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SOLD Ampeg Dan Armstrong bass and case, original 1969

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by KB45, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. KB45

    KB45 Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2018
    center left coast us
    Hi, I am selling my original 1969 Dan Armstrong Ampeg bass with original case and literature.

    Update: the price is now $2100. I will reduce it every so often Dutch auction style until it sells. edit: 7.11.18

    Paperwork is the original sales brochure, manual, price tag that came with it.
    I am the original owner.

    This is a short scale neck, the body is the clear Lucite.

    The tuners are Schaller bass tuning machines.( edit: a kind soul suggested I had it wrong that the tuners are Grover, maybe so..)
    The original tuners were Schaller guitar tuners and they slipped so I put on the better bass tuners...long ago, so almost an original upgrade, lol.

    'D500A' is stamped on the side of the neck, maybe that is the model number or the serial number, I don't know...edit 7.22.18 Well, now we know it's the serial number and who stamped it, sanwin17 did!

    There is a recent excellent Talk Bass thread for much much more information about this bass..

    NBD: Ampeg - Dan Armstrong

    There is a crack in the formica around the jack, not unusual seen on this bass. Other than that is is in good shape.

    I can deliver it between Los Angeles and Portland....cash only.
    If you want me to ship it you will have to talk me into it, lol, as well as using PayPal. (Luddite v2.x)
    If you want to see it it is currently on consignment in a music store here in Santa Barbara, hit me up here for the address.

    If you want more pictures ask for them too.
    Thanks for looking.

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
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  2. sanwin17

    sanwin17 Please mommy, you just gotta buy this amplifier. Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Highland Beach, FL
    It's the serial number. Part of my job at Ampeg, in Linden NJ at that time, was stamping those numbers. Here's a picture of me at my workbench with the only left handed DA they ever made supposedly for Paul McCartney. It looks strange as the photo was damaged in flood.

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  3. KB45

    KB45 Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2018
    center left coast us
    Cool picture, thanks for posting it! Too bad about the flood....I have had floods, fires, burglars and worse, 'and I'm not the only one.'
    So maybe you stamped that number then?...maybe, maybe not.
    I made boats for a time and still see them out and about.
    Thanks for posting, cheers, KB
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