Big Fish Rentals

Based in the centre of Manchester, Big Fish Rentals Ltd has over 15 years experience in hiring backline equipment and providing technical services to touring musicians, rehearsal and recording studios, and for Radio and TV. We rent musical equipment and services to a wide selection of clients throughout the UK and from abroad. Whether you need to hire a single guitar amp for a gig, or rent full touring or festival backline, we are here to help, providing a professional service to all our customers.

Our extensive equipment for hire includes:

Guitars – We hire out a range of guitars, amps and cabs for all types of playing from stripped down acoustic to ear bursting electric. We cover all the professional guitar and amp brands including Fender, Marshall, Vox, Gibson, Mesa Boogie, Orange, and Hiwatt, amongst many others.

Keyboards – Our range of keyboard instruments is extensive. We rent out Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Nord, and Kurzweill piano keyboards, amongst others, and we can rent out to you on a daily or monthly basis. We can also arrange non weighted keyboards, synthesizers and keyboard amp hire at competitive prices.

Bass – We hire out a range of  bass guitars, amps and cabs for all types of playing from Jazz to Metal. We cover all the professional bass guitar and amp brands including Ampeg, Gallien Krueger, SWR, Eden, Mesa Boogie, EBS, Aguilar, Ashdown, Marshall, and Fender, amongst many others.

Percussion – Our percussion hire range includes drum pads, bongos, congas, timbale, djembes, tabla and hand percussion amongst many other items. We also hire out percussion tables and boxes.

Drums – Big Fish Rental’s drum kits come in different sizes and colours, with brands including Yamaha, Sonor, Canopus, Pearl, Tama, Gretsch, Ludwig, Premier and DW. All kits on hire include drum hardware with kick pedals and stools. Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste cymbals are available for hire either individually or as sets.

We offer a comprehensive service to all clients, so we don’t stop at just hiring out backline and musical instruments. We can offer stage management services to clients throughout the UK and we also offer repair services to clients needing expert repair services at competitive prices.

Our high quality backline and musical equipment hire service makes us one of the leading instrument hire companies in Manchester and the UK. Whatever your backline or musical instrument need, contact us for a professional service today.

Due to our extensive links within the live entertainment industry, we have the ability to source a full range of vintage instruments and equipment and even the most unusual items for hire, with the expertise to maintain and repair equipment both in house and in the field.

We are continually sourcing additional equipment and updating our rental stock. If you don’t see what you are looking for listed on the site, please let us know.

Technical Services – We have built up an extensive list of Backline Technicians over the years. So if you are looking for a Drum Tech, Guitar Tech, Stage Management or any other service for gigging musicians, feel free to get in touch…

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