Black Friday drum deals 2022: all the best percussion savings that are still live

Black Friday drum deals
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The Black Friday drum deals are done and dusted! Or are they? While the big day is behind us, there are quite a number of sales stick rocking if you didn't manage to find what you wanted on Black Friday itself. This page is your place to find all the information and where to shop and the worthy deals that are still live.

If you're still in the mood for a bargain, we'd recommend you go straight for Guitar Center where their official Black Friday sale is still live and has big money off everything from e-kits to cymbals and drumsticks (opens in new tab). And Musician's Friend's sale is still cooking away, promising up to 50% off a range of drum gear (opens in new tab).

Long story short, there's still time to get your hands on Black Friday drum deals. The sheer volume of deals can be overwhelming, so we're here to help you work your way through the barrage of bargains and find the perfect deal for you. All the best deals are featured here, so you won't miss out on anything.

And if you've still missed out, we'll be keeping tabs on the best Cyber Monday drum deals, too. 

Black Friday drum deals: Quick links

Want to get straight to the sales? Here are the best places to shop right now: 

Black Friday drum deals: Today's deal highlights

Roland SPD-SX Pro: £1,039 (opens in new tab)

Roland SPD-SX Pro: £1,039, now £877 (opens in new tab)
Well, here's a deal we weren't expecting so soon. Roland's all-powerful new sample pad has only just been released, but already it's discounted in the Thomann Black Friday sale! This new version includes increased trigger inputs and audio outputs, enhanced audio compatibility, some brilliant visual features, and even sequencing capabilities. For on-stage power and creativity, this is one of the best electronic drum pads around.

Roland TD-07DMK: $799.99 (opens in new tab)

Roland TD-07DMK: $799.99, now $699.99 (opens in new tab)
With mesh snare and tom pads, acoustic-style hi-hat mounting, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and 25 excellent kit presets, the TD-07DMK is the top of its range. Don't settle for a generic electronic set this Black Friday, this is the best e-kit deal we've seen so far.

Free throne worth $224.99: with select Roland kits! (opens in new tab)

Free throne worth $224.99: with select Roland kits! (opens in new tab)
Drumming is only as comfortable as the throne you park your behind on, which is why we love this particular deal at Sweetwater. Buy one of four select Roland kits - TD-50KV2, TD-50K2, VAD506 or TD-27KV - and get a Roland Hydraulic saddle drum throne with lush velour top, for nothing!

Roland e-kit bundles: Save up to $225 (opens in new tab)

Roland e-kit bundles: Save up to $225 (opens in new tab)
Bundles are a great way to get everything you need to start playing. In addition to the kit, bundles can include everything from sticks and a throne, to headphones, a personal monitor, upgrades bass drum pedal, drum rug and more. This year, Roland's Sweetwater bundles are awesome, including $225 off this Roland TD-27KV bundle (opens in new tab), which includes an additional PDX-100 pad and mount.

Yamaha e-kits: Get free lessons with any purchase (opens in new tab)

Yamaha e-kits: Get free lessons with any purchase (opens in new tab)
There are no Yamaha discounts this year, but if you purchase any kit in the Yamaha electronic drum set range from Sweetwater you will receive access to drum lessons via a free 3-month subscription to Yamaha's Melodics app (opens in new tab). What better way to kickstart your playing journey.

Alesis Nitro Mesh SE: $449 (opens in new tab)

Alesis Nitro Mesh SE: $449, now $349 (opens in new tab)
This special edition Alesis Nitro Mesh proves that it's possible for great e-kits to be affordable. You get tunable mesh heads here instead of cheap-feeling rubber, which feel closer to playing an acoustic drum set, while keeping the noise down to a minimum. This already affordable e-kit had $100 off as part of the Musician's Friend sale. 

Alesis Command X Mesh e-kit: $899 (opens in new tab)

Alesis Command X Mesh e-kit: $899, now $699 (opens in new tab)
Alesis is one of the very best when it comes to Black Friday e-kit deals - and this Command X with all-mesh heads is no exception to the rule - with Musician's Friend slashing $200 off the price for Black Friday. 

Simmons DA2108 Advanced Amp: $199.99 (opens in new tab)

Simmons DA2108 Advanced Amp: $199.99, $139.99 (opens in new tab)
Simmons has been synonymous with electronic drums for decades now, and they're still going strong making competitively-priced e-kits and accessories. Take this versatile 100 watt practice amp, for example. Use it as standalone amp, or hook up two for fully immersive stereo sound. And right now it's available with a $60 discount.

Roland PM-100 80-watt monitor: $369.99 (opens in new tab)

Roland PM-100 80-watt monitor: $369.99, now $269.99 (opens in new tab)
Sure, headphones are great for quiet practice at home, but sometimes you've just got to be heard. That's where the portable yet powerful 2-channel personal monitor comes in. It dishes out 80-watts of power and you can have indepent control of your drums and an independent sound source such as your smartphone. 

When will the Black Friday drum deals land?

2022's Black Friday drum deals will officially come to fruition on Friday November 25th - the day after Thanksgiving. With less than a month between Black Friday and Christmas, stocking up on Christmas presents is how most people utilise their Black Friday and Cyber Weekend - with Monday 28th November seeing a slew of Cyber Monday drum deals for you tub thumpers out there. 

Last year's festivities would imply that Friday 25th won't be the only time to pick up some killer deals. Most of the best Black Friday drum deals will pop up around the middle of October, some even earlier. Many of the deals will remain valid until the end of the year, too.

Obviously, we all want bargains - so during this Black Friday/Cyber Monday period, we'd keep our eyes peeled, looking to strike on a great drum deal. It's worth noting that as Black Friday is now a global event, discounts and sales may start and end at random times of the day (or night) - so watch your favourite retailers and bookmark this page too. We'll be keeping you up to date with the cheapest prices on the gear you want!

What Black Friday drum deals should I expect?

Throughout the next few months, we'll be keeping an eye on the biggest drum retailers. Last year we saw our Guitar Center Black Friday deals and Musician's Friend Black Friday deals hubs going wild, with a huge influx of drum gear bargains. This year, we're expecting to see some deals of equal measure on everything from cymbals and drum sets to accessories, sticks, and more.

Black Friday is one of the best-ever opportunities to grab a great drum bargain. Last year, we were blown away by the incredible savings at Guitar Center. On offer was massive savings on gear from Roland, Alesis, Tama, Gretsch & more as well as 15% off qualifying purchases with the code blackfriday15. 

Musician's Friend were also slashing up to 15% off qualifying items with the discount code BLACK FRIDAY and Sweetwater were knocking an almighty 70% off select drum equipment. 

Electronic drum kits are always hot ticket items on Black Friday, and we've compiled this feature covering 5 reasons to pick up an e-kit on Black Friday. We also have a dedicated Black Friday electronic drum set deals page for all things e-drums. 

Black Friday drum deals: Discounts and Coupons

Black Friday drum deals aren't always single products with hundreds knocked off the price. Some retailers opt for discounts that can be redeemed through a discount code - a code which can often be used on a wide range of products.

As an example, last year Sweetwater were offering up to 70% off a range of drum gear, as well as some guitars, amps and effects. Guitar Center and Musician's Friend were offering up to 15% off drum accessories, and Adorama offered tasty discounts on drumsticks bought in bulk. 

How to prepare for the Black Friday drum sales

The best way to prepare for the impending Black Friday drum deals is to get your research done sooner rather than later. That way, you'll know exactly what you're looking for, and can jump on a great deal as soon as you spot it. 

Thankfully, that's something we can help you with. It's worth familiarising yourself with our expert buying guides and reviews - they should arm you with all the knowledge you need in order to buy the best drum gear for you at an unbeatable price. 

Black Friday isn't just a drum sale, keep in mind. There are bargains to be had on oodles of cool tech - iPads, iPhones and laptops for music production to name a few. You can pick up the odd mattress, fridge-freezer, car air freshener or a funky face covering too - but we'll just stick to the drum deals for now.

Black Friday drum deals: What happened last year?

Last year's Black Friday drum deals were nothing short of spectacular, with electronic drum sets especially doing a roaring trade. We saw some tasty discounts, with Sweetwater slashing hundreds off the Roland TD-07KV and Guitar Center knocking a tasty amount off a Special Edition Alesis Nitro Mesh. 

We're expecting to see many more drum deals like these come around for Black Friday 2022, as well as deals on drumsticks, accessories and more. Here are a few more offers from last year to give you some idea of what you can expect this time round.

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Killer e-kit deal

Alesis Nitro Mesh Expanded Electronic Drum Kit: $419, was $499
We've already crowned the standard Nitro Mesh "the best electronic drum set for value" and this expanded edition adds one extra tom and one extra cymbal - and better yet, it was available at a very attractive price.

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Alesis Command X Mesh e-kit: $899, $629
Alesis is one of the very best when it comes to Black Friday deals - and this Command X with all-mesh heads is no exception to the rule - with Musicians Friend slashing $270 off the price last year. 

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Alesis Nitro Mesh SE: $379,$299
This special edition Alesis Nitro Mesh proves that it's possible for great e-kits to be affordable. You get tunable mesh heads here instead of cheap-feeling rubber, which feel closer to playing an acoustic drum set, while keeping the noise down to a minimum. This already affordable e-kit had $80 off as part of Musician's Friend's Black Friday sale. 

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Rogue 5-piece complete drum set: Get 15% off
Got a budding sticksman in the family? The Rogue 5-piece complete beginner drum set has everything they need to get started - and it had 15% knocked off the price last year. 

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Flagship reduced

Simmons SD1200 with mesh pads: $999.99, $799.99
Simmons' top-tier drum kit was available for a bargain basement price. Guitar Center discounted this kit by $200, giving you a grand's worth of premium mesh head kit for only 799 bucks. 

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Roland TD-07KVX: $1,599.99, now $1,199.99
With mesh snare and tom pads, acoustic-style hi-hat mounting, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and 25 excellent kit presets, the TD-07KVX is at the top of its range - and last year this price was unbeatable! 

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Barton Drums Essential Birch 3pc: 15% off
Barton Drums, a relative newcomer to the world of acoustic kits, makes some killer stuff. 7-ply Birch shells bring back the sound of the '70s and '80s, with 45-degree bearing edges bringing out the punchy, powerful characteristics that make Birch such a versatile drum-building material. These kits were available with a 15% discount last Black Friday. 

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Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare 14"x6.5": Save 15%
Yamaha drums are some of the very best in the business. Their value for money is hard to beat, and with 15% off this was one of the best snare deals last year! 

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Pork Pie Big Black Snare: 15% off
Changing up the snare on your kit is a very effective way of mixing up your sound, and why not do that with the Pork Pie Big Black Brass Snare. This gorgeous sounding drum comes with retro-style tube lugs, a lightweight brass shell and is finished in stunning black chrome - and better yet, it was available at an unbeatable price last Black Friday at Musician's Friend. 

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Vic Firth Drumstick Packs: 4 for the price of 3
Every drummer will tell you that you can never have too many pairs of sticks. Luckily you could bulk buy your favourite American Classic 5A's or 5B's and save money doing so last year. 

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Sabian AAX Concept 17" Crash Cymbal: $239, $119
Drummers will know that you can never have enough cymbals in your setup, and the 17" AAX Concept Crash is one you won't want to pass up on. Made from B20 Bronze, it's bright, cutting and powerful and will punch through any mix. Sweetwater was offering 50% off last year. 

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Evans Hydraulic Red 4-pc Tom Pack: $57.99, $39.99
Last year you could use Sweetwater's Black Friday deals to spruce up your drum set, with $18 off this set of 10/12/16 Hydraulic heads. They bring that classic '70s thuddy drum tone that can't be beaten - and if that's not enough, there's a free 14" UV1 coated snare head thrown in the mix for you.

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40% off Toontrack EZX Expansions: was $79, now $47
Sweetwater took their scissors to the price of 38 awesome Toontrack EZX Expansion packs in the run-up to Black Friday last year. This allowed you to expand your sound collection with everything from blues and jazz, rock and metal, funk and soul and all at a fantastic price! 

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I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.

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