• 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?
    • CP+B is currently operating out of a temporary space. Soon, our permanent home will be at The Shed – a brand new, multi-studio rehearsal facility located in the Discovery District, on the campus of the University of Maryland. Our new address will be 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?
    • Due to COVID-19, we are by appointment only. Please reach us by phone, text, or email.
  • 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.  Cartage services are also available.
  • 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? We’ve got you. Our secure facility will keep your equipment safe. Click here to learn more.
  • 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 or 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!
  • Are you hiring?
    • We are always looking for dedicated, hard-working people to join our team. If you’re interested, email us your resume. CP+B celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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