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THIS WEEK @ CME
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!
Learn About The Latest And Greatest
Black Friday Sales start now at CME! Shop up to 30% OFF Select Gear today with coupon codes at checkout!
CME is starting our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales early this year with 3 amazing sales for gear lovers! You can shop up to 20% off* select effect pedals, 15% off select new gear, and 10% off✝ select vintage and used gear! Shop now for discounts on many of your favorite brands, like Fender, Ludwig, Marshall, Earthquaker, and more!
Holiday Gift Guide and Store Hours
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. We also have extended holiday hours to give you plenty of time for gift shopping!
ASK ABOUT EXPEDITED SHIPPING TODAY!
THANKFUL FOR UA - PEDAL GIVEAWAY
It’s getting to be that time of year, and you know what we’re thankful for? You! So we’re giving back with a FREE Golden Reverberator from one of our favorite brands, Universal Audio! Hit the site to enter to win before November 7th, and don’t forget to share and tag a friend!
D'Addario & Martin String Price Drops
It’s been a heck of a year, but don’t let it get you strung up! Start 2022 off right by stocking up on strings with Price Drops on all your favorite sets by D’Addario and Martin, now until the end of December while supplies last!
NEW to CME: Matchless Amplifiers
Founded by Mark Sampson and partners Rick Perotta, Steve Goodale, and Chris Perrotta, Matchless Amplifiers began as many brands do: at a kitchen table. Fast-forward 30+ years, their hand-wired, point-to-point amplifiers are some of the most sought-after in the industry. Shop the 6V6 Laurel Canyon 20-watt, new HC-15, Chieftain 40-watt head or full 1X12 combo, and more from Matchless Amplifiers.
You can’t beat the Chicago Drum Exchange. Shop the newest gear from Chicago’s best drum shop today.
Talk Turkey all year ‘round with Turkish Cymbals at Chicago Drum Exchange!
Chicago Drum Exchange is proud to be one of only a few drum shops in North America to offer Turkish Cymbals! Choose between Turkish Cymbals’ most versatile, medium-weight cymbals with the Classic Series; or, the earthy sound qualities and articulate responsiveness of the Cappadocia line; or, the Lale Kardes Signature series for a big, loose sound inspired by ‘60s and ‘70s era blues and rock music!
Plus, new CDE Exclusive Gretsch Brooklyn kits and snares have arrived!
Plus, shop our exciting new exclusive Gretsch Brooklyn Series drum kits and snare drums in Red Silk Onyx! This exquisite finish is available in multiple sizes and configurations for a limited time on Brooklyn Series drums, and only from Chicago Drum Exchange!
New to CDE: Revolution Drum - New Drum Accessories brand to Chicago Drum Exchange
Revolution Drums accessories are now available at the Drum Exchange! Adding to its growing assortment of accessories and hardware, Chicago Drum Exchange now offers Revolution Drum products, providing yet another set of exceptional, quality tools that are essential for any gigging drummer! Restock or upgrade your essential accessories now at CDE!
"Live and Let Die" Wings | CME Full Band Fridays | Featuring Andy Timmons!!
This Full Band Friday, six-string extraordinaire Andy Timmons descended from our Lincoln Avenue showroom above to join the CME House Band down in the video room and show off his best Wings—not to mention, his Halo (Keeley’s new Andy Timmons signature dual echo effects pedal)—demonstrating for us all how to really “Live and Let Die” on guitar!
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 New Gibson Arrivals Are Here
After a massive delivery, we have a slew of Gibson guitars piled high at CME. As we sort through the mountain of new and exclusive gear, our Sales Associates are here to pull from the stack to help pick out the next major addition to your six-string arsenal—or, our Used & Vintage Buyers are happy to arrange potential trade-in options. Whether you’re looking for a step-up or a changeup, we’ll poke our heads out of the pile to help you find your next Gibson!
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.
American Vintage II Tele Thinline Vs. 1975 Tele Thinline
Fender’s American Vintage II series draws on over 75 years of innovation to bring today’s players the essence of Fender craftsmanship and tone! Highlighting a dozen instruments from benchmark years when certain models came together, the American Vintage II series models sport period-correct bodies, necks, and hardware, plus premium finishes and specially voiced pickups for each year.
Take this American Vintage II 1972 Telecaster Thinline, for example, which features CuNiFe Wide-Range Humbucking pickups originally designed in the early ’70s by famed pickup designer Seth Lover. Since we had a vintage Tele Thinline in the shop, Daniel A. played these guitars side-by-side for you to hear them both here. Listen closely to see just how exacting these reproductions get!
The CME Collection: Nathaniel Plays "Brazil" on 4 Les Pauls (with Brazilian Fingerboards)
Listen closely—can you hear it? That’s the sound of “Brazil” by Les Paul coming out of those Gibson Les Paul Standard Brazilian rosewood guitars! It was such a treat to have all four in Nathaniel’s hands, each model added its own unique voice to contribute to the sound of the song. Can you hear the Brazilian difference? Check out these guitars and all the premium instruments we have in-store now at CME!
Let us be your Pedal Plug and Amplifier Tone Shop!
Launch into the low-end abyss w/ price drops on Ampeg Rocket Bass amps!
With price drops on select Ampeg amplifiers—including, the RB-108 30-watt 1x8” combo (now $179.99!) and RB-110 50-watt 1x10” combo (now $269.99)—CME’s BASSment is ground-zero for your next launch into bass space with an Ampeg Rocket Bass amplifiers! These impressively potent and full-sounding bass combos feature the classic Ampeg 3-band EQ critical to sculpt their perfect sound, along with a newly designed switchable Super Grit TechnologyTM overdrive circuit that adds a warm, gutsy growl!
Wampler Collective Series Phenom Distortion & Triumph Overdrive
Add Wampler to your effects pedal collection with the new Wampler Collective series! Designed affordability with no compromises, the Wampler Phenom Dynamic Distortion pedal, and Triumph Overdrive offer a range of tone-shaping abilities, plus a few distinct flavors to choose from!
Another Week, Another Handful of New Pedal Releases
From the Mary Kay Stratocaster to a Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘60 with Gold Sparkle binding and an aged blacktop, to an Explorer with a “Clapton cut” on the bass bout—there are so many instruments in this collection that get us excited about guitars again that we couldn’t wait any longer to show you what else we have in-store!Read more
Chicago Music Exchange is starting our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales early this year with 3 great discounts! You can shop up to 20% off select effect pedals, 15% off select new gear, and 10% select vintage and used gear! Shop now for discounts on many of your favorite brands like Fender, Ludwig, Marshall, Earthquaker, and many others!Read more
We’ve got the lowdown to keep you on the up-and-up with perfect presents for everyone on your list, including CME Exclusives you can’t get anywhere else! Our full-band breakdown makes it easy to get a jump on your shopping—one category at a time. What are you waiting for? Bundle up and get going! Happy Holidays from everyone at the Chicago Music Exchange!Read more