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Dan Armstrong Model Dan

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chris V., Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Hey guys,

    Anyone have any information about the Dan Armstrong 'Model Dan' amplifier. Specifically this one:


    What's one of these bad boys worth?

    I found a very nice looking site here. Just wondering if any of you TB'ers have owned one of these and could give me a more... empirical approach.

  2. Just bumping this for, hopefully, some answers.
  3. Bassmec


    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    I used to have a 100 watt version. The all transistor pre amp was not too good and the eq was interesting:meh:
    traded it in for a Sunn Concert when a tube fried and took out the HT fuse. Not a bad power amp but the pre amp is not that great.
    It could be improved with a few big old inductors like the old Simms Watts GE 100 had.:bassist:
  4. Thank you!

    What do you mean about the 'interesting EQ'?

    Are inductors difficult to switch?
  5. Bump for more info from Bassmec!
  6. Bassmec


    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Its a quite crude capacitor resistor system and suffers from phase issues.
    Needs a re-design generally, hand wound iron core inductors are best
    for this type of circuit but where not used as they are expensive.
    I would use the power amp with an all tube pre amp like an ampeg SVT Pre or something sexy.
    It was made in 30 60 and 100 watt versions.:bassist:
  7. Thanks for the info!
  8. jgsbass


    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    Thats a cool amp. Thanks for the memories: I spent a lot of time at both the 48th st location and the LaGuardia St Store. The pictures from Dan Armstrongs website gave me a chill. He was an interesting cat, for sure.

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