What is backline?
    • Pick your favorite band. The Roots? Dirty Loops? The Eagles? When bands travel to perform, oftentimes they only bring a few personal pieces of equipment. They still need someone to provide some of the larger items needed to put on the performance. That’s where we come in. A term used to describe the equipment found along the “back lines” of a concert, backline usually includes amplifiers, keyboards, drums, guitars, DJ gear, concert percussion, and all necessary stands, cables, and accessories. Sometimes, it also includes staging, chairs, risers, microphones, PA systems, and monitors.
Where are you located?
    • We are located in the Discovery District on the campus of the University of Maryland. There is still lots of new construction around our location. Navigation apps aren’t completely up to date and will get you close, but not to our front door.  Click the map below to find our front door.

CP+B location map

As you approach the main road (Rivertech Ct.), you will see two identical buildings. We are located in the second building (the one farthest from Rivertech Ct). Keep going past the first building and make a left between the two buildings. About halfway down on your right side, you will see our Capitol Percussion logo above the entrance.

Our address is 5650 Rivertech Ct., Suite Q, Riverdale, MD 20737.

What’s the best way to reach you?
    • If you’re sending a rider, email is definitely the best and preferred method. We offer discounts on multi-day and long-term rentals. For general questions, text, call, or email us.
What are your hours?
    • M-F 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm.  Please reach us by phone, text, or email if you’d like to stop by.
Do you offer customer pickup/return?
    • Yes, for smaller items.  For liability and safety reasons, larger items are not available for customer pickup or return. You will need to provide a copy of your driver’s license and a valid credit card, and there is a 25% late fee (per day) for any items not returned on time.
Do you offer instrument storage?
    • Yes! Coming off the road after a long tour? Freelance musician with too much equipment to keep in your apartment? Need a place to rehearse with your own gear (or ours) for an upcoming project? Our secure facility will keep your equipment safe. Email us at rentals@capitolpercussion.com with the details.
Do you offer rehearsal space?
    • Yes, we do! Click here to learn more about our sister company, The Shed.
How can I pay?
    • We accept credit/debit cards, ACH, Apple Pay, PayPal, and checks.  A 2.5% late fee is automatically applied monthly, 30 days after payment is past due.
Do you fill last-minute orders?
    • Absolutely! There is a 15% rush fee surcharge for any project delivered within 24 hours of placing an order.
Do you deliver/pick up outside of regular business hours or on holidays?
    • Yes! We realize that some projects require odd delivery/pickup times. We will work with you to ensure the equipment gets to you when you need it. Delivery rates may be higher for call times before 8am, after 10pm, on Sundays, and on holidays.
Do you deliver outside of the DMV?
    • Yes we do, and we ship worldwide.
What don’t you carry? 
    • While we have a large inventory of equipment, we are not a retail store. If you need to purchase anything, we highly recommend Chuck Levins Music – they’re great!

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