The Dan Armstrong homepage - guitars and effects

The Dan Armstrong homepage - guitars and effects

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Sadly Dan Armstrong passed away on the 8th of June 2004.

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Dan Arnstrong Clear Guitar Re-issue

I'm desperately looking for a new DA CLEAR guitar. One of the re-issues. I'm in LA. Anyone have one ?

Original bridge/RT/RB

Hi,

Does anybody have an original wooden bridge part that they would consider selling for a 69 armstrong guitar? Or perhaps consider getting a copy of theirs made up by a pro for the right price, as mine has been replaced with a plastic one which isn't really working out...

I'm also after original Rock Bass (RB) and Rock Treble (RT) pickups to complete my set if anyone would consider selling...

Many thanks,
Rich

looking for a dan armstrong' pickguard

hello! i am looking for an original dan armstrong's pickguard for my 1969's guitar. if anyone can help me, please contact me. thanks a mil. antoine

Dan Armstrong for LP Jr.

I've got a extremely clean and mean 1959 Les Paul Junior I'm looking to trade for a DA Plexi. Please contact me if interested.
Thx,
Doug

Re: Dan Armstrong for LP Jr.

: more info and some pics perhaps

WANTED: Dan Armstrong humbucker pickup

Please contact me if you have a DA humbucker pickup to sell. I NEED one.

thanks

Re: WANTED: Dan Armstrong humbucker pickup

Yo, Michael...I make repros of the Dan Armstrong pickup. email me and I'll send you details.

: Please contact me if you have a DA humbucker pickup to sell. I NEED one.

: thanks

Re: WANTED: Dan Armstrong humbucker pickup

Michael...I make copies of the Dan Armstrong Lucite guitar pickups. Email me and I'll send you details and comments from buyers.

Pat F

: Please contact me if you have a DA humbucker pickup to sell. I NEED one.

: thanks

Dan Armstrong clearbody replacement parts:source

I have had great luck with Selig Langer, who sells on e-bay. His email is: ADL0628@aol.com

DA Londoner bass guitar info & help????

I just aquired an old DA Londoner bass, with sliding pickup, i cant seem to find any information anywhere about these models. I dont play bass, i got this in a part exchage deal. It is black & has all alluminium trimming, it looks like it may have been repainted in the past as i cant seem to see a serial number, any ideas? Thanks.

Original Dan Armstrong For Sale

Hi,

I've got an original Dan Armstrong up for sale, serial # A1124D. It also has the pickups JB, CT, JT, and the double.

Please contact me at: christopher@30seconds.org for pictures and details.

This will be on eBay in the next week or so as well, unless I find a buyer elsewhere first.

Thanks,
Christopher

Re: Original Dan Armstrong For Sale

how much are you looking for it?

thanks

kev

: Hi,

: I've got an original Dan Armstrong up for sale, serial # A1124D. It also has the pickups JB, CT, JT, and the double.

: Please contact me at: christopher@30seconds.org for pictures and details.

: This will be on eBay in the next week or so as well, unless I find a buyer elsewhere first.

: Thanks,
: Christopher

Dan Armstrong pick-ups

I and Dan's grandson Aaron hand made the reissue plexi pick-ups. We still make them and for the old series as well. Contact us for further details.

Re: Dan Armstrong pick-ups

: I and Dan's grandson Aaron hand made the reissue plexi pick-ups. We still make them and for the old series as well. Contact us for further details.

I have a 1973 british style mahogany right hander and I need a new pickup and a 9th fret fingernail marker ( I cut one out of a dime but it's too chrome looking compared to adonized aluminum and a vol knob would be nice the existing one is chipping

Re: Dan Armstrong pick-ups

Do you have a bass pickup for an original Dan Armstrong bass?

Re: Dan Armstrong pick-ups

I have a Mahagony D.A. London. I read on a website that by turning the tone knob up to max, the pickup acts as a single coil? Could anyone confirm this?
Cheers.

Dan Armstrong pick-ups

DA Bass Pickup

I have an old DA bass. It played great for many years. Now the pickup works off and on. When it does work it is very weak. I would appreciate any leads on a working pickup or ideas on repair. Thanks. Bill

Re: DA Bass Pickup

Hey Bill...email me, and I'll add you to the list of guys wanting a pickup for thier Dan bass. I am getting a non-working Dan bass pickup soon, and will autopsy it to find out how it works. Once that's done, I'll start popping them out.

cheers,

PF

Dan Armstrong PARTS NEEDED !!!!

I have a Ventura lucite copy. I need a pickguard, pickup & electronics & bridge.. I do not care if they are original or repo parts.I dont care if they are worn... This guitar just hangs on a wall with my other guitars. I just want to make it whole. Any leads apprechiated !!! Bill

Re: Dan Armstrong PARTS NEEDED !!!!

Dude...you're in luck! If you have the Ventura Lucite copy, you can use real Dan Armstrong parts. They're all 100% totally interchangeable. You'll NEVER find the original Ventura Lucite copy parts....NEVER.

: I have a Ventura lucite copy. I need a pickguard, pickup & electronics & bridge.. I do not care if they are original or repo parts.I dont care if they are worn... This guitar just hangs on a wall with my other guitars. I just want to make it whole. Any leads apprechiated !!! Bill

Re: Dan Armstrong PARTS NEEDED !!!!

Hey Bill...Pat Fenis here. If you'll send me a pic of this guitar, I can see what version of copy it is, and figure out the dimensions I need to follow to make the parts for you. I have templates, so we're halfway there.

cheers,

PF

pickup

searching for slide in pickups for my old dan armstrong lucite
any help out there thanks------------

Re: pickup

: searching for slide in pickups for my old dan armstrong lucite
: any help out there thanks

Hey Chappy...I make look-alike pickups that slide in and out, for the Dan Armstrong Lucite model. Go here to see one that I've already sold on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2384&item=3732113056

Only difference between that one and all the others, is that one went for $83. They start at $110.00US.

Email me anytime dude.

cheers,

Pat Fenis

i want to buy a dan armstrong clear guitar, reissue

IM LOOKING FOR DAN ARMSTRONG CLEAR GUITAR , IT WOULD BE GREAT IF ITS A REISSUE,CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ONE FOR SALE. MY EMAIL IS juanefe81@hotmail.com

dan armstrong bass

i just picked up a dan armstong bass without the guts and strings. can any one guide me to where to get info on this

Re: dan armstrong bass

: i just picked up a dan armstong bass without the guts and strings. can any one guide me to where to get info on this

No, however I own a 1970 DA bass that is in excellent condiction. It has been under my bed for the last 33 years. If you or anyone you know is interested in it please let me know. By the way it has the original strings on it.

69 DA Bass Pickup wiring

I have a 69 DA bass that I'm a little confused on the wiring. There are two wires that connect to the two outside blades. A "bare" wire from each of these two wires are connected to the middle blade. I also have a red wire which is connected to the middle-blade wires but I'm not sure where that would get connected. My guess is someone added this later on for grounding maybe?

Can someone help me out as to if I need to get rid of this third wire or maybe email a pic what an original wiring should be?

I haven't used this bass yet even though I've had it for some time and am looking to possible sell it or (depending on how it plays) use it for my gigs. Thanks in Advance.

Re: 69 DA Bass Pickup wiring

: I have a 69 DA bass that I'm a little confused on the wiring. There are two wires that connect to the two outside blades. A "bare" wire from each of these two wires are connected to the middle blade. I also have a red wire which is connected to the middle-blade wires but I'm not sure where that would get connected. My guess is someone added this later on for grounding maybe?

: Can someone help me out as to if I need to get rid of this third wire or maybe email a pic what an original wiring should be?

: I haven't used this bass yet even though I've had it for some time and am looking to possible sell it or (depending on how it plays) use it for my gigs. Thanks in Advance.

Rick...email me and I'll send you the PDF file of the wiring schematic. It also has drawings, so the wire paths are easy to see.

cheers,

Pat Fenis

Re: 69 DA Bass Pickup wiring

: I have a 69 DA bass that I'm a little confused on the wiring. There are two wires that connect to the two outside blades. A "bare" wire from each of these two wires are connected to the middle blade. I also have a red wire which is connected to the middle-blade wires but I'm not sure where that would get connected. My guess is someone added this later on for grounding maybe?

: Can someone help me out as to if I need to get rid of this third wire or maybe email a pic what an original wiring should be?

: I haven't used this bass yet even though I've had it for some time and am looking to possible sell it or (depending on how it plays) use it for my gigs. Thanks in Advance.

Rick...email me and I'll send you the PDF file of the wiring schematic. It also has drwings, so the wire paths are easy to see.

cheers,

Pat Fenis

Dan

I just heard yesterday the news that, sadly, Dan had passed away. My thoughts, belatedly, go out to all his family and friends at this sad time. He was a true pioneer in the music world where so many products are copies of one another. Dan's guitars and basses broke new ground and were themselves copied and eventually re-issued. Testament indeed that his instruments are true classics. I was lucky back in 1970 when, at the age of 14, i saw Dan on a tour demonstrating his new amps and cabs along with drummer Pete York. He made a lasting impression. It was then that i wanted one of his basses, and luckily at the age of 47 this year i eventually managed to get hold of a fretless lucite bass-gorgeous. A long wait, but worth it. I have a couple of mahogany sliding pickup basses, but the lucite is my favourite. Thanks to Dan for everything he gave us all. Danny Armstrong.

Pickup screw for Plexi Bass

Does anyone know if the pickup "holding" screw from an original Plexi bass will fit in the pickup of a re-issue model? Thanks for your help !!!

DAn Armstrong "Rock Monster" pickups?

DAn Armstrong "Rock Monster" pickups?

This popular thread has been given its own page : DAn Armstrong "Rock Monster" pickups?

Replacement bridge for '69 lucite bass

Is there a bridge that will fit without routing the body? It seems a lot of people use Badass bridges in these basses, but I don't know how much modification is necessary. Any suggestions?

Thanks

dan armstrong 6 string bridge

Is it possible to put a tune-o-matic bridge on these guitars?

Just heard the sad news...

My condolences to all who knew and cared for Dan...a brilliant man. Having met him several times over thity years, I always found him gracious and helpful. It has been well over a year since our last chance meeting at a rehearsal for my band...and Dan remembered me from our time together at Cerwin Vega in the mid 90s...I am saddened.

Dan

Just Stopped By to Pay My Respect's,
My Prayer's are for Dan.
JD

Price on reissue?

I have a reissue bought in 2000. What are these going for used these days? Feel free to email me at above address (remove the "NOSPAM").

Dan Armstrong clear guitar

looking to buy a Dan Armstrong clear guitar please e mail me with any info on ones for sell and price please.

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

I actually own an original clear body Electra. It is identical to the Dan Armstrong model, right down to the pick-guard and headstock. The problem I have is my bridge and saddles are not the original set. They are in need of replacement. Where might I find the parts I am looking for? Also, has anyone ever heard of my particular clear body model (Electra)? Thanks.

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

my husband and I have a gorgeous 1969 dan armstrong lucite guitar that we are considering selling... contact me for info.

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

: : : my husband and I have a gorgeous 1969 dan armstrong lucite guitar that we are considering selling... contact me for info.

: : I would be interested if it is still for sale. Where are you? Do you have any pics? What price?
: : thanks, Danny.

: Danny - we are in north central texas - email me at julhale@yahoo.com if you want to know when we put it on the market. We are heading out on vacation and I may not get photos of it till after we get back due to my schedule. The plan as it stands is to post it on ebay due to the overwhelming response of requestors wanting to buy it sight-unseen.

: thanks,
: Julie
Did you ever sell your Dan Armstrong. I also have one. please email me when you have time. I have a couple of questions for you about this guitar. Thanks, Dave

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

: : : : my husband and I have a gorgeous 1969 dan armstrong lucite guitar that we are considering selling... contact me for info.

: : : I would be interested if it is still for sale. Where are you? Do you have any pics? What price?
: : : thanks, Danny.

: : Danny - we are in north central texas - email me at julhale@yahoo.com if you want to know when we put it on the market. We are heading out on vacation and I may not get photos of it till after we get back due to my schedule. The plan as it stands is to post it on ebay due to the overwhelming response of requestors wanting to buy it sight-unseen.

: : thanks,
: : Julie
: Did you ever sell your Dan Armstrong. I also have one. please email me when you have time. I have a couple of questions for you about this guitar. Thanks, Dave

Hi, do you still have that Dan Armstrong guitar?
Cheers, Jetze

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

hey im in nyc and i work at 30th street guitars and im selling my 1969 dan armstrong with original case. call the shop 212 868 2660
-Jimmy
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a335/phatboycooly/danarmstong.jpg

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

: my husband and I have a gorgeous 1969 dan armstrong lucite guitar that we are considering selling... contact me for info.

I would be interested if it is still for sale. Where are you? Do you have any pics? What price?
thanks, Danny.

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

: : my husband and I have a gorgeous 1969 dan armstrong lucite guitar that we are considering selling... contact me for info.

: I would be interested if it is still for sale. Where are you? Do you have any pics? What price?
: thanks, Danny.

Danny - we are in north central texas - email me at julhale@yahoo.com if you want to know when we put it on the market. We are heading out on vacation and I may not get photos of it till after we get back due to my schedule. The plan as it stands is to post it on ebay due to the overwhelming response of requestors wanting to buy it sight-unseen.

thanks,
Julie

Re: Dan Armstrong clear guitar

there are a few up for sale on ebay. go to guitar and search lucite, clear, or plexiglass and you'll see a few

15 sliding pickups and DA prototype guitar

Hi guys, please excuse my jumping in uninvited - I came across this site by accident.
While moving old workshop to new workshop, I found a box of NOS D/A pickups from the time of wooden guitar production in the UK. Some fitted for sliding rail, some with ears for 2 screws. About 15 assorted guitar and bass p/u's and the original transformers.

Also I own one of the original prototype bodies from Dan's UK guitar production - I believe this was the only one made with a 24 fret neck - possibly made for Dan by a guitar maker in Bristo, England. Obviously an experiment because the end of the neck doesn't match the width of the body where they are glued together.
The body has had various pickups fitted over the years, but could probably be returned to its original setup with a scratchplate and a pickup rail, and some careful woodwork.

Are any of these of interest to collectors/repairers/historians. ?

I have little time for looking at the Net, so if you want to reply, please email flying.kiwi@paradise.net.nz

Book On Armstrong Guitars!!!

Hello All
With the help of Dan A. and a couple other folks from that original team I am doing an article for Vintage Guitar Mag and then a book about the clear AND black Buytrate guitars and basses. Mystery's revealed indeed:)
I need serial numbers and(pot codes too)jpegs from everybody.If you have any questions plaese feel free to email me Studioguitar@qwest.net
I have had 17 D.A. guitars and still have a black 70 and a clear 70 guitars and tons of factory documents and rare pix to share. You will get credit for you help! I have people world wide helping so far. Join in:) Cheers, Billy

Dan Armstrong guitar

i wish to buy a Dan Armstrong clear guitar,can anyone help?

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