musicpickups.com

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.

Catalogs


These catalogs are presented in date order, with the year of issue shown, where known.  Dates shown marked * are estimated


  1941 dated Silver fold-out, double-sided, showing FHC 'Guitar Mike'

 

  1948 Green fold-out, double-sided, showing FHC ‘Guitar Mike’

 

1948 dated Yellow fold-out, double-sided, showing Model 800 Trem-Trol


  1955* Single-page red leaflet, single-sided


1955 dated Orange fold-out
, double-sided,, double-sided, showing Model 60 Tremolo


 1956* Blue foldout, double-sided, showing Model 900 for Bass Viol



 1957 dated Copper fold-out, double-sided, showing Model 700 Violin pickup


  1957 dated Red fold-out, double-sided, showing Model 1000 Rhythm Chief



 
1958 dated Pink fold-out, double-sided, showing Ukulele


  1959* Purple double fold-out, double-sided


1960* Amps catalog, four pages



1961* Pale green
catalog, six pages


  1963* Pale green catalog with Epiphone guitar, four pages


1964* Purple catalog, four pages


1965 dated Catalog showing CF Martin guitar, eight pages


  1967/1968 dated Pale green catalog, eight pages

 

1968/1969 dated Pink catalog, eight pages


1969/1970 dated Blue Rowe DeArmond catalog, eight pages


  1971/72 dated Olive catalogue Rowe DeArmond catalog, eight pages


 1972 dated Olive catalogue Rowe DeArmond catalog, eight pages


  1975* Red & white Rowe DeArmond catalogue, pickups and effects, eight pages


1976* Orange Rowe DeArmond catalog, eight pages


  1978* Black & yellow catalog, eight pages


1977* Red folder with five full-color double-sided loose pages


1978 dated Blue on white catalog, eight pages


 1980 dated Green catalog, eight pages

1981 dated catalog, four pages


1983 dated Black & orange catalog, four pages

Some DeArmond catalogs were distributed through a number of musical instrument companies such as St. Louis Music Supply, C. Bruno & Son Inc., Maxwell Meyers Inc. and others.  These catalogs were, along with those of other musical instrument suppliers, bound together to create one composite catalog.  Some suppliers' catalogs and leaflets were printed specially for this purpose, numbered sequentially and sometimes with different (non-DeArmond) model numbers.



Steve Tosh joined DeArmond in 1973, eventually becoming CEO of the music products part of the company.  During his time with the company, he was responsible for the design and introduction of a number of new products and for updating other existing products.  The following catalogs show some products as produced by his company which he established after the demise of DeArmond.  Some of these products were originally manufactured by DeArmond and are shown in the Amplifiers page of this site.
   Items include Model 260 humbucker with built-in transducer, 240 humbucker with volume control, 230 humbucker, 130 single coil pick pickup, 3010 piezo transducer, 700 violin pickup, 500 mandolin pickup, 750-C ukulele pickup and 1300-B autoharp pickup.




  Items include Model 1602 volume pedal, 1622 stereo volume pedal, 1630 optoeelectronic volume pedal, 1802 weeper wah wah pedal and TFS 100 footswitch.





 
  




  
  



  
  




  Tosh Pro Audio leaflet, page 1 of 2.



  Tosh Pro Audio leaflet, page 2 of 2.