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In recent years, a diverse cross-section of artists have played Rickenbacker guitars. In 1979, Tom Petty and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers used vintage 1960s models to attain that toaster-pickup jangle. The high-gain pickup sound is associated with acts such as The Jam and R.E.M.

Rickenbacker electric guitars became particularly well known and saw a boost in popularity during the 1960s when the Beatles played them. They used multiple Rickenbacker guitars over the course of their career, which has been attributed to the longevity and success of the company.

Their sounds are almost identical, no matter what amp you decide to use. However, the 330 has better distorted or driven tones, whereas the 360s tones are cleaner and more focused. Both guitars feature the same onboard electronics. The 330 can have a more punky or aggressive feel, with the 360 being considered the more sophisticated of the two.

Unlike Rickenbacker guitars in the sixties, Rickenbacker bass guitars have never been attached to one particular type of music, so they've always remained popular, and in the seventies heavy acts used them as well... after all, Lemmy from Motorhead is as recognisable for his customized Rickenbacker bass on-stage as he is for his moustache or wart!

Considering how distinct they are sonically and physically, it is interesting to note how many players from different genres love 'Rickies'. From punk to jangly pop to stadium rock, there is a diverse list of artists who have used Rickenbacker electric guitars, including Pete Townshend, Thom Yorke and Jimmy Page.

In 1987, Rickenbacker released a Pete Townshend Limited Edition Rickenbacker model 1997PT guitar, based on the the six-string Rose Morris Co., LTD, Rickenbacker 1998 model Pete used extensively in 1965 and 1966. This reissue was limited to 250 guitars.

They saw John Lennon's Rickenbacker guitar, Janis Joplin's 1965 Porsche, a piece of the fuselage from Otis Redding's final flight, guitars and costumes that the Rolling Stones used on stage for years, and many more artifacts from rock's paramount moments and stages. They even went to an Eagles concert in Cleveland, heard Joe Walsh sing Life's Been Good, and then read his handwritten lyrics in the hall. 59ce067264


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