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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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Seymour Duncan Pick Up Les Paul
Seymour Duncan Pick Up Les Paul
Seymour Duncan Pick Up

Pre-order the New Oberheim Polyphone Analog Synth Today!

Oberheim’s first synth in 35 years, the OB-X8 is an eight-voice polyphonic analog synth that combines all the key features of the legendary OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8 products from the 1980s—including all the original presets that gave them their signature sounds! Pre-order yours today at the Synth Exchange!

PRE-ORDER OBERHEIM OB-X8

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!

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WEEKEND FLASH SALE! SELECT CME EXCLUSIVE GEAR 20% OFF!

You already can’t get these CME Exclusives editions anywhere else, but—for this weekend only—you won’t find these prices anywhere! From ‘50s P-basses to Competition Mustangs straight out of the ‘60s, to ‘70s-style Tele Deluxes and echo effects pedals, right up to one of the coolest contemporary modulated delay/loop pedals of the present. This weekend only, starting Friday, April 22 4 P.M., through Sunday, April 24, get 20% off these exclusive items!

Fender Telecaster Deluxe, Flash Sale Now $903
Pearl Decades Maple Drum Kit
Pearl Bass Drum Pedals

Dallas Guitar Festival basses trickling in! Call today!
Guitar shows are back, and we brought a Texas-size haul of basses back from the recent Dallas International Guitar Festival—including a bunch of basses we know CME customers have been itching to get their hands on! From P- and J-style basses, to hot-rodded Gibson EB-3s and vintage hollowbodies—we’ve got fresh vintage electric basses for any genre or or playing style!

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!

Martin Strings
D'Addario Strings

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. 

Chicago Drum Exchange

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

Shop Craviotto Drums at CDE!
You won’t find Craviotto Drums in just any drum shop, but you can always find them at Chicago Drum Exchange! Blending innovation and tradition, Craviotto’s Solid Maple Super Swing drum kit epitomizes the company’s handcrafted, single-ply solid shell drum sets. Manufactured using Craviotto’s proprietary single-ply construction techniques, the Solid Maple Super Swing kit offers unparalleled warmth, clarity, projection, and resonance, helping drummers to obtain their ideal drum sound.

Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops

$7,930.00
Representing the pinnacle of drum building in the most advanced form, Craviotto's handcrafted single ply, solid shell drum sets are the perfect blend of innovation and tradition.

Craviotto Drum Company's single ply, solid drum shells makes them fundamentally different from all other manufacturers.

Because of our coveted proprietary single ply construction, Craviotto shells offer unsurpassed warmth, bell-like clarity, unparalleled pureness of tone, clear projection, and impressive sustained resonance.

Craviotto Drum Company's Custom Shop drum sets offer uncompromised craftsmanship, intelligent innovation, and proprietary features only found on drums bearing the Craviotto badge. 

Craviotto Drum Company is committed to helping drummers find, realize, and obtain their ideal drum sound.


Configuration: 7x12, 12x14, 12x20
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Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Craviotto Diamond Series 12/14/18 3pc. Drum Kit Silver Sparkle

$2,870.00
Craviotto Drums is proud to announce our latest creation, Diamond Drums by Craviotto. The Diamond Serial is the culmination of concepts envisioned by Johnny Craviotto and brought to life by Sam Bacco. 

Johnny discussed adding a ply shell offering to Craviotto's product line. The Diamond Series were thoughtfully designed, rigorously developed, and performance tested by Craviotto's master craftsman, Sam Boom Sam's expertise shines bright in the Diamond Series which offers quality and performance at an affordable price. 

Diamond Drums are made in the USA at Craviotto's Nashville, TN facility. Diamond Series drums represent the next innovation in Johnny's great legacy.

Tom: 8X12
Floor Tom: 14X14, 
Bass Drum: 14X18
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Shop New Drum Kit Arrivals
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 C&C, DW, Pearl, and Ludwig—to name a few—and find out if the Drum Exchange is your dream come true!

Pearl Decades Maple Drum Kit
Pearl Bass Drum Pedals

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!

C&C Drum Co.
C&C Drum Co. Walnut Drum Kit
Revolution Drum Chopping Block Practice Pad Drums and Percussion / Practice Pads
Revolution Drum Chopping Block Practice Pad Drums and Percussion / Practice Pads

Revolution Drum Chopping Block Practice Pad

$139.95
From Revolution:

Our high-quality Chopping Block teak-edition professional practice pad features a super-durable proprietary playing surface that took several years to develop to deliver just the right amount of rebound while also providing a solid workout. The 9.5-inch pad is affixed to a beautiful 11-inch solid-teak base with a non-slip silicone bottom that doubles as a high-rebound secondary playing surface.

The Chopping Block's exclusively engineered polyurethane pad offers unmatched performance, quality, and longevity. And unlike with many other practice pads, the Chopping Block's playing surfaces won't wear out or lose their realistic feel or rebound over time. Many of our competitors' products break down within the first few years of use. You will never experience that kind of diminishing performance from our professional-grade Chopping Block teak-edition practice pad.

Why do we use teak for the base rather than cheaper plywood options? Teak is known as the king of hardwoods due to its incredible strength and moisture-resistant characteristics. This natural toughness is partially due to the close-grained structure and high oil content. These qualities combine to make teak one of the most reliable, versatile, and desirable exotic hardwoods on the planet.

We use non-slip silicone for the underside of the pad rather than cheaper plastic and foam options because of its enhanced strength and eco-friendly makeup. Silicone lasts much longer and offers unparalleled rebound.  And when burned as refuse, silicone reverts to its harmless ingredients: amorphous silica, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.

As you can see, we spared no expense when designing the Chopping Block teak-edition professional practice pad. All our efforts focused solely on providing you with the highest-quality and most effective tool conceivable to keep you inspired to hone your craft as much and as often as possible.
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Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Craviotto 12/14/20 3pc. Solid Maple Super Swing Drum Kit w/Walnut Inlay & Brown Stained Wood Hoops

$7,930.00
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

DW Jazz Series 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Blue/Gold Satin Duco

$3,845.10
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Sonor Vintage Series 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Rosewood Semi-Gloss

$3,779.00
Ludwig Vistalite 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Red/Yellow Limited Edition Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Vistalite 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Red/Yellow Limited Edition Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Ludwig Vistalite 13/16/24 3pc. Drum Kit Red/Yellow Limited Edition

$3,729.00
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Ludwig Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit White Strata

$3,699.99
Ludwig Vistalite 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Smoke/Clear Limited Edition Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Vistalite 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Smoke/Clear Limited Edition Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Ludwig Vistalite 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Smoke/Clear Limited Edition

$3,699.00
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Ludwig Classic Maple 13/16/22 3pc. Drum Kit Mahogany Stain Lacquer

$3,599.00
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build) Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Gretsch Broadkaster 12/14/20 3pc. Drum Kit Blue Sparkle (Vintage Build)

$3,499.00

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CME Sessions: Elizabeth Moen | Live at Chicago Music Exchange

In advance of her headlining performance at Lincoln Hall, Chicago’s own Elizabeth Moen dropped in at Chicago Music Exchange for our latest CME Session to give us a taste of her latest single, “Sorry That I Love You,” plus a few other tunes! Watch her catch up with Daniel, who sat down with her to talk gear—and don’t miss the show at Lincoln Hall on April 16!

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!

Fender Custom Shop, The Chicago Way

Proprietary pickups, custom colorways, and carefully selected specs—that's "Chicago Special!" For a Fender you can't get anywhere else, shop our handmade Chicago Specials, direct from the Fender Custom Shop!

SHOP FENDER CHICAGO SPECIALS

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster "Chicago Special" NOS Faded Daphne Blue Sparkle w/3A Flame Maple Neck & Gold Hardware

$3,880.00
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster "Chicago Special" Deluxe Closet Classic Faded Sea Foam Sparkle

$4,160.00
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Custom Telecaster "Chicago Special" Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Sparkle

$4,160.00
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail

Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Hardtail "Chicago Special" Relic Aged Blue Sparkle

$4,400.00

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Does this 1980 Les Paul Custom have magical powers?!!


No one has proven the existence of a unicorns. Scientists would say that unicorns are not real and that they are part of mythology but we've got one in the store right now! Tanner dives deep into the mythical waters of truth and you will never believe what he discovers. 

Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body

Martin GT-75 Burgundy 1966

$2,995.00
The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Summary
Finish Details: Original
Top Material: Maple Top
Body Material: Maple Body
Body Details: Hollow body with laminated maple back, sides, and top
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .84" (1st fret), .97" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 14.00"

Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Bolt-on mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment
Electronics: Original DeArmond pickups and original electronics, with 3-way toggle switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The pot codes are obscured by solder.
Pickup Measurements: N/A due to wiring scheme
Hardware: Original
Weight: 6lbs 12oz
Modifications/Repairs: None
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows moderate cosmetic wear. The finish has checking, patches of hazing, and a notable patch of wear along the top of the bass bout. The back of the body has moderate buckle rash, and the back of the neck has finish checking as well.
Serial Number: 214978
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action, and is currently set up with 10 gauge strings with a wound third string. The fret are narrow and fairly low with light wear and divots. The serial number dates to 1966.
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1969 Fender Maverick | CME Vintage Demo | Ehmed Nauman

True to the company founder’s modular ethos, the Fender Custom (later dubbed the “Maverick”) is a guitar that’s literally made of spare parts! After pulling the Electric XII from production in 1969, a savvy production manager saw all those pre-cut bodies piled up in the factory, took them to a bandsaw, painted over the twelve string-through-body holes in the back, slapped on a Mustang bridge, and—voila!—there you have it: a Fender Custom (aka Maverick)!

Effects & Amplification

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Quilter Labs Aviator Cub UK Front Angle
Quilter Labs Aviator Cub UK Back

Shop Milkman Sounds Limited Edition
Cream rises to the top with amps from Milkman Sound—but, so does their Limited Edition Tweed amp! Milkman spared nothing when choosing components for its limited-edition 10W Tweed amp amplifier, including custom made Mercury Magnetics transformers, Jupiter signal caps and electrolytic capacitors, a mirror polish chrome faceplate, and a solid pine cabinet with lacquered tweed finish—which makes this amp look like something straight out of the 1950s!

Another Week, Another Handful of New Pedal Releases

Fresh New Effects At Chicago Music Exchange!
Just in time for the start of summer, CME’s got your sonic ticket to the beach the SolidGoldFX Surf Rider IV reverb pedal. Packed with three distinct spring tank emulations evocative of sunlight and sand, the Surf Rider IV promises to add a cool breeze to the sweltering heat of your tube amp’s tone! 

Preorder Source Audio’s One Series Atlas Compress, now, at CME! Offering a comprehensive collection of compression circuits, the Atlas Compressor boasts six different styles of compression, ranging from classic stompbox compressors to premium rack units!

SolidGoldFX Surf Rider IV Spring Reverb Pedal Effects and Pedals / Reverb
SolidGoldFX Surf Rider IV Spring Reverb Pedal Effects and Pedals / Reverb
SolidGoldFX Surf Rider IV Spring Reverb Pedal Effects and Pedals / Reverb

SolidGoldFX Surf Rider IV Spring Reverb Pedal

$209.00
The Surf Rider IV brings the surf and sand in a ground-up redesign that packs 3 distinct spring tank emulations, based on some of our favorite vintage spring-laden pieces. The available reverb modes include a tight tank, based on our 60s Reverberocket, the classic splash of our early silver panel Super Reverb and our SGFX fantasy tank, with a slightly exaggerated drip and decay for when you want Misirlou to sound certifiably otherworldly.

Housed in a compact package, with expanded controls and added features like soft-touch bypass switching with trails, selectable momentary or latching modulation and top mounted jacks, the Surf Rider IV is guaranteed to satisfy like a cool breeze in the sweltering heat. So, plug in honey bunny, crank it up and get your Dick Dale on!

Compact Spring Reverb pedal with modulation
  • 3 distinct spring reverb tank emulations
  • Reverb-O-Rocket (left) – small and tight tank based on spring reverb found low-watt vintage combos and tape units
    • Super Reverb (center) – classic 60s surf rock spring reverb
    • Fantasy Reverb (right) – spring tank pushed to the limits with floppier springs and longer trails
    • Flutter style modulation of the reverb trails – switchable between momentary or latching via internal DIP switch
  • Multi-function footswitch switches the pedal on/off when tapped and engages flutter modulation when held down
  • Compact enclosure and top-mounted jacks - for ease of pedalboard mounting
  • Switchable Trails/Buffered Bypass – selectable via internal DIP switch
  • Hand-made in Montreal, Canada

Sometimes the sequel is just better than the original - and that’s okay. It shows that the creator has learned something since the last dance, and boy have we learned a lot about spring reverb since our last Surf Rider. Therefore, we’re not afraid to admit that this is the best spring reverb pedal we’ve ever made. We just can’t wait for you to tap into all of the splashing, crashing and drippy magic inside our latest Surf Rider VI.

Whether you add just a touch for a little extra depth and space or if you like your rig soaking wet and dripping with the sounds of a crashing waves, nothing quite captures the vibe of surf and summer like a good spring tank. So, here’s how you operate your new favorite splash machine.

The pedal comes jam packed with 3 distinct spring reverb tanks, selectable via the 3 position toggle, each carefully crafted to give you the ultimate spring reverb experience.
  • Reverb-O-Rocket: Modelled after the shorter spring tanks found on our own ’62 Reverberocket and Space Echo, the Reverb-O-Rocket is designed to add depth and space to your sound, without soaking your rig. This tighter tank is crafted to emphasize the warmth of your guitar while maintaining a smooth and subtle spring reverb tail.
  • Super Reverb: Delivering the classic splash of our favorite 4x10 Fender, the Super Reverb is the ultimate amp style spring reverb emulation. Wider tails that bounce back and forth with that unmistakable metallic twerp. So get ready to be drenched in that classic 60s sound.
  • Fantasy Reverb: Put on your board shorts and dive into the Fantasy Reverb. If you like it soaking wet, dripping with ‘verb and splashy like a crashing wave, this is the one for you. A spring reverb  where each characteristic of the attack and tail is pushed to physically impossible limits. Exaggerated decay, floppier springs and a thicker body are all there when you need to go to eleven. 

Surf Rider IV’s Decay knob sets the amount of time your signal bounces back and forth in the spring tank. If you turn it up all the way, your signal will clang, twerp and bounce with a huge tail. Level controls the volume of the reverb (wet) signal while the Dwell control adjusts how lively your spring tank will be. Turn it up all the way and get lost in the clangy ambience that a spring tank is famous for. Alternatively, just turn it down to get a warmer ‘verb. While the Body control sets how chunky the reverb is. Looking for a huge, echoey tail? Crank it all the way up! Want the reverberations to cut through the mix? Turn it down.

Want to add even more movement to your surfing tones? Well Surf Rider IV also has you covered. The multi-function footswitch not only turns the pedal on or off, but when held down will activate a mild pitch modulation. Internal dip switches set the function of the bypass and modulation. The Speed and Depth of the modulation can also be adjusted to taste.  
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Source Audio One Series Atlas Compressor Pedal Effects and Pedals / Compression and Sustain
Source Audio One Series Atlas Compressor Pedal Effects and Pedals / Compression and Sustain

Source Audio One Series Atlas Compressor Pedal

$229.00
The Atlas Compressor offers a comprehensive collection of compression circuits that perfectly capture the tone and feel of the industry’s most sought-after compressors. Straight out of the box, Atlas delivers six different styles of compression, ranging from classic stompbox compressors like the now-discontinued Diamond Optical Compressor to high-end rack units such as the snappy 1176 compressor and the smooth and gentle LA2A optical compressor. Atlas also features advanced dual-band compression, which provides an independent set of controls for both the high and low frequencies. Each compression engine has onboard controls for Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Output, Tone, and Blend, allowing for fine-tuned control over the compact One Series hardware.

A History Lesson in Compression
The Atlas is packed with so many different types of compression that it could serve as a tour guide through the history of compressor equipment.  First stop: classic stompbox squashers such as the legendary the Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer and the excellent (but discontinued) Diamond Compressor.  Next stop: universal and ubiquitous studio rack gear like the smooth and gentle LA2A optical compressor and the ultra-responsive 1176 FET compressor.  Finally, we’re taking you to all-out nerd territory with Peak, RMS, VCA, and Dual compression, and an onboard Expander circuit… the Atlas has it all and does it well.

OPTICAL RACK
The Optical Rack compressor engine is based on the legendary LA2A studio opto compressors from the early 60s. Optical compression controls its output level with light. Increasing the incoming audio level in the original units caused an electro luminescent panel to shine brighter. A photo resistor monitors that light panel and decreased the audio output level, as the panel got brighter. The result is a very smooth and gentle attack that imparts a full-bodied and natural sound on guitar, bass, or vocal. This compressor sounds great with clean strummed or arpeggiated guitar lines as well as acoustic guitars.

STUDIO 76
The Studio 76 compressor is based on the 1176 studio rack compressors of the late 60s and early 70s. This solid state FET compressor is known for its full body and super-fast attack. All of the attack times in 1176 compressors clock in at less than a millisecond. Studio 76 is a great compressor for fast and aggressive country pickin’ (think Johnny Hiland), slap bass, slide guitar and much more.

CUBIC ZIRCONIA
The Cubic Zirconia was inspired by opto compressors that use an LED in place of the LA2A’s electro luminescent panel. This technology is usually what you find inside effects pedals. Using an LED as an optical compressor’s light source creates faster attack and release times, which generate artifacts that tend to make the compression sound a bit dirtier. This is a great sound for playing tight and funky riffs on the guitar.

STUDIO SNAP
A very aggressive and modern sounding compressor. It's based on hard-knee, VCA feed forward type compressor. It uses two compressors in parallel to handle both RMS level controls (“Root Mean Square” compression means that the compressor will react according to the “average loudness”) AND the peaks. The combination of these two compression approaches gives STUDIO SNAP its character.

DUAL BAND

The Atlas has two independent compressors that can be routed in a number of different ways. They can run in Series Mode (one running into another). They can also run in Parallel Mode and be mixed together with a Crossfade control. The Dual Band compressor runs in Band Split Mode, which is a version of parallel routing where one compressor controls only the higher frequencies (everything above 333Hz) and the other controls the lower frequencies (everything below 333Hz). With the Dual Band Compressor the high frequencies release faster than the lower frequencies, so as you sustain a chord the low frequencies remain compressed while the second compressor releases the high frequencies. The result is a beautiful blooming effect that accentuates high harmonics. This is a great compressor for slow ringing chords or lead lines with long sustained notes.


Bass Optimization Mode
We have made it easy to transform the Atlas into a bass guitar specific compression machine. With the push of a button, you can convert all six of Atlas’ onboard factory presets into low-end responsive compression engines, precisely optimized for the complexities of the bass guitar.  The dynamic range and attack characteristics are much different for bass than guitar.  Typically, to achieve a smooth compressed bass tone, the attack and release ranges for compressors such as the 1176 FET compressor and LED optical compressors need to be dialed-in accordingly. Likewise, in dual compression modes, the cutoff frequency that separates the lower band from the higher band needs adjustments to accommodate the specific frequency range of bass guitar. It is all part of our mission to make the Atlas Compressor the most flexible and easy-to-use compression workstation on the planet.


Features:
  • 6 Types of Compression: The Atlas offers many different styles of compression with sounds inspired by studio rack gear and classic effects pedals.
  • LA2A Optical Compression: A faithful recreation of an electro luminescent panel combined with a photo resistor and the resulting warm and smooth compression that has been the standard in studios since the 1950s.
  • 1176 Feedback FET Compression: Based on the solid state FET compressor known for its full body and super-fast attack.
  • LED Optical Compressor: Inspired by pedals that work on a similar concept as the LA2A, but swap the electro luminescent panel for an LED and a quicker, dirtier response.
  • Dual Compressors: Use Atlas’ dual compressors in a variety of ways: in Series, Parallel, or Band Split mode, which provides a separate set of controls for both high and low frequencies.
  • Studio Level Compression Controls: Access all the essential compression parameters including Feedback, Ratio, Attack, Release, Makeup Gain, Mix, and Tone, either with the pedal’s knobs or the Neuro Editor.
  • Special Bass Mode: With the push of a button, quickly convert Atlas to a special Bass Mode with compressor engines specifically optimized for bass.
  • Auto Makeup Gain: Dial in sounds quickly. Atlas automatically increases or decreases the Makeup Gain depending on the amount of compression.

Connect the Atlas Compressor to the Neuro Desktop Editor (a free download for Mac or Windows computers) or the Neuro Mobile App (free for iPhone and Android) and explore the power of effect downloading, customization, and sharing that comes with every One Series pedal.
  • Growing Library of Published Presets: Quickly test and download sounds from the ever-expanding collection of published User Presets created by Source Audio and the rest of the Atlas Compressor/Neuro Editor Community.
  • Deep Effects Editing Capabilities: Use the Neuro Desktop Editor (free download for Mac and Windows) or the Neuro Mobile App (free for iOS and Android) to create, store, and share highly customized filter effects.
  • Dual Compressor: Use Atlas’ dual compressors in a variety of ways: in Series, Parallel, or Band Split mode, which provides a separate set of controls for both high and low frequencies.
  • ​Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer: A gritty compression inspired by the vintage 1970s unit that graced classic tracks like Steely Dan’s “Peg” and Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing.” Available in the Neuro Editor.
  • Look Ahead Compression: A classic studio trick. When engaged, Look Ahead creates an imperceptible latency in the signal that “looks into the future” and allows for an extra quick and smooth attack that without any additional distortion or artifacts.
  • Soft Knee:Adjusts the transition curve of the Threshold point. A sharper knee creates a snappy compression and a soft knee creates a more natural sounding compression. 
  • Side Chain Compression: Use the signal going to Input 2 to trigger the compression applied to the signal going into Input 1.
  • ​Advanced Equalization: Use the 3-band parametric or 8-band graphic equalizers to tweak the tonal characteristics of your compression.
  • USB Connection – Use the pedal’s mini USB port to connect Atlas to the Neuro Desktop Editor, which can be used to edit presets or download the latest pedal firmware.

The Atlas Compressor responds to MIDI Program Change (PC) and Continuous Controller (CC) messages via its mini USB port. The USB port handles communication between the Atlas and digital audio workstations (DAW) on Mac and Windows machines as well as external MIDI controllers with USB host support (we recommend the DMC.micro from Disaster Area Designs)
  • Preset Saving – Save up to 128 effect presets.
  • MIDI Mapping – Use the Neuro Desktop Editor to easily map MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) messages to a comprehensive list of parameters.
  • Preset Recall - Use MIDI CC numbers 103 & 104 to recall any of the Spectrum's 128 MIDI accessible presets.
  • The Neuro Hub - Connect the Spectrum to the Neuro Hub and use MIDI CC messages to control parameters or recall presets. 
  • ​Note: As of Hub fw 1.18 and Spectrum fw 1.05, the Spectrum can now be added to scenes, is visible through the Hub, and can be controlled by PC messages, giving you the full access to 128 preset slots. 

Specifications:
  • Includes 9v DC power supply (300mA / Negative Tip)
  • Includes 1/8” to 1/4” cable for Neuro Mobile App connection.
  • Power Consumption — 165mA
  • USB port — Connects to Mac or Windows PC for firmware updates and the forthcoming in-depth effects editing software.
  • Brushed anodized aluminum housing.
  • Dimensions: L: 4.5 in./11.4cm x W: 2.75 in./7cm x H: 2 in./5.1cm (including knobs)
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