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Backline Rental with RCI Systems

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Does your band need help hauling your instruments? Learn more about our backline rentals!

Picture this: You’ve got a great band and you just booked an amazing gig – how exciting! But what if you don’t have a way to safely transport your own gear? What if you don’t have a truck or van, or it’s a long haul?  That can present some added stress to an otherwise great opportunity. What if you’re hosting a special event and the band or DJ has requested instruments, amplifiers, or a DJ rig? Either way, you’re going to need a trusted solution. Band equipment – and often DJ gear – is known in the industry as “backline”.  RCI Systems has an extensive inventory of the most popular pieces and brands, Such as DW, Pearl, Zildjian, Ampeg, Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, Pioneer, and more!

What is Backline Rental?

Originally, the term backline referred to audio amplification equipment that resided behind the band on stage and included amplifiers and speakers for guitars, basses, and keyboards. Backline has expanded to include the instruments that the musicians play; from guitars, to keyboards, to drum kits and various percussion instruments. The term is often used to generally address the equipment available to, or needed by, musicians for a show or recording session. RCI Systems specializes in interpreting Artists’ riders and backline requirements.  In addition to the above, we offer a variety of instruments, DJ gear, music stands, stand lights, keyboard stands and more.  Whatever you need for the gig, we can provide it!

When is Backline Rental Necessary?

Why would a band, tour manager, or concert promoter choose to rent backline when the band has their own top-of-the-line equipment? When a band is touring, it is sometimes cost prohibitive or logistically challenging to carry all of the equipment – especially if it’s a “fly date”. At RCI Systems, we supply everything to meet your stage needs – wherever you are.  Backline rental often reduces band-borne transportation and shipping costs and provides valuable peace of mind.

Contact RCI Systems for Your Backline Rental Needs

RCI Systems has been in business since 1970 and offers equipment rental, AV integration and installation and event production services. Contact us today! After more than 35 years, our loyal clients have come to trust RCI and rely on us to provide systems on-time and on-budget.  Our national reputation for quality is based in our belief of doing it right the first time. The experienced professionals in our rental department can offer advice and assistance with planning your shows and our quality control and product support is available 24/7.

Contact us today at (301) 993-9001 ext. 204 or by email at rentals@rcisystems.com

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