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Dan Armstrong ADA4 Dan Armstrong Plexi Bass
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The Ampeg ADA4 Dan Armstrong Plexi Bass Guitar features a maple neck with 24 frets inlaid into an Indian rosewood fingerboard, which, when combined w...Read More
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A faithful re-creation of the original 1960s model.
The Ampeg ADA4 Dan Armstrong Plexi Bass Guitar features a maple neck with 24 frets inlaid into an Indian rosewood fingerboard, which, when combined with the unique diamond-cut acrylic double cutaway body, allows a full 2-octave access clear of the body. Custom interchangeable pickups by Kent Armstrong use a unique stacked design where the tone control mixes the treble and bass coils for a depth of tone that belies the instrument's 30" scale. The pickups included are a Stacked Coil Bright Bass and Stacked Coil Deep Bass. The Plexi Bass also features nickel Grover die-cast tuners, vintage rotary pots, and a formica woodgrain-look pickguard.
- Reissue of classic electric bass
- Body: Clear acrylic polymer, see-through
- Neck: Maple, bolt-on,
- Scale: 30"
- Bridge: Rosewood with compensated brass saddles
- Fingerboard: Indian rosewood fingerboard
- Fretboard: 24-fret, rosewood
- Controls: Master volume, master tone, 2-position tone switched
- Pickups: Interchangeable Stacked Coil Bright Bass and Deep Bass pickups
- Tuners: Grover nickel die-cast
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The first time I saw a Dan Armstrong see-thru bass was at a Cold Blood concert at one of the premeir nightclubs near San Francisco - 'Frenchy's'. Their virtuoso bassist, Rod Ellicott played his through an Acoustic 360 and the tone and punch was incredible. Visually, that instrument was the coolest thing I had ever seen. From that time I've always wanted one, but could never afford the price for one in top shape. I recently purchased the reissue and it is even better than the original - the standard of manufacture is absolutely first-rate, and it plays like a dream. It is also the first bass I've played in my long career that, when strapped-on, is truly balanced - no problems with neck heaviness whatsoever. Some would argue that the tone of a 30" scale bass is inferior to those with longer necks, but my ears cannot detect it! After playing Fender and G&L throughout my career, it took me an hour or two to get accustomed to different position where I anchor the thumb of my plucking hand, but after that I was 'on my way!' Thanks Ampeg and Kent Armstrong for a wonderful instrument, and a superb value too!
This is by far the best built bass i have ever owned. the over all quality and set up of this bass is top notch, even the case seems delicatly made. I have only had this bass 3 days and but about 20 hours into it and it hasnt let up yet. i tried drop tuning got it to a nice tight c. the inter changable pick ups are awsome. the deep bass pick up is like and gibson eb pickup nice and deep. the bright bass pickup is like a p bass.