Monkey on a Stick – Reproduction DeArmond pickup mounting rod


Reproduction Monkey on a stick pressure rod for mounting DeArmond pickups to archtop guitars

1 in stock (can be backordered)



Finally, a solution for orphaned DeArmond Rhythm Chief and FHC pickups!

The infamous “Monkey-on-a-stick” mount is the least invasive way to mount a DeArmond pickup on your archtop guitar. It attaches behind the bridge and holds the pickup in place without the need of drilling holes. The pickup can then be moved up or down on the rod depending on tonal tastes.

My reissues are made of a steel pressure rod, a 3D-printed PLA plastic base, a stainless steel top plate and high-quality thumbscrews. They also include two rubber rings for holding loose/worn pickups in place. The mount works with both vintage and modern reissue DeArmond pickups.

NOTE: I have DISCONTINUED the gold version of these. As it turns out, brass rods are not as stable as steel.

Link: Video demo of installation and repair

These are made-to-order. If in stock, allow 3-4 days for shipment. If backordered, allow 1-2 weeks to ship.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 6 × 2 × 22 in