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Equipment Hire

Equipment Hire

Backline is available for hire both to use in the studios and to take away from the building for gigs (in most instances). We have a small but extensive range of equipment comprising names such as Ampeg, Mesa Boogie, Marshall, Fender, Premier, Ludwig, Korg and Zildjian. Transport can be arranged via a courier company.

Booking Enquiry

Backline is available for hire both to use in the studios and to take away from the building for gigs (in most instances). We have a small but extensive range of equipment comprising names such as Ampeg, Mesa Boogie, Marshall, Fender, Premier, Ludwig, Korg and Zildjian. Transport can be arranged via a courier company.


All equipment is regularly checked, maintained and serviced. The Joint minimum outside hire period is one day. So long as gear is returned before noon of the following day (regardless of when it is collected) then only one day hire is charged. After noon will incure a further half day hire fee. Any hire over 4 days in one 7 day week is charged at 4 days.

New Items & Requests

We are constantly updating and acquiring new gear. Please look at the offers and news for any new items in. We can get hold of almost anything for you with enough notice.

Prices availible on enquiry.

Spares & Snacks

Spares & Snacks

We keep a full stock of emergency spares including: batteries, leads, drumsticks, drum skins, bass, guitar and acoustic guitar strings, picks, earplugs, bottlenecks, guitar straps, and gaffer tape. We are happy to pre-order non-stock items such as cases for drums and can offer excellent discounts for bulk purchases. Similarly we can quote for flight cases.

And though we may not be The Ivy, we do offer emergency fuel for musicians. From the shop we offer a full range of hot and cold drinks, soups, muffins and flapjacks, crisps, nuts and chocolate, and for the brave, we even run to a Pot Noodle.

Especially for singers we keep a range of herbal teas and Lemsip, which can always be augmented with a smoothing spoon of honey.

Access & Storage


Bands are charged using a week numbering system. Week One starts on the first Monday of the week in which the 1st of January appears in each year. Bands pay a pre arranged fee for storage for each week number. The smallest time unit charge for any band is one week, the only exception being when a band is on a lockout system, or is rehearsing on several consecutive days in a row.

The service:

The system we have at The Joint can include a roadying and storage service.  This is dependent on your storage agreement. When you store with us you can arrange for us to put your gear in the room for you. We also take it out of the room for you, and put it away in locked storage bays. The idea is to save the band time so that you can take as much advantage of rehearsal time as possible. We do however ask the band to pack their gear away properly and safely at the end of their rehearsal so that we can move it around without risk to the gear. This means for example that we ask you to put leads in bags and fold up the legs on kickdrums if you don't have cases.

Keeping track:

Because of the volume of equipment traffic in and out of the building, we have very strict proceedures in order to keep track of every item of band equipment stored at The Joint. It is therefore, the bands responsibility to let Joint staff know about what gear they are taking in or out of the building in the form of a written list which they sign out of the storage bay.

When a band is lending gear to a friend or asking someone who we dont know to do a collection please advise Joint staff in advance so that we know to allow the gear to leave the building. We need a description and name, and some private information such as date of birth to help us ensure that your gear is safe.


The Joint is 2 minutes walk from King's Cross station, and is outside the congestion charge zone. Drivers with splitters or any large lorry can load in and out through our new loading bay on Leeke Street, with advanced warning.

Opening hours:

The Joint is open from 10am through to 11.30pm every day of the week, except for Christmas week and the New Year. Other exceptions may include bank holidays or very quiet times of year. Clients may collect and deliver gear anytime within our opening hours. It is, however, extremely helpful if clients let us know when they will be moving gear so that we can plan our storage accordingly.

24 hour access:

We offer a free 24 hour access storage facility.  You provide us with a unique pin number which we program into our entry system.  This enables you to access the facility.  If you are picking up equipment outside our opening hours you simply put your equipment in the store and pick it up at your leisure .  If you are dropping off equipment between the hours of 11pm on one day and 10am the next, provided you return to put the equipment away by noon there is no charge.  If you wish us to put the equipment away costs start at £10 plus VAT.


We have 2 storage systems. You can either have exclusive use of a cage or bay or you can share a cage and take advantage of the reduced cost of itemised storage. This means we can cater for almost any need. Prices start at £5.00 plus vat . Please email for more details.


As soon as a band begins to store gear at The Joint it is understood that a contract has been formed as per our terms and conditions.

If your band's needs are not answered by our system, please contact us. We are adaptable and can usually find a way to help you with long or short term storage.

For more information, please see the storage section of our FAQ page.

Guitars, amps and speakers

Fender combo

  • Fender combo: twin (vintage 1968/69)
  • Fender combo: hot rod deville 4x10 (2008)
  • Fender combo: deluxe hot rod (1997)
  • Fender combo: deluxe VM (2010)
  • Fender combo: deluxe blues (2010)


  • Marshall head: 30th anniversary vintage (with cab)
  • Marshall head: silver jubilee vintage (with cab)
  • Marshall head: jcm900 dual reverb (with cab)
  • Marshall head: jcm800 split reverb (with cab)
  • Marshall head: jcm800 mk2 (with cab)
  • Marshall combo: jcm900 dual reverb
  • Marshall speaker cabs: jcm800, jcm900 x2, 1982


  • Guitar: Fender sun
  • Guitar: Epiphone Les Paul
  • Guitar: Squire
  • Acoustic guitar: Yamaha
  • Bass guitar: Fender Jazz
  • Bass guitar: Yamaha Fretless
  • Bass guitar: Tokai (Japanese)


  • Peavey Bandit 112 transtube
  • Peavey 130 special
  • Vox AC30SS
  • Vox AC30CH head (with vintage Vox cab 4x10)
  • Line 6

Bass, amps and speakers
  • "Ampeg SVT 3 amp (with 8 x 10" cab) 
  • Ampeg BR5 (with 8x10" cab)
  • Gallien Krueger 400RB bass amp (with 4 x 10" cab)
  • Marshall Bass valve amp - JMP MKII Super Bass 100W (with 2 cabs:1 x4x10" w. tweeter and 1x15")
  • Marshall Bass valve amp - JMP MkII super Bass 100W (with 2 cabs: 2 x 4 x10")
  • Trace Elliot AH250 amp (with 2 cabs: 2x10"+tweeter, and 1 x18")
  • Trace Elliott GP7 (with 1 cab: 1x18" and 1 x 10")
  • Trace Elliot combo: gp12 series (with graphic eq), 4x10" speaker
  • Fender combo: BXR 300
  • Peavey Black Widow combo: 9 band graphic EQ, 15" speaker, with compressor
  • Laney combo: 4 x10", graphic eq
  • Marshall bass combo, 15" speaker
  • Ampeg SVT 8x10 speaker
  • Trace Elliot 1x18" with 1x10" speaker cab
  • CPA 4x10 speaker cab
  • Gallien Krueger 410T Speaker cab
Drums (all kits include hardware/stool)
  • Ludwig 1 (cherry red) 5 piece pro kit 22” kick drum including snare
  • Ludwig 2 (ice blue) 5 piece pro kit 22” kick drum including snare
  • Ludwig 3 (sunburst orange) 5 piece pro kit 20” kick drum including snare
  • Yamaha Stage Custom 5 piece pro kit 20" kick drum including snare
  • Premier APK 5 piece power kit 22" kick drum, including snare (in maxi room)
  • Pearl DLX 4 piece jazz kit 18" kick drum, piccolo snare
  • Pearl Export 5 piece, 22" kick, snare (in mini room, in mini ultra room and 1 spare for hire in other rooms)
  • Exclusively for outside hire: Pearl Export 1983 Cherry, 22x18", 16x16", 12x10", 13x11",14x12", snare 14x6.5" coated (Tama Artwood Maple Series with mighty hoops) comes with Shaw throne, saddle back x 1, Shaw hardware K class boom stand x 3, hi hat stand x 1, snare stand x 1, single bass drum pedal x 1, tom arms x 2, drum carpet  

We have 7 cymbal sets.  Because these get used every single day we find that they get broken.  Sorry but drummers are pretty keen at thrashing stuff!  As a result we have decided to stop listing what we have.  Give us a call and we can give you the most up to date list but just to let you know we tend to limit our crashes to heavy duty stock.

Drum extras
  • Cymbal stands, hi hat stands, and the usual suspects can be hire individually or as a set
  • Yamaha custom snare drum, 8 x 14
  • Yamaha stage custom 6 x 14
  • Ludwig snare accent cs custom x 3 6 x 14
  • Pearl piccolo snare free floating maple 4 x14
  • Pearl piccolo snare free floating brass 4 x14
  • Export or Mapex snare 7 x 14

(amp)/synth/modules (midi outputs can be connected to USB ports using special cable £2 per session)

  • Kawai mid grand acoustic piano - use in Yellow studio only
  • Schroeder upright piano - use in all upstairs rooms - minimum cost per session:
  • Korg sp250 88 weighted keys, midi/metronome/tempo/transpose (in built speaker)
  • Korg sp280 88 weighted keys, midi/metronome/tempo/transpose (in built speaker)
  • Kawai ES100  88 weighted keys, piano/organ/metronome/drum machine/midi/transpose (in built speaker)
  • Roland keyboard amp: KC 500 stereo mixing