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Rare black Dan Armstrong bass: fretboard repair


Issue 183 January 31, 2013

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In Dan Erlewine's shop: Dan's working on a black lucite Dan Armstrong bass -- one of only eight that Ampeg ever made. The fretboard has a nasty crunch. Step-by-step, Dan details how he did this tricky repair.
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