Ampeg Dan Armstrong

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Ampeg Dan Armstrong
Matt and the Dan Armstrong
Dan Armstrong
Manufacturer Ampeg
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on
Body covering See-through
Wood Body: Plexiglass
Neck: Hard Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood (24 frets)
Bridge Fixed
Electronics Three-way tone circuit
Pickup(s) Custom removable pickups
Special circuits None

The Ampeg Dan Armstrong is a see-through range of guitars and basses created by Dan Armstrong in 1969.

The guitar features a custom removable pick-ups, a 3-way tone circuit and a 24-fret hard maple neck. The unique choice of body material eliminates unwanted virbations and frequencies while playing the guitar, while still producing sustain. The basses feature a short-scale neck. Artists who are or have played this guitar feature Dave Grohl, of Foo Fighters, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lou Reed of Velvet Underground, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, just to name a few.

Bellamy used an Ampeg Dan Armstrong in the Supermassive Black Hole video. Floria Sigismondi, the director of the video, decided to put a piece of "wallpaper" on the guitar to make it look original.

According to Premier Guitar, the Dan Armstrong was also used for recording Simulation Theory in 2018.[1]


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