For 50 years Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR) have built the reputation for quality rental equipment and rehearsal facilities among some of the elite in the music industry.  Formed in 1967 by founders Ken Berry and Dolph Rempp, the recognizable SIR trucks can be seen delivering audio gear, music, and services to most major tours, festivals, TV appearances, and recording facilities across the nation.

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The original SIR location back in 1967. Hollywood, California.

“After all these years, we’re proud to see so many former employees enjoying careers in all facets of the entertainment business. Everywhere there are music artists and music, there seems to be someone involved who has worked at or been associated with one of our locations. We’re also proud that many of today’s recognized artists who became our customers back in the day have become more successful.  It’s been a pleasure to know that we, in our small way, have played a part in their careers and their success.” says SIR co-founder, Ken Berry.

Famous clients include: Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, Jon Bon Jovi, Paic! At The Disco, Blake Shelton, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, TV host Jimmy Fallon, and more.  In honor of the 50th anniversary, many friends of SIR offered their congratulations and sentiments about working with them over the years:

“I just wanted to wish you the greatest, happiest, 50th anniversary… Thank you so much, you’ve been a home away from home for us… I love you guys, thank you for everything and for always treating me like a musician.” – Joan Jett

“I cannot believe SIR is turning 50 years old, and thank God they were around because my life would be totally different without you guys. You were right there for us from the beginning.” – Nile Rogers

“Where would I be without SIR?  Unrehearsed, unfulfilled, unready. Grateful for all the years of joy and music spent here!” – Sting

“50 years of great service, thanks for being there!” – Brad Whitford of Aerosmith