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 Post subject: Help me ID this 70s gear
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Hi there,

I want to identify the gear the guy in the following picture is using.

I was told it´s a "67 Custom Les Paul" (sic).
The same source said the bass was a Hagstrom, which is more likely than a "67 Les Paul" (unless satanically custom).
Same source said the amp was a Fender "twin or reverb".

As it is, this seems to be the equipment used to record a 1972 album (the guy in the picture is the guitar player).
Anyway, this is it:

Picture No 1

Thanks in advance.


More pics here:

Picture No 2

Picture No 3

Picture No 4

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 Post subject: Re: Help me ID this 70s gear
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Would it help if I post a sample of the end result?


This a song for their first and only album, recorded and released in 1972
...as a 50 copy limited-run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H48CS_Iz8Y4


I´ve been said the bassman is a late 60s model, and the fender is a twin of the same era. But I still want to know about that Les Paul.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me ID this 70s gear
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:20 am 

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Frater Pietro wrote:
Would it help if I post a sample of the end result?


This a song for their first and only album, recorded and released in 1972
...as a 50 copy limited-run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H48CS_Iz8Y4


I´ve been said the bassman is a late 60s model, and the fender is a twin of the same era. But I still want to know about that Les Paul.


Les Paul's in '67 were SG style I think. That bass does look like a Hagstrom. Amps, I have no idea.

Edit: Les Paul's were not produced between '64 and '67. '68 introduced a goldtop, and in '72 the deluxe was introduced with the mini-humbuckers. Probably what that is.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me ID this 70s gear
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:49 pm 

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yeah, it kinda looks like it has mini humbuckers to me.

otherwise, hard to tell what year the les paul is, but it looks like a custom.

Amp is a fender something or other. Doesn't look like a twin to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me ID this 70s gear
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:06 pm 
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Pissy wrote:
Les Paul's in '67 were SG style I think.

Edit: Les Paul's were not produced between '64 and '67. '68 introduced a goldtop, and in '72 the deluxe was introduced with the mini-humbuckers. Probably what that is.


That´s what I thought when the son of one of those musicians told me it was a "67" Les Paul.

Wikipedia say Deluxe Les Pauls were introduced in 1968:

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The first incarnation of the Deluxe featured a one-piece body and slim three-piece neck in late 1968. The "pancake" body (thin layer of maple on top of two layers of Honduran mahogany) came later in 1969. In late 1969, a small "volute" was added.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Les_Paul#Deluxe


If true, it means the profile would tell us the year it was produced.
I know those musicians arrived to Peru almost broken, carrying that guitar (and some Sabbath LPs) in mid 1972.

Deluxe Les Paul, that seems the way. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Help me ID this 70s gear
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:13 pm 
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eyeprod wrote:
otherwise, hard to tell what year the les paul is, but it looks like a custom.


Werent all custom LPs black?
I know modern customs can be white, red, etc.

Were there SUNBURST Custom Les Pauls in 1972?

Also, customs have wider headstocks. Sadly the picture doesnt help. I´ll wait for a hi-res image.

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That guitar was said to be delivered to the band by the guitar player, just before a show.
He told them he was not going to play that music anymore and then joined a sect.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me ID this 70s gear
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:43 am 

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the inlays on the fretboard tell part of the tale. I'm thinking deluxe after all


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