Both Petty and his Heartbreakers bandmate Mike Campbell are Rickenbacker fans. Petty's 1979 Damn The Torpedoes album cover shoot saw Petty posing with Campbell's 1963 fireglo 620/12.
A Rickenbacker owner since the age of 16, Petty's own signature model, the limited edition 660/12TP, arrived in 1991. Petty still uses the prototype tuned down half a step for live performances of American Girl.
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A look at Tom Petty's touring rig:
Left guitar boat (left to right): ’70s Guild D25-12 12-string, stock ’05 Gibson J-200, ’05 Gibson J-200 Tom Petty Wildflower model, ’87 Gibson Everly Brothers model (Tom also has a duplicate Everly model on tour, though not pictured), and another ’70s Guild D25-12. All of the acoustics are fitted with prototype L.R. Baggs stereo pickups (that were installed by Mr. Baggs himself.) Continuing on, the electrics are: ’66 sonic blue (refin) Fender Telecaster, ’60 blonde Fender Telecaster, ’64 fireglo (cherry sunburst) Electro (made by Rickenbacker) model ES-17 single pickup solidbody, ’80s fireglo Rickenbacker 620/12 solidbody 12-string, ’67 Gretsch Tennessean 6119.
Right guitar boat (left to right): ’67 mapleglo Rickenbacker 360/12 hollow-body 12-string, ’64 Fender Stratocaster (Tom’s main guitar from the early days.), ’76 sunburst Gibson Firebird V (two mini humbuckers, reverse-style body, with “banjo” tuners), ’63 white (refin) Fender Stratocaster, ’97 fireglo Rickenbacker Tom Petty Model (un-bound 330 style hollow-body with f-hole and early-style trapeze tailpiece), mid-’60s fireglo Rickenbacker “Rose-Morris” (UK export) model 1993 hollow-body 12-string, ’66 white Vox Mark VI teardrop, ’67 blonde Fender Esquire, and a ’63 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman (George Harrison-style).
PEDALS From Tom’s electric guitar, the signal is sent to (right to left): vintage Maestro Phase Shifter, daisychained to: RMC wah, Boss CE-2 Chorus, Demeter Amplification Tremulator, Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay, Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer, Way Huge Electronics Red Llama (overdrive), and through a modified Boss on/off pedal (The on/off switch operates the Lexicon processor in the rack.), then to the input of the Marshall head. The black on/off switch in the lower left corner activates the acoustic guitar signal. A Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 supplies D.C. to the pedals.
AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKER CABINETS The red ’69 Marshall JPM50 “plexi” head— with both channels jacked together— drives the left Vox speaker cabinet (nicknamed “George). The matching late-’60s Vox Super Beatle head (120-watts, solid-state) occasionally drives the Vox cabinet to its right (nick-named “Ringo”). The right Super Beatle head is not used. The Super Beatle cabinets are loaded with four stock 12-inch Vox Bulldog speakers. The white ’07 Hiwatt Custom 50 head is a backup.
RACK Tom’s acoustic rack contains (top to bottom) a Lexicon MPX 500 (digital reverb processor), a Fender Mini-Twin (used for emergency tuning checks), an Ampeg Tube DI (spare), a Peterson StroboRack Tuner, a generic input bay, six more Ampeg Tube DIs (one for each of the acoustic guitars), a Furman PM-Pro Series II Power Conditioner, and four Avalon U5 Pre-amps.
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В связи с выходом нового альбома Тома,фирма Гибсон тоже решила отметиться на свой лад и вспомнила гна их взгляд лучшие песни команды в которых использовались произведенные этой фирмой гитары.
5 Tom Petty Gibson Classics
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are back this week with a new album, Mojo. On the group's first album together since 2002's The Last DJ, the 59-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee uses the occasion to delve deep into his love of blues, paying particular tribute to the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. We think it's the perfect excuse to dig through three decades of hits and come up with some of Petty's finest moments using Gibson guitars.
The opening track from Petty's 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever, has been covered by everyone from Stevie Nicks and Keith Urban to John Mayer and the Jonas Brothers. None of them can top the original, which in many ways has become Petty's signature tune. Produced and co-written by Jeff Lynne, the tune captures his easygoing tone, mastery of the acoustic guitar and unconscionably dark soul.
"Room at the Top"
Another one of Petty's deceptively laidback acoustic tunes that builds from casually strummed chords into a powerhouse rocker. Taken from the underrated Echo album, it puts the sunken-eyed singer's resolve on full display: "I've got a room at the top of the world tonight/ And I ain't coming down."
"I Won't Back Down"
Another track from the blockbuster Full Moon Fever, recorded after an arsonist burned down Petty's house in Encino, California. One of the only things saved from the fire was his Gibson Dove, which he used to write the songs on the album. Its theme of determination and survival has since been embraced by troops, presidential candidates and spurned lovers. "I just write them," Petty said. "I can't control where it ends up."
"Learning to Fly"
This song was also written with Lynne, who produced Mojo. It's a perfect example of what Petty can do with a few simple chords. Taken from the 1991 album, Into the Great Wide Open," it has since become a staple of the band's live shows.
Sure, Petty delivers a knockout melody and vocal performance but this song is all about Heartbreaker Mike Campbell's riffs. When the band played it at Live Aid in 1985 it all but secured its place in the classic rock ranks for the next quarter-of-a-century.