Percussion Rental - Professional effect instruments & noises
We rent special percussion instruments and percussion effects of various designs and in many different sizes for use in the orchestra, ensemble or for radio play, movie & theatre productions. All our effect instruments are in professional sound quality and very suitable for rehearsals, concerts, studio recordings and also concert tours / orchestra travels. See below a selection of percussion effects we offer for hire:
Metal Instruments / Metal Effects
Alarm siren, Alpine cowbells (also untuned and with clapper), anvils in different tunes, altar bells / sonagli (for Carl Orff "Carmina Burana"), bar chimes, bell ring, bell tree, brake drum (also balanced by KOLBERG), Burma bell, camel bells, car spring, cowbell, crasher, crotale / cymbal antiques, desk bell, dinner chimes, energy chimes, flexatone, frog mouth jingles, hand bells, herd bells (for Gustav Mahler, "6. + 7. Symphony"), iron chain, khartal / jingle stick, mark tree, mass bells, metal foil / rustling foil, metal plate, pandereita, pin chimes, sanctus bells, sarnabells, ship bell, singing saw / musical saw, sistrum, sleighbells, spors, spoon pairs, solid bar chimes, tambourin (also mountable), thundersheets up to 2 metre height, train bells / railroad bells, triangle of different sizes, wahwah-tube / kuta wapa, wash board, waterpan, waterphone, zinc bin, ...
Wooden Instruments / Wooden Effects
Angklung, bamboo chimes, bamboo canes (for Thomas Adés "Totentanz" / "Dance of death"), bull roarer / music bow, buzzing bow, castanets / castanet machine, hammer & resonant case (for Gustav Mahler, "6th Symphony" & Alban Berg "3 orchestral pieces"), hyoshigi, jam block, Japanese wood blocks, kalimba / sansa, kokiriko / binsasara, log drum, mokusho, nut rattle, rainbirds, rainmaker, ratchet (also large & adjustable orchestral ratchet by KOLBERG), rakatak, slapstick, slit drum, temple blocks / mokugyo (also complete sets), temple block very large and deep (for Alban Berg "Lulu", Pierre Boulez "Notations", Karl Amadeus Hartmann "Symphony No. 7"), triccaballacca, twitter tube / bird whistle (for H.K. Gruber, "Frankenstein"), water drum / jicara de agua, waterfall, whip / frusta, wind chimes, wood block (also complete woodblock sets), wooden plate, …
Cuica, forest devil, friction drum (for Bernd Alois Zimmermann "The Soldiers"), geophone (for Olivier Messiaen, "Des canyons aux étoiles...", Thomas Adés, "Asyla", James Loy MacMillan, "Towards a Pure Land" and others), monkey drum, ocean drum / sea drum, spring drum, tambourin (also with replacable jingles, tunable and stand for permanent thumb roll), …
Percussion Wind Instruments / Effects / Noises
Bird whistle, bird calls (cuckoo, nightingale, blackbird, duck, crow, etc.), boatswain's call / bosun's pipe, car horns, cow horn / bull horn with trumpet mouth piece (for Benjamin Britten, "Spring Symphony"), conductor whistle, fog horn (also original large TYFON steam boat horns by KOCKUM), kazoo, referee's whistle, samba whistle, signal horn, siren whistle (also with funnel, by ACME), steamboat horn, steamboat whistle, swanee whistle / slide whistle, train whistle, viking horn, whistle trillings, whistle thunderer (ACME), …
Other Instruments / Percussion Effects
Air raid siren / crank siren with stand, bones / animal bones (for Thomas Adés, "Totentanz" and others), boom whackers, cab horns / taxi horns (also tuned, for George Gershwin "An American in Paris"), cash register, chicken shaker, sounding children's carousel (for HK Gruber "Frankenstein"), spinning humming (for Karlheinz Stockhausen "Music in stomach" and others), glass chimes, glass harp (only with glass harp player), hand siren with crank, jam block, lions roar, megaphone, musical clock, patum, pistol, grooved plastic hose pipes (for HK Gruber "Frankenstein"), popping cork effect, rainstick, sand blocks, shell chimes, tuned bottles, typewriter (for Leroy Anderson, "The Typewriter"), vibraslap / quijada de burro, wind machine, …
... and a wide range of more percussion instruments / effect instruments.
Just ask us if you are looking for an instrument which is not on our list above! Mostly we have it in our rental stock or we can procure it for you very quickly thanks to our unmatched array of contacts worldwide.
You will also find a further selection of percussion instruments in our section World Percussion.
We also rent waterphones
We hire finest waterphones, lovingly hand-crafted from new silver or bronze with great attention to detail by a famous German master silver smith.
As an accessory for a waterphone you can rent by a bowmaker handmade bows made of real white Mongolian horsehair which are specially shaped and specifically developed for the professional use of waterphones.
Our special rental service
- We transport your hired effect instruments.
- If you wish our special trained Stage Service Team will set-up and dismantle your hired percussion instruments at site.
- All our percussion effect instruments are insured for the entire hire period in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Contact us - we will be glad to help you!
Our hire offer applies only to professional use! We regret that hire for solely private purposes over a protracted period of time (education, practice) is not possible.