We all know that musicians are notoriously difficult to shop for. We want to help you out, so every year around this time, we like to bring you the ultimate holiday gift guide – a list of things that they can get you that won’t break the bank, and are guaranteed to be a hit with just about any musician.
This, to me, is a total no-brainer. Everyone has a keychain, and everyone needs a place to hang their keys – and you need a gift for the musician in your life! Pluginz Jack Racks are the perfect solution for keeping track of your keys while spicing up your decor with some rock n’ roll flair! They are available in several officially licensed brand models (Marshall, Friedman, Engl) and more to fit your musical personality (there’s even one for DJs!) and at $34.99-39.99, it’s a steal of a deal. They also offer gift cards in case you aren’t sure which one your secret Santa would like!
Keep your musician’s life more organized with the accessory of the season, the Pluginz Jack Rack, for just $29.99-39.99 right here!
One of our favorite products we reviewed this year, Le Lead is a rig-in-a-box preamp pedal with more I/O options than you can shake a stick at. You can read our full review of the pedal here, but suffice it to say that it’s a 2 channel preamp that will turn any amp into a fire-breathing monster or a gentle cooing bird, or anything in between. It has MIDI integration, DI output with cab sim out (for direct recording or straight out to the board for live performance), headphone out for bedroom practice, effects loop, and an array of tone shaping options. It also comes in 3 other flavors – Le Clean, Le Crunch, and Le Bass – for guitarists not of the metal persuasion or bassists!
You can make the guitarist in your life very happy with a Le Preamp Pedal for just $299 picking it up here.
The modern musician is not just a player – they’re also a recording engineer, a tech-savvy beatmaker, a composer, and a deep listener – and for all these things, they need a great pair of professional headphones. Cheaper than buying a set of good studio monitors (especially taking into account the cost and hassle of acoustically treating your bedroom studio), a pair of high-quality headphones will easily travel with you anywhere for music making on-the-go.
The Focal Spirit Professional headphones are the perfect combo of high end and low price for a set of serious studio cans, and you’ll be a holiday hero swooping in with these all wrapped up.
Pick up some Focal Spirit Pros, the perfect accessory for any musician, for $350 right here.
Signal-to-noise ratio is one of the biggest factors in music listening across the board – as you raise the level of the signal you’re listening to, you inevitably raise the noise floor as well. This leads to major ear fatigue and eventual hearing damage, limiting the amount of time you can spend listening to music. This, of course, is not what ideal for musicians – we want to maximize the amount of time we can spend making music!
The solution isn’t to turn off the music – it’s to lower that noise floor and clean up the distortion! Rev33 is a tiny device that goes inline to your headphones or in-ear monitors and without processing the signal, increases the signal to noise ratio up to 12 decibels! It makes a great companion to the Focals above, and they have just about every model of headphone and IEM on the market in their list.
Make music for longer and save your ears for $149 direct from Rev33!
Are you in a band that uses a backing track, click track, synced video or MIDI patch changes and you’re still hauling around a fragile, possibly unstable laptop? Or are you a solo act that doesn’t have access to a backing band? The folks at Cymatic Audio have your tour solution! The LP-16 is a hardy, reliable little tank designed for multitrack (up to 16 tracks simultaneous) audio and MIDI playback for nearly endless possibilities. Quit playing tracks off your iPod with just a stereo out or risking damage to your computer by taking it on the road, and replace it with a far more compact and dependable all-in-one unit. It will replace the need for a laptop AND a separate interface/mixer.
Take your act to the next level with the Cymatic Audio LP-16 here for $499!
Toontrack plugins (EZMix, EZDrummer, EZKeys) are made specifically for making music easier to make. Instant drum grooves, great guitar tone with no effort, keyboard parts that create themselves – if you make music, you need Toontrack.
Right now, Toontrack has fire sale deals on everything for Black Friday, up to 70% off – go get it!
Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t include some of the finest fashions available to the general public – Gear Gods official merchandise! You can get Gear Gods branded t-shirts, mugs, phone cases and more right here, sent direct to you!
Now’s the time to get your loved one to finally kick that smoking habit, and it’s never been easier with this all-in-one starter kit from Vape Club that’s got electronic cigarette cartridges and everything he or she will need. For someone who already vapes, why not turn it up to 11 with the Smok H-Priv220W TC Starter Kit. Once you’ve the kit, you’re going to need some juice, so check out the wide range of eliquids available there as well.