Chicago Music Exchage!! OMG. Heaven! Pics!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Hotshot, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Holy Majoli! It's guitar paradise. In your second pic, I spied with my little eye, what looks to be a vintage white, double cut Duo Jet!


    What is this mysterious creature?!?
    Thanks so much for the pics and causing serious GAS.
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  2. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Awesome looking place, I must visit some day. Only a 4 1/2 hour drive from home, gotta do it.
  3. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Looks like an awesome place to chill.
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I visit that place quite often, but only in my dreams!
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  5. JaygLongBeach

    JaygLongBeach Country Gent

    Feb 14, 2011
    Southern California
    I get my daily dosage of CME on Instagram and YouTube.
    I need everything in that store
  6. Hotshot

    Hotshot Gretschie

    Mar 23, 2016
    That must be to the west. Took red line Chicago to brown Pulimina. Was only one on the L. I hear there are two areas to avoid.. South n west. Lake view seemed amazing... image.jpeg image.jpeg
  7. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
  8. GretschSwing

    GretschSwing Country Gent

    Jan 27, 2014
    Howell, MI
    Mouth-watering pix -- thanks for sharing! I subscribe to their youtube channel -- they do some decent demos, especially those by Joel Patterson, our mutual guitar god. :D ... Don't s'pose he dropped in for an impromptu concert while you were there???
  9. Hotshot

    Hotshot Gretschie

    Mar 23, 2016
    Funny you should ask. I told them my Joel story. They said he's always here and gave me a
    List of places he plays regular
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  10. The Marlin

    The Marlin Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    By the power of greyskull, that's a feast for the eyes!!

    That old battered tweed has rather girdled my loins!
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    MBERTHOLD Country Gent

    What was that ol amp you plugged into, deluxe?
  12. Hotshot

    Hotshot Gretschie

    Mar 23, 2016
    Yes sir, 1957 Deluxe. Compared it to mine. almost exact.. Gotta say the Orig have some mojo in it.. some good stink on it...
  13. organic

    organic Synchromatic

    Jan 22, 2011
    Worcester UK
    Those elderly tweed amps are just crying out for a good home.

    Must... stay away... from... that place

    MBERTHOLD Country Gent

    VERY nice amplifier, Im glad you got to try it out, I thouht about the one you bought, the clone. I would like to have something like it, I believe Jhowdy play a Deluxe of some sort also. Ill put one on my "Wanted list",;)
    Its a shame it aint got reverb but I guess a reverb pedal would solve that!

    I have even thought bout a kit of some sort just to get one;)
  15. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    The el is short for elevator trains. I never take them.
  16. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    There is a place in Dekalb Illinois called axe in hand. It's about an hour drive out of Chicago that I used to go to with my cousin. The main store had an incredible collection of guitars and amps, all vintage stuff. The upstairs was by appointment only and I was told many times I had to be a buyer looking for something specific. I never got up there.
  17. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    I was there a lot of years ago and it wasn't that good. Did they move?
  18. DW_Dillinger

    DW_Dillinger Country Gent

    They moved from their original location on Clark Street just North of Belmont I Want to say about ten years ago
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  19. Hotshot

    Hotshot Gretschie

    Mar 23, 2016
    I'm also a rail urban history nut, and I Never new that! I know the L train, but didn't know it stood for. Super clean and great shape vs when I used to take it 12 years ago

    I Love elevated subways. When I'm in a city, I'm Normaly on foot. I find there a great way to see the city and get local. In 20years riding them (sometimes bus ), I've never had an issue. Sometimes late at night.. Let see, I've done

    NYC MTA Toronto ( weekly)
    Chicago L Montreal
    DC Metro. Calgary
    Boston T. Edmonton
    Houston. Vancouver
    SF Bart
    Atlanta Marta
    St. Louis
  20. DW_Dillinger

    DW_Dillinger Country Gent

    Make N' Music just about rivals CME in how great it is, they stock alot of boutique stuff and FCS that is hard to see in the flesh anywhere else. They moved at least a half dozen times and are currently in the near north burbs (Northfield). I heard they are moving back to the city soon though. Their original location was in the south burbs (Homewood), which is where i grew up and i pretty lived in there from the time i started playing until they moved to the city in the mid '90s (even though i just loitered since i couldnt afford anything in the place).
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