Equipment Hire

Find out what you can hire from ECMS

Overview

Emmanuel College Music Society has a range of instruments and musical equipment available for hire, including two drum kits, a double bass, a digital piano, guitar and bass amps and up to 30 music stands. A PA system (with mixer and monitors) may also be hired for events taking place in the College grounds.

If you are a member of any of the University's Colleges, and are interested in hiring (for a nominal fee) our equipment, please fill out our online form. For any queries about the items we have available, please do not hesitate to contact our Hires Manager.

Drum Kits

The Music Society has two drum kits available for hire to May Ball Committees, bands, shows and concert organisers. Our premium option is a complete Yamaha Gigmaker drum set, which is reserved for hires and for ECMS events. During May Week, we also hire out a second drum set made by Pearl, which normally serves as a practice set in the Hostel.

Please note that we cannot assist you with the set-up or removal of the drum kits after they leave the College site, and that you must take responsibility for organising suitable transport, such as a van or large car. They cannot be transported by foot.

Yamaha Gigmaker Kit

The Society's new Yamaha Gigmaker drum set includes:

  • 12" Rack Tom
  • 13" Rack Tom
  • 16" Floor Tom
  • 22" Bass Drum with Pedal
  • 14" Snare Drum with Stand
  • 13" Hi-Hat Set
  • 14" Crash Cymbal
  • 20" Ride Cymbal
  • Cymbal Stands
  • One drum stool (without backrest)

These items are stored in stackable hardware boxes that have carry handles and wheels.

Pearl Kit

This kit is only available for hires during May Week; throughout the rest of the year it serves as the College's practice drum kit in Hostel Room B. It includes:

  • 12" Rack Tom
  • 13" Rack Tom
  • 16" Floor Tom
  • 22" Bass Drum with Pedal
  • 14" Snare Drum with Stand
  • 13" Hi-Hat Set
  • 14" Crash Cymbal
  • 20" Ride Cymbal
  • Cymbal Stands
  • One drum throne

The Pearl kit does not come with protective cases.

Double Bass

Four-stringed, 'slim' 3/4-sized double bass (180 x 60 cm), with bow, rosin, and protective case. Note that this instrument doesn't have a low C string extension.

Yamaha P70 Digital Piano

Having an 88-key range with touch-sensitive keys, the digital piano comes complete with a stand, sustain pedal, power supply and music stand. It is provided with a strong flight case which should be used whenever it is transported or stored. Please note that the flight case requires two people to move it.

Guitar and Bass Amps

The society can hire out two Marshall guitar amps and a Fender bass amp, suitable for use in all events.

Music Stands and Carriers

ECMS can provide 30 black, adjustable-height "Wenger Classic 50" music stands, and three music stand carriers on wheels.

PA System

It includes:

  • Mixing desk with integrated power amp and effects unit
  • 2 loudspeakers
  • 2 monitor speakers
  • 2 SM58 vocal microphones
  • 1 SM57 instrumental microphone
  • Speaker stands
  • Microphone stands
  • XLR cabling for all equipment
  • Cabling to connect mixing desk to an iPod / computer etc.
  • All necessary power supplies
  • Transport cases