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The musical instrument pickups, effects units and amplifiers designed and manufactured
by Harry DeArmond and Bud Rowe and finally Steve Tosh in Toledo, Ohio, from the 1940s to the 1980s, through Rowe Industries Inc.,
H. N. Rowe & Company, Rowe DeArmond Inc., DeArmond Inc. and Tosh Electronics, all of Toledo, Ohio, USA.

All numbered products

Regal,

Every DeArmond product sold to the public through music outlets and distributors was given a reference number.  These items are listed below, using DeArmond's own numbering system. 

The model numbers for other pickups produced for musical instrument manufacturers including D’Angelico, Eko, Epiphone, Emmons, Fender, Gretsch, Bacon Belmont, Guild, Harmony and their own brands (Airline, Alden, Barclay, Heathkit, Holiday, Regal, Sears-Roebuck, Silvertone, Truetone and others), Hofner, Kustom, Levin, CF Martin, Messenger, Micro-Frets, Ovation, Premier, Rickenbacker and Standel are, with very few exceptions, not generally known.  These un-numbered pickups are shown elsewhere in this site, listed under Harmony and/or the relevant musical instrument manufacturer.


Two pickups listed below, models 6700 and 6701, were packaged and marketed as Harmony products

One pickup listed below, Model FP-6, was packaged and marketed as a Fender product

One pickup listed below, Model 6812, is so named because most existing examples - a four-scroll (moustache) pickup with a white plastic bezel - have this number stamped on their underside

Some re-sellers who produced their own catalogs used their own numbers.


Model 40 Attachable chrome pickup with no visible pole-pieces and four black-filled slots, for flat-top roundhole guitar with separate V & T (Volume & Tone) controls box, both screwfixed

Model 41 Attachable chrome pickup with no visible pole-pieces and four black-filled slots, for archtop guitar with separate V & T controls box, both screwfixed

Model 55 Attachable chrome pickup with four black-filled slots and individual pole-pieces, for archtop guitar with separate controls box, both screwfixed

Model 55-FB-12 Set of two Model 55 pickups with wiring harness including separate V & T controls, switch and output jack socket

Model 55-FB-7S Model 55 pickup with wiring harness including separate V & T controls and output jack socket

NOTE: DeArmond's 1965 catalog showed a different version of Model 55 which does not appear to have gone into production, and did not appear in any other DeArmond catalog.  See the page DeArmond numbered items for a photo of this item.

Model 56 Attachable chrome pickup with four black-filled slots and individual pole-pieces, for flat-top roundhole guitar with separate V & T controls box, both screwfixed

Model 60 Tremolo pedal, without serial number

Model 60A Tremolo pedal, with serial number

Model 60B Tremolo pedal

Model 76 Attachable chrome pickup for banjo, with separate V & T controls box

Model 110 CF Martin  amp (as DeArmond R5 amp)

Model 110T CF Martin vacuum tube amp (as DeArmond R5T amp)

Model 112 CF Martin vacuum tube amp (as DeArmond R15 amp)

Model 112T CF Martin vacuum tube amp (as DeArmond R15T amp)

Model 130 Attachable black humbucker, roundhole flat-top guitar

Model 200 - There is no such DeArmond pickup.  DeArmond produced the model 2000 pickup as used by Gretsch (who named it the Dynasonic Fidela-Tone), Guild, Hofner, Levin, Premier and others.  The Model 2000 was referred to incorrectly as a 200 in some discussion groups and as a result, that name has unfortunately gained undue credence.

Model 210 Attachable chrome pickup with adjustable pole-pieces for roundhole flat-top guitar

Model 210-C as model 210 but with side-mounting jack and quick-disconnect cable

Model 220 Attachable chrome humbucker, with integral volume controller, roundhole flat-top guitar

Model 220-C as model 220 but with side-mounting jack and quick-disconnect cable

Model 230 Attachable black humbucker, roundhole flat-top guitar

Model 240 Attachable black humbucker with integral volume controller, roundhole flat-top guitar

Model 260 Attachable black humbucker, roundhole flat-top guitar

Model 400 Attachable chrome pickup with black insert for archtop tenor guitar with separate V control box, both fixed with clamp

Model 450 Attachable chrome pickup with adjustable pole-pieces, for flat-top, roundhole tenor guitar

Model 450-C Attachable chrome pickup for flat-top tenor guitar with side-mounting jack and quick-disconnect cable

Model 500 Attachable pickup with adjustable pole-pieces, for archtop mandolin, chrome, black and white

Model 600 Volume control pedal

Model 601 There is no such DeArmond pedal.  This number has been incorrectly assigned to DeArmond's Model 60 pedal in two guitar magazine articles published in 2012.

Model 602 Volume control pedal

Model 602 S-1 Expression pedal, based on Model 602

Model 610 Combination volume & tone control pedal

Model 700 Attachable Transducer with integral volume controller for violin

Model 750 Attachable Transducer for ukulele

Model 750-C Attachable Transducer with integral volume controller for ukulele

Model 800 Trem-Trol tremolo pedal

Model 800-A Trem-trol tremolo pedal, updated

Model 800 Attachable transducer pickup for roundhole flat-top Spanish guitar

Model 900 Attachable transducer pickup for Bass Viol

Model 1000 Rhythm Chief, attachable pickup for archtop guitar, with separate V & T controls box, in chrome or gold

Model 1100 Attachable adjustable pickup with individually adjustable poles, for archtop guitar, with separate V & T controls box, in chrome or gold

Model 1122P PA speaker enclosure

Model 1200 Attachable pickup for 12-string roundhole flat-top guitar

Model 1200-C As Model 1200, but with detachable cable

Model 1300 Attachable pickup for autoharp, 1st version

Model 1300-B Attachable pickup for autoharp, 2nd version

Model 1300-ESK Electric string kit for pickups models 1300 and 1300B

Model 1600 Volume pedal

Model 1602 Volume pedal

Model 1604 Pre-amp volume pedal

Model 1622 Stereo volume pedal

Model 1630 Opto-volume pedal

Model 1650 Pan volume stereo pedal

Model 1800 Wa-Wa combination volume pedal

Model 1802 Weeper pedal

Model 1802 Weeper Wah-Wah pedal

Model 1850 Thunderbolt pedal

Model 1900 Phaser pedal

Model 1920 Tornado phase shifter pedal

Model 1930 Twister phase shifter pedal

Model 2000 B Guitar pickup, original version, referred to as 'Dynasonic' & 'Fidelatone' by Gretsch, neck position, in chrome with black insert or gold with white insert

Model 2000 T  Guitar pickup, original version, bridge position in chrome with black insert or gold with white insert

Model 2000-1 One Model 2000 pickup (B version) in chrome with black inserts with volume and tone controls

Model 2000-4 Set of two Model 2000 pickups (B and T versions) in chrome with black inserts with two volume controls, two tone controls, switch and socket.

NOTE: When the Model 2000 was first introduced by Gretsch in 1950, it was referred to as the Dynasonic and later the Fidela-Tone in their advertising literature.

Model 2200 B chrome humbucker with black bezel, for guitar, neck position

Model 2200 T chrome humbucker with black bezel, for guitar, bridge position

Model 2200-1 One Model 2200 pickup in chrome with black bezel, volume control and tone controls

Model 2200-2 Set of two Model 2200 pickups in chrome with black bezels, two volume controls, two tone controls, switch and socket

Model 2300 chrome humbucker, no bezel, for guitar, for neck or bridge position

Model 2400 'Superbucker', chrome or gold humbucker, no bezel, for guitar, for neck or bridge position

Model 3000 Piezoelectric transducer, chrome, with separate V & T controls box, for guitar

Model 3010 Piezoelectric transducer, black, for 'any treble clef stringed instrument'

Model 3010-IMK Transducer inside mounting kit, for model 3010 above

Model 3200 Piezoelectric twin-head transducer for piano & harp

Model 6700 Attachable chrome S-grille soapbar with gold insert, for flat-top guitar, with separate V & T controls box

Model 6701 Attachable chrome S-grille soapbar with gold insert, for archtop roundhole guitar, with separate V & T controls box

Model 6812 Four-scroll chrome guitar pickup with white bezel, supplied only to CMI (Chicago Musical Instruments), for their range of Harmony guitars 

Dynasonic, name given to Model 2000 pickup by Gretsch

Bassist 1, Amplifier, solid state

Bassist 20, Amplifier, solid state

Bassist 40, Amplifier, solid state

Golden Tone the name given by Harmony to some of the DeArmond pickups fitted in their guitars


Guitarist 20, Amplifier, solid state


Guitarist 40, Amplifier, solid state

Model FH Attachable chrome 'Guitar Mike' for archtop, firstly with no slots, later with one slot filled in black

Model FH-B Attachable chrome 'Guitar Mike' for archtop, 'improved', with two slots filled black

Model FHC Attachable chrome 'Guitar Mike' for archtop with separate volume controller, firstly with no slots, later with one slot filled in black

Model FHC-CLH, Left-handed version of Model FHC-C

Model FHC-B Attachable chrome 'Guitar Mike' for archtop, 'improved', with two slots filled black, and separate volume controller

Model FHC-C Attachable chrome pickup for archtop, 'improved', with two slots filled black, and separate volume controller,

Model Fidela-Tone, name given to Model 2000 pickup by Gretsch

Maximum Pickup
the name given by Harmony to the 'two-scroll' pickups fitted in the guitar models H60, H60LH, H64, H72 and H72V

M10P-40VC, stage monitor speaker enclosure

M25, PA speaker enclosure

MA-5, CF Martin's in-house name for the pickup range manufactured for CF Martin  ref. 'The Electric Guitar' by Donald Brosnac.

ML-49 (spare part) Rod bracket assembly including clamp and screws, for model pickup models 1000  Rhythm Chief and & 1100 adjustable pickup described above    * see Note 1 below

ML-51 (spare part) Rod bracket assembly including clamp and screws, for model pickup models 400 & 500 described above    * see Note 1 below

PA 4160, PA amp, solid state

Power VI Mixer Amp, solid state

Model R5 Amplifier, vacuum tube

Model R5T Amplifier, vacuum tube

Model R15 Amplifier, vacuum tube

Model R15T Amplifier, vacuum tube

Model R25T Amplifier, vacuum tube

Model RH Attachable 'Guitar Mike' for flat-top roundhole guitar, firstly with no slots, later with two slots, later again with three slots and lastly with four slots, filled in black

Model RHC Attachable 'Guitar Mike' for flat-top roundhole guitar, with integral volume control

Model RH-B Attachable pickup for flat-top roundhole guitar, 'improved'

Model RHC-B Attachable pickup for flat-top roundhole guitar, 'improved', with integral volume control

Model Stringtone bridge-mounted lever-operated tuning changer for Hawaiian guitar

Studio Amplifier, wall-mounting version of DeArmond R5T amp, with integral sloping shelf for sheet music


Note 1: The rod bracket assemblies nos. ML-49 and ML-51 listed above each comprise a rod with a threaded tab attached, and a separate punched metal strip with two small thumbscrews.

The pointed end of the rod is inserted in the pickup head and the tab on the other end of the rod is clamped to the instrument's strings behind the bridge.

The diameter of ML-49's rod is greater than ML-51's so they are not interchangeable.

See the DeArmond numbered items page for photos and more information on this subject.

In DeArmond's literature, the rod assembly is also referred to as pressure rod or tension rod and master clamp.  It is often referred to as a 'Monkey on a stick', but never as such by DeArmond.

There is also an optional short offset rod used to fit the Model 1000 Rhythm Chief and model 1100 directly to the guitar's neck.  This rod can also be used to attach the FH series to the neck.  Although this item was first produced in the 1950s, the first time it appeared in DeArmond's sales literature is in about 1975, in their orange catalog.  The item numbers given are 390-00070-90 for chrome and 390-00071-90 for gold.

See the DeArmond numbered items page for photos and more information on this subject.