musical instruments

January 10

Shop.ca: Up To 50% Off Akai Musical Controllers

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Shop.ca: Up To 50% Off Akai Musical Controllers

Shop.ca is offering up to 50% off Akai controllers.

A few of the instruments are actually the full 50% off:

There is quite the price range, so hopefully you can find one within your budget. I don’t know much about these things but my friend Angela does! She makes and mixes her own music with the help of electronics. She has a passion for music and it was really fun when she took me to her little makeshift studio and we talked about different hearing abilities and sensitivities while playing with her sound board.

I compared some of these devices and always found them priced higher at other companies. For example, the APC40 that Shop.ca is selling for $299.99, I found for around $400 elsewhere.

Shop.ca offers free shipping on all items. Check out other Canadian websites with free shipping.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 14

The Source Canada: Jay Turser Electric Guitar Only $110 (Was $160)

Posted by on December 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM

The Source Canada: Jay Turser Electric Guitar Only $110 (Was $160)

If you have a music lover on your gift list, check out this deal at the Source, with up to 40% off musical instruments and accessories. While I price compared most of the deals here, many of them were the same price elsewhere, except this Jay Turser electric guitar, which is now only $109.99, was $159.99.

For the developing musician, this electric guitar has a double cutaway body, white pick guard, rosewood fingerboard, and maple neck. It looks classic and has great sound. There is a volume control and two tone controllers, as well as a five-way pickup selector and chrome die cast tuners.

I found a few reviews for this guitar online including this one:

This guitar is awesome in ways and bad in others. For the price this guitar kicks ass. Its best sound quality is in clean electric, the notes are bright and clear. Distortion is where this guitar lags behind. Chords are sometimes hard to make out, and the pickups hum really bad. You can get rid of this hum by selecting 2 pickups at once, but then the sound quality is lower…This guitar is well put together. It’s durable, fairly light weight and balanced really nice. When you get a strap on it it rests perfectly flat against you. The pickups were fairly well adjusted (their pretty cheap so they are probably at their full potential).

Depending on what you need, this makes an affordable guitar that is durable, has good sound quality, and may make a great gift idea.

Shipping is free for this item. Check our free shipping page for more companies offering free shipping with no minimum spends.

(Expiry: 24th December 2013)

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November 11

Shop.ca: 50% Off 5-Piece Drum Kit w/ Hardware Now $299.99

Posted by on November 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Shop.ca: 50% Off 5 Piece Drum Kit w/ Hardware Now $299.99

Have a little drummer boy or girl in the family? Get 50% off this CB Percussion 5 Pc Drum Kit w/Hardware Throne Shell Pack at Shop.ca with free shipping to sweeten the deal.

There is really one drum kit on sale in three different colours. Originally $599.95 they are regularly priced at $364.99. But right now they are a full 50% off their original retail value and thus you will only pay $299.99. Here are your colour options:

I have to make a clear note that the above image is a bit deceiving but it was what they had. This drum kit does not include the cymbals shown above. Here is what is included:

  • 22″ x 15″ Bass
  • 12″ x 9″ Deep tom
  • 13″ x 10″ Deep tom
  • Heavy duty mounts
  • 16″ x 16″ Floor tom
  • 5-1/2″ x 14″ 6 Lug matching wood snare

It is still a great little kit for your little table drummer. Musical instruments are not cheap so sales like these are pretty nice.

Use our exclusive promo code MOOSE (even if you’ve used it before – it allows unlimited uses!) and get $10 off right away. If you are new to Shop.ca, you’ll get $25 in rewards points you can use on this purchase. If you pay with PayPal, you’ll get another $25 off.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 20

London Drugs Canada: $200 Off Casio 88 Key Digital Piano – Now $300

Posted by on August 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

London Drugs Canada: $200 Off Casio 88 Key Digital Piano   Now $300

London Drugs Canada features a very nice deal on the Casio 88 Key Digital Piano, for piano practice in smaller homes or apartments. Originally $499.99, the piano is on sale now for $299.99.

I checked for pickup in store, and at least around my area, there were plenty in stock at various London Drugs locations. London Drugs only delivers in some cities (you can find them and the rates here) but you can buy items online and pick them up in store at your convenience. It is a nice way to make sure you get the deal while it is on sale and before it is sold out, without having to rush to the store immediately.

I was looking at pianos because my husband has expressed interest in acquiring a keyboard to play on. I understand this is a bit different than a keyboard (I understand now actually). This has all eighty-eight keys that I learned piano on. Here are this digital piano’s other features:

  • Weighted scaled hammer action tri-sensor keys
  • Includes matching stand, sheet music/book stand, AC adapt. & sustain pedal
  • Grand piano sound & 15 effects
  • 48-note polyphony and two x 8 watt speakers
  • MIDI connection for data exchange with computers

It is a pretty sweet device. Many years ago, I used to date a musician who was a gifted little pianist. He had one of these in his bachelor pad that he used to practice on. It was really space efficient and very useful for when he couldn’t access a full size piano.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 18

Shop.ca: Ibanez Guitar Only $599 + Free Guitar Stand

Posted by on July 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Shop.ca: Ibanez Guitar Only $599 + Free Guitar Stand

Get the Ibanez Red Desert guitar for only $599, was $1499.95, plus you’ll get a free guitar stand, with a $22.99 value. I price compared this guitar and found that the regular price, which is probably normally inflated on this site, is just about correct. You’ll save at least $500 purchasing it at Shop.ca, rather than another Canadian store. Plus, you’ll get free shipping and rewards, and you can use our Shop.ca exclusive coupon code to get yourself another $10 off.

If you are considering getting yourself a guitar, now might be the time. This electric guitar has pro features, including flawless tuning accuracy and a fast, smooth feel. Made from a lightweight Basswood, it is comfortable to play for long periods of time. It also has a good balance of strong highs and lows.

Online, this guitar has awesome reviews, having about a 4.5 out of 5 in terms of ratings. One reviewer said:

Awesome guitar….good for any style of play. Feels like a guitar that should cost twice as much. Comfortable, easy to play, sound quality and set up ready for live or studio right out of the box. Can’t go wrong with this guitar.

And the reviewer said this probably paying more than the sale price we are telling you about.

The guitar stand is made from sturdy black metal and has a rubber security strap. It is perfect for displaying your new purchase.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 4

BestBuy Canada: 50% Off Casio Electric Keyboard w/ Stand – Now $99.99

Posted by on June 4, 2013 at 11:00 PM

BestBuy Canada: 50% Off Casio Electric Keyboard w/ Stand   Now $99.99

For the budding musician in your family, pick up the Casio 61-Key Electric Keyboard with Stand for only $99.99! Originally $199.99 it is on sale for 50% off.

I took piano lessons when I was a child on a massive wooden piano that still sits in my parent’s house taking up an enormous amount of room and collecting an equally enormous amount of dust. It hasn’t been played in fifteen years and at this point just symbolizes a waste of time (my time, my teacher’s time, my parent’s time) and money (my parent’s money). If you are planning to put a reluctant child into music lessons I suggest something a little easier on the budget and something that takes up less space. This Casio 61-Key Electric Keyboard with Stand is perfect. It isn’t a space hog and at only $99.99 you won’t be breaking the bank if your child abandons their music lessons after only a few years… or weeks.

Get free shipping on orders of $20 or more at Best Buy Canada. For a limited time you will qualify for the spend $20 and get $10 off your first Viva purchase. See the details Eva posted about here.

(Expiry: 6th June 2013)

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February 2

Axe Music Canada: Free Gifts With Purchase

Posted by on February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Axe Music Canada: Free Gifts With Purchase

When you purchase any guitar, guitar amp, bass guitar, or bass amp, you will receive a free Fender Hockey puck, 3-pack string set, and AXE Toque. Leave your choice of toque colour (black, red or grey) in the comments.

It is a limited time offer – while quantities last. Here is a list of all qualifying items for the freebie pack.

While you are on their website, be sure to check out their clearance section for great prices on the items you want:

There are a ton of deals in the clearance center. Right now Axe Music Canada is offering free shipping on ‘most’ items over $20. Some items are excluded and some areas of Canada are also excluded.

Expiry: Unknown

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February 2

L.A. Music Canada: Fender CD-60 Mahogany Guitar Was $300 | Now $200

Posted by on February 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM

L.A. Music Canada: Fender CD 60 Mahogany Guitar Was $300 | Now $200

As  I previously mentioned in another post – I am not a musician. But hey – 33% off a guitar sounds like a great deal! Pick up a Fender CD-60, All Mahogany for only $199.99 – which is $100 off the original price of $299.99.

It has the dreadnought body style and the following features:

  • black pickguard
  • mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette design
  • new compensated bridge design
  • white bridge pins with black dots and smaller (3mm) dot fingerboard inlays
  • scalloped X bracing
  • black body binding
  • 20-fret fingerboard
  • dual-action truss rod and die-cast tuners

I may not be a musician but I do look for great deals – and 33% off is pretty great. What makes it even better is the shipping policy. All orders over $199 get free shipping and free shipping insurance. That means that this guitar ships for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 1

eBay Canada: 52% Off Musician’s Gear Deluxe Dreadnought Guitar Case Now $53

Posted by on February 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

eBay Canada: 52% Off Musicians Gear Deluxe Dreadnought Guitar Case Now $53

Not a usual item for the bargainmoose (I don’t think any of us are musicians) but I think this is a pretty good deal. Get a Deluxe Dreadnought Guitar Case for only $53.14 – approximately 52% off the retail price. A huge added bonus: this guitar case ships for free.

Here are some of the features:

  • 5-ply cross-laminate wood construction
  • black plush interior lining
  • heavy-duty hardware
  • interior accessory compartment
  • locking fasteners

As I said – I’m not a musician so this is an unfamiliar market to me… but this seems like a pretty good deal. I looked up other Dreadnought cases and they were generally around $125. They have a 45 day refund policy if you are not happy with your purchase.

Do note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price

(Expiry: 22 February 2013)

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January 28

Sears Canada: Casio 76-key Digital Keyboard $299.99 (Save $100)

Posted by on January 28, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Sears Canada: Casio 76 key Digital Keyboard $299.99 (Save $100)

Another great deal on a keyboard, Jodie posted one about a week ago and this one is very similarly priced. This keyboard is on sale from Sears Canada for $199.99, regularly $299.99.

Features:

  • 76 full-size, touch-sensitive keys
  • digital sound processing with touch response
  • song memory
  • 6-track song recording
  • self-contained stereo speakers
  • MIDI set up
  • 48-note polyphony
  • 570 voices
  • 180 rhythm styles
  • headphone jack
  • output jack
  • adapter incl.

Touch sensitive means that the harder or softer you press down the key, the louder or softer the sound will be.

I once took piano lessons, made it up to level 2 and I wish I had gone farther. It is always nice to know how to play an instrument.

Expiry: 29th, January 2012

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January 20

Costco Canada: Casio Compact Digital Piano $100 Off – Now $289.99

Posted by on January 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Costco Canada: Casio Compact Digital Piano $100 Off   Now $289.99

Get $100 off a Casio CDP-100 Compact Digital Piano With Stand on sale now for $289.99 at Costco Canada and that price includes delivery right to your door.

If you’ve been thinking buying a piano but don’t want to shell out the big bucks required, then a digital piano might be just right for you. At $289.99 (reg. $389.99) it delivers high‑tone quality, and powerful functions with built‑in tones and a song bank. You get the piano, an AC adapter, Piano stand and sustain pedal.

The Casio Digital Piano features:

  • 88 full-size scaled hammer action keys with touch response
  • 32-note polyphonic maximum
  • 5 tones
  • Effects: Reverb (4 types) and Chorus (4 types)
  • Songs: 5
  • General MIDI level 1 compatible
  • 2 speakers: 16 W total output
  • Headphone jack

A great feature is the scaled hammer action keys. If you’ve ever played a digital piano and a real piano, there is a difference in how the keys feel when you play them.

A spring-less hammer system that is similar to the one used by grand pianos provides a keyboard touch that is naturally firm. Lower notes play relatively heavier than higher notes, just like the keys on a grand piano.

You need to have a Costco membership in order to shop from Costco online. If you don’t have one, maybe you can ask a friend with a membership to order one from you.

This would be a great little keyboard for kids to learn to play piano. I like that it doesn’t require a huge financial commitment, like a real piano would and the compactness (52″ x 18.8″ x 28.8″) means that you don’t need to have a lot of space available.

Expires: 22nd January, 2012

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