Memorial Day is upon us, which means it’s time to dust off the BBQ and celebrate the start of summer with a long weekend. However, we’d also encourage you to step away from the grill for a moment and consider your gear requirements, because Memorial weekend also means big savings on guitar, music tech and drum products.
Most of the major US muscial instrument retailers are offering Memorial Day deals, which means there are big savings to be made. Read on to find out who’s in, and what’s on offer.
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The best Memorial Day music tech deals
They may be small, but these 50W powered monitors deliver large sound through their 3-inch polypropylene-coated woofer and .75-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter. What's more, they come with a limited edition gold trim, and at a great price
UNO is an excellent-sounding, versatile analogue monosynth, and this is a bargain price for it. It might look and feel rather ‘budget’, but its punchy sound is anything but.
If you're looking for a set of studio headphones but are working to a tight budget, this pair from Tascam could be a good option. They're closed-back mixing cans that can also be used for recording purposes.
The best Memorial Day guitar deals
The 18/30 is one of the highlights of Fender's well-received Bassbreaker series, boasting two channels, based on the company's iconic Blackface Deluxe and Brown Deluxe amps - and now you can snag it with a $150 discount over at Sam Ash.
Dunlop's Tortex Standard picks are the go-to plectrum for many a guitarist, but like all picks, they're easily lost - it's great news, then, that you can now buy one get one free on $3.89 12-packs over at Sweetwater.
Schecter's C1 Platinum is a mighty fine guitar for heavier styles, boasting a set of EMG 81/85 humbuckers and a speedy, stable three-piece maple neck. You can get $100 off this tasty little number over at Musician's Friend.
The best Memorial Day drum deals
If you're starting your drumming journey, a Ludwig is a highly prestigious, dependable first step, This 5-piece set, with all hardware and cymbals, is definitely worthy of serious consideration - especially at this price.