Backline Hire

Modern Musician is Tasmania's go-to provider for professional backline

As performing musicians ourselves, we're well aware of how every great performance begins with meticulously maintaned and professionally serviced instruments and equipment.

All amplifiers are regularly play tested, biased and tested & tagged.

Our drums are routinely reheaded, polished and tuned - brand new drumheads by Remo, Evans & Aquarian are available on request for an additional charge.

Keyboards & DJ equipment are regular cleaner, and kept up to date with the latest firmware releases.

We can provide transportation to and from the venue, as well as setup and pack down service, and in conjuntion with our retail store, can provide those last minute essentials like sticks, strings, picks, batteries & gaffer tape.

Our team of experienced show-ready backline techs & stage hands are available for fly-in shows and larger festivals on request.

Our online booking system is in development, in the mean time you can explore our ever growing inventory and request a quote at the below link or webform.

 

Past & present clients include:

Dark Mofo Festival | Red Hot Summer Tour | Spiegeltent | Festival of Voices | Taste of Tasmania | Jimmy Barnes | Joan Jett | The Living End | Baby Animals | Vera Blue | DZ Deathrays | Diesel | Suzi Quatro | The Angels | The Screaming Jets | Polish Club | The Black Sorrows | Bodyjar | Phil Anselmo | The Wolfe Brothers | Birds of Tokyo | Fat Freddy's Drop | Luca Brasi | Matt Corby | Magic Dirt | Shannon Noll | Kate Cebrano | Mammal Tasmania Symphony Orchestra | Augie March | Anna Calvi | The Dirty Three | Damien Rice

 

 

WE ARE TASMANIA'S STRATEGIC ENDORSEE PARTNERS FOR THE FOLLOWING BRANDS:

Aguilar | Ampeg | C&C | DW | Fender | Gretsch Drums | Korg | Ludwig | Orange | Paiste | Pearl | Tama | Vox | Yamaha | Zildjian

 

OUR INVENTORY AT A GLANCE

DRUM KITS

  • C&C Player Date I Mahogany 10/12/13/14/16/20/22
  • DW Collectors Maple 10/12/13/14/16/18/20/22/22/24
  • Gretsch Renown Maple 10/12/13/14/16/18/20/22
  • Ludwig Classic Maple 12/13/16/18/22
  • Pearl Masters Maple Reserve 10/12/13/14/16/18/22/22/24
  • Tama Starclassic Performer Birch/Walnut 10/12/13/14/16/18/22/22
  • Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple 10/12/13/14/16/18/22
  • Yamaha Live Custom Oak 8/10/12/13/14/16/18/18/20/22/22
  • Yamaha Recording Custom Birch 10/12/14/16/22
  • DW, Gibraltar, Pearl, Tama & Yamaha Hardware & Pedals
  • Buttkicker, Rugs, Fans & Megadeck Risers

SNARE DRUMS

  • C&C Player Date I Mahogany 14" x 6.5"
  • DW Collectors Aluminium 14" x 5"
  • DW Collectors Brass 14" x 6.5"
  • DW Collectors Maple 14" x 5"
  • DW Collectors Maple 14" x 6"
  • Gretsch Renown Maple 14" x 5.5"
  • Ludwig Black Beauty LB417 14"x 6.5" 
  • Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 14" x 5.5"
  • Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 14" x 6.5"
  • Pearl Masters Maple Reserve 14" x 5"
  • Pearl STA1465BR Sensitone Brass 14" x 6.5"
  • Tama PBR146 Starphonic Brass 14" x 6.5"
  • Yamaha Live Custom Oak 14" x 5.5"
  • Yamaha RRS1365 Recording Custom Brass 13" x 6.5"
  • Yamaha RRS1465 Recording Custom Brass 14" x 6.5"

CYMBALS & PERCUSSION

  • Zildjian A 13/14/16/17/18/19/20/21
  • Zildjian A Custom 10/14/16/18/19/20
  • Zildjian K 13/14/16/17/18/19/20/22
  • Paiste Signature 14/16/17/18/19/20
  • LP, Meinl & Pearl Mounted & Hand Percussion
  • Roland & Yamaha Electronic Percussion

BASS

  • Aguilar DB410
  • Aguilar DB751
  • Aguilar TH500
  • Aguilar SL112
  • Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL
  • Ampeg SVT-CL
  • Ampeg SVT-VR
  • Ampeg 1972 SVT
  • Ampeg SVT-II
  • Ampeg SVT-4 Pro
  • Ampeg SVT-4 Pro
  • Ampeg SVT-410HLF
  • Ampeg SVT-810E
  • Ampeg SVT-810AV
  • Ampeg Heritage SVT-410HLF
  • Ampeg Heritage SVT-810E
  • Ashdown ABM400
  • Fender Bassman 410 Neo
  • Fender Bassman 810 Neo
  • Fender Bassman 800
  • Fender Super Bassman 300
  • Gallien Krueger 1001RB
  • Markbass CMD Players Combo
  • Orange AD200B
  • Orange OBC810
  • Fender American Precision & Jazz Basses
  • 3/4 Upright Bass with Fishman Pickup & Preamp

GUITAR

  • Fender 1973 Silverface Twin Reverb
  • Fender 59 Bassman
  • Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb
  • Fender 65 Princeton Reverb
  • Fender 65 Twin Reverb
  • Fender Blues Junior III
  • Fender Blues Junior IV
  • Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 112 
  • Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 112 III
  • Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212
  • Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 IV
  • Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410
  • Fender Tonemaster 412
  • Fender Tonemaster
  • Hiwatt DR-103 Custom 100
  • Kemper Profiler Head
  • Marshall 1978 JMP-100
  • Marshall Vintage & Reissue 2203 100w JCM800
  • Marshall 2210 Dual Channel 100w JCM800
  • Marshall 2203 50w JCM800
  • Marshall 4100 JCM900
  • Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
  • Marshall 1960A, 1960AX, 1960B, 1960BX & 1960BV Cabinets
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 3 Channel
  • Orange AD30HTC
  • Orange Rockerverb 50 MKIII
  • Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII
  • Orange PPC212 2x12 Cabinet
  • Orange PPC412 4x12 Cabinet
  • Peavey 5150ii
  • Peavey 6505+
  • Roland JC-120
  • Vox AC15C1
  • Vox AC30C2
  • Vox AC30C2X
  • Vox HandWired AC30HW2X
  • Ultracase, Hercules and K&M Guitar Stands
  • BOSS, Korg & Peterson Tuners
  • Fender American Professional Stratocasters & Telecasters
  • Gibson Les Paul, SG & J-45 Instruments
  • Cole Clark, Maton, Taylor & Gibson Acoustic Guitars

KEYS

  • Hammond C3
  • Hammond XK3
  • Moog Sub Phatty
  • Moog Subsequent 37
  • Nord Stage 3 88
  • Nord Piano 2 88
  • Nord Electro 5D 73
  • Korg Kronos 2 88
  • Korg Kronos 2 61
  • Korg MicroKorg
  • Korg SV-1 88 
  • Roland RD-2000
  • Roland RD-700GX
  • Roland Juno 60
  • Roland KC-550
  • Roland & M-Audio MIDI Controllers
  • K&M, Ultimate Support, Quiklok & On-Stage Stands

DJ

  • Pioneer Nexus 2 CDJ-2000NXS2 & DJM-900NXS2
  • Technics SL-1200MK2 & MK3D
  • Rane Sixty Two
  • Allen & Heath Xone:92
  • Shure & Ortofon Cartridges
  • Megadeck DJ Decks 1.2, 1.8 & 2.4

RISERS

  • Megadeck 2.4 x 2.4 Rolling Drum Risers
  • Megadeck 2.4 x 1.2 Carpeted Panels
  • Megadeck 2.4 x 1.2 Plywood Panels
  • Megadeck 1.2 x 0.6 Plywood Panels
  • Megadeck 1.8 x 0.6 Plywood Panels
  • Megadeck 2.4 x 0.6 Plywood Panels
  • Megadeck .35 .45 .60. .70 .90 1.0 & 1.1 Static & Rolling Legs

STAGE ESSENTIALS

  • Ultracase GSX-6 & GSX-8 Guitar Racks
  • Manhasset Music Stands & Mighty Bright Sconce Lights
  • Stage Fans & 10kg Shot Bags
  • 110v Transformers & US Power Strips
  • Schuko European Power Strip & Travel Adapters
  • Sennheiser EW300 G3 IEMs
  • Shure SLX Beta 58a Wireless

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