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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!

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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! 

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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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THE CME COLLECTION | Pristine Custom shop Guitars
THE CME COLLECTION | Pristine Custom shop Guitars
THE CME COLLECTION | Pristine Custom Shop

Check out the new Dunable USA arrivals at CME!
Mixing ‘70s and ‘80s aesthetics with set-neck basses, house-made pickups, and a handmade approach, Dunable makes instruments that bassists want to play, and play loud! Call, chat us, or come into our Lincoln Avenue showroom to learn more about the new Dunable USA arrivals in-store, including a new Yeti nine-string with a flame maple top, which lets you keep chugging out riffs in the bottom three strings, but with the doubled and octave string pairs on the top three—just like a 12-string—adding a chorus-like effect when you play chords and arpeggios! 

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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. 

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!

Ludwig Bamboo Strata
Ludwig Bamboo Strata
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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!

Gretsch Brooklyn Kits
Gretsch Brooklyn Snares
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SHOP DRUM KIT ARRIVALS

Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Sonor SQ2 12/16/22 3pc. Maple Drum Kit Ebony High Gloss

$5,223.03
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits
Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Full Acoustic Kits

Sonor SQ2 13/16/22 3pc. Beech Drum Kit Bright Copper Sparkle

$4,208.51
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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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"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.

Gibson Custom Shop SG Group
Gibson Custom Shop Trini Lopez Models

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Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue

Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Reissue "CME Spec" Antique Green Burst VOS w/Bigsby

$6,599.00
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard

Gibson Custom Shop 1959 LP Standard "CME Spec" Royal Tea Burst Gloss w/59 Carmelita Neck

$6,660.00
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard "CME Spec" Ultra Light Aged Heavy Antique Pelham Blue w/Stop Bar

$5,399.00
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard

Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG Standard "CME Spec" Ultra Light Aged Antique Ebony w/Stop Bar

$4,999.00

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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!

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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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!

Effects & Amplification

Let us be your Pedal Plug and Amplifier Tone Shop!

Ampeg Rocket Bass Amplifiers

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!

Wampler Collective Series Triumph Overdrive Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost
Wampler Collective Series Triumph Overdrive Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost
Wampler Collective Series Triumph Overdrive Pedal Effects and Pedals / Overdrive and Boost

Wampler Collective Series Triumph Overdrive Pedal

$119.97
Wampler’s Collective Series pedals are packed with features for players of all levels. Designed for affordability without compromising on the qualities that epitomize Wampler, every Collective Series pedal allows you to easily dial in rich, fat tones ideal for beginners and professional alike. Welcome to the Collective.

The Triumph Overdrive is a versatile overdrive pedal with a two-position voicing switch that selects Smooth or Punch modes, giving you two uniquely distinct flavors of overdrive. Gain, volume, and a three-band EQ round out the controls allowing perfect tone shaping no matter the application. Triumph will sit beautifully in the mix with assured clarity and a driving, rich tone.

In Smooth mode, the Triumph delivers a progressive gain structure with an unmistakable gritty presence and classic mid-hump profile. Dial in some soulful blues through a clean amp or experience growling bite when you push it through an already crunchy amplifier. In Punch mode, Triumph adds more open tonality, less compression and is more touch sensitive, providing detailed note articulation.
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Wampler Collective Series Phenom Distortion Pedal Effects and Pedals / Distortion
Wampler Collective Series Phenom Distortion Pedal Effects and Pedals / Distortion
Wampler Collective Series Phenom Distortion Pedal Effects and Pedals / Distortion

Wampler Collective Series Phenom Distortion Pedal

$119.97
Wampler’s Collective Series pedals are packed with features for players of all levels. Designed for affordability without compromising on the qualities that epitomize Wampler, every Collective Series pedal allows you to easily dial in rich, fat tones ideal for beginners and professional alike. Welcome to the Collective.

The Phenom Distortion is a dynamic distortion pedal that offers a range of tones from a deep, punchy rhythm sound to an ultra-responsive lead tone perfect for soaring solos and crisp harmonics. It has a flexible voicing switch that selects either bright or classic modes, independent gain and volume controls, and a powerful 3-band EQ.

In Classic mode, the Phenom Distortion delivers smooth, tight low-end punch and soaring lead tones. Through a clean amp and single coils this is the most dynamic of distortions, with an open organic presence. Play Phenom through humbuckers and a dirty amp and unleash a fire breathing monster. The Bright mode adds a glassy harmonic overtone which can accentuate different playing techniques and cuts through any live mix. Phenom is a flexible and organic distortion pedal with an original Brian Wampler circuit that is sure to become a classic.

 
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