SWELLGEAR is a Southern California based ROCK SHOP specializing in NEW, USED, and VINTAGE gear as well as INSTRUMENT RENTALS. We guarantee delivery within 48 hours in Southern California on purchase orders over $500, and delivery of rentals within hours.

SWELLGEAR was established in 2015 by legendary surf drummer Steve Bidrowski, and award-winning rock guitarist Natasha Spizelli. SWELLGEAR is committed to supporting musicians by offering quality instruments at a musician’s price – that’s why our store contains the competitive “make an offer” option.

We strive to ensure gear is always easily accessible to you at a moment’s notice with our rental options. It’s our delight to bring you SWELLGEAR.

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“We guarantee delivery within 48 hours in Southern California on orders over $500 and delivery of your rental within hours!”

Equipment Rentals

“With our 100% rating as an eBay & seller, we strive to make sure that everything we sell is backed up by our lifetime customer service guarantee and our one of a kind return SWELLANTY on most items. Our highly regarded response time and ability to deliver quickly is what sets us apart to make sure you’re satisfied.”

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“As an eBay & seller, we keep our annual overhead costs low in order to provide our customers and clients with the ability to acquire their dream setup on a musicians budget”

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“Rock and roll is a nuclear blast of reality in a mundane world where no-one is allowed to be magnificent. As purveyors of fine vintage rock gear and more, we’re proud to bring that same idea to our customers and beyond.”

Natasha Spizelli


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SWELLGEAR is proud to provide you with a wide range of HIGH quality musical instrument rentals.

We Offer

  • Acoustic/Electric Guitars & Bass
  • Amplifiers
  • Complete Drum Sets
  • Drum Equipment
  • PA Systems
  • DJ Booths
  • Stages
  • Lighting Systems

We’re Flexible!

Rentals are available by the hour or day as well as weekly or monthly. All rentals can be delivered to your door!

We rent TOP quality brands such as Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Gibson, Ibanez, Yamaha, Tama, Sonor, Pearl, Shure, Mesa Boogie, Peavey, Marshall, and MANY more.

All Major Brands









And More!

Please call or use our inquiry form for an in-depth list of instruments for rent and price quotes.

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  • “I got a recent gig playing drums, but due to lack of space in my tiny apartment–I was looking to rent something super fast and not have to think too hard considering I am so busy nowadays with my schedule…I Googled for a bit and I found this company, Swellgear. I called; spoke to them WHILE at work half-thinking, and they got exactly what I knew I wanted. The delivery was super fast, and rental price was well under what I was being quoted from other companies, or thought I would have to pay. I will definitely be recommending and using this company again. Splendid customer service.”

    Corine R. • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • “Just want you to know how awesome you are Swellgear! I had a gig booked in Cali last week, and of course the airline damaged my guitar! I called Swellgear in a complete state of panic…The rep was amazing! Very knowledgeable, courteous , and empathetic.. they understand a musicians need…I told the Rep I needed the guitar immediately and she assured me that it would be delivered the same day…Thank God! As promised, I got a beautiful Paul Reed Smith guitar the same day as my rental, and was able to play my gig…You guys are the best!!! Thank you soooo much!”

    Maria C • Austin, TX
  • “Yo! This company is SWELL! My father had been looking for a certain overdrive pedal that’s not made anymore that was in good condition and a reasonable price for the last couple years. The search was heightened cuz his old cover band was getting back together for a gig. I saw SG had it but the pedal was a reach money-wise. I explained the situation and Natasha and I were able to come up with an agreeable price. They shipped the item the same day and followed up with me a week later to see how the pedal was and if I had additional questions regarding it. Great customer service! Dad’s show was awesome!”

    Constantine K • New Haven, CT
  • “Very cool and honest mates working here. I purchased a Sonor snare but it seemed the shipping was not as much as quoted to my home overseas. Steve, the owner, wrote to me to let me know. The purchase was over PayPal. He paid the return fee by giving me a slight discount on the snare for the inconvenience of having to repay. Snare was ACE! Would do business with again. Cheers!”

    Muhammad • London, UK

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