Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Top 3 Ideal Gifts for Musicians this Holiday Season

This is the time of  the year, when brands come up with a number of new products at knockdown prices. If you plan on asking that special someone for a nice gift this year, a musical instrument that suits your personality and need, can be the best option! With all of the big brands looking to launch new equipment for 2017, you might find that picking up last season’s headline gear will come at huge discounts, especially in the online stores.



There is often nothing more needed in a musician’s toolkit than a great pair of headphones. Whether playing guitar, recording some vocals or laying down the smoothest drum beat imaginable, a quality pair of headphones equals to a great gift. Whilst many musicians tend to follow a certain brand they love and trust, there are many cheaper alternatives to the professional prices that can go into the thousands of dollars.

Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones

The Vic Firth SIH1 stereo isolation headphones are some of the best in the business, and were created specifically for recording, performing and teaching. These high quality cans offer a great frequency response and offer to cut ambient noise by up to 24dB. With self-aligning foam cushions featuring soft foam enclosures, these are the perfect addition to any drummers holiday season!

A Drum Kit Set

Buying an instrument for any musician would put them in your good books forever, but choosing the right gift may be a lot easier than you might think. Whilst every musician has their specialist instrument, the gift of a drum kit would be welcomed by any musician for it adds to their skills overall. Keeping time and creating tracks can be learned on a drum kit better than any other instrument, so why not check out some of the best kits on the market right for beginners and professionals alike.

The Mapex Storm Series 5 with Mapex Cymbal Pack

As one of the most popular starter kits available on the market, the Mapex Storm Series 5 kit offers anyone looking to get into drumming the perfect setup at a reasonable price. Available in a number of beautiful finishes including Ebony blue grain, textured black and Camphor wood grain finishes, you’ll spot the perfect match for the future drummer you have in mind.

The 5 series is basically ready to play as Mapex offers their simple approach to both tuning and playing. Featuring 100% poplar shells and the brand new SONIClear bearing technology, you will find slipping into drumming from another instrument to be a breeze!

The kit features:

22”x18” Bass Drum
10”x7” & 12”x8” Toms
16”x14” Floor Tom
14”x5.5” Snare

The kit also includes the bass drum pedal, snare and hihat stand as well as two boom stands. The Mapex cymbal kit is also included to get you up and running almost out of the box! The Mapex Stores Series 5 is available with even more options at Drummers Paradise!

Time is of the Essence!


What every musician has always wanted but never gets around to buying may be one of the classic metronomes of yesteryear. Featuring a design that is its overall function, the humble metronome has helped musicians over the past few hundred years stay in time and keep on track to perform record and practise their music.

Modern equivalents offer a number of high-tech features, specialist timings for a number of different musical genres, as well as being highly portable and versatile. Why not opt for the Boss Dr. Beat DB30 for its reliability and very reasonable price. Featuring tap timing to input your own timings and BPM, as well as a fantastically clear LCD screen and headphone jack for ultimate portability, Boss is a well trusted brand amongst musicians.

Whatever you buy for your musician loved one for this holiday season, make sure to check out and compare the prices online to find the best deals. Buying early will ensure bulky items can be delivered on time, as well as give you enough time to wrap and hide it! If you are buying for yourself this festive season, why not go all out and upgrade your kit for a new year that starts with a bang!