We're compiling the best Black Friday 2016 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.
Valid 11/24 - 11/27. 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. Our sources tell us these deals are good until 11/26/2016. Try combining these sales with the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY we told you about above (good for 10-15% off). See the discounted gear here.
Musician's Friend: Stupid Deal of the Hour, Black Friday Edition: A new deal every hour, from 6 am to 6 pm PT 11/25
This is interesting and kind of fun. On Friday Nov 25 ONLY, Musician's Friend is doing a steeply discounted piece of gear every hour, from 6 am to 6 pm PT. We'll definitely be checking this one out. Click here to check it out.
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 11/25, 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. They run this until 12/16, or until they run out of guitars. Starting 11/25 you can access this sale here.
10% off all Wampler pedals, INCLUDING the new lineup that just came out, on Sweetwater throughout this week. Check out the prices here.
Studio Gear & MIDI - sales, deals, and discounts
Beyerdynamic DT 770 STUDIO Headphones ON SALE FOR
$179.99 $169.99 (was $229.99). Exp. 12/31. (via Guitar Center)
Bose gear doesn't go on sale too often, so this is worth a look. See the gear here.
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 2016 sale!
This promotion runs from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, the 24th to the 28th of November 2016.
To activate the discount, just visit their webstore and enter the coupon code BLFR2016 during the order process.
For the last few years, Waves has been giving away a free plugin on Nov 25. 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.
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.