I was looking into buying a Hohner Bass (out of historical interest into Hohner keyboards, not because I am planning to play it). To my amazement I found several offers, and wiki-style pages, that claimed that this type of instrument was played by Ray Manzarek of Doors fame.
This seems unlikely to say in the least. When I think of Manzarek I think of a rather powerful electro-mechanical Rhodes keyboard bass. The Hohner bass is a rather wimpy monophone synthesizer. So this seems to be a genuine mistake at best, and an attempt to raise the price at worst.
On the other hand I am not exactly an expert on the Doors (especially not post-Morrison), so maybe Manzarek did decide at some point that playing proper instruments was just too easy, and he should switch to something that is worse by orders of magnitude.
I would appreciate it if somebody more knowledgeable could chime in on this. I fully expect the answer to be "no, he didn't", but it would be nice to have outside confirmation.
Responding to the comment, I am not so much interested to know if the ever doodled around on the thing but if he used it for "serious" music, so I tried to clear this up in the headline.