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Chicago Music Exchange is not just a guitar store, we're a valuable resource for musicians. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and enjoy new guitar demo videos every week! Chicago Music Exchange specializes in musical instruments – from rare vintage guitars, new and used gear, to the latest in effect pedals. With a staff that is highly entertaining and extremely knowledgeable, and a talented in-house film team, we are able to provide you with excellent video demos, in-store artist performances, brand documentaries, and humorous short films every week featuring the best in new, used and vintage gear.

All of our videos feature our employees and are created here, in-house at Chicago Music Exchange. From guitar demo videos to 100 Bass Riffs to featured drum kit demos, we've got gear cinema covered.

What's Fresh

Quick Riffs: 1960 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst
RBH Westwood Kit | CDE Drum Demo
EBow Plus Demo
1967 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red w/ Lyre Vibrola (Clair De Lune Played on Guitar)
Fuzz Off // Bass Fuzz Pedal Shootout

Top Ten Vids

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)
100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums
100 Riffs' Alex Chadwick Plays The Rocksmith 2014 Tracklist!
Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange
Go Hawks from CME | Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Finals
"Pearly Gates" Gibson Les Paul Signature Custom Shop Billy Gibbons Guitar
Fender P-Bass BASS OFF featuring legendary bassist Bill Dickens
EBow Plus Demo
1967 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red w/ Lyre Vibrola (Clair De Lune Played on Guitar)
Fuzz Off // Bass Fuzz Pedal Shootout

In-Store Performances

Jim Cornelison and the Frank Catalano Quartet | CME Presents
John Clay "34 Dollars" Unplugged at Chicago Music Exchange
John Clay "The Ballad of Spider John" Unplugged at Chicago Music Exchange
Gibson Custom Super 400 Electric Guitar Demo w/ David O'Rourke
Dawes "Things Happen" (Live at Chicago Music Exchange)
The War On Drugs Performing 'Red Eyes' at CME Private Show
Otis Taylor Performing Live at Chicago Music Exchange
The Cactus Blossoms Perform "Travelers Paradise"
The Cactus Blossoms Performs "Stoplight Kisses"
9 Year Old Leo Sings And Plays Guitar Like A Pro At Chicago Music Exchange
Leagues Performing Spotlight (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange
Leagues Performing Walking Backwards (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange
Old Man Luedecke (Live) Performing Kingdom Come
Old Man Luedecke (Live) Performing Tortoise And The Hare
Brian Blade + The Fellowship Band Performing "Stoner Hill" (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange
Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange (Extended Cut)
Maps & Atlases Performing "Old Ash" Live at Chicago Music Exchange
Fiction Family Performing "Avalon" Live at Chicago Music Exchange
Hey Rosetta! Covers Paul Simon's "Graceland" Live at Chicago Music Exchange
Hey Rosetta! Performs "Welcome" Live at Chicago Music Exchange
Ravello Performs "Forgive Me Love" Live at Chicago Music Exchange
Ravello performs "Serial Killer" Live at Chicago Music Exchange
Yonder Mountain String Band (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange
Yonder Mountain String Band (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange Performing "Jail Song"
Alberta Cross performs "Lay Down" live in Chicago Music Exchange
Alberta Cross performs "Magnolia" live in Chicago Music Exchange
Minor Characters (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange performing "Ladders
Minor Characters (Live) at Chicago Music Exchange performing "Burden"
Chicago Music Exchange Presents - Cracker - One Fine Day (live)
Chicago Music Exchange Presents - Cracker - One Fine Day (live)
Chicago Music Exchange Presents - Cracker - One More Chance (live)
Chicago Music Exchange Presents - Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures of Matchstick Men

NEW Electric & Acoustic Guitar Demos

Quick Riffs: 1960 Fender Stratocaster Starburst
Fender Custom Shop 1956 Limited Stratocaster Heavy Relic Faded Sea Foam Green (Serial #CZ525100)
Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue Page 55 "Beauty of the 'Burst" (Serial #60123)
Fender American Special Jazzmaster Guitar Demo (Chicago Music Exchange Exclusive)
Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner Sunburst w/Adirondack Bracing (Serial #7034) | Acoustic Guitar Demo
Gibson Custom Shop Historic Select 1956 Les Paul Reissue Lightly Aged Ebony w/Bigsby (Serial #50010)
Elliott Raven Standard Ruby Red Slipper | Guitar Demo
Gibson Custom Shop True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Vintage Cherry Sunburst (SN 85071) Demo
Gibson Montana J-15 Antique Natural Acoustic-Electric Guitar Demo
1976 Fender Starcaster Sunburst | Vintage Guitar Demo
Gibson Custom Shop True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Vintage Lemon Burst | Guitar Demo
2016 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Series | Guitar Demo
2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard Series | Guitar Demo
Gretsch Masterbuilt '55 White Falcon Relic Guitar Demo
Tone Clone: “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin | Guitar Demo
Carstens Amplification The Blue Sky 1x12 Combo Amp Demo
1960 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst | Vintage Guitar Demo
Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #22 - Tommy Colletti 1959 Les Paul Custom | Guitar Demo
Swope GTO Knock Around Relic Guitars | Guitar Demo
Gibson ES-355 Stereo Cherry 1961 & Gibson GA-79RVT 2x10 Combo | Vintage Guitar Demo
Santa Cruz Brad Paisley Signature Pre War Model Dreadnought | Acoustic Guitar Demo
Swope MG Knock Around Relic Natural Blonde | Guitar Demo
1971 Gibson ES-335TD Walnut | Vintage Guitar Demo
1959 Martin D-18E Acoustic-Electric Natural | Vintage Acoustic Guitar Demo
1972 Gibson ES-150DC Blonde | Vintage Guitar Demo
Martin 15 Series Mahogany Acoustic Guitars Demo
1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard "Burst" Guitar Demo
Rickenbacker 330 Walnut & Victoria 20112 Build Your Own CME Demo
Martin D-45S Authentic 1936 Reissue | Acoustic Guitar Demo
1961 Gibson Les Paul (SG) Special TV Yellow | Vintage Guitar Demo
1963 Epiphone Professional Cherry w/Original Amp | Vintage Guitar Demo
1958 Fender Stratocaster & Fender Custom Shop '59 Stratocasters | Guitar Demo
1935 Martin C-1 Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Demo
1958 Gibson ES-335 Sunburst Guitar Demo featuring Ravel's "Pavane For a Dead Princess"
Duesenberg Starplayer TV | Guitar Demo
Taylor 618e Grand Orchestra | Acoustic Guitar Demo
Rock N' Roll Relics Overview | Guitar Demo
Paul Reed Smith S-2 Semi-Hollow Guitars Overview
1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
Fender Custom Shop Stratocasters Guitar Demo
Echopark Korina Ghetto Bird Case Study Sunburst | Guitar Demo
Tone Clone: "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - The Rolling Stones | Guitar Demo
Collings 290 DC Electric Guitars in Jet Black & TV Yellow
Fender Custom Shop Ltd Edition Jazzmaster Guitar Demo
Nash T-63 Burgundy Mist Metallic Guitar Demo
Fender Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer Surf Green Guitar Demo

NEW Bass Guitar Demos

Gibson Grabber Natural 1982 Bass Guitar Demo
Rock N Roll Relics Thunders Bass Black | Bass Guitar Demo
1960 Fender Precision Bass Sunburst | Vintage Bass Guitar Demo
Echopark J Bass White Wash | Bass Guitar Demo
Sandberg Forty Eight Series Chi-Bird Bass Demo (CME Exclusive)
Reverend Mercalli 4 Bass Metallic Copper Fire | Bass Guitar Demo
JHS Pedals | Keeley Electronics Steak and Eggs Bass Pedal Demo
James Trussart SteelScrollPeg Prototype Bass Demo
Fender 1966 Jazz Bass in Olympic White | Vintage Bass Demo
Mayones Jabba Bass Guitar Demo
1963 Fender Precision Bass Guitar Demo
1952 Fender Precision Bass Guitar Demo
Echopark Clarence Rose Bass Guitar Demo
Rickenbacker 4003 Walnut Bass Guitar Demo with Dictator Cabs
Mike Lull TC4 Bass Guitar Demo
Warwick Pro Series Thumb BO Natural Oil Ovangkol | Bass Demo

NEW Drum Demos

RBH Custom 12/14/20 3pc Curly Maple Drum Kit Demo
Graham Hopkins C&C Maple/Gum High-Gloss Black & Gold Duco 3pc Drum Kit Demo
C&C Drum Co. Signature Chicago Drum Exchange Player Date Drum Kit Demo
Istanbul Agop Traditional Series Cymbals | Drum Demo
Yamaha Phoenix PHX 10/12/14/16/22 5pc Drum Kit Demo
Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Series Cymbals | Drum Demo
Spencer Tweedy C&C Maple/Gum "Tweedy Blue" 3pc Drum Kit Demo
Q Drum Co. 13/16/22 3-piece Kit
Anchor Drums Corsair Mahogany 3pc Drum Kit Demo w/ Q Drum Acrylic Snare Drum
Gretsch Broadkaster 12/16/22 Heritage 3pc Drum Kit Demo
C&C 12th & Vine Mahogany/Poplar Big Beat 3pc Drum Kit Demo
Ludwig Drum Kit Demo w/ Istanbul Cymbals feat. Charlie Hall of The War On Drugs
Chicago Custom Percussion (CCP) Copper Strata 4pc Drum Kit Demo

NEW Pedal Demos

Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run Stereo Delay and Reverb Pedal Demo
Matthews Effects Harbinger Parametric Distortion (CME First Look) | Pedal Demo
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star Pad Reverb Demo
Earthquaker Devices Cloven Hoof Reaper Dual Fuzz Pedal Demo
Chase Bliss Audio Spectre Analog Flanger Pedal Demo | CME First Look
JHS Pedals Crayon Guitar Pedal Demo | CME First Look
Caroline Guitar Co. Meteore Reverb Pedal Demo (CME Exclusive)
Devi Ever Silver Rose Fuzz Pedal Demo
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Procession Reverb Pedal Demo
Chase Bliss Audio Gravitas Analog Tremolo Demo | First Look
JHS Pedals Unicorn Effects Pedal Demo | First Look
Mojo Hand FX Extra Special Overdrive
SolidGoldFX Surf Rider III Reverb Pedal Demo (CME Exclusive Seafoam Green Color)
Tenten Devices Triangle Fuzz Demo
Old Blood Noise Black Fountain Delay Pedal Demo
Xotic XW-1 Wah Pedal Demo
JHS Pedals Alpine Reverb Pedal Demo | First Look
Daredevil Fuzz Pedal Demo: Nova Silicon Fuzz & Wolf Deluxe Original Fuzz
Wren and Cuff Violet World Fuzz Pedal Demo: CME Exclusive