Rentals for Performing Musicians
We make available for rent professional drums, hardware, cymbals, guitars, amps and PA gear. Items available for backline rental have been professionally teched are always in great shape & ready to play. The typical backline rental rates are fixed daily rates, plus we offer a weekly rate of 250% of the daily rate on most items. Inquire about longer terms/tour rates. Rental rates are for pickup and return at our retail locations in Topeka and Lawrence, but cartage and setup is available within 30 miles of the stores for $50.00 each way. A full security deposit or valid credit card with enough available credit to cover the purchase price, valid ID and full rental fee prepayment, including sales tax, is required. Great gear available for backline is in and out all the time—so be sure to inquire about what you need—and we keep a few offerings in the rental bay as shown below. Feel free to call/email the store for calendar availability, availability of anything else you may need not shown below, or any other questions.
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Drums & Cymbals
Amps & Cabinets
Keyboard & PA Systems
Guitars, Basses, & Other Strings
TreeHouse 4-pc green 3d Maple Drumset w/cases and hardware
This "Green 3-D" TreeHouse custom drumset includes an 8x10" mounted tom, 15x15" floor tom, 18x22" bass drum (all sizes are depth x diameter), and a custom snare drum (exact snare will vary based on personal preference and availability). All shells are 100% maple. Cases and professional-grade hardware are also included, but cymbals are not. This drumset has been an extremely popular kit at local venues and festivals because of its funky finish and versatile sound. It always comes back to the shop with rave reviews! Rental rate is $200.00 per day or $500.00 per week. Contact us by phone, email, or in person if you have any questions or are interested in renting this drumset.
treehouse 5-pc blue maple drumset w/ cases and hardware
This Blue TreeHouse custom drumset includes a 5.5x14" snare drum, 7x10" and 8x12" mounted toms, a 14x14" floor tom, and a 16x20" bass drum (all sizes are depth x diameter). All shells are 100% maple. Cases and professional-grade hardware are included in the rental price, but cymbals are not. This drumset has a beautiful blue satin wax finish and sounds great! Rental rate is $225.00 per day or $562.50 per week. Contact us by phone, email, or in person if you have any questions or are interested in renting this drumset.
treehouse 5-pc summer maple drumset w/ cases and hardware
This Summer 5-piece TreeHouse custom drumset includes a 6.5x14" snare drum, 8x10" and 8x12" mounted toms, a 15x15" floor tom, and a 16x22" bass drum (all sizes are depth x diameter). All shells are 100% maple. Cases and professional-grade hardware are included in the rental price, but cymbals are not. This drumset has a beautiful red mahogany satin wax finish and sounds fantastic! Rental rate is $250.00 per day or $625.00 per week. Contact us by phone, email, or in person if you have any questions or are interested in renting this drumset for your next studio project or live performance. We'd love to help you out!
1924 5 x 15" ludwig deluxe (black beauty) snare drum
This is an amazing sounding, extremely rare 5x15" Ludwig DeLuxe (Black Beauty) snare drum from 1924. This drum is quite special to us, and with very rare exception, we do prefer that it be rented for studio-use-only. A protective case is included in the rental price, which is $250.00 per day (no weekly rate). Contact us if you think this beauty would make a nice addition to your next recording project. We're confident it will!
1930's ludwig 6.5 x 14" nob pioneer snare drum
This backline rental snare is a 1930s Ludwig 6½x14" NOB (nickel on brass) Pioneer model. Highly sought after by collectors of vintage gear, it's got a great retro sound but would fit in even the most modern of musical environments. Like our other rental snares, this Pioneer comes with a protective case for transport and storage, but it does not include a stand. With very rare exception, we do limit the use of this drum to in-studio only. Rental rate is $75.00 per day or $187.50 per week. Please contact us with any questions or if you're interested in renting this classic instrument.
1967 ludwig lm-400 supraphonic snare drum
Our 1967 Ludwig LM-400 Supraphonic snare drum is in tip-top shape! If you'd like to rent the most recorded snare in history, this is your instrument. It's a beautiful looking drum with a crisp, classic sound. All of our snare rentals include a protective case to use during transport and storage. However, rentals do not include stands, sticks, or any additional items. If there's something else you need, just contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs. Rental rate for this drum is $50.00 per day or $125.00 per week.
1966 ludwig 6.5 x 14" blue sparkle super classic snare drum
We love this drum! It's a 1966 Ludwig 6½x14" Blue Sparkle Super Classic. Deep, warm, and round, but with a beautiful snap. As with other backline snares, this one comes with a protective case but not with a stand or any other accessories. Rental rate is $75.00 per day or $187.50 per week. Give us a shout if you're interested in checking it out for your next live show or studio project. We'd love to hook you up with this great instrument.
2001 jeff ocheltree spirit of 2002 snare drum
Super cool, super unusual! This 2001 5x14" Jeff Ocheltree "Spirit of 2002" snare is made from recycled Paiste 2002 and Signature series cymbals. In addition to its super responsiveness and sensitivity, this drum has crack and attack like few others. It can be subtle, and it can be LOUD! At 20+ pounds it's also heavy! A protective case is included with this backline rental, which goes for $100 per day or $250.00 per week. Except for rare and exceptional circumstances, we like to keep this rental as in-studio use only.
Set of 3 Caribbean Rhythm Solid Oak Congas (w/bags)
This rental includes traditionally-sized quinto, conga, and tumba drums. Soft, protective bags are also included to help you get from point A to point B without having to worry about damage. Solid oak construction and professional tuning help these congas sound great! Stands are not part of the rental but are available upon request for a slightly higher fee. As is, the three drums and protective soft cases rent for $100.00 per day or $250.00 per week. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to rent these drums.
professional cymbal set: ride, hihats, and 2 crashes
Our standard professional cymbal set includes a ride cymbal, 2 crash cymbals, and a set of hihats. If you require something different or additional, don't hesitate to ask. The set below is of course Zildjian, but this is just one of many options available. We carry Sabian, Paiste, Bosphorus, Dream, and a whole assortment of other possibilities to mix and match as you see fit. Our pro cymbal sets include a bag to transport, but they don't include any stands or other hardware. Again, if this is something you need, just ask. We're all about flexibility and meeting our customers' needs. Standard pro cymbal set rental fee is $75.00 per day or $187.50 per week. Contact us if you have questions.
Other cymbals: splashes, crashes, rides, chinas, hats and more
In addition to our professional cymbal set(s), we also have all types of individual cymbals available for backline rental. Whether you need that perfect crash cymbal for a studio recording or a one-of-a-kind suspended cymbal for an orchestra performance, we almost certainly can find a cymbal to suit the occasion. Just let us know what you're looking for, and we'll happy to hook you up!
hardware: cymbal stands, snare stands, hi hat stands, thrones and pedals
The same reputable, name-brand hardware that goes out with our backline drumsets can be rented on its own as well. If you need a couple of extra cymbal stands, a throne, a bass drum pedal... whatever the case may be. We specialize in flexibility and accommodation! Just let us know what you need.
Hand drums: bongos, ashikos, dunduns, doumbeks, timbales, djembes, and more
Our only "standard" backline rental item in this arena is the set of Caribbean Rhythm congas. However, we've got piles and piles of top-notch hand drums that can be rented for very reasonable daily or weekly rates. Need a djembe for a recording session? Need some bongos for a Saturday evening poetry slam? Just give us a shout and we'll do what we can to help you out.
Miscellaneous percussion: gongs, cowbells, agogo bells, cabasas, claves, and more
Shakers, cabasas, tambourines, cowbells, claves, bell trees, effects cymbals, claves. You name it, we've probably got it! And if we've got it, we're likely able to set up a backline rental agreement so you can take it with you on your next studio or live performance. As always, just let us know what you need, and we'll do our best to accommodate.
mesa/boogie powerhouse 410 bass cabinet
Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse 410 Bass Cabinet. 8 Ohm cabinet impedance. 600 watts. $50.00 per day, $125.00 per week. This rental does not include a head. If you don't have your own, let us know. We can add that if necessary for an additional fee (see Ampeg SVT-3 Pro below). Click here for more specs from Mesa-Boogie.
marshall 1960av cabinet (in flight case)
Marshall 1960AV in flight case. $60.00 per day, $150.00 per week. Impendence is 16/4 Ohm mono, 8 Ohm stereo. 280 watts. This rental does not include a head, so if that's something you need, please let us know. We'll be happy to arrange a suitable power supply! Click here for more specs from Marshall's website.
ampeg SVT-3 pro bass head with Furman power supply
This Ampeg SVT-3 Pro has plenty of power to pair with our Powerhouse 410 bass cabinet or with your own cab should you just need the amp. It is 275w (8 ohms) or 450w (4 ohms). Available as part of our backline rental program for $50 per day or $125 per week. Includes the pictured Furman power supply, Gator carrying case, and all necessary cords and cables to connect the head & power to your cabinet. Check more specs by clicking on this link to Ampeg's website. And as always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
RMSKB80 Keyboard amp
The RMSKB80 keyboard amplifier by RMS is an 80 watt system packed with cool features, including a 12" woofer, 2" tweeter, two channel inputs, tiltback positioning, four band EQ, and many, many others. This is the standard amplifier for our keyboard rental but can also be rented individually for $45 per day or $112.50 per week. It's a great, portable, extremely versatile amp. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to arrange rental today!
roland kc-300 keyboard amp
Roland's KC-300 keyboard amp is a lightweight, yet powerful amp available to pair with your keyboard of choice. It features a 12" woofer and horn tweeter combination to provide a full spectrum of sounds and puts out 100w of power. It can also be used with electronic percussion, guitar synthesizers, or as a small PA with microphone or iPod input. This keyboard is available to rent for $45 per day or $112.50 per week. More information is available by clicking on this link to Roland's website. And please feel free to contact us with any questions!
korg krome 61 keyboard (with or without rms amplifier)
This Korg Krome 61 keyboard is available for rental with or without an RMS 80 watt keyboard amp. With dozens of sounds and hundreds of customizable options, this instrument is sure to meet your needs. For detailed specs and features, visit Korg's website, and if you have additional questions, please contact us via phone or email.
Package A rents for $125 per day or $312.50 per week and includes keyboard, stand, case, damper pedal, DI box, all necessary cords & cables, and an RMS 80 watt keyboard amplifier (more info about the amp can be found under the Amps & Cabinets tab above).
Package B rents for $89 per day or $222.50 per week and includes everything in Package A except the RMS amp.
topeka standard rental pa
Our Topeka Standard Rental PA includes a powered mixer, two speakers with stands, two microphones with stands, cables to connect the various components, a direct input box, and boxes/bags to pack and transport the items safely (click the button below for a more detailed description of all items included). Set up of this PA is quick and simple (see video), and it will provide plenty of sound for small to medium venues. Rental rate is $75.00 per day or $187.50 per week. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you're interested in renting this PA. We'd love to help you out!
Lawrence standard rental pa
Our Lawrence Standard Rental PA includes a powered mixer, two speakers with stands, two microphones with stands, and all of the necessary cables to connect the various components (click the button below for a more detailed description of all items included). Set up of this PA is quick and simple (see video), and it will provide plenty of sound for small to medium venues. Rental rate is $75.00 per day or $187.50 per week. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you're interested in renting this PA. We'd love to help you out!
topeka second rental pa
Our Topeka Second Rental PA (not second in terms of quality, just second in terms of the order in which we normally rent these systems) includes a mixer, two powered speakers with stands, two microphones with stands, cables to connect the various components, and boxes/bags to pack and transport the items safely (click the button below for a more detailed description of all items included). Set up of this PA is quick and simple (see video), and it will provide plenty of sound for small to medium venues. Rental rate is $75.00 per day or $187.50 per week. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you're interested in renting this PA. We'd love to help you out!
Audio-technica system 9 wireless mic system
Don't want to be tethered by a mic cord? Check out this Audio-Technica System 9 wireless handheld microphone system. The transmitter plugs right in to your PA with the provided XLR cable, and the wirelss mic allows you to then move about freely without having to worry about limitations of stage setup or cord length. This rental includes the wireless transmitter, one wireless microphone, a power cord, a mic clip, a 6-foot XLR cable, and a user's manual - all organized in Audio-Technica's orginal box. Our daily rental rate is only $25, and $67.50 lets you keep it for a week. Please contact us with any questions.
We are happy to provide guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments through our backline rental program. However, as these instruments are so unique and user specific, they are selected and rented on a case-by-case basis. Just let us know what you're looking for. We'll be happy to create a rental package that meets your needs.