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.
The Standel Company was founded by Robert 'Bob' Crookes in 1952 in Temple City, California. The total number of guitars and basses produced was in the hundreds. Bob Crookes's main business was in the design and construction of high-quality guitar amplifiers.
A Standel Model 520-S (the suffix S is for sunburst) guitar from 1968. Note the two DeArmond Model 2000 pickups (also shown below) with three height-adjustment screws. (photo copyright Robert Ramirez)
Standel used a variant on the DeArmond model 2000 pickup in some of their guitars, including the Standel 520-S shown on the Home Page of this site. It was fitted in a black/white plastic bezel as in the pickup below (photo copyright Robert Ramirez)
Two pickups installed in a Standel 420-S archtop guitar These pickups have individually adjustable centre-poles and are pin-magnets fitted with threaded metal oversleeves (photo copyright richard metro1)
Two of these pickups are shown on another Standel guitar model 420-S. However, this pickup is not the same as the pickup above, because the poles are larger. The black infill on this pickup versus the white infill on the first pickup is merely a cosmetic difference (photo copyright Jim L)
A single pickup fitted in a Standel bass model 400-C. (the suffix C is for Cherry) This pickup appears to be a bass version of the guitar pickup above, in the same frame (photo copyright Vic Gerard)