The musical instrument pickups, effects units and amplifiers designed and manufactured
by Harry DeArmond and Bud Rowe and later by 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.

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dan deArmond said:   January 19, 2013 9:20 pm PST
excellent website. wonderful photography

Jim Fackert said:   January 9, 2013 12:13 pm PST
Hi! Great site... its fun to learn the history of the pickups I craved and studied in my younger days. I have searched for info on the inventor of the magnetic pickup, who, in my book, invented the true electric guitar, but I have had no luck. The Slingerland Songster spanish and hawaiian solid body electrics seem to be the earliest recorded solid body electrics, and their pickups are very rudimentary, but I can find no info about their designer, or any precursors. I have found some photos but not much detail. The history and development of the magnetic pickup might be a good addition to your site! Anyone with info or ideas on this is encouraged to email me... thanks! jim

David O'Brien said:   August 14, 2012 3:15 pm PST
I would like to contribute photos of my newly acquired De Armond Bassist 20, which I havent seen any pictures does have a serial number

T. Gill said:   April 6, 2012 6:20 pm PST
Thank you so much for this site! I am the proud owner of a De Armond 260 and folks still rave about the sound. Now, I can tell them the whole story...

Steven Boll said:   December 29, 2011 6:15 pm PST
Great work, if anyone has a schematic for the DeArmond Thunderbolt I would really appreciate a copy. Thanks

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