Cyber Monday drum deals 2023: These top deals on drums, cymbals and e-kits are still live

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2. Editor's picks
3. Drum deals FAQ
4. Shopping tips

If you've been in the market for some new drum gear and had been waiting until Cyber Monday drum deals to take advantage of the pre-Christmas price-cutting bonanza, then this year's event was one of the best yet. But if you missed out, fear not, as some of the best deals are still live. We have our favourites below, hand-picked by our drum and percussion experts who have been covering this event for years.

If you want to do your own digging, there are still some fantastic sales to shop. Sweetwater's Cyber Week sale is still live for a while longer, promising up to 80% off a range of drum gear, including electronic drum sets, cymbals, snare drums, sticks and more. Meanwhile, over at Guitar Center you'll find their Cyber Week sale still in full swing, with a focus on money off electronic drums from Roland, Yamaha, Alesis and Simmons - up to 40%. This sale will continue right through until 29 November.

We know all the best places to look when it comes to drum deals, and our experience tells us which deals represent genuine value for money for drummers, whether you want to stock up on sticks, snag a new snare or invest in a full kit. We've rounded up all the places to shop below and hand-picked some of our favourite offers below that.

Cyber Monday drum deals: Quick links

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

Cyber Monday drum deals: Editor's picks

Explore our top picks from today's drum deals:

Yamaha DTX452K: Was $699, now $559

Yamaha DTX452K: Was $699, now $559
When we reviewed the 452's sibling the DTX402, we praised its 'great sounds, engaging training tools for budding players and compact footprint'. The 452 boasts the same virtues and beginner-friendly price point, but adds upgraded pedals and a triple-zone snare drum.

Price check: $559.99 Guitar Center

Yamaha DTX6K3-X: Was $1,899, now $1,429

Yamaha DTX6K3-X: Was $1,899, now $1,429
We loved this kit when we reviewed it for the excellent sounds, tweakable module and the fantastic TCS pads which an excellent alternative to mesh. Today you can save a huge $470 at Sweetwater. We've never seen discounts like this on Yamaha e-kits before.

Price check: $1,429.00 Guitar Center

Yamaha DTX10K-M: Was $4,639, now $3,929

Yamaha DTX10K-M: Was $4,639, now $3,929
Now we're talking. The prestige 10K-M looks the part with large real wood shells adorning multi-zone mesh heads all-round, powered by Yamaha's top-end DTX PROX module, plus multi-zone cymbals and pro-quality hardware throughout. Tasty.

Price check: $3,929.99 Guitar Center

Alesis Strike amp 12: Was $399, now $299

Alesis Strike amp 12: Was $399, now $299
There's a chunky $100 saving on this powerful e-kit amp at Sweetwater right now. If you're sick of wearing headphones when you practice, or you want to jam with friends, this 2,000 watt powerhouse is the solution. It's also compact enough that it won't dominate a small space.

Price check: Guitar Center $299

Roland SPD-SX Pro: Was $1,199, now $879.99

Roland SPD-SX Pro: Was $1,199, now $879.99
For lucky US buyers, the place to grab the SPD-SX Pro is Sweetwater. This upgraded version of the already ace SPD-SX boasts a larger colour screen and nifty programmable LEDs, plus extra trigger inputs which lend it more versatility in terms of setup.

Cyber Monday drum deals FAQ

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When do the Cyber Monday drum deals start?

2023's Cyber Monday drum deals will officially come to fruition on Monday 27 November - 3 days after Black Friday. With less than a month between Cyber Monday and Christmas, stocking up on Christmas presents is how most people utilise their Cyber Monday. If you want more inspiration we have a drummers gift guide right here.

Last year's festivities would imply that Monday 27th won't be the only time to pick up some killer deals on drum gear. Most of the best Cyber Monday drum deals will start popping up from 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 Cyber Monday period, we'd keep our eyes peeled, looking to strike on a great drum deal. It's worth noting that as Cyber Monday 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 deals should I expect?

Throughout the next couple of months, we'll be keeping an eye on the biggest drum retailers. Last year we saw our Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals and Musician's Friend Cyber Monday 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.

Cyber Monday is one of the best-ever opportunities in the year 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 CYBER MONDAY and Sweetwater were knocking an almighty 70% off select drum equipment.

We have a dedicated Cyber Monday electronic drum set deals page for all things e-drums, if that's what you're after this season. 

In terms of the types of deals to look out for, Cyber Monday bargains come in four main flavours:

  • Single item - A single product with a great discount
  • Site-wide discounts - A single discount percentage on a large range of products across a site
  • Discount codes - Load your basket to a certain value and redeem a discount code for money off your basket contents
  • Added value deals - These include multi-buy discounts, or additional products or software for free when you buy certain items

Are Cyber Monday deals worth it?

On the whole our experience of covering deals year-round tells us that Cyber Monday is the best time of year to find genuinely good offers on the top drum brands and the widest range of offers. It's a very lucrative time for the big online retailers, so they save their best deals for this time of year.

We only cover deals that we know are decent and represent the best prices of the year, so if you're drowning in options and don't know which offers are genuinely worth your hard-earned cash, if we've not covered it on MusicRadar then it's probably a hard pass. 

Shopping tips

Here's a few pointers - based on personal experience - that will help you bag the best percussion bargains when the time comes.

1. Create a wishlist early - The most sensible way to take advantage of this year's Cyber Monday drum deals is to know in advance what you’re looking for. This will make searching much easier, rather than having to trawl through loads of deals you don’t want to find the ones you do, or pondering title you don't need.

2. Work out what you actually need - Check out your favourite brands, see what you need and will genuinely use - don’t waste your cash on features you'll never use. Has there been any new gear launched lately? If so, perhaps the old version will be massively discounted for Cyber Monday?

3. Consider your drumming goals - What do you want to achieve with your playing for the next 12 months? Do you want to record more? Practice more? Start a function band? Now could be the time to invest if the right gear comes up.

4. Streamline your current gear - Something else you should consider ahead of time is whether you have enough space in your collection for a new kit or set of cymbals. Could you offload some gear you don't use to make room and generate funds for some new gear? 

5. Sign up to mailing lists - In addition to bookmarking this page, we'd recommend signing up to mailing lists of your favourite retailers now to get the jump on the best deals when they do come around.

How we choose the deals to cover

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Here at MusicRadar, we are experts in our field, with many years of playing and product testing between us. We live and breathe everything music-making, and we draw on this knowledge and experience of using products in live, recording and rehearsal scenarios when selecting the products we recommend.

First and foremost, we are players and creators, and we want to match like-minded folk with the right products for them, at the best prices.

For us to recommend a deal on drum gear or anything else it has to be a product we rate that’s a genuinely great price or part of a truly fantastic bundle. It’s also important that we only recommend retailers where you will have a positive shopping experience.

Why you can trust us

We spend a lot of our time scouring retailers for fantastic deals on our favorite drum products. Not only is it our job to research and recommend the best gear in our buyer’s guides and reviews, but we’re also dedicated to helping musicians get the best deals on the stuff they need, too. After all, the only thing better than new gear day is a hearty discount.

We cover a lot of the big sales events throughout the year, including Memorial Day4th of July sales and Amazon Prime Day, and we have a good view on which products are likely to receive the biggest discounts and when, the prices they’ve been in the past and which deals are genuinely worth a look.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.

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