Manhattan Jazz Hi Hat USED
  • $420.00

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Zildjian 20" K Ride USED Drums and Percussion
Zildjian 20" K Ride USED
  • $435.00

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Bosphorus Bosphorus 13" Turk Series Hi Hats USED Drums and Percussion
Bosphorus Bosphorus 13" Turk Series Hi Hats USED
  • $280.00

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Gibraltar 6608 Moto Seat Vinyl Drum Throne Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones
Gibraltar 6608 Moto Seat Vinyl Drum Throne
  • $80.00

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Roc-N-Soc Nitro Original Drum Throne Black 18-24" Drums and Percussion / Parts and Accessories / Thrones
Roc-N-Soc Nitro Original Drum Throne Black 18-24"
  • $210.00

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