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 Post subject: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:31 pm 
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Which guitar is pictured on the cover of Tom Petty's "Damn the Torpedos" album?

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- EJ


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:55 pm 
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Don't trust me on this because I'm usually wrong, but it appears to be a Fireglo 660.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:41 pm 
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It is a 660-12. Possibly the guitar they modeled the Tom Petty model after. I also notice that the strings are loaded from the bottom of the trapeze contrary to what this forum has recommended.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:43 pm 
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I went to see him on that tour when I was about 15 at Wolftrap in DC. Great show.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:54 pm 
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The 660 was invented as the Tom Petty model in the early 90's. AFAIK, that guitar is Mike Campbell's 620/12, and the third Rickenbacker 12-string ever made.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:08 pm 
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The 660 was invented as the Tom Petty model in the early 90's. AFAIK, that guitar is Mike Campbell's 620/12, and the third Rickenbacker 12-string ever made.


I said it was a 660 because it does not have the "R" tail piece, did the 620 come with a plain tail piece in the past.

also what does "AFAIK" mean?


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:20 pm 
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AFAIK = As Far As I Know


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:53 am 
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Officially it was called a 625/12. It's a 1964 model and one serial number away from George Harrison's 360/12.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:20 am 
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beathotel, You're correct that it's a 625/12, but it's a modified 625/12.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedos
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:50 pm 
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I believe its a late '63 model.


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