A killer guitar solo, riff or chord progression is nothing without an amplifier to add impact. Without the amplifier, we wouldn’t have such gems as Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock or Led Zeppelin’s performance of Stairway To Heaven at Earl’s Court. The list goes on and on.
However, like a lot of music equipment these days, amplifiers can be expensive to repair or replace – just one reason why amplifier insurance is so essential for lead, rhythm and bass guitarists. Need more convincing? Read on.
Cover against loss and theft
Whether you tour with a Gibson or play a vintage Fender, your amplifier is likely to be every bit as precious to you as the guitar you play with. Most musicians will buy the best cases, covers and carry bags they can to keep their amplifier in good nick – so why not buy the best insurance in case yours gets lost or stolen?
For example, you could leave your amplifiers overnight in a van. The next thing you know, someone has broken in and stolen them. After all, criminals are only too aware of the high sell-on value of amplifiers.
It’s not just your amplifier being stolen you should consider – if your amplifier gets lost prior to a gig, it could bring your live performances to a halt, potentially leaving you out of pocket at the same time. That is, unless you have amplifier insurance to protect you from such circumstances.
With Insure4Music’s specialist musical equipment cover, a guitarist’s peace of mind is our top priority. That’s why we’ve created tailored amplifier insurance to ensure you never miss a gig. If anything happens to your amp, we can get you back to playing in no time once your claim has been accepted.
As long as you notify the police within 24 hours of the incident occurring, and contact us within 30 days, we can take it from there.
Accidental damage cover
In addition to the danger of your amp being lost or stolen, accidental damage is another all-too-common issue which befalls many guitarists.
Whether it’s an accidental drop while unloading your equipment, falling off the stage or a drunken fan spilling their beer all over it during a gig – a busted amplifier can not only prevent your ability to practise, record or perform but, more importantly, can also be pricey to repair. Top models can easily run into the hundreds of pounds to replace tubes or the inner wiring.
The best way to avoid such a nightmare scenario? Take out amplifier insurance with Insure4Music. Our specialist equipment cover means we will repair or replace your damaged amplifier on a new for old basis, provided it’s less than three years old and purchased new.
Plus, thanks to our equipment hire insurance, you’re also covered against the costs of hiring a temporary amplifier from a recognised dealer, so you don’t have to miss a gig. With Insure4Music, our sole aim is to keep you playing.
Protection at home and abroad
As we’ve established, specialist amplifier insurance protects you against theft, loss and damage. But did you know that it also covers you both at home and when you’re out and about, whether your amplifier is in a van, at practice or in the venue?
Although a lot of guitarists take out home insurance to safeguard their amp and equipment, most regular home insurance policies don’t protect your equipment if it is lost, stolen or damaged outside of the home. Thankfully, our specialist amplifier insurance is on hand to protect you on a 24/7 basis.
What’s more, you can even add-on worldwide cover, which protects you abroad for up to 180 days a year – provided you live in the UK for the other six months of the year. That way, if your amplifier goes missing in transit on an aeroplane or gets stolen abroad, you won’t be in limbo for long.