Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6

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Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6

Postby jerseyboy62 on Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:50 pm

Anyone else have one of these: original, 1998 reissue or 2nd r-i? I have the 1998. Just had it serviced and set up. Damn this is sweet.
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Re: Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6

Postby 57lpjr on Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:31 pm

I ended up buying one of the current reissues at a great price off eBay and really like it - especially the neck. It's very easy to play and sounds great!!!
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Re: Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6

Postby swid on Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:55 am

A guitarist in one of my bands has two of these -- an original ('69) and a reissue -- I forget what year, though. He likes 'em both a lot, but he vastly prefers the original. I think he also had Bill Lawrence make him a custom pickup for these (edit -- it was Kent Armstrong, Dan's son, not Bill Lawrence). These guitars have such a distinct middy sound.
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Re: Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6

Postby Tibor on Mon May 31, 2010 7:59 pm

i have mine now for a month and i absolutly love it... i always wanted one after i first saw it, first because of the look... now the look becomes secondary because i felt in love with the sound and the sustain...

i had the chance to get a, i think 2008-2009 reissue but with a roller-bridge, instead of the rosewood bridge... for a nearly unbeatable price (i think the seller called it a nearly steal)


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Re: Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6

Postby ampegnoob96 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:20 pm

does anybody know where i can get some more exchangable pickups for my ada6? ive looked everywhere on the internet. if theres a store, is there one in Kansas City?
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Re: Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6

Postby Bigsbyman on Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:58 pm

I have one of the newer reissues, mine has the roller bridge and came with both stock pickups and one custom-ordered PU made by Kent Armstrong (I think). That particular pickup sounds 100% better than the two stock pickups. It sounds like a scatter-wound P90, and I really like it. The bass player in my band has the bass version, and our drummer plays a vintage, clear plexi kit made by Fibes. It's a cool look and a great sound.
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