You have a party at your venue coming up, everything is planned, but one thing remains a challenge- musical instruments! What do you do? Do you go with the first person who offers you their pieces, or do you dig a little deeper? Well, for your own good please dig a little deeper, and to help you, here are a few bases to cover before settling on a company to hire from.
Before you settle on a lease, you must have a budget set aside so that you can get what you can afford. If you feel a Roland Go Pianois above your ask, look for a cheaper but worthy alternative. Remember that you can use different instruments that might make your event even better—for instance, going for woodwind instruments from Buffet Crampon for a laid-back feel.
- Duration of hire
Yet another thing to look into is how long you are to hire the devices. And on the same note, how long the lender is willing to give them to you. For instance, if you need PreSonus audio systems for about a month, refer to the lending company if they allow the same. This will also save you on your budgeting as well as confirming the availability of the instruments to avoid clashing.
- The complexity of the instruments
A member on your band may know how to play the guitar, but they may not be acquainted with all guitars. With that said, while you look into hiring a piece, make sure whoever is to handle the device knows how to handle it and play it. There would be no point in hiring a piece with Seymour Duncan pedals while your player has no idea how to go about it. That would be a waste. So to avoid all that, consult with the advisement of the musicians themselves. If your DJ uses the Rekordbox software, get them a turntable that has the software or is compatible with it.
- Conditions of the instruments
Last but not least, how does the Kawai piano you are to hire appear? Are all parts intact, or do you have to use a stopper on one of its legs for stability? If something is off, it is better to go for another piece in the market. Keep in mind that you do not have to only book all the band materials from one company, you could do a mix and match from several sources as long as they are in the best shape. Be through to look into all parts if you have to because the lender may deny the damage and put the blame on you. So as you scout for the instrument, make sure an expert is by your side to do the vetting.
It is not an easy job, but it is also not impossible if you know what to look into. In a nutshell, set up a budget, check the duration of hire, the complexity, and the condition of the instruments, and you will be good to go. And in as much as you do all this, make sure you protect the pieces one they are in your possession.