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Ben Folds Prepares Sale of His Instruments & Studio Gear

Ben Folds is selling over 250 pieces of gear from throughout his career, starting from his early days all the way to Folds' 14-year tenure working out of Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A. The gear will be available on the singer-songwriter’s Reverb shop starting Nov. 12.

The "curated" sale will feature instruments, microphones, and other studio equipment, some of which he used during recording sessions. Although Folds passed off the RCA Studio A operations to Dave Cobb in 2016, he managed to keep a lot of the stuff he had amassed over the years.

“I love stuff. I’m that vapid. I just like stuff,” Folds joked in a video announcing the shop. “A lot of it I haven’t used — I’ve just fondled. I go to the studio and just touch it, look at it. But most of it I actually have used, and if I haven’t used it, I’ll tell ya.”

Some pieces included in the sale are his Neumann U 47 microphone used on nearly every vocal he has done, a Kustom Kombo-II organ/synthesizer he purchased from Sheryl Crow, a Hohner Wurlitzer Organ Model 300, and a Pearl Masterworks 5-piece kit in green sparkle finish.

For more detailed info on Folds’ Reverb sale and to sign up to be notified when the shop goes live, see this page.

Check out Ben Folds' announcement of the sale below.

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Article image: Ben Folds performing in 2018. (slgckgc [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.)

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