We're compiling the best Black Friday 2017 deals on music gear. This time of year, both manufacturers and online stores have pretty substantial sales on VSTs, plugins, DAWs, guitar pedals & much more. It's a great time to buy some gear you've been eyeing, but it can also be overwhelming keeping track of all the discounts and sales going on.
Here we're going to keep track of what we feel are the best deals/sales/discounts/etc.
Use the table of contents to navigate down to the section you care about.
- Musicians's Friend, Guitar Center & Amazon
- Guitars, Amps & Pedals
- Studio Gear & MIDI
- VSTs & Plugins
Musician's Friend, Guitar Center & Amazon - sales, deals, and discounts
Here we'll compile the general deals and coupons from online retailers that don't apply to any one specific music gear category.
As always, Amazon has plenty of tricks up its sleeve for Black Friday week, all the way through the holidays. The trouble is that it's difficult to know exactly what will be on sale and when. Keep an eye on the Black Friday Deals in Musical Instruments page to see the current selection, and the Deal of the Day they rotate. Check it out here.
Musician's Friend - one of the biggest online music stores around - is making it a little easier to grab some gear you've been wanting. If you use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY, you'll get 10% off orders of $99 and up, or 15% off orders of $199 and up. More details here.
Pretty good selection of deals, a little something for everyone. Worth looking through.
We're not exactly sure what "Doorbusters" means, but Musician's Friend has some pretty good deals on just about every category :) Make sure to check out the guitar effects pedals, there are some great ones on sale. Try combining these sales with the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY we told you about above (good for 10-15% off). See the discounted gear here.
Guitars, Amps & Pedals - sales, deals, and discounts
Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons - Get 1 year of Guitar Tricks Full Access and they will send you a free acoustic guitar
This one's pretty crazy. Guitar Tricks is one of the biggest and best online guitar lesson sites. On Black Friday 11/24, if you get 1 year of Guitar Tricks Full Access, they'll send you a free acoustic guitar! On top of that, a year has a promo price of $129. The guitar is a Huntington brand nylon string guitar. It's not a Martin or a Gibson, but it's a solid beginner-level instrument that's a lot of fun to play. They run this until mid-December, or until they run out of guitars. Starting 11/24 you can access this sale here.
15% off all Wampler pedals, INCLUDING the new lineup that just came out, on Sweetwater throughout this week. Check out the prices here.
The legendary guitar manufacturer has a few deals they are marking special for Black Friday, but it seems like mostly novelty items like t-shirts, hats, etc. However, we're keeping an eye on the landing page just in case anything changes.
Studio Gear & MIDI - sales, deals, and discounts
Purchase any Apollo rackmount audio interface from Sweetwater and UA will send you a free UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerator (up to a $999 value) upon product registration! Effective now through December 31, 2017.
Up to 30% off the following select Moog instruments: Minimoog Model D, Minimoog Voyager XL, Sub Phatty, Minitaur, Mother-32, Werkstatt-01, Etherwave Theremins, Theremini, Moogerfoogers & Minifoogers.
Receive 20% off all Moog merch, and apparel using the promo code TURKEYMOOG at checkout.
VSTs & Plugins - sales, deals, and discounts
Plugin Boutique is one of the best stores to get your plugins from, because they have so much under one roof. The problem with plugin and VST deals is that dozens of manufacturers have sales this time of year, but it's hard to track them all down. On Plugin Boutique you can find them all in one place (iZotope, SONiVOX, Metric Halo, ToonTrack, Rob Papen, Arturia, etc.). If you're looking for a specific plugin sale, check here first. Click the banner below:
Lennar Digital will be offering 25% discount on the new Sylenth1 v3.0 in the Black Friday 2017 sale!
This promotion runs from the 23th to the 27th of November 2017.
To activate the discount, just visit their webstore and enter the coupon code BLFR2017 during the order process.
For the last few years, Waves has been giving away a free plugin on Nov 24. All you need to do is sign up with them, which means giving them your email address. This year it's the Waves SuperTap Delay plugin - it's definitely worth it to grab it for free! Sign up for it here.
4 awesome Eventide plugins - Blackhole, Tverb, H910, and Quadravox - are between 50-75% off. The deal is from Plugin Boutique. We know, we're repeating ourselves, but this one is so good we wanted to mention it separately! See the sale prices here.
Save 30% by entering discount code "MPLGBLACK" in your shopping cart
DAWs aren't exactly cheap, and the holidays are a great time to get some steep discounts, just like this one. You can save 20% on Ableton Live 9 DAW by itself, or Ableton Push controller together with Ableton Live 9. Offer valid through January 11th, 2017. Go to www.ableton.com/en/shop/ to see the prices.
NOTE: Musician's Friend is discounting Ableton Live and Push by 20% also, and you might be able to combine it with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY and potentially get an additional 15% off. Worth a shot! Find the deal here.
Take 50% off of Studio One. This offer applies to all editions of Studio One 3: Artist, Professional and upgrades. This offer is available worldwide and ends 11/28/16. If you buy it online from shop.presonus.com, make sure to use promo code PRESONUSBLACK50 at checkout. Check out the discounted prices.