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CenturyDeprived
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« on: February 12, 2020, 01:02:25 PM »

Has anyone ever attempted to log the whereabouts of the various instruments used on BBs recordings? I'm sure that some are accounted for, and that the fate of many others is unknown.

Also, I figure there must be some instruments that were used on some very classic BBs recordings that are likely sitting in someone's garage, unknown to the owner of the history. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 04:00:33 PM »

According to Brian in 2015-ish, the Baldwin organ used in Le'id in Hawaii and in the Bellagio studio is likely to be stored in one of their storages.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 04:59:55 PM »

Ray Pohlman's niece has his Fender bass.  She has posted pics of it to social media.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 05:15:07 PM »

Ray Pohlman's niece has his Fender bass.  She has posted pics of it to social media.

Actually I think Ray's Wife still has the bass, but his niece was able to photograph it:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26773.0.html

I suspect this is the kind of thing that happened with most studio musician instruments.  Either their families still have them, they are in museums in the case of the more prominent players, or they get auctioned off.  And of course a lot of it is truly out there with forgotten provenance.  In the case of the Beach Boys gear, either it was stolen or they still have it around somewhere (in storage), or they sold it off.
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