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Being that we’re already in Fall, Black Friday is hastily approaching. This once-a-year weekend event is one of the best times to stock up heads, dampeners, and other accessories.
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And while marketed as only one day, Black Friday deals generally will go through Cyber Monday and continue to roll in until Christmas. The entire weekend is your best bet for checking retailers.
Despite it not being Black Friday or Cyber Monday yet, be sure to bookmark this page, as I’ll be posting every great drum deal I can find as I scour the internet.
Table of Contents
- Where can I find Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on drums and percussion?
- Deals Happening Now Until Black Friday
- My predictions for this year’s drum deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
- Last Year’s Black Friday Deals on Drums and Percussion
- Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Where can I find Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on drums and percussion?
There are a plethora of retailers out there, and it’s best to check them all.
Sweetwater, for example, has Dealzone, which they regularly update with new deals. As of publishing this piece, there are a total of 1,048 drum deals listed on the Dealzone.
Guitar Center is another fantastic option, as they usually lead the charge with the best deals in-store.
If you’re on Guitar Center’s physical mailing list, keep an eye out for their Black Friday/Cyber Monday flyers.
Musician’s Friend is famous for their “Stupid Deal of the Day,” so I’d look there first. A new deal arrives each day at 5 AM PT.
ZZounds has a somewhat decent blowouts page, full of drums and percussion. I like ZZounds because, like Sweetwater, they offer simple financing for expensive instruments.
Deals Happening Now Until Black Friday
Sweetwater always has awesome sales until Black Friday and Cyber Monday. New deals are revealed daily.
Here’s some of the best ones I’ve found at Sweetwater:
- Roland V-Drums TD-50K Classic Bop Electronic Drum Set — Free $500 Gift Card New Through December 31, 2019
- Roland TM-6 Pro Trigger Module — $200 Price Drop
- Roland TD25K — On sale with a free $200 gift card for next purchase
- PDP Mainstage 5-Piece — $200 off while supplies last New
- Select Mapex Armory Shell Packs — On sale with a free $150 gift card for next purchase
- Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Shell Pack — $50 Cashback New
- Pearl 3×13″ Piccolo Snare Drum — $24.98 off New
- Select Yamaha Drums and Hardware — Up to $75 cash back
- Free Zildjian Backpack Cymbal Bag with Select Zildjian Cymbals
- DW Design Series Snare Drum 6.5×14″ — $299
- Select PDP Drum Kits — $200 off (deal starts in 3 days)
- DW Design 3-Piece Shell Packs — $899
Sweetwater is also currently running a 24-day Holiday Giveaway with $24,000 in prizes.
My predictions for this year’s drum deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
I may be entirely off, but these are my predictions for this year’s holiday shopping season.
Colored Drum Heads
More and more drummers seem to fancy the newer colored drum heads sold from Remo (Colortone) and Evans. I predict a big sale on these heads exclusively — seems they’re trying to push these harder.
I was correct. Sweetwater is offering these heads for $10 off.
The Colortone heads from Remo initially introduced in 2018 are a big winner with drummers like Gerald Heyward, who’s kit you see here below.
Electronic Drum Sets
Electric drum kits always are a massive hit during the holidays. One, they’re far less noisy for parents to deal with, and kids love new toys, especially if they’re drummers.
I’m hoping that Roland will jump in for the sales weekend, as they’re kits are so incredible, but also so expensive. It would be nice to see some price cuts on the TD-25 KV.
The Pearl e/Merge just launched recently — hopefully, Sweetwater begins shipping them before Christmas!
Being that practice pads are an accessory, I have no doubt they will be on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. During Prime Day 2019, Evans ran a special on their RealFeel single-sided practice pad.
Drumeo’s pad should be a hit this year with kids, along with Movement Drum Co’s 4-in-one practice pad.
Last Year’s Black Friday Deals on Drums and Percussion
Last year, all the significant retailers offered great deals on drums and percussion.
A 4-piece DW Design Series shell pack sold for $999, and they also sold the DW 7000 Series single pedal for $99.
The five-piece Tama Superstar Custom Maple shell pack sold for $579.99. Vic Firth American Classic Hickory 5A and 5B four-packs were on sale for $20.
PDP’s five-piece Encore series kit sold for $299.99, and for all the junior players out there, SPL’s Lil’ Kicker 3-piece kit sold for $99.99. Synthetic Junior Djembes were also on sale for $25, along with LP Aspire Cajóns for $99.
For e kit players, Simmons ran a deal on their SD550 electronic drum set for $369.99.
Alesis ran two awesome deals on both the Crimson II ($899.99) and Command X ($649.99).
I’m willing to bet most of these will be on sale again, due to their popularity.
Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
If you want the best bang for your buck on gear, it’s best to shop and stock up during this weekend.
Save your money now and forget about that shiny new cymbal until you see what deals are available.
That expensive DW Collector’s Series snare drum you’ve been eying up might drop in price for the weekend.
If you’re unsure about which instrument to choose, be sure to check our expert buying guides before Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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