5 of Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker's guitars stolen

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  2. Arranger


    Mar 9, 2003
    That's a shame. I'm sure they're all very attached to their instruments. If someone stole 5 of mine, well, er, I wouldn't have any left! :eyebrow:

    No basses, I see. Guess we won't see them showing up in the TB classifieds.
  3. wcnewby

    wcnewby Guest

    Feb 23, 2012
    St. Germain Wisconsin
    There should be a special hell for instrument thieves.
  4. Not to sound callous or anything, I think stealing gear is despicable, but TP and Mike Campbell take A LOT of guitars on the road. Last time I saw TP at Red Rocks, he and Campbell were literally changing guitars after every song. They must have played a dozen different guitars each through the course of the whole show. All gorgeous vintage collectables, naturally. I feel sorry for the roadie in charge of maintaining and looking after all that in the chaos of a tour.

    As an owner of over 100 guitars and basses myself, I hope they are recovered.
  5. foq1978


    Aug 7, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Meh. Mary Jane's Last Dance's opening riff has been stolen much more times than that.
  6. Barca_bass

    Barca_bass Guest

    May 22, 2011
    If someone stole 5 of my guitars...I'd have -3...:(

    That is a bad ordeal though that 5 of their guitars were taken. I hope they are recovered soon.
  7. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    This part of the article makes me sad:

    "The band is known for a string of hit singles such as American Girl, Don't Do Me Like That, and Breakdown."

    The Spice Girls are known for a string of hit singles. Tom Petty's more in the icon/legend group.
  8. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    What a shame. Start checking eBay and local Craigslist's daily, I am sure at least one or possibly all five will show up sometime...:rollno:
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal