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The best Black Friday drum deals 2020: The drum and percussion savings that are still live

The best Black Friday drum deals 2020: The drum and percussion savings that are still live
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Black Friday might officially be over, but the Black Friday drum deals certainly aren't, with fantastic offers on electronic drum sets, acoustic drum kits, snare drums, bass drum pedals and loads more still to be had. With crazy offers like up to 80% off drums, cymbals, percussion and more in the Sweetwater Black Friday sale and 15% off qualifying drum gear at Guitar Center with the code BLACKFRIDAY15, you can rest assured that there's never been a better time to buy. We're keeping an eye on all the latest Cyber Monday drum deals, too.

When it comes to Black Friday drum deals, there are always big savings to be had, whether you’re after a new Zildjian or Sabian cymbal, some fresh Remo or Evans drum heads, a DW bass drum pedal, a new Yamaha electronic drum set, or maybe even a drum practice pad to work on your chops during those dark winter nights.

Previous experience tells us that many of the deals we share today will sell out fast, so we'll be updating this hub around the clock. If you see a deal you like, our advice would be to pick it up there and then! 

Best Black Friday drum deals around the web

Black Friday drum deals: The best deals

Black Friday drum deals: Software

Black Friday drum deals: Electronic drum sets

Black Friday drum deals: Acoustic kits

Black Friday drum deals: Cymbals

Black Friday drum deals: Hardware

Black Friday drum deals: When is Black Friday?

This year Black Friday will fall on Friday 27 November. While this will present a concentrated 24 hours of deals, we're already seeing great Black Friday drum deals dropping now, so keep your eyes peeled to ensure you don't miss out on a fantastic pre-Black Friday deal.

The deals don't stop once Black Friday is over though. Across that weekend and right up to the end of Monday 30th November (aka Cyber Monday) there will be mountains of deals to consider spending your hard earned on.

Black Friday drum deals: Where to find the best deals

The simple answer is that deals will be everywhere over the coming weeks. We know how unhelpful that is, so the best place to start should be your favourite music retailer. We predict that the Guitar Center Black Friday deal bonanza is going to be particularly special this year, with other retailers like Sweetwater, Pro Audio Star, Sam Ash and Musician's Friend all following suit. If you haven’t already, sign up to the mailing list of your favourite shops so you can get notified on the best deals first.

It’s easy to forget that online retailers like Amazon and Walmart also do a roaring trade in music gear, so keep an eye out for Walmart and Amazon Black Friday drum deals too.

Ploughing through endless deals can be stressful, so if you lack the stamina, our deal hunters will be working round the clock to find the best Black Friday drum deals and publishing them right here.

Black Friday drum deals: What to expect

Alesis Nitro Mesh

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Electronic drum sets do a roaring trade around Black Friday, so if you’re looking for a great beginner electronic drum set, or you're a seasoned pro looking for a compact kit for quiet home practice, this could be a great time to scoop up a great Black Friday electronic drum set deal. 

2019 was a particularly great year for discounts on the Alesis Nitro Mesh kit, with fantastic bundles including sticks and headphones available for under $400. The Roland TD-1K was also dropped to just $349 at Sweetwater for a limited time.

Although the Roland TD-17 V-Drums e-kit was still fairly new around the time of Black Friday 2019, last year Pro Audio Star offered the kit with a bonus bass drum pedal, headphones, sticks and a throne for less than $1,200.

November could be a good time to scoop up a Black Friday drum set deal, too. Whether you want to add to your snare drum collection, upgrade your cymbals, or treat yourself to a brand new drum kit, there should be a deal for you on great kits from big names like Tama, Mapex, and Pearl Drums. Black Friday is also a good opportunity to load up on useful drum accessories, like drum heads, drumsticks, drum cases, hardware and spares.

If you come across a smoking hot deal, our main advice would be not to ponder too long on a purchase as often these deals are stock- or time-limited. We saw plenty of kits sell out last year.

While that might sound like a foolhardy approach, don’t forget that most retailers offer hassle-free returns, meaning you can purchase an item when it’s a good price, then give it a whirl in the privacy of your home. If it’s not for you, you should be fine to return it. Of course, always read the fineprint of the retailer’s return policy before pulling the trigger.

Black Friday drum deals: How to prepare

Start drawing up your wishlist today, starting with what you need as opposed to what you want. That way you can avoid getting caught up in Black Friday drum deal mania, spending all your cash and ending up with a practice room filled with gear you won’t use.

Take a look at your favourite brands and see what fits the bill. Had your eye on something for a couple of years? It could be due a price-drop for Black Friday.

What are you drumming goals for the next year? Perhaps an electronic drum set will help you achieve that? Or maybe a new cymbal will help you expand your creative expression behind the kit?

Whatever your needs, our expert buyer’s guides and reviews should help you zero in on the Black Friday drum deals you really need.

Black Friday drum deals: What happened last year?

Last year's Black Friday drum deals were impressive, but we're hoping to see even bigger offers this year. Some of our favourite Black Friday electronic drum set deal highlights included an Alesis Nitro Mesh bundle - including headphones and sticks - dropped from $599 down to $399.95 at Amazon. There was also up to $300 off Roland e-kit bundles.

If you were planning on going hybrid, Roland's innovative gear including the TM-6 and TM-1 Trigger Modules were heavily discounted, the latter dropping to just $109.99.

The biggest Black Friday acoustic drum set deal was the popular Ludwig Breakbeats 5-piece dropping to just $299.99 at Guitar Center. If you were looking for a great beginner kit, this was the deal to go for.