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Hire CUMS Instruments

Note: If you are a member of CUMS, and wish to reserve instruments for a CUMS rehearsal or concert, please go here instead.


  • Please first read the rules for hiring CUMS instruments. Please especially note the Opening Hours.

  • The prices below are the standard charge for one day or part thereof. Longer periods are discounted.

  • The hire period runs from noon->noon, and always includes at least one night. This is just like a hotel booking.
    • Example: A one-day hiring for a concert on Saturday night means that you take the instrument out on Saturday after 12:00 noon and return it before 12:00 noon on Sunday. (Of course you could actually return it on Saturday after the concert if the Custodians are there).
    • Example 2: If you want to hire instruments between 8 a.m. on Sunday and 4 p.m. on the same day, this is effectively a 2 day booking, from noon on Saturday to noon on Monday.
    • Note: Bookings cannot be made more than 6 months in advance, to protect both you and CUMS against unforseen contingencies.

  • The discounts available for Cambridge University Societies, and the charge multipliers for hirings longer than one day are given on the rules page.

  • #1,#2 etc. are used to distinguish between multiple instruments where we have more than one of the same thing.

  • Some more information about the instruments is given here.

  • If you are not a member of CUMS, please leave the 'CUMS membership number' field blank. You will be issued a membership card, and a £20 subscription will be added to your invoice. If you have already paid your subscription (eg on a previous booking), but have not received your card, tick the "I am still awaiting my membership card" box. Please note that your CUMS membership must be renewed annually, and is valid from 1st October to 30th September of the year in which you are hiring instruments.
  • If you have not used this system before (or have forgotten it), please obtain a passcode.

  • Finally, please give all your details below. All fields are required.


Your name:
Your phone number:
Your (full) email address:
Your passcode (obtainable here):
Your full address and postcode:
Send copy of invoice to email (optional):
Please retype invoice CC email address:
CUMS Membership number (digits only):
I am a member, but am still awaiting my membership card:  
Society or organisation on whose behalf application is made:  
Is the society a registered University Society or charity? Yes No
Are the instruments to be removed from West Road? Yes No
Place of performance or rehearsal:
Date for collection: After 12:00 noon on        
Date of use of instruments (or last use, if several): Afternoon/evening of       
Date for return (up to 6 months in advance): Before 12:00 noon on      
Any extra comments (e.g. exceptional discount):

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Table of Contents


Bass Drums
Bass Drum - 32 inch (£24)
Bass Drum on Stand: Adams - 40 inch (£35)
Bass Drum on Stand: Premier - 36 inch (£28)
Bells (Sets)
Bell Tree (£24)
Mark Tree/Windchimes (damper missing) (£16)
Mark Tree/Windchimes (high, no damper) (£12)
Tubular Bells (Large set) (£40)
Tubular Bells (Small set) (£40)
Windchimes (£8)
Bells (Singles)
Bass Bell 01 Eb (Low) (£16)
Bass Bell 02 E (£16)
Bass Bell 03 F (£16)
Bass Bell 04 F# (£16)
Bass Bell 05 G (£16)
Bass Bell 06 Ab (£16)
Bass Bell 07 A (£16)
Bass Bell 08 Bb (£16)
Bass Bell 09 B (£16)
Bass Bell 10 C (£16)
Bass Bell 11 C# (£16)
Bass Bell 12 D (£16)
Bass Bell 13 Eb (High) (£16)
Bell Plate (C) (£16)
Bell Plate (E) (£16)
Bell Plate (G) (£16)
Extension Bell High F# (£12)
Extension Bell High G (£12)
Extension Bell Low B (£12)
Extension Bell Low Bb (£12)
Concert Toms
Concert Tom (10 inch) (£10)
Concert Tom (12 inch) (£10)
Concert Tom (13 inch) (£10)
Concert Tom (15 inch) (£10)
Concert Tom (16 inch) (£10)
Concert Toms (6 + 8 inch) (£10)
Cymbals
Antique Cymbals #2 (£6)
Clash Cymbals - 18 inch #1 (£16)
Clash Cymbals- 20 inch Zildjian French (£22)
Clash Cymbals- 24 inch Zildjian (£24)
Cymbal, Chinese (24 inch) (£16)
Cymbal, Chinese (old) (£10)
Cymbal, Medium Thin Crash - 16 inch (£10)
Cymbal, Sizzle (£10)
Cymbal, Splash (£10)
Suspended Cymbal #1 (£6)
Suspended Cymbal - 18 inch (£8)
Suspended Cymbal #2 (£6)
Latin
Bongos- Plastic (£6)
Bongos- Skin (with clamp) (£16)
Bongos- Skin (with stand) (£16)
Cabasa, metal (£2)
Caxixis, double (£2)
Caxixis, single (£2)
Claves, African (£2)
Claves, Ceramic (£2)
Claves, Wood (£2)
Conga (11 inch, high) (£24)
Conga (11 inch, low) (£24)
Conga (11 inch, medium) (£24)
Guiro, Plastic (£2)
Maracas, beaded (£2)
Reco Reco, Bamboo (£2)
Reco Reco, Spring (£2)
Torpedo, Large (£4)
Misc Large
Break drum, small (£2)
Hammer (for Mahler 6) (£10)
Rain Stick, 36 inch #1 (£4)
Rain Stick, 36 inch #2 (£4)
Siren (£12)
Thunder Sheet (£20)
Wind Machine (£20)
Xequebum, large (£10)
Misc Small
Cans (£2)
Car Horn #1 (£2)
Car Horn #2 (£2)
Castanet Machine (£4)
Chime Bar (£2)
Ching Ring (£2)
Cowbell, Hand (large) (£4)
Cowbell, Hand (small) (£2)
Cowbell, mountable #1 (£4)
Cowbell, mountable #2 (£4)
Cowbells, tuned (high A & F) (£2)
Cowbells, tuned (high C# & B) (£2)
Cowbells, tuned (low C#) (£2)
Cowbells, tuned (low F & E) (£2)
Cowbells, tuned (low G# & G) (£2)
Cowbells, tuned (middle D & A) (£2)
Cowbells, tuned (middle E & C#) (£2)
Cricket (£2)
Cuckoo (£4)
Duck, Teal and Widgeon Call (£2)
Flexatone #1 (low) (£2)
Jingles, Leather (£2)
Jingles, String #1 (£2)
Jingles, String #2 (£2)
Jingle Stick #1 (£2)
Klaxon (£12)
Maracas, LP Fibre (£6)
Maracas, Plastic, Small (£2)
Mouth Syren (£2)
Quail, Stoat and Blackbird Call (£2)
Ratchet (£4)
Rattle #1 (£2)
Rattle #2 (£2)
Shaker - 12 inch (£2)
Shaker, Egg, Beige (£2)
Shaker, wood (£2)
Sleigh Bells #1 (£2)
Steel pipe (for anvil effects) (£2)
Tambourine, Crescent #1 (£2)
Tambourine, Crescent #2 (£2)
Tambourine, Remo 10" (£2)
Taxi Horns (for an American in Paris) (£12)
Triangle, 6 inch #1 (£2)
Triangle, 6 inch #2 (£2)
Triangle, 8 inch #1 (£2)
Triangle, 8 inch #2 (£2)
Triangle, Grover Super Overtone, 6" (£10)
Vibraslap (£2)
Washboard (£4)
Whip (£2)
Whistle (£2)
Whistle, Swanee (£2)
Windchimes, wood (£2)
Other Drums
Drum Kit Complete (Bass, 3 Toms, Snare, Hi-hat, Ride, Stool and Stands) (£40)
Field Drum (£16)
Field Drum (calf) (£25)
Lion's Roar (£24)
Long Drum (calf) (£28)
Roto Toms (5.5, 7.5 and 9.5 inches) (£10)
Tenor Drum (£16)
Tenor Drum (calf) (£24)
Samba
Agogo Bell, Metal #1 (£2)
Agogo Bell, Wood (£2)
Chocalo de platinela (£4)
Ganza, Double (£2)
Pandeiro (£6)
Repinique (£10)
Rocar, Single (£4)
Samba Whistle (£2)
Surdo (high) (£16)
Surdo (low) (£16)
Surdo (medium) #1 (£16)
Surdo (medium) #2 (£16)
Timbales (£16)
Timbales, mini - 8 inch #1 (£4)
Timbales, mini - 8 inch #2 (£4)
Snare/Side Drums
Snare Drum #1 (£10)
Snare Drum #2 (£10)
Strings
Double Bass (no bow) #1 (£10)
Viola (£20)
Tam Tams & Gongs
Gong (£24)
Tam Tam - 24 inch (£20)
Tam Tam - 28 inch (£24)
Tam Tam - 36 inch (£24)
Tam Tam - 40 inch (£36)
Timpani
Timpani: Set 1: 22.5 inch pedal F-B (Elite) (£26)
Timpani: Set 1: 25 inch pedal C-G (Elite) (£26)
Timpani: Set 1: 28 inch pedal G-D (Elite) (£26)
Timpani: Set 1: 30 inch pedal F-C (Elite) (£26)
Timpani: Set 1: 32 inch pedal D-A (Elite) (£26)
Timpani: Set 2: 22.5 inch pedal F-B (Pro Symp) (£24)
Timpani: Set 2: 25 inch pedal C-G (Pro Symp) (£24)
Timpani: Set 2: 28 inch pedal G-D (Pro Symp) (£24)
Timpani: Set 2: 30 inch pedal F-C (Elite) (£24)
Timpani: Set 2: 32 inch pedal D-A (Pro Symp) (£24)
Timpani: Set 3: 25 inch pedal C-G (Series 1) (£22)
Timpani: Set 3: 28 inch pedal G-D (Series 1) (£22)
Timpani: Set 3: 30 inch pedal F-C (Pro Symp) (£22)
Timpani: Set 4: Fibreglass - 25 inch Tap (not pedal) C-F (£16)
Timpani: Set 4: Fibreglass - 28 inch Tap (not pedal) F-D (£16)
Tuned
Celesta - 5 1/2 octave (£90)
Crotales- 1 Octave (high) (£22)
Crotales- 1 Octave (low) (£22)
Glockenspiel, Deagan (on stand) (£35)
Glockenspiel (in case, chromed bars) (£16)
Marimba - 5 octave (£80)
Vibraphone (£40)
Xylophone - 3 octave (£25)
Xylophone - 4 octave (£50)
Wood & Temple Blocks
Temple Blocks, wood (very poor condition) (£10)
Wood Block, Grover, Table-top (Large) (£2)
Wood Block, Grover, Table-top (Small) (£2)
Wood Block, Old #1 (£2)
Wood Block, Old #2 (£2)
Wood Block, plastic (£2)
Woodwind & Brass
Alto Clarinet (£16)
Alto Flute (£10)
Assorted Mutes (£2)
Baritone Saxophone (£30)
Bass Clarinet #2 (Selmer) (£20)
Contra Bassoon (Old) (£35)
Cor Anglais (£10)
Eb Clarinet #1 (Buffet) (£10)
Eb Clarinet #2 (Leblanc, poor condition) (£10)
Herald Trumpet (valved fanfare trumpet in D & Eb) #1 (£16)
Herald Trumpet (valved fanfare trumpet in D & Eb) #2 (£16)
Oboe d'Amore #1 (£20)
Tuba Mute (£2)

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