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.

Feel free to share your thoughts and remembrances of this musical innovator below.



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Re: Dan Armstrong guitar

my husband and I have a gorgeous 1969 dan armstrong lucite that we are considering selling....

Re: Dan Armstrong guitar

i will pay loads of money to get hold of a dan armstrong, i live in england and you cant get them out hear in england, please anyone who is selling them please email me at benmcrae@hotmail.com

Re: Dan Armstrong guitar

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

Not really, im searching for one myself, only in bass form. Go to google and type in "Clear Dan Armstrong Guitar for sale", thats how i found this site. Its helped me out alot.

Lata!
Skwerldude

Dating Reissue Plexi Bass

If I supply the serial number, can someone please tell me when my MIJ reissue plexi bass was manufactured? Thanks !!!

Re: Dating Reissue Plexi Bass - Thanks, Adrian !!

Adrian - Mine DOES start with DA98. Thanks a million for your help & I hope I can return the favor someday.

Re: Dating Reissue Plexi Bass

If the serial number starts with DA98... it's a 1998 model
I got 2 of them (guitar and matching bass) which were both from May 98.

Locate Serial Number?

I have my late son's Dan Armstrong Lucite guitar. I can not locate a serial # anywhere on it. Were some of these made with no serial #? I believe he bought in 1969 or 70 before his death. How can I date this before putting it on Ebay? I have photos. Thank you.

Re: Locate Serial Number?

Just look from normal playing position at the area under pickguard! There MUST be a serial number!

String height adjustment on Reissue Plexi Bass

Is there any method of adjusting the action on MIJ Plexi Bass reissues? The action on mine is pretty high, & all I can figure to do is sand down the wooden bridge. Anyone know of a less drastic method? THANKS !!

Sustained Treble/Humbucker

Looking for one of the 12-pole "Sustained Treble" (ST) humbucking pickups that were available in the last year and a half of the original D.A./Ampeg production run.

black bass

i am looking for an original black dan armstromg bass i know there
were only a few made.. I missed one one on the 70"s

please help.

Keith Hollandsworth 781-925-5755

Re: black bass and guitar

Howdy yall
Just a F.Y.I on the black Butyrate(brand of plastic)bass that Dan made. There were only eight made and eight 6str guitars made. I'm the guy who posted the black #007 for sale a while back but withdrew because it caused a pretty big bidding war at that Ca. guitar show right after I posted it and took it to the show where I was sellin other stuff. Sorry to yank anybodys chain.I have had pro photo's taken and it will be shown in V.G. magazine article with all seven pickups, unopened strings, case, booklets etc. With the help of Dan and others I hope to shed a light on whats what about these cool guitars. If anybody wants a jpeg let me know.
Cheers, bill

for sale dan armstrong bass #D1560A believe 1970

acrillic bass with origina case bride and pick guard has been modified
everything else original in very good cond

Re: for sale dan armstrong bass #D1560A believe 1970

What's your asking price (if you haven't sold it yet)? What kind of bridge did you use? How's the intonation? Are the tuners original?
You can email me or reply.
Thanks

Original 1969 Dan Armstrong Lucite See-thru Guitar on Ebay!

I just wanted to let you know that there is an all original 1969 Ampeg Dan Armstrong lucite guitar on ebay right now. It is one of the very first (and very best) Dan Armstrongs made. It is also at a very good price. Below is the link- thanks for looking!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3702046196&category=2384

have a dan armstrong bass original for sale

: believe it is 1970 Serial#D1560A

d1560

Re: have a dan armstrong bass original for sale

: : believe it is 1970 Serial#D1560A

: d1560

How much?
The N

DA necks wanted for 6 strings.

Hello looking for a old or reissue neck for DA 6 strings. Used or new is cool since I need both. Please reply, thanks!

Trouble staying in tune.

I go out of tune alot with my DA 6 string. Changed the tuners to Schallers and there is an improvement. But still goes out, any ideas?

Re: Trouble staying in tune.

Most likely your Bridge

Take it to a competent set up guy you can trust. The guy I use just dialed in my re-issue to where it's actually playable. Sounds great through my Mesa.

My 1969 is still in the case minus strings. It's next.

Re: Trouble staying in tune.

Are you the Kyle Toucher from Dr. Know?

Re: Trouble staying in tune.

Thanks for the reply. I'm down to try that. What exactly is "dialing"? Its definitely the bridge. I wish I could put a Tune o Matic on it. I'll try your idea. Thanks!

Dan Armstrong guitar knobs wanted!!!

Looking for 2 guitar knobs (volume/tone) for a DA clearbody 6 string. I'm sure the bass has the same ones. Vintage or reissue is fine, hell even clones are cool if they are good replicas! Please contact, thanks!

Re: Dan Armstrong guitar knobs wanted!!!

Hello yall
Hey all ya have to find is a Ampeg amp made from 69 to about 75 and they all share the split shaft that the Dan Armstrong guitars and basses used. See if the owner/dealer will sell or swap them for you.
Hope that helps.
Cheers, billy

Re: Dan Armstrong guitar knobs wanted!!!

I found knobs on a old Ampeg amp head. The same knobs except the back isn't a full hole. Its like a half moon shape, I'm gonna modify it with some trickery to fit the guitar.

FRETLESS DAN ARMSTRONG

DOES THE DAN ARMSTRONG LUCITE FRETLESS BASS HAVE A ROSEWOOD OR EBONY FRETBOARD? WERE BOTH MADE? WERE THERE ANY MADE WITH WHITE FRET MARKERS/LINES, OF ABOUT 1/8", ALONG THE EDGE OF THE FRETBOARD, ADJACENT TO THE "E" STRING? I AM NOT SURE IF MINE HAS HAD A NEW FRETBOARD AT SOME TIME, AS IT IS EBONY WITH SIDE MARKS. MAYBE IT WAS ORIGINALLY FRETTED. (NO RELATION BY THE WAY).

Re: FRETLESS DAN ARMSTRONG

I believe it was ebony with half-circle marks on the upper edge... at least, mine is like that

Original Clear Bass for sale

Not sure the value. The Guitar Center has one for $2500, but since their vintage stuff is always overpriced, I'll sell it for half that. Excellent condition.

Located in Los Angeles (Hollywood area).

Re: Original Clear Bass for sale

: Not sure the value. The Guitar Center has one for $2500, but since their vintage stuff is always overpriced, I'll sell it for half that. Excellent condition.

: Located in Los Angeles (Hollywood area).

I'll take two of them.

AH

Re: Original Clear Bass for sale

do still have the bass ?

: : Not sure the value. The Guitar Center has one for $2500, but since their vintage stuff is always overpriced, I'll sell it for half that. Excellent condition.

: : Located in Los Angeles (Hollywood area).

: I'll take two of them.

: AH

Re: Original Clear Bass for sale

: : Not sure the value. The Guitar Center has one for $2500, but since their vintage stuff is always overpriced, I'll sell it for half that. Excellent condition.

: : Located in Los Angeles (Hollywood area).

: Whats your e-mail address? I REALLY WANT THAT BASS!
NF

Re: Original Clear Bass for sale

: : Not sure the value. The Guitar Center has one for $2500, but since their vintage stuff is always overpriced, I'll sell it for half that. Excellent condition.

: : Located in Los Angeles (Hollywood area).

: I'll take two of them.

: AH

: Whats your e-mail address? I REALLY WANT THAT BASS!
NF

I want a DAN ARMSTRONG Clear guitar like Dave Grohl Plays

I want a DAN ARMSTRONG Clear guitar like Dave Grohl Plays

This popular thread has been given its own page : I want a DAN ARMSTRONG Clear guitar like Dave Grohl Plays

Dan armstrong luicte re-issue scratch plate wanted

Hi i need to get a new scratch plate for my lucite re-issue and im having some problems..can anyone help me ? or reccommend somewhere else i can try ?...i also need the trust rod cover best wishes matt

Re: Dan armstrong luicte re-issue scratch plate wanted

Hey buddy, I need the same stuff. Did you find a supplier or even any used parts out there ????? bfo

For Sale: Dan Armstrong Clear Lucite Bass Reissue, Mint/As-New

I am selling my Dan Armstrong clear lucite bass reissue. It is in mint/as-new condition and comes with two interchangeable pickups, deluxe hardshell case and all tags and paperwork. Price is 1000.00 and includes UPS ground shipping within the continental U.S. Please email any questions to me at rfal909@hotmail.com.

Thanks!

RogerF

Re: For Sale: Dan Armstrong Clear Lucite Bass Reissue, Mint/As-New

The bass has been sold. Thanks Rich!

Re: For Sale: Dan Armstrong Clear Lucite Bass Reissue, Mint/As-New

: I am selling my Dan Armstrong clear lucite bass reissue. It is in mint/as-new condition and comes with two interchangeable pickups, deluxe hardshell case and all tags and paperwork. Price is 1000.00 and includes UPS ground shipping within the continental U.S. Please email any questions to me at rfal909@hotmail.com.

: Thanks!

: RogerF

Is this bass still available?

Dan Armstrong

i want a dan armstrong clear only (not smoke) help please.. want to buy one reissues encouraged thanks

Re: Dan Armstrong

: i want a dan armstrong clear only (not smoke) help please.. want to buy one reissues encouraged thanks
EBAY brother. That's your best bet, be patient it may take awhile to find one.

Re: Dan Armstrong

I have one for sale, how much do you want to pay?? Please, send me e-mail

Dan Armstrong Parts Where's Don?

I need a neck for a Dan Armstrong. Anyone heard from Don who had some NOS parts. Please, send word. A phone #

Re: Dan Armstrong Parts Where's Don?

I found him!!!! Search complete.

DA bass pickguard & headplate

I am searching for a pickguard and headstock nut coverplate for my '69 clear bass. original DA parts please. Anybody out there who can help me ?

DA bass pickguard & headplate

: I am STILL searching for a pickguard and headstock nut coverplate for my '69 clear bass. original DA parts please. Anybody out there who can help me ?

dan armstrong lucite 6-string(must be clear please)

struggling to find this guitar and want very much!!if you have one are willing to sell contact me with picture and price etc thanks! easy_tigger69@hotmail.com

Maple or Lucite Danelectro

The Lucite is pretty common. Has anybody heard of this model made out of maple too? Seems to be more rare...

Maple or Lucite Danelectro

The Lucite is pretty common. Has anybody heard of this model made out of maple too? Seems to be more rare...

DA sliding pickups wanted

I am looking to buy original sliding pickups for the great '69 Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar I have just found. Will also trade for vintage Fender or Gibson parts or old Ibanez efx. Quick and comfortable transaction guaranteed.

Re: DA sliding pickups wanted

: I am looking to buy original sliding pickups for the great '69 Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar I have just found. Will also trade for vintage Fender or Gibson parts or old Ibanez efx. Quick and comfortable transaction guaranteed.

Hi Michael.....I'm pat, and i make the Dan Armstrong Lucite guitar Slide-In lokk-alike pickups. They look the same, but inside have humbuckers, or blade pickups. I've sold one already on eBay. I will be making many more. So if you're interested, either e-mail me, or do a search on eBay for "Dan Armstrong", to find my pickups.
cheers,

Pat Fenis

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