Band Backline Hire

We have a good range of high-quality band backline hire or band equipment available for hire. Band backline rental includes:

  • Hire Drum kits.
  • Hire a guitar or Guitar amplifiers for hire.
  • Rent Bass amplifiers or bass rigs for hire
  • Hire Keyboards including Nord Stage, Yamaha keyboard, Roland keyboards and synth, Hammond organ or Korg synthesizer – professional keyboard hire.
  • Percussion for hire.
  • and a limited amount of band instruments or music equipment such as guitar hire, bass hire and drum hire in Auckland. We also have a Roland v-drum electronic drum kit for hire.

Save time and frustration when you are running a gig or concert by having the bands share a set of professional backline rental instead of swapping around all their gear between different band sets. By hiring in gear including hire guitar amplifiers, hire drums and quality keyboards you will have the added bonus that the backline you rent from us is high end, professional quality gear that is most likely better than what the band could bring themselves. This allows for higher quality sound in general at the event. If the microphones are picking up a good sound, then overall things should sound better… good quality in = good quality out!

Band Backline Hire – Guitars amplifiers for hire:

Hire guitar amps. Ask if it’s not on the list, we may be able to get it for you.

  • 1 x Marshall JCM2000 guitar amplifier head DSL (Dual Super Lead).
  • 1 x Peavy 5150 – 2 channel guitar amplifier head.
  • 1 x EVH 5150 – 3 channel guitar amplifier head.
  • 2 x Marshall JCM900 guitar amp head.
  • 1 x Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Guitar Amp Head. – w/ multi-switch pedal.
  • 1 x Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier guitar Amplifier head – w/ multi switch pedal.
  • 1 x Mesa Boogie 4×12 Guitar cabinet
  • 3 x Marshall 1960A 4×12 guitar cabinets.
  • 1 x Marshall 1960B 4×12 guitar cab.
  • 1 x Fender 65 reissue Deluxe Reverb guitar amplifier.
  • 1 x Fender 65 reissue Twin Reverb guitar amplifier
  • 1 x Fender The Twin 2×12 guitar combo amp (Evil Twin – Red knob).
  • 1 x Fender Twin Reverb Silverface Guitar Amplifier Combo.
  • 1 x Fender Hotrod Deville 4×10 guitar combo amp.
  • 1 x Fender Blues Deluxe guitar combo Amplifier.
  • 2 x Fender Hotrod Deluxe guitar Amplifiers.
  • 1 x Vox AC30HW2X – hand wired legendary combo amp (all tube with Alnico Blue Speakers)
  • 1 x Vox AC30 – standard guitar amplifier.
  • 1 x Roland Jazz Chorus – JC120 combo guitar amplifier.

Hire Guitars available on request:

  • 1 x Gibson SG Made in the USA 2013 Model
  • 1 x Epiphone Les Paul Model Model “Gibson” Guitar with 2x Seymour Duncan Pickups
  • 1 x Ibanez S Series (Flaming Maple) Guitar
  • 1 x Fender DG-10 Acoustic Guitar
  • 1 x Ibanez Artwood Electro-Acoustic Guitar

Band Backline Hire – Bass Rigs.

  • 1 x Mesa Boogie 400+ all tube Bass amp head
  • 1 x Ampeg SVT-VR Anniversary Edition all tube bass amplifier head
  • 2 x Ampeg SVT Classic all tube bass amplifier head
  • 2 x Ampeg SVT 8×10 bass cabinet
  • 1 x Ampeg SVT 4×10 bass cabinet

Ampeg head and cab setup is the workhorse of the industry. Bands all over the world ask for this rig when touring and they need backline. It is not just the tone, it is the power that emanates from this setup when you play it. Give it a try, you’ll see what we mean!

Hire Bass Guitars available on request:

  • 1 x Fender Jazz Bass
  • 1 x Ibanez Cimar PJ Bass Guitar (Fender P Bass shape)

Band Backline Hire – Hire a Drum Kit:

Pearl Reference drum kit

(Pearl market this drum kit as using the “Best of Masterworks” shell materials the wood of the drums is carefully chosen according to the tom or drum size and characteristics wanted for that specific drum ).

  • Rack tom sizes 10 & 12.
  • Size 14 tom (fits on snare stand).
  • Floor toms size 16.
  • 22-inch kick drum.
  • 14-inch all maple 22-ply Reference Snare with stand.
  • Beautiful scarlet fade.
  • 4 boom stands.
  • 1 hi-hat stand.
  • 1 kick pedal.
  • Drum stool.
  • Sounds great live or recorded.

The secret of the Reference Kit is the amount of research that has gone into making it. The wood of the drums is carefully chosen according to the tom or drum size and characteristics wanted for that specific drum. This is no ordinary drum kit – when it’s properly tuned, it’s a reference for what other drum kits should sound like!

Gretsch Renown (All Maple) drum kit

  • Rack tom sizes 10 & 12.
  • Floor tom sizes 14.
  • 22-inch kick drum.
  • 14×5 inch snare with stand.
  • 4 boom stands.
  • 1 hi-hat stand.
  • 1 kick pedal.
  • Drum stool.
  • Cobalt fade.

The Gretsch Renown Maple is one of my favourites kits for recording in the studio. As a sound engineer I prefer the sound of these to the DW collector series maple, it has thicker shells and warmer, deeper tone.

All kits come with standard with the toms that are on separate stands to the bass drum (isolation) and 3 to 4 cymbals stands, a drum seat/throne, hi-hat stand, snare stand and kick pedal if necessary.

Roland V-Drum Kit – Hire an Electronic Drum Kit with TD-12 Sound Module

  • Roland V-drums TD-12 Percussion Sound Module / Brain.
  • Mesh head Snare.
  • 4 mesh head Toms.
  • 2 rubber crash cymbals.
  • 1 rubber ride cymbal.
  • rubber hi-hats on stand.
  • Drum Rack.
  • Real XM ElecDrum Kick Drum and pedal.
  • Drum Stool
  • You can run this through a powered speaker, headphone or an amplifier
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Hire drums – Cymbal sets

Anatolian Cymbals are hand hammered and created in an Istanbul factory in Turkey. The cymbals have engraved markings in the same spot as the Istanbul and Alchemy Cymbals and have many similar characteristics to these whilst also having their own character. They are sold mainly in Europe as up-market cymbals – because they are hand hammered, each cymbal has its own distinct flavour.

Set 1: (set of cymbals – Anatolian):

  • 1 set of Anatolian Ultimate Series 14-inch hi-hats.
  • 1 Anatolian Kappadokia Series 16-inch crash.
  • 1 Anatolian Baris Series 18-inch power crash.
  • 1 Anatolian Signature Series “Bertram Engel” 20-inch ride.
  • 1 Anatolian Ultimate Series 22-inch ride (optional replacement).

Set 2 (set of Zildjian cymbals):

  • 1 set of 14-inch Zildjian A Custom hi-hats.
  • 1 16-inch Zildjian A Custom crash.
  • 1 18-inch Zildjian A Custom crash.
  • 1 21-inch Zildjian A Custom Ride.

hire a Snare drum:

  • Pearl Reference snare
  • Gretsch Renown snare

Backline Keyboard Hire – hire a Keyboard and accessories.

Keyboard hire – We have only the BEST keyboards, workstations, synthesizers and samplers available for hire!

  • Korg Triton Pro-X keyboard (88 weighted keys)
  • Nord Stage 2 HA88 keyboard (88 Hammer Action keys)
  • Roland RD 800 keyboard (88 weighted keys)
  • Roland Fantom X8 synth keyboard (88 weighted keys)
  • Hammond XK3 Single Manual Drawbar Organ Keyboard (88 weighted keys) – http://www.hammond-organ.com/products/xk3.htm.
  • Yamaha MOTIF XS8 keyboard with 88 weighted keys
  • Roland KC-350 , 4 channel keyboard amplifier
  • 4 x Keyboard stand – single tier
  • 2 x Keyboard stand – double tiered
  • 2 x Ultimate Apex keyboard stand – Centre Column with 2 tiers –

Hire Percussion instruments:

  • Congas – $50+GST each drum or $100+GST for both.
  • Bongos with stand – $40+GST.
  • Tambourine – $10+GST.
  • Cowbell – $10+GST.
  • Egg shaker – $5+GST.
  • Timbales – $50+GST.
  • Roto Toms – $50+GST set.

Backline Hire – DJ Gear:

  • Pioneer DJM600 4 ch DJ Mixer
  • 2 x Pioneer DJM800 4 ch DJ Mixer
  • 1 x Pioneer DJM900 SRT 4 Channel Serato Dj Mixer
  • 2 x Pioneer CDJ2000 DJ CD and Multimedia Players
  • 2 x Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus DJ Cd and Multimedia Player
  • 4 x Technics 1200 or 1210 Turntable
  • 2 x DJ Table

band Backline hire Accessories:

  • Guitar stands
  • Barstools
  • Drum Throne or keyboard bench/stool
  • Music stands
  • Sconce or Sconces – clip on lights for music stand
  • Microphone stands
  • DI boxes
  • Guitar pedals
  • Sustain pedals
  • Multi effects unit
  • Toy piano

Please note:

  • If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this list, just talk to us – we are well connected and can find you almost anything available in NZ.
  • Band Backline hire pricing is for dry hire pick up from our warehouse. Delivery is extra.
  • Backline tech available on request.