The Black Friday electronic drum set deals have been coming thick and fast, and there's still time to grab a bargain (or two), as many deal remain live throughout the weekend! If you're a musician, then Black Friday is prime time to grab a bargain on everything from accessories to instruments and home studio gear. For drummers, it's often the best time of year to save money on an electronic drum set. So, if you're looking for a kit for quiet home practice, a budget e-kit for a newcomer, or a plug and play rig for easy home recording, this is the page to find the best deals. And if you're still up for more, check out the Cyber Monday Drum Deals as they appear.
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1. Deal highlights
2. Roland deals
3. Yamaha deals
4. Alesis deals
5. Sample pad deals
6. Personal monitor deals
If you want to jump straight in, your best bet is Sweetwater's official Black Friday sale where you'll find dozens of sweet electronic drum set deals, including bundles and options with free gifts, up to 80% off. And Musician's Friend's Black Friday sale is alos ongoing, promising up to 50% off a range of drum gear. You've also got the official Roland Black Friday sale over at Amazon where you'll find mega discounts on a range of V-Drums and VAD kits.
For those in the know, Black Friday is a major sales event where the biggest music shops and brands on the planet get busy dropping fantastic deals and discounts on music gear. It's a particularly great to time to save money on e-drums.
This is your place to find all the latest news and deals on electronic kits from Roland, Yamaha, Alesis, Donner and more. We've also got some advice - based on many years of experience covering Black Friday - to help you find the deals you seek and ignore the ones you don't need to care about.
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Quick links
- Amazon: Big savings on V-Drums and VAD in the mega Roland sale
- Andertons: Shop e-kit deals from budget to top-end
- Guitar Center: Shop Guitar Center's top Black Friday electronic drum set deals
- Musician's Friend: E-kits, amps and accessories, up to 50% off
- Sweetwater: Save big money on e-kits at Sweetwater, up to 80%
- Thomann: Save on big-name drum gear in the Cyber Week sale
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Deal highlights
Your place to find the best prices on our favourite e-kits right now:
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Roland deals
$799.99, now $699.99
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.
$1,699.99, now $999.99
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 the $700 discount at Musician's Friend now is incredible!
Free throne worth $224.99: with select Roland kits!
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!
Free $199.99 drum mat: with select Roland kits!
Avoid the dreaded kit creep and keep your floors or carpets in good condition with a free Roland TDM-20 large heavy-duty drum mat when you purchase select Roland kits at Sweetwater - TD-17KVX, TD-17KV and TD-07KVX included.
Roland e-kit bundles: Save up to $225
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, which includes an additional PDX-100 pad and mount.
£3,777, now £3,333
Roland make some of the best electronic drum sets available today, but the quality and the name comes at a premium price, which is why we love to see Black Friday electronic drum set deals on Roland gear, particular the top-end models. The VAD504 comes complete with full size drum pads (20" kick, 14" snare, 10" and 14" toms, plus ultra dynamic digital hi-hats and ride, all powered by the TD-27 module.
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Yamaha deals
Yamaha e-kits: Get free lessons with any purchase
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. What better way to kickstart your playing journey.
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Alesis deals
Alesis Nitro Mesh SE:
$449, now $349
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, now $699
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.
Alesis e-kit bundles: Save up to $215
Bundles are a great way to get everytihng 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, Alesis' bundles are awesome, including $215 off this Alesis DM10 MkII Pro bundle, which includes a DW pedal!
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Sample pad deals
Roland SPD-SX Pro:
£1,039, now £877
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.
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Personal monitor deals
Simmons DA2108 Advanced Amp:
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, now $269.99
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 electronic drum set deals land?
For 2022, the Black Friday electronic drum set deals will officially arrive on Friday November 25 - that's the day right after Thanksgiving and less than a month before Christmas Day. The deals will extend across that weekend (also know as Cyber Weekend), before finishing with a final flurry of Cyber Monday music deals on Monday 28 November.
Previous experience tells us that the deals won't be isolated to just this four day period though. Many of the best Black Friday electronic drum set deals will emerge in the weeks leading up to the big day itself, some as early as October. And if you miss out on Cyber Weekend, many deals stick around for a while after the event, too.
Deals are launched at all sorts of random times – sometimes in the middle of the night – so savvy shoppers will need to keep a close watch on their favourite stores to ensure they grab the bargains they're looking for. Some Black Friday e-kit deals may stick around for the whole of Cyber Weekend, while others may only be live for a matter of hours, or could be stock-limited. So, if you're looking for a bargain, you need to be ready to pull the trigger. We've got more on how you can prepare further down this page.
What Black Friday electronic drum set deals should I expect?
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the big music retailers throughout October and November. Based on last year's evidence, the Guitar Center Black Friday deals, Sweetwater Black Friday sales, and Musician's Friend Black Friday deals will be the places to find killer electronic drum set deals.
You may also find savings on products relating to electronic drumming, including drum triggers, electronic drum pads and electronic drum amps and monitors. Perhaps you want to trigger some alternative sounds to those that come loaded into your module? For that, you should keep an eye out for discounts on samples packs and VSTs like Superior Drummer 3.
If you need anything else drum-related, we also have a dedicated Black Friday drum deals page.
In terms of the electronic drum set brands who consistently throw their hat into the Black Friday ring, Roland and Alesis are the top of the tree, with discounts to be found across almost their entire ranges. So, whether you want money off a budget kit like Roland's TD-07DMK, or you're hoping to score a chunky discount off a top-end Roland VAD kit, you should be in luck come Black Friday.
For Alesis, there's always money to be saved on one of our favourite beginner electronic drum sets, the Alesis Nitro Mesh. Often these come bundled with extras such as an amp, sticks, a throne and and headphones.
We always hold out hope to see money off Yamaha's awesome DTX series drums, particularly the new DTX 6 and 10 kits, however they don't often do e-kit discounts at this time of year, so this may be wishful thinking. Of course, you'll be first to hear about it if any deals like this do drop.
Elsewhere, it's not uncommon to see big savings on budget brands including Donner, Carlsboro and Thomann's own brand Millenium.
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: Discounts and coupons
The Black Friday electronic drum set deals aren't all about individual product discounts. Some retailers prefer to offer discounts overall on a range of product categories. Usually this comes in the form of a code that you enter at checkout to redeem your discount.
To give you an example, last year Sweetwater was offering up to 70% off a range of drum gear and so much more from the big brands. Elsewhere, Guitar Center and Musician's Friend were both offering 15% off select products.
This is a great way to shop and can end up saving you more when you have multiple items you're looking to purchase.
How to prepare for the Black Friday electronic drum set sales
If you really want to win big when the Black Friday electronic drum set deals start flowing, our biggest tip would be to get your research done super early, so you know exactly what you're looking for once it's time to strike.
The good news is that we can help you with that...
To help you create your dream shopping list, take the time to explore our expert and up-to-date buying guides and reviews - we've tested countless electronic drum products over hundreds of hours. Our expert content will arm you with everything you need to know about buying the gear you're considering.
Black Friday electronic drum set deals: what happened last year?
Last year's Black Friday electronic drum set deals were pretty awesome, but we're hoping to see even bigger offers this year. Here's a few offers from last year to give you a flavour of what you can expect from the 2022 Black Friday e-kit bonanza.
Alesis Nitro Mesh Expanded E-kit:
was $499, $419
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 last Black Friday.
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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