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Backline & Drum Kit Hire

As part of our full-service delivery to concerts, we also provide complete backline and drum kit hire. While we do not have every possible drum, amp, and instrument, we have invested in a core stock of high quality equipment. It has all been purchased brand-new, is kept flight cased and is maintained by passionate musicians.

We do everything we can to make the management of your concert easier and smoother. As part of this we provide backline and drum kits alongside our full technical and production services.

If you are having multiple bands on your stage a lot of time, effort and money can be saved by providing 'house kit'. This is where we provide a drum kit and backline that all bands may use for their respective performances.

What is Backline?

Backline refers to the musical equipment that tends to exist across the back of a stage. This includes guitar speaker cabinets and amplifiers. Guitars and pedals are not backline; because they are unique to a performer's sound the performer will bring their own.

The backline and drum kits we provide are as 'rider friendly' as possible, so that the largest range of bands are happy to use them. This is done by ensuring that every part of our backline stock is of the highest quality to keep even the most demandng musicians happy.

Do bands have their own?

On occasion some bands may wish to bring their own backline equipment. This is fine, but it adds considerable change-around time to a concert. It can also mean that a larger stage space is required for the event. By using 'house kit' change-overs are faster, sound quality is more manageable and a smaller stage can be utilised.

Our Kit

Our standard backline includes the following. All items come flight-cased, tested and tuned. All drums are tuned prior to leaving our warehouse and our sound technicians are able to do final checks before performance.

Drums and Hardware:

  • Yamaha Stage Custom Kit - 22" Kick, 16" Floor Tom, 10" Rack Tom, 12" Rack Tom, 14.5" Snare (All with Remo Pin Stripe Heads)
  • 14" Hi Hat
  • 18" Fast Crash
  • 20" Ride
  • 16" Crash
  • 3 Cymbal Stands with Booms
  • 2 Clamp on Cymbal Stands
  • Yamaha Stage Custom Soft Pedal
  • Tama Hard Pedal
  • Drum Throw
  • Yamaha SC 800 Hi Hat Stand
  • LD Bongos and Stand
  • Hi Hat Tambourine
  • Chimes
  • Cow Bell
  • Djembe

Bass Amps:

  • Ampeg SVT-7 Pro Amp Head
  • Ampeg SVT410 HE Cab

Guitar Amps:

  • Marshall MA412 4x12 Cabs
  • Marshall MA100H 100Watt Dual Channel Valve Heads

If you are having multiple bands on your stage a lot of time, effort and money can be saved by providing 'house kit'. This is where we provide a drum kit and backline that all bands may use for their respective performances. As part of a full production package, we can offer our backline at highly competitive prices. All our backline is in - and stays in - excellent condition as we do not "dry hire" it.

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