FINDING CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR MUSICIANS CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK, SO HERE AT PMT WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A LITTLE LIST OF STOCKING FILLERS FOR MUSICIANS TO HELP YOU OUT!

Musicians can be notoriously difficult to shop for, and with Christmas just around the corner, it’s a great time to pick up some stocking fillers for musicians. But what to buy? Well… We’ve made our list, checked it twice and now we’re sharing it with you. See below for great stocking filler Christmas gift ideas for guitarists, drummers, and bassists!

Stocking Fillers FOR GUITARISTS

COBALT REGULAR SLINKY STRINGS

A set of strings is always the best idea when it comes to stocking fillers for musicians. Ernie Ball strings are probably the most recognised strings in the world, and their best selling guitar strings are Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies. Guitarists are always in need of another set of strings, so why not pick your guitarist up a pack of Cobalt Regular Slinky strings?

Ernie Ball has taken their most popular guitar string and given them an amazing cobalt treatment. The added cobalt enhances the relationship between the pickup and the guitar strings, so you get maximised output and a crisper sound. It’s a great upgrade on one of the world’s most popular guitar strings and any guitarist would happy to find a set of these in their stocking this Christmas!

Guitar strings, in general, are one of the easiest gifts to get hold of and one of the best guitar stocking fillers that the musician in your life would actually like!

Ernie Ball 2721 Cobalt Regular Slinky 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings
Ernie Ball 2721 Cobalt Regular Slinky 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings

MARSHALL MS-2 MICRO AMP

The Marshall MS-2 is an incredible little gadget and a great stocking filler for musicians who want to practice guitar anywhere. A 1-watt, miniature combo amplifier that brings the classic, iconic Marshall styling which has been the backline for many rock ‘n’ roll legends over the decades.

The MS-2 Micro Amp is a great size, ideal for placing on your desktop at home or in your bag. The tiny guitar amp is powered by a single 9v battery, making it extremely portable. Just take it out with you wherever you go and you’re ready to rock whenever inspiration strikes! You can also plug in your headphones into the amp when it’s time to play quietly.

If you really want to turn it up to 11, why not check out the Marshall MS-4 Micro Stack? Offering you two channels so you can easily switch between Clean and Overdrive channels, so you can really rock it large with a tiny little amp.

Available in Black, Classic (Grey) and Red

Marshall MS-2 Micro Amp, Classic
Marshall MS-2 Micro Amp, Classic

Peterson Strobo Clip-on Strobe Tuner

The Peterson Strobo Clip-on Strobe Tuner is a clip-on guitar tuner that provides accurate tuning and makes a great stocking filler for musicians. Peterson is world-renowned for producing easy-to-use and highly accurate guitar tuners. Just clip the tuner onto the guitar’s headstock, switch on the power and you’re ready to tune. You can also use it to tune bass guitars, accurately tune to drop D and capo tunings.

There's also a pedal version too in the Peterson StroboStomp HD Compact Tuner should you want that accuracy for an electric guitar.

Peterson Strobo Clip-on Strobe Tuner
Peterson Strobo Clip-on Strobe Tuner

VOX AMPLUG 2 GUITAR HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

When it comes to guitar amps this is about as small as it gets. The VOX AmPlug 2 takes two AAA batteries, you plug it into your guitar’s output jack, get your headphones in and you’re ready to rock. There’s a range of these little beauties, so you can choose your favourite based on the style of music you like to play.

The AC30 version gives you the top boost sound of the legendary VOX AC30, the Classic Rock version gives you the classic crunch of a British 100W amp and the Metal version brings you the extreme high-gain sound of an American-made amp.

VOX AmPlug2 AC-30 Guitar Headphone Amplifier
VOX AmPlug2 AC-30 Guitar Headphone Amplifier

BOSS GUITAR EFFECTS PEDALS

Guitar effects pedals can be extremely cost-effective, great value stocking fillers for musicians that come with all sorts of different sounds including chorus, delay, overdrive, full-on metal distortion and more.

They’re small in size so they’re easily portable and guitarists and bass players will always appreciate another pedal to add to their pedalboard. Guitar pedals are inexpensive options and make great stocking fillers for musicians.

Pictured: the Landlord FX Frothy Head Echo pedal is a budget-friendly 339. 

 

Landlord FX Frothy Head Echo Pedal
Landlord FX Frothy Head Echo Pedal

Stocking Fillers FOR DRUMMERS

MR. ZOGS SEX WAX

Mr. Zogs Sex Wax is most famously known for keeping surfers on their boards, but now drummers all over the world use this unique wax grip technology to ensure their sticks don’t slip out of their hands while playing. If you rock hard when you play the drums, you’re likely to sweat and this can result in slippery sticks. Sex Wax is a great value product and it’s non-staining. A great stocking filler for any drummer!

MR. ZOGS SEX WAX
MR. ZOGS SEX WAX

STAGG STICK BAG

This stick bag from Stagg is a simple no-frills case, designed for carrying drumsticks, rods, mallets, and brushes. It’s an item that can often be overlooked but it is still absolutely essential for any drummer who regularly gigs or attends rehearsals!

Stagg DS04 Drum Stick Bag
Stagg DS04 Drum Stick Bag

MOONGEL DRUM DAMPER PADS

These Moongel Adhesive Drum Damper Pads help to modify and perfect the tone and resonance of drums whilst eliminating unwanted overtones. They can be placed anywhere you want; on cymbals, drum skins, and other percussion instruments - and they’re reusable.

They’re a great price and come in a handy tub. A perfect stocking filler for drummers and every drummer needs them! 

We also recommend the SlapKatz damper pads too! 

Moongel Adhesive Drum Damper Pads
Moongel Adhesive Drum Damper Pads

Alpine MusicSafe Pro Transparent Ear Plugs in Case

If there’s one thing that’s important to any musician, it’s their hearing. Playing in a band and rehearsing can be very detrimental to your hearing and the drums are often the loudest instrument in the room.

Watching gigs can also damage your hearing if you don't have a set of earplugs in! That’s where the Alpine MusicSafe Pro Transparent Ear Plugs in Case come in. They’re configured to replicate the natural response of the ear canal. This ensures that sound is reproduced perfectly but at a lower, safer volume. Retaining the clarity and richness of speech and music while providing up to 22Db volume reduction across all frequencies – not only is this one of the great gift ideas for drummers, it’s a thoughtful and caring one too... and isn’t that the spirit of Christmas after all?

Earplugs are the ideal stocking fillers for musicians who either watch gigs or play in a live band.

Alpine MusicSafe Pro Transparent Ear Plugs in Case
Alpine MusicSafe Pro Transparent Ear Plugs in Case

INKED BY EVANS – CUSTOM BASS DRUM HEAD GIFT CARD

Evans have been pioneers of drum head manufacturing for over 40 years and they are known for their amazingly innovative designs.

 The Inked by Evans Gift Card grants the owner the chance to design their own personalised, custom graphic front bass drum head and have it produced by Evans! You can choose any size from 20” to 26” and you can add custom text, upload your own images or choose from an extensive library of graphics, pictures, textures and crests to create your own one-of-a-kind bass drum head.

Any drummer would be excited to find this gift card in their Christmas stocking!

Evans Inked By Evans Custom Bass Drum Head Gift Card
Evans Inked By Evans Custom Bass Drum Head Gift Card

Stocking Fillers FOR BASS PLAYERS

VOX AMPLUG 2 BASS GUITAR HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

Like the ones made for standard electric guitar, there is also a VOX AmPlug 2 headphone amplifier made specifically for bass guitar.

The AmPlug 2 Bass edition has been designed specifically for low frequencies and offers a great, wide-range response. It’s tiny enough to fit in your pocket. Just slot in two AAA batteries, plug the amp into your bass and connect your headphones and start playing! Bassists often face the challenge of finding time to play and with bass frequencies passing through walls and waking everyone up at night it’s not easy!

The AmPlug 2 allows you to play bass quietly and privately, wherever you are, whatever time it is.

VOX AmPlug2 Bass Guitar Headphone Amplifier
VOX AmPlug2 Bass Guitar Headphone Amplifier

Ernie Ball 4277 W/wipe String Cleaner 6-pack

With bass strings costing more than regular guitar strings, it’s no surprise to find that bassists don’t change their string quite as often as they probably should. Over time, oil and dirt from your fingers, as well as other debris can dull the tone of your strings and diminish their dynamic timbre – not to mention the gunk up your fretboard!

The Ernie Ball 4277 W/wipe String Cleaner 6-pack handily provides 360 degrees of string cleaning action while simultaneously cleaning the fretboard. This, in turn, extends the life of your strings so you don’t have to purchase new ones and restring as often while still retaining a fresh, lively sound. The String Cleaner is a great low price and small enough stocking filler for bassists for Christmas.

Ernie Ball 4277 W/wipe String Cleaner 6-pack
Ernie Ball 4277 W/wipe String Cleaner 6-pack

DUNLOP BIG STUBBY GUITAR PICKS – 6 PACK

If there’s one thing that guitarists and bass guitarists are always in need of, it’s more picks. They just disappear constantly, no matter how well you look after them. Bass guitars, due to their much thicker strings, require much thicker plectrums (or picks) than standard guitars and so we find the Dunlop Big Stubby picks to be a great option. It’s always worth stocking up on a few packs of these and their size and price make them a great bassist’s stocking filler.

Dunlop 475P2.0 Big Stubby Guitar Picks, 6 Player Pack
Dunlop 475P2.0 Big Stubby Guitar Picks, 6 Player Pack

ELECTRO-HARMONIX BASS BIG MUFF FUZZ PEDAL

The Bass Big Muff fuzz pedal from Electro-Harmonix is probably the most famous bass pedal in the world. Big Muff pedals are used by loads of the biggest bands and bassists in the music industry. Ben Folds Five’s bassist Robert Sledge uses them all the time, it’s heard a lot in Metallica tracks, and Chris Wolstenholme of Muse is quite fond of them himself; his most notable use of one can be heard in the bass-heavy song 'Hysteria'.

Adding a thick, full and fuzzy sound to bass licks - there’s nothing else like it. That’s why the Bass Big Muff is so popular. If the bassist in your life doesn’t already have one, they probably want one.

Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi Fuzz Pedal
Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi Fuzz Pedal

STILL CAN’T DECIDE? Try a PMT Gift Voucher

PMT Store Gift card

If you still can’t decide what to get them, why not give them the choice? PMT offer gift vouchers in the following amounts:

These vouchers can be used against any purchase on PMT Online or in any of our PMT stores across the UK.

PMT Store £25 Gift Card
PMT Store £25 Gift Card

So, there we have it! We hope this list of stocking fillers for musicians has helped you in your quest to find gift ideas for musicians. Call in to your local PMT store today to shop a full range or speak to our experts online for help choosing the perfect Christmas gift for the musician in your life.