New York-based music equipment rental and rehearsal facility S.I.R. (Studio Instrument Rentals) has sold its 310 W. 52nd St. building in Manhattan to an investment group. The space will become part of

New York-based music equipment rental and rehearsal facility S.I.R. (Studio Instrument Rentals) has sold its 310 W. 52nd St. building in Manhattan to an investment group. The space will become part of a 37-story luxury condominium project.

S.I.R.'s 52nd St. location housed its Soundstage, which served as a rehearsal or showcase studio for artists including the Rolling Stones, the Who, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen.

The company has acquired an 18,000 sq. ft. facility at 475 10th Avenue. That location will house its rental operation, offices and inventory of instruments and sound equipment. An additional space for rehearsals will also be procured.

S.I.R.'s W. 25th St. location is currently being renovated, and will house a new 40x70-foot soundstage and studio.

S.I.R. was founded in 1967 by Ken Berry and Dolph Rempp in Los Angeles. The company's New York presence was established in 1974 by Berry and Rempp with Michael Johnson. S.I.R. also has offices in San Francisco, Nashville, Miami, Seattle, Las Vegas and Phoenix.