Holiday sale events for the end of 2019 have finally arrived! Being that we’re getting close to Christmas, it’s one of the best times to stock up gifts, drum heads, dampeners, and other accessories.
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👉 NAMM 2020 has just wrapped! Be sure to check out all the newest drum and percussion gear at Sweetwater!
And while Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, deals generally will continue through the holidays.
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
- Drum and Percussion Deals Happening Now Until the Holidays
- Where Can I find Christmas and Holiday Deals on Drums and Percussion?
- My Predictions for This Year’s Drum Deals During the Holidays
- Last Year’s Black Friday Deals on Drums and Percussion
- Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Drum and Percussion Deals Happening Now Until the Holidays
Note — because some of the retailers below change prices frequently, I can’t be certain that every deal is exact. If I made a mistake below, I apologize.
Below I have listed varying retailers and a breakdown of all their current deals.
Sweetwater’s Cyber Week sale is happening now through December 8, though I’m willing to bet they will honor many sales and deals through Christmas.
Let’s be honest — they’re by far the best instrument retailer in the US, hands down. The customer service is incredible and the financing is unbeatable.
Some of the deals are also exclusive to Sweetwater and aren’t found anywhere else.
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
- Roland V-Drums TD17KVX Electronic Drum Set
- 🤑 Roland TD25K
Acoustic Drum Sets, Shell Packs, and Single Drums
- 🤑 DW Collector’s 7pc Shell Pack
- DW Performance Series Snare 5.5×14″
- 🤑 DW Performance Series 4-Piece Shell Pack with 22″ Bass Drum
- Gretsch Drums Catalina Maple 7-Piece Shell Pack
- Pearl Session Classic Shell Packs
- DW Performance Series Exotic Snare
- PDP Mainstage 5-Piece
- Select Mapex Armory Shell Packs
- Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Shell Pack
- DW Design Series Snare Drum 6.5×14″
- DW Design 3-Piece Shell Packs
- TAMA SLP Duo Birch Snare Drum 10×14″
- 🤑 Sabian HHX Evolution Cymbal Set
- Sabian AAX Thin Crashes
- 🤑 Paiste PST 7 Cymbal Pack
- Sabian 16.5″ AAX X Crash
- Sabian B8X Cymbal Pack
- 🤑 Zildjian Studio Recording Box Set
- Remo Ambassador Complete Drumhead Propack
- Vater Classics Drumsticks 3-Pack
- Humes & Berg Enduro Snare Case
- Evans UV1 Tom Pack with Free 14″ Snare Head
- Humes & Berg Galaxy 4-Piece Bag Set with Free Stick Bag
- Focusrite Casey Cooper Content Creator Drum Recording Pack
…and many more.
Who could forget the biggest e-commerce powerhouse, Amazon?
Amazon’s Black Friday deals run November 28-30. Cyber Monday is December 2. While it’s not always the best for musical instruments, I have gotten some good steals in the past, especially under Lightning Deals.
Amazon is currently running 12 Days of Deals.
Separate of Black Friday, I recently scored an awesome Lightning Deal on my GVM Motorized Slider that I use for drumming videos.
If you’re signed up for Guitar Center’s physical mailing list, you should have gotten a flyer in the mail today.
Guitar Center’s Holiday Deals run now through November 27. Their Black Friday sale begins November 29 through December 1.
That said, Guitar Center is now running December Deals through the 24th.
The selection seems much more limited, at least as of today.
- PDP Encore 5-Piece Kit
- Sound Percussion Labs 5-Piece Drum Set
- Crush Drums Sublime Maple 4-Piece Shell Pack
Percussion and Accessories
Where Can I find Christmas and Holiday 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 holiday 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.
My Predictions for This Year’s Drum Deals During the Holidays
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.
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.