Holiday Deals for 2020 are over! Check back at the end of this year for more deals.
Holiday deals for 2020 are here! Being that we’re getting close to the end of the year, it’s one of the best times to stock up gifts, drum heads, dampeners, and other accessories.
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 December 25
- Where Can I find Christmas and Holiday Deals on Drums and Percussion?
- My Predictions for This Year’s Drum Deals During the Holidays
- Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals on Drums and Percussion from Past Years
- Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Drum and Percussion Deals Happening Now Until December 25
Below I have listed varying retailers and a breakdown of all their current deals. Here’s some of the places to check:
Sweetwater’s Cyber Week sale is happening now through December 6, though I’m willing to bet they will honor many sales and deals through Christmas.
Let’s be honest — Sweetwater is 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 current deals at Sweetwater:
From the club to the studio, Roland's VAD (V-Drums Acoustic Design) hybrid drum kits are designed with one goal in mind: to blend the look and response of a traditional acoustic kit with the groundbreaking electronics of the V-Drums family.
4-piece Electronic Drum Set (14" Snare, 20" Kick, 10"/14" Toms) with Mesh Heads, 3 Cymbals, and TD-27 Sound Module - Midnight Sparkle Wrap
The Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit is a complete electronic drum set with mesh heads, MIDI over USB, and integrated practice tools that retails for just shy of three notes.
TAMA’s Starclassic Walnut/Birch drums take the basic design of their acclaimed Starclassic Maple series and put a cool twist on it. These drums feature the combination of mellower birch with the stiffness of walnut.
5-piece Maple/Walnut Shell Pack with 10" and 12" Toms, 14" and 16" Floor Toms, and 22" Bass Drum - Natural Maple Burl
7-piece Maple Shell Pack with 8/10/12" Toms, 14/16" Floor Toms, 22" Bass Drum, and 14" Snare Drum - Matte Auburn Elm Burst
4-piece Maple Shell Pack with 10" and 12" Toms, 16" Floor Tom, and 22" Bass Drum - Hard Satin Surf
- Mapex Armory 6-Piece Studioease ($150 in Bonus Bucks)
- ddrum Dios Maple 5-Piece Shell Pack ($300 and Free Dios Snare)
- Sonor SQ1 20″ 3-Piece Shell Pack ($200 in Bonus Bucks)
- Sonor AQ2 Bop 4-Piece Shell Pack w/ Snare ($100 in Bonus Bucks)
- Ludwig Evolution Maple 6-Piece Shell Pack ($350 off while supplies last)
HHX Cymbal Set with 14" Evolution Hats, 16" Evolution Crash, and 20" Evolution Ride - Includes FREE 18" Evolution O-Zone Effects Cymbal
…and many more.
My preferred retailer for buying drums and percussion:
You get fast, free shipping, unparalleled support provided by real musicians, additional warranties, and free candies with each order!
If you’re signed up for Guitar Center’s physical mailing list, you should have gotten a flyer in the mail recently.
Guitar Center’s Deals run now through December 2. The selection seems much more limited, at least as of today.
Here’s some deals GC ran last year.
- Simmons SD600 Electronic Drum Kit
- Simmons SD200 Electronic Drum Kit
- Alesis Command X Mesh
- PDP Encore 5-Piece Kit
- Sound Percussion Labs 5-Piece Drum Set
- Crush Drums Sublime Maple 4-Piece Shell Pack
Percussion and Accessories
- Pearl Cabana Cajon
- PDP by DW 800 Series Throne
- Proline Snare Utility Rack
Who could forget the biggest e-commerce powerhouse, Amazon?
Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals run today only. While it’s not always the best for musical instruments, I have gotten some good steals in the past, especially under Lightning Deals.
Separate of Black Friday, I recently scored an awesome Lightning Deal on my GVM Motorized Slider that I use for drumming videos.
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.
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.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals on Drums and Percussion from Past Years
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.