Okay, Cyber Monday has come to a close, but if you are still on the hunt for a great bargain on a new electric guitar, or maybe an upgrade to a multi-effects pedal, you've come to the right place. Below you'll find all of the best deals we've found on our favorite gear from the biggest and best brands.
If you want to dive straight into the deals, there are two places we'd recommend you head first: at Guitar Center, their Holiday Sale has just gone live (opens in new tab), with big discounts to be had on Fender, Epiphone, Boss, D'Angelico and more. Sweetwater is also slashing prices as part of its Cyber Week sale (opens in new tab).
At this time of year, the biggest guitar and music shops - both online and bricks and mortar stores - apply massive discounts to guitar gear, from acoustic and electric guitars to guitar amps, multi-effects pedals and loads more, and while some of the deals may be put to bed now, there are still a few to snap up!
With so much on offer, it can be overwhelming and difficult to cut through the noise but don't worry, we've hand-selected a few of our favorites. We've also added quick links below, so you can see which shops and brands are offering the best deals.
Cyber Monday guitar deals: Quick links
- Boss Amazon sale: Save on Katana, FX and more (opens in new tab)
- Fender Play: Save 50% on an annual guitar lessons subscription (opens in new tab)
- IK Multimedia: Save up to 85% on Max bundles (opens in new tab)
- Musician's Friend: Up to 50% off a huge range of music gear (opens in new tab)
- Native Instruments: Up to 75% off in their best Cyber Sale ever (opens in new tab)
- Plugin Boutique: Save big on plugins from SoundToys, iZotope, SSL and more (opens in new tab)
- Positive Grid: Big Cyber Week savings on BIAS and Spark (opens in new tab)
- Reverb: Up to 68% on select gear, plus deals on new and used items (opens in new tab)
- Sweetwater: Save big money - up to 80% - with their official Cyber Week sale (opens in new tab)
- Waves: Shop the official Cyber Week plugin sale – from $5.99 (opens in new tab)
Cyber Monday guitar deals: Electric guitar deals
Fender Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI:
$499.99 $454.99 (opens in new tab) Featuring unique string gauges/tension, this cool offset axe balances punch, power, focus and definition for a sound that cuts through a band mix with depth and clarity. Appearing in Black and 3-Color Sunburst finishes, the Squier Classic Vibe Bass VI oozes retro style and is bound to appeal to the more adventurous music maker. Sports authentic Fender-designed single-coil Alnico pickups, nickel-plated hardware and a tinted clear finish for extra vintage vibe.
Squier Bullet Stratocaster HT:
$199, now $149 (opens in new tab)
Just about the cheapest Strat you can buy from a Fender brand, this model is exactly what you need if you want the sounds and look of one of the most famous guitars ever, but are on a tight budget. The Bullet Strat is no toy, though, just ask Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford, who's used them onstage in arenas around the world (opens in new tab). Now $50 off for Cyber Monday via Fender, this is one of the better Strat deals you'll ever see.
Squier Affinity Stratocaster:
$289, now $217 (opens in new tab)
Similarly to its Bullet series younger brother, this model is a great value – bringing the none-more-iconic Strat look and sounds to those just beginning their guitar journey. Fender hasn't forgotten about it this Cyber Monday, either, cutting over $70 off its usual price tag.
Gretsch G5427T with Bigsby:
was $899.99, $749.99 (opens in new tab)
If you’re after that big-body sound then this awesome deal is sure to get your heart racing. Now with an amazing $150 off, the Gretsch G5427T features powerful FIlter’Tron pickups, a laminated flame maple top, plus a Bigsby B60 for adding warble and shimmer to your guitar work.
Squier Affinity Stratocaster HH:
$289.99, now $217 (opens in new tab)
Sometimes a standard SSS Start simply won't cut it, and that's where the Squier Affinity Series Strat HH comes in. This extremely modern Strat features a thin, lightweight body, a slim C-shaped neck, 2-point tremolo and a pair of Squier humbucking pickups – all for $217.49!
Squier Classic Vibe 60's Custom Tele:
$489, now $381.65 (opens in new tab)
It ain't called Classic Vibe for nothing. This affordable model nods to the double-bound Teles of the 1960s in looks and – with its Fender-designed alnico single-coil pickups – sound. For Cyber Monday, Amazon's cut this beauty's price by over $100, to just $367. It's way cheaper than getting a '60s original, that's for sure...
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard:
$899, now $779 (opens in new tab)
A 'Burst on a budget? Count us in! This beautiful Epiphone brings the style of one of the most revered electric guitars ever built to a price point that isn't equivalent to buying a small home. Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, it's no cheap knockoff, and now – thanks to Musicians Friend – its price has been brought down by more than a $100 this Cyber Monday, to just $779.
Epiphone Les Paul Special Player Pack:
$249, $199 (opens in new tab)
Despite being wrongly seen as inferior Gibsons by some, Epiphones are in fact used by a handful of the best guitarists on the planet, and for $50 off you can get in on the action with this solid single-cut. The guitar will let you channel your inner Slash, while the included amp, strap, cable and picks will see you through your first stages as an aspiring player. This pack has been around for a while, and for good reason: it's one of the best you can get.
Squier Stratocaster Pack:
$289.99, now $189.48 (opens in new tab)
Available in a choice of Black and Brown Sunburst finishes, the Squier Stratocaster Pack is the perfect choice for beginners. Loaded with a set of authentic Fender-designed Standard Single-Coil Strat pickups, this versatile electric guitar is constructed with a high-quality poplar body and maple neck sporting an Indian Laurel fingerboard. This deal includes a free 3-month subscription to Fender Play; a Frontman 10G guitar amplifier; a padded gig bag; an instrument cable; an instrument strap; and picks. All for well under $200!
Squier Affinity Stratocaster Starter Pack:
$389, $253 (opens in new tab)
Squier's Affinity Series is heralded for offering impressive spec sheets that wouldn't look out of place on guitars with much dearer price tags, and this HSS Strat (currently a whopping $136 off) is a prime example. The C-profile maple neck, lightweight body and two-point tremolo make this an effortless beast to play, while the bridge humbucker brings some extra sonic power to the table. Of course, the usual extras are also included.
Donner DST-100S Starter Pack:
$229, now $179 (opens in new tab)
Donner is a solid alternative to the familiar household brands. Here, the guitar is as good as it gets at this price range (now reduced by almost $90) featuring a poplar body, maple neck and HSS configuration. The extras also make this a deal worth shouting about: the accompanying guitar amp is portable, and the guitar arrives with a capo, cable, strap, clip-on tuner and gig bag.
Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH:
$459, $344 (opens in new tab)
One of the most radical Tele designs in the Fender catalog, the Contemporary Telecaster RH features a neck humbucker teamed with a rail humbucker for big modern tones, while the 12” fingerboard radius is tailored for soloing.
Squier Contemporary Active Jazzmaster HH:
$489 $367 (opens in new tab)
Squier’s Active Jazzmaster HH isn’t far off an affordable Jim Root signature model, packing a streamlined control set and a pair of active humbuckers – not to mention two dazzling finishes, Shell Pink Pearl and Sunset Metallic.
Squier Contemporary Jaguar HH ST:
$489 $367 (opens in new tab)
The Contemporary Jaguar takes the classic offset silhouette to the extreme, offering a pair of SQR Atomic humbuckers, along with with coil-split and series/parallel switching options. All in all, it makes this short-scale model the most tonally flexible in the Contemporary Series lineup.
Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special:
$459 $344 (opens in new tab)
With its trio of single coils carefully positioned to provide a distinctive set of tones – not to mention optimal space for picking – the Contemporary Stratocaster Special is a singular take on Fender’s most famous format. A hardtail version, the Contemporary Stratocaster Special HT, is available for the same price.
Squier Contemporary Active Starcaster:
$479 $359 (opens in new tab)
With a sealed semi-hollow design and two Squier SQR active ceramic humbuckers, this is a Starcaster for players of a heavier persuasion, and in Gunmetal Metallic and Shoreline Gold it looks the part, too.
Squier Contemporary Active Precision Bass PH:
$499 $374 (opens in new tab)
Thanks to its active split single coil and humbucker pickups, this is one of the most versatile P-Basses you can buy for under $500, and with a roasted maple neck and sculpted heel, it plays above its price tag, too. You can get also get the five-string for $397.49, down from $529.99.
Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH:
$499 $374 (opens in new tab)
The Contemporary Active has the Jazz Bass look, but with a fresh active pickup edge. A Fender-designed active 9V preamp is onboard, packing controls for volume, pickup blend, traditional tone and stacked boost controls for bass and treble. A five-string version is also available, down from $529.99 to $397.49.
Epiphone Embassy Wanderlust Green:
$499, $399 (opens in new tab)
With an extended upper horn, improved balance and a pair of ProBucker 760 bass pickups that replicate the original Embassy model's Gibson Thunderbird pickups, getting the warm, thick low-end tones of the early/mid-60s will be a cinch. At $399 – rather than its usual $499 – at Sweetwater this Cyber Monday, the Wanderlust Green Metallic Embassy model is an absolute steal.
Fender Player Telecaster, Surf Pearl:
$849, now $749 (opens in new tab)
Guitar Center is no stranger to limited-edition finishes, but this Surf Pearl colorway might just be one of its best. Conveniently, its strapped to a guitar that's equally impressive, with the Player Telecaster providing genuine Fender feel through an alder body, C-shape maple neck, 9.5"-radius fingerboard and Player Series single-coils. It's one of the best-sounding – and nicest-looking – Teles on the market right now, and it's currently $150 off.
Fender Player Telecaster Plus Top:
$879, now $729 (opens in new tab)
If you're on the hunt for an authentic-sounding Telecaster that offers a little extra aesthetic intrigue, look no further. Featuring familiarly solid specs such as a pair of Player Series single-coils and a breezy C-shape maple neck, this particular Player Plus Top Tele has the added bonus of flashing an AA flame maple top, giving it a subtle Burst Les Paul vibe. At $150 off, it's not one to be ignored.
Squier Electric Bass Starter Pack: 50% off (opens in new tab)
If you're totally new to bass guitar, it's hard to know where to start in terms of buying gear. So why not go for a starter pack that's loaded with absolutely everything you need? This Cyber Weekend at Fender, you can get a bass guitar starter pack – complete with a Squier Precision Bass, Squier Rumble 15 amp, gig bag, strap, cable, picks, clip-on tuner and extra strings – for only $149, down from $299.
Fender Player Strat HSS Plus Top:
$909, now $749.99 (opens in new tab)
Fender’s Player series guitar remains eminently popular thanks to its mix of fantastic build quality, timeless sound, and excellent price point. As far as we’re concerned you’ll be hard pushed to get as much bang for your buck with anything else - and now you can get this awesome HSS Strat with flame maple top at a reduction of $160.
Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ:
$299, $224 (opens in new tab)
Featuring a host of player-friendly features, including a thin and lightweight body, slim C-shaped neck profile, PJ pickup configuration, open-gear tuning machines and a four-saddle bass bridge, the Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ is a solid option for any beginner. And this Cyber Weekend, you can save a cool $75.
Fender Player Strat HSS, Sonic Blue:
$879, now $749 (opens in new tab)
If burst tops aren't really your thing, this surf-inspired six-string might be a better option. It offers all the power and feel of a regular HSS Player Strat but with a stunning limited-edition Sonic Blue colorway. Conveniently, it's also currently one of the cheapest Player Strats of the year with $130 off. For the same price, the guitar is also available in a suave Candy Red Burst finish with a pau ferro fretboard.
Squier Bronco Bass: save $52 (opens in new tab)
The Squier Bronco Bass offers both classic looks and quintessential tone at a very affordable price point, featuring a thin and lightweight body, uber-playable 30" short scale length, die-cast tuning machines and a Squier single-coil pickup for clear, articulate tone. And now, you can get your hands on one for just $157.
Fender Player Strat:
was $874.99, now $729.99 (opens in new tab)
We've talked endlessly about the Player Series before, and that’s because as far as mid-level guitars go, you'll be hard-pushed to get more for your money. With a generous discount of $145, this Limited-Edition Shell Pink Strat features a Modern ‘C’ profile, a 22-fret neck, and a 2-point tremolo with bent steel saddles.
Cyber Monday guitar deals: Guitar amp deals
Fender Blues Junior IV:
$749 $659 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
As one of the world’s most popular gigging guitar amps, the Fender Blues Junior is rarely discounted, so to find $90 off at Amazon is an exceptional deal indeed. This portable tube combo is easy to use, makes for a perfect pedal platform and sounds killer at live volume levels.
Positive Grid Spark: 35% off with SPARKBF30 (opens in new tab)
With thousands of tones on tap, wireless Bluetooth and fast USB connectivity, plus intelligent functions such as Smart Jam and Auto Chords, it’s no wonder the Spark is the best-selling practice amp on the planet. This offer will save you a whopping $70, plus you got a free padded gig bag (usually $60).
Supro Delta King 10:
$599, $399 (opens in new tab)
A regular feature in best-of lists, we couldn’t quite believe it when we saw a $200 reduction on this brilliant boutique tube combo over at Musician's friend. Despite it's small size this amp is more than capable of handling small shows, and is a great pick for home recording duties too.
$549 $499 at Guitar Center (opens in new tab)
Yamaha’s class-leading wireless desktop amp has had $50 knocked off its asking price at Guitar Center – a tasty saving on one of the most feature-packed amps on the market. The THR30II packs 15 guitar amps, three bass amps and a trio of mic models for acoustic-electrics, not to mention Bluetooth support, a built-in wireless receiver and built-in rechargeable battery. The THR10II is also down to $299 from $329 (opens in new tab), while the THR30IIA acoustic amp has seen its price drop from $599 to $549 (opens in new tab).
Boss Katana-Air: $485 $379 at Guitar Center (opens in new tab)
Boss’s fully wireless desktop amp has had a whopping $106 slashed off the price over at Guitar Center. It crams five of Boss’s ever-popular Katana amp models into a compact enclosure, and comes with a wireless transmitter for your guitar – cables be gone! Bluetooth and USB connectivity make it a great music and recording system, too.
Blackstar Fly 3 Neon Yellow:
$74.99 $64.99 (opens in new tab)
Want Blackstar’s game-changing mini amp, but don’t want to pay full price? You can snag this none-more-’80s Neon Yellow version for $64.99 over at Guitar Center, saving a cool $10 in the process. It packs the same features as the regular Fly 3 – two channels, remarkably full bodied tones and a built-in tape-style delay – but with a much, much brighter aesthetic. Bassists can snag the Neon Yellow Fly 3 Bass for just $59 (opens in new tab), while the Fly 3 Acoustic is also $59 (opens in new tab) in the sale.
Boss Waza-Air Headphones:
$399 $319 at Sweetwater (opens in new tab)
The crème de la crème of guitar amp headphones, Boss’s Waza-Air wireless cans use cutting-edge spatial technology to provide the ultimate practice solution. Three innovative 3D algorithms replicate real performance environments, while five amps and 50 tweakable effects are onboard. Even better, the Waza-Air comes with a wireless transmitter for a completely cable-free playing experience. Now with $50 off at Sweetwater! Bassists can also snag the Waza-Air Bass for $335 (opens in new tab) – that’s a $64 discount.
Vox VGH guitar amp headphones:
$129 $79 (opens in new tab)
These stylish headphones from Vox team the company’s best-selling amPlug technology with a set of Audio-Technica-designed cans for an affordable all-in-one approach to silent practice. Three options are available: AC30, emulating Vox’s classic guitar amp (opens in new tab); Rock, which specializes in heavier sounds (opens in new tab); and Bass, for bassists (opens in new tab). All three offer a trio of amp models, while the two guitar versions feature onboard chorus, delay and reverb sounds. All are currently on offer at Sweetwater with a sizable $50 saving.
Fender Mustang Micro:
$119 $89 at Sweetwater (opens in new tab)
The Mustang Micro is Fender’s approach to the headphone amp, and crams its Mustang GTX amp and effects models into a tiny plug-and-play guitar amp. Onboard controls for EQ, amps and effects means there are no apps to get in the way of your playing, while an onboard rechargeable battery delivers 4-6 hours of practice. A Bluetooth connection means you can play wirelessly, while the device also functions as a USB-C interface. Now with a cool $30 off at Sweetwater.
Randall Thrasher 50W tube head:
$2,099 $1,249 (opens in new tab)
If you’re serious about your live metal guitar tone, this Mike Fortin-developed 50W compact tube head is one of the best deals you can snap up this holiday season. The Thrasher’s pair of channels are designed to accommodate everything from detuned six-strings right down to eight-strings with utmost clarity and a tight attack. Its build quality is as formidable as its tones, too.
Vox Custom AC15C1:
was $799.99, now $699.99 (opens in new tab)
British boutique tube tone for less? Yes please! With the signature clean chime and the saturated warmth of the Top Boost overdrive channel, this 1x12 combo works great as part of a standalone rig, or as a pedal platform. Best of all there's currently $100 off in the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals.
Egnater Tweaker-15 Stack:
$949.98, now $499.99 (opens in new tab)
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, this really is a boutique tube head and cab for less than $500! With the Egnater Tweaker head pumping out 15 watts via two 6V6 tubes and a matching 1x12 cabinet with a 12” Egnater speaker, this super versatile amplifier setup has a whopping $449.99 off.
Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII:
$999.99, now $649.99 (opens in new tab)
One of the most popular guitar amps on the gigging circuit, this versatile, all-tube tone machine now has a massive $300 off. The HT Series has made a name for itself as one of the best mid-priced tube combos, and this particular model comes in a distinctive Vintage Blue finish - sure to stand out on stage.
Vox amPlug 2 Lead:
$59.99, now $39.99 (opens in new tab)
This perfect practice partner makes keeping your chops a breeze. We find having a headphone amp for guitar around the house invaluable for late-night writing sessions and keeping up our practice regimens. With upgraded analog circuitry, excellent battery life, and superb sound - this sub $40 bargain should be in every guitar player’s basket.
Line 6 Powercab 112 FRFR:
$617.49, now $499 (opens in new tab)
Line 6's Powercab 112 is, for our money, one of the best FRFR speakers out there. It features an FRFR mode that'll deliver a pristine representation of your amp modeler's preset patch or profile, plus six onboard speaker models of its own. Now, thanks to Guitar Center, it can be had for more than $100 less than its usual sticker price.
Supro 1970RK Keeley Custom 25W:
$999, now $749 (opens in new tab)
Designed in collaboration with Keeley Electronics, this unique tube combo features a transparent effects loop, and a preamp and two-band EQ section designed to allow users to run their gain pedals in front of the amp, while still giving them the potent midrange and dynamics one would associate with a Supro. For Black Friday, Guitar Center's slashed the price of this terrific collaborative offering by a hefty $250.
Cyber Monday guitar deals: Acoustic guitar deals
$199 $155 at Fender.com (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for a beginner acoustic guitar deal this Cyber Monday, you won’t find a better offer than this: this Fender dreadnought features a solid spruce top for a rich tone, and comes with a gigbag, picks, strap, spare strings and a three-month subscription to Fender Play. It’s our favorite beginner acoustic guitar, and this discount at Fender.com is the best price we’ve ever seen.
Fender CD-60S All-Mahogany:
$199 $159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The CD-60S is also available in a luxurious all-mahogany configuration, which boasts a darker tone and classy aesthetic. Again, it features a solid mahogany top, along with mahogany back and sides, scalloped X bracing and an easy-to-play neck with rolled fingerboard edges and a walnut fingerboard. It’s had $40 knocked off at Amazon, but note that it doesn’t include any of the bonuses that come with the spruce model above.
Mitchell D120 Dreadnought:
was $149, now $99 (opens in new tab)
The Mitchell D120 is built to fit the tightest budgets, but that doesn't mean it's not a formidable option for beginner acoustic guitarists. Sporting a spruce top, mahogany neck, jatoba fretboard, mahogany back and sides and forward-shifted scalloped bracing, the D120 offers solid, rich tone and outstanding projection. And at under $100, what's not to love?
Fender FA-135CE guitar:
Was $249.99, now $159.99 (opens in new tab)
You really can't go wrong with the big 'F' on the headstock. And as a beginner, you're looking not only for the best value for money – which the FA-135CE delivers – but also guaranteed comfort and playability, which it also serves up plentifully courtesy of its slim neck and comfortable body size. Secure yours now for only $159.99.
Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster:
$1,999.99, $1,699.99 (opens in new tab)
Firmly channelling the spirit of innovation, Fender’s divisive ‘is it or isn’t it’ Acoustasonic Tele now has a huge reduction of $250 at Guitar Center. Featuring an Ebony fretboard, an acoustic engine with ten different voices, and a unique three-pickup system configuration, it may have it’s haters - but we love this groundbreaking guitar.
was $149, now $139 (opens in new tab)
Most beginner acoustics come with understated looks, with simple natural finishes and general no-frills aesthetics. But if you're the type to be louder about your visual tastes, there's few options better than the Epiphone Starling. Available in Starlight Blue, Wine Red, Ebony and Hot Pink Pearl, this vibrant strummer is priced at $139 for a limited time at Guitar Center.
Epiphone Songmaker DR-100:
was $169, now $129 (opens in new tab)
Epiphone is one of the most prolific guitar builders in the biz, with the trust of thousands of guitarists the world over. To join the club, why not pick up the Songmaker DR-100 – finished in Sunburst – at only $129? Normally priced at $169, this stylishly appointed six-string has had a cool $40 lopped off its tag. Now's the time to pounce.
$479, $399.99 (opens in new tab)
With the full-fat version of this guitar being out of reach for the majority of guitarists, the Epiphone Hummingbird offers that iconic look and sound for less. Now with an additional $79.01 off, the characterful 'woody' tones and superb playability of this wonderful acoustic are available for even less.
Breedlove Pursuit Exotic:
$749, now $599 (opens in new tab)
This acoustic features an unusual composition with a Myrtlewood top and body combination and it's got $150 off over at Musician's Friend. As well as its distinctive look, we really loved the playability of the neck profile, with a narrower fretboard width making chords and riffing a breeze - great for those used to electric guitar necks.
Rogue Starter Acoustic:
was $79, now $59 (opens in new tab)
This Rogue Starter Acoustic is likely the cheapest acoustic you'll find this Black Friday, but features a spec sheet just tailored to any beginner. With a smaller scale, it's perfect for kids or aspiring guitarists with smaller hands, while a maple neck and selected hardwood fretboard is capable of producing killer unplugged tone.
Cyber Monday guitar deals: Pedal deals
IK Multimedia AmpliTube pedals:
$329 $199 (opens in new tab)
Equip your pedalboard with a wealth of new tones with this killer deal on IK Multimedia’s feature-packed AmpliTube X-Gear pedals. The X-Drive overdrive, X-Time delay, X-Space reverb and X-Vibe modulation each boast 16 cutting-edge algorithms, a trio of footswitches and aluminum chassis – and now feature a tasty $129 off at Guitar Center.
TC Electronic PolyTune 3:
was $99, now $69 (opens in new tab)
Along with the Boss TU-3, the TC Electronic PolyTune 3 is considered to be the holy grail of guitar tuner pedals, and for good reason. Thanks to its ultra-precise accuracy – up to 0.1 cents – the PolyTune 3 has made its way on to thousands of pedalboards around the world, offering a range of alternate tunings with ultimate ease. As an added bonus, its BonaFide Buffer circuitry also helps to improve your guitar's tone over long cable runs. It's $30 off at Sweetwater, but only while stock lasts.
MXR M249 Super Badass Dynamic O.D.:
$129, now $99 (opens in new tab)
Featuring MOSFET clipping diodes and a super-simple control set highlighted by a nifty Boost/Cut switch, this stompbox can function as a smooth clean boost or a conduit for screaming vintage gain. We've been excited about this unit since it launched just a couple of months ago, and now its price has been cut to an amazing $99 by Guitar Center.
Walrus Julia V2 Platinum:
£199, now £119 (opens in new tab)
One of the best chorus pedals out there with a very rare 40% off saving and in a limited edition Platinum finish – what a combination. Lush analogue chorus and vibrato tones aplenty and this latest V2 version also offers momentary switching for quick bursts as required.
Walrus Julia V2 Gold:
£199, now £119 (opens in new tab)
One of the best chorus pedals out there with a very rare 40% off saving and in a limited edition Gold finish – what a combination. Lush analogue chorus and vibrato tones aplenty and this latest V2 version also offers momentary switching for quick bursts as required.
EarthQuaker Devices Plumes:
$99, now $84.15 (opens in new tab)
One of the best TubeScreamer clones money can buy, Plumes has an amazing amount of sonic versatility, with a trio of modes that can give you Marshall crunch, a clean boost or, of course, screamin' drive. All of this, of course, comes with EarthQuaker's unique sonic footprint. Already a great value at $99, Plumes can now be had at Guitar Center for $84 – a whole lot of pedal at that price point.
Boss RC-500 Loop Station:
$416.99, now $339.98 (opens in new tab)
If you're serious about looping, so is the RC-500 with MIDI capability, an animated colour LCD, 114 onboard drum grooves and 16 kits for jamming, and 13 hours of 32-bit stereo record time. It's great for guitarists, vocalists and keyboard players, channelling Boss's expertise as a market leader in looping technology. This is a fantastic price from Sweetwater on one of the best looper pedals around.
Origin Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor:
£299 £249 (opens in new tab)
The Cali76 line of compressor pedals represent some of the very best in the market and this limited edition Compact Deluxe represents a pedalboard friendlier option. This is the kind of compressor that makes everything sound better – an always-on option. This all-analogue recreation of the famed Urei 1176 studio compressor offers studio-quality tones at your feet with a rare £50 saving on the Oxford pedal brand.
J. Rockett Audio Squeegee Compressor:
$119, now $49 (opens in new tab)
J. Rockett's Squeegee compressor was designed as an antidote to overly complicated compressor pedals based on studio rack units. Featuring a mere two control knobs, the Squeegee aims to deliver top-notch, tube-like compression. Now an unbelievable $70 off at Sweetwater, this pedal delivers boutique value at a mass-market price.
Walrus Badwater Bass Preamp:
was £299, now £249 (opens in new tab)
For an excellent pedal only released earlier in 2022, this represents another great Walrus pedal deal. This is a proper bass essential; a great platform for your pedalboard or recording with a built-in optical compressor, drive circuit and comprehensive EQ section. XLR and 1/4" outputs allow to run to the mixing desk and your amp simultaneously.
Keeley Red Dirt Overdrive:
$179, now $99 (opens in new tab)
Green Dirt? A Sweetwater exclusive Green Sparkle finish with a special saving on this superb germanium overdrive pedal that shines for blues and classic rock tube-style breakup and dynamic saturation. It does premium lower gain well too for superlative stacking. Huge tones here and a huge $80 at Sweetwater off to sweeten the deal.
Boss HM-2W Waza Craft:
$199.99, $149.99 (opens in new tab)
The pedal that became the sound of an entire genre, the 'chainsaw' buzz of the Boss Heavy Metal soon spread from Swedish Death Metal to pretty much every genre. This Waza Craft version features a second mode but keeps everything very true to the original, even down to the classic orange and black look.
Blackstar Dept 10 Distortion:
was $299, $199 (opens in new tab)
This clever stompbox gives you four different voices to play with, making it a super versatile addition to your pedalboard. Channel 1 offers up two flavors of clean boost, while Channel 2 is where the saturated distortion tones will dirty up your tone. This valve-powered pedal now has $100 off over at Guitar Center - making it an even sweeter deal.
Blackstar Dept. 10 Dual Valve Drive:
was $299, now $199 (opens in new tab)
Two channels? Check. A comprehensive control set? Check. Cab Rig compatibility? You betcha. This might just be the most advanced overdrive pedal out there, boasting an ECC83 triode valve that helps deliver genuine tube amp tones and feel. There's too much to shout about in such a short paragraph, but this five-star unit has got four voices, a USB connection and runs at 200V internally for supreme sounds. Sound good? It gets better: it's $100 off at Guitar Center right now.
Vox V845 Classic Wah:
$89, now $64 (opens in new tab)
Spec’d to emulate Vox’s classic ’60s-era original, the V845 aims to deliver all the Hendrix- and Clapton-esque, vintage wah tones your heart desires. Durable and dependable, and dressed in a sleek all-black enclosure, the V845 has seen its price slashed significantly, from $89 down to an impressively low $64, at Sweetwater.
TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4:
£195, now £175 (opens in new tab)
One of the most versatile delay pedals you can buy, the Flashback has loads of great features for the performing player and at Thomann you can now get it with a handy 10% off. As well as the ten built-in delay sounds, you also get a selection of 6 ‘TonePrint’ slots that let you create your own presets or download those from your favorite artists. Add in the ‘MASH’ function footswitches for real-time parameter control, tap tempo, and built-in looper and you’ve got a powerful bit of kit that will be an upgrade for any pedalboard.
Line 6 HX Stomp:
$699 $651, free plugins & Cubase LE (opens in new tab)
Gotta get those sweet Helix tones, but want to integrate them with your existing pedalboard? That’s precisely what the HX Stomp sets out to achieve. It’s the most tone per inch you’ll find on the market, with an astonishing level of flexibility given its diminutive stature. Buy it now from Sweetwater and not only will you save $48, but you’ll also get Line 6’s Helix Native and Metallurgy Collection absolutely free, along with Steinberg Cubase LE – freebies worth $598!
$699 $597 at Sweetwater (opens in new tab)
$102 off Boss’s flagship compact multi-effects pedal? Yessir: with all the processing power of the big-boy GT-1000, the GT-1000CORE is a veritable beast of a triple-footswitch multi-FX, especially at this price. It packs 32-bit audio, 24 simultaneous assignable effects blocks, AIRD guitar and bass preamps, two effects loops and USB connectivity. And with legendary Boss effects onboard, you know it will deliver tonally.
HeadRush MX5: $429 $399 with free backpack (opens in new tab)
If you’ve previously found multi-FX and amp modelers a pain to program, HeadRush has the answer: the MX5’s four-inch touchscreen makes managing your signal chain a breeze, while the pedal itself is equipped with 46 amps, 15 cabs, 10 mic emulations, 300 IRs and 63 effects. Add in a 20-minute looper, simple patch switching and USB recording, and this is a steal for $399 – and it comes with a free backpack worth $149!
Line 6 HX Effects:
$649 $549, free plugins & Cubase LE (opens in new tab)
If you don’t need the HX Stomp’s amp models and would rather have extra footswitches at your disposal, the HX Effects is for you. It boasts eight capacitive-sensing footswitches and scribble strip displays so you can easily see what each switch is doing. Best of all, Sweetwater has slashed $100 off the price, and thrown in free Helix Native and Line 6 Metallurgy Collection plugins, plus Steinberg Cubase LE – a $598 value!
$149 $119 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Looking for maximum versatility from the smallest possible package? The MS-70CDR is the multi-FX you seek. CDR technically stands for Chorus Delay Reverb, but several mammoth firmware updates ensure the Zoom’s covers everything from pitch-shifting, every modulation type under the sun as well as its namesake effects. With a dedicated Reddit following and a low current draw, the MS-70CDR is something of a cult classic, and an essential purchase for alternative players in search of tripped-out tones.
$124 $99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If a slightly more conventional feature set is more your style, the MS-50G includes a host of overdrive and more conventional effects – 47, to be precise – alongside eight amp models. Again, if you’re after maximum sounds from minimal pedalboard real estate, this is a must-buy, with a 20% discount at Amazon.
$169 $142 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Nobody delivers bang for buck like Mooer, and the GE150 is impossibly feature-packed for its price. You get 55 amp models taken from Mooer’s highly rated Micro Preamp series, plus 151 effects, impulse responses, drum rhythms, micro-USB out, 200 presets, an onboard expression pedal, plus an 80-second looper. We gave the GE150 4.5 out of 5 in our review, and for the price, there really is no beating it – especially with 16% off at Amazon.
Line 6 Helix: free Helix Native, Metallurgy & Cubase LE (opens in new tab)
The Helix is Line 6’s flagship guitar processor, packing a dizzying array of ultra-accurate amp and effects models, all navigated via an intuitive interface that makes dialing in its tonal delights a breeze. For Cyber Monday, you can also equip yourself with the Helix Native plugin, which injects the unit’s gold-standard tones into your DAW, as well as a whole DAW, Cubase Elements, with your purchase, plus additional Line 6 Metallurgy plugins. It’s the perfect way to get into recording – and it’s included free!
Line 6 Helix LT: free Line 6 plugins plus Cubase LE (opens in new tab)
The LT sacrifices a few of the full-fat Helix’s lesser-used features – aux and mic inputs, external amp switching and scribble strips – but for the vast majority of players, it delivers all the tones and flexibility you could possibly desire, and at $999, it’s $500 cheaper, too. Add in free Helix Native and Metallurgy plugins and Cubase Elements DAW, and it’s a no-brainer.
TC Electronic Plethora X5: was $549, now $449 (opens in new tab)
Ever felt like you just want all the pedals, all the time? We feel your pain – and that’s why we’re stoked to see TC’s Plethora multi-effects unit on sale with Sweetwater. The X5 is capable of delivering 5 simultaneous effects, and has 15 TonePrints per effect, meaning you’ll probably never run out of combinations to try. It also has 127 custom pedalboard presets, cab sims, an FX loop, Bluetooth and MIDI in and thru. Save $100 on the most versatile TC pedal on the market.