Dan Armstrong User Review - Luis
Overall Rating: Been playing 20 years. I own 5 other guitars. I record with all of them, and gig with only 2 of them. I'm a tone snub and only use good quality gear. I stay away from nonsense effects pedals and try to get different sounds from the guitars themselves. This DA was given to me as a gift from my wife and I will never part with it.
Features: Circa 1969 or 1970 original DA made in America. 3-way toggle offers surprisingly varied tonal options. Came with country bass pickup. Neck is thin. I've never had any problems with the original bridge. My guitar's intonation is actually near perfect, and it's easy to keep in tune. Original Grover tuners have "Pat Pending" stamped on the back. Contrary to what others may say, I don't think this guitar is that heavy. My PRS feels heavier.
Sound Quality: Sound is very unique. Can't compare it to anything else I own. Cuts well through the mix. Likes moderate amounts of overdrive. It also sounds great clean. I find myself using it more for lead work than for rythm, although I can totally understand why Mr. Richards enjoyed this axe for a few years. Pots are a bit noisy, but I don't care. I play it through either an Orange Rocker 30, or a 1977 Fender Princeton Reverb. Sounds great through either.
Reliability/Durability: I've never gigged with it. I'm affraid someone would steal it. I'm very protective of this thing. The pexiglass is poised to outlive me.