1973 Les Paul Blk Bty Custom w/ Darkbursts

Vintage guitars are heaven with 6 or 12 strings for many players. Here you can exchange the tips, the photos and your favorite vintage flavor. Learn how to identify and ask the experts who frequent this forum

1973 Les Paul Blk Bty Custom w/ Darkbursts

Postby daneswede1 on Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:16 am

Have a 73; Paul that had a minor neck issue but was resolved by Stevie ray vaighnes tech who installed Xtra Jumbo Gibson sire tall and thin and installed splints or whatever for the neck. neck is straight and true .intonation is sick. paint job on the nck is insane and it plays better than it has ever played .I am ecstatic . Love the Darkbursts WCR pickups as well. Also own 2 2001 PRS Singlecuts with #7s . one quilt green, one dark red flame top . 10 top. Wondering saince i play some groove , funk, blues fusion into my hungarion drop d shredding black crowes steve cai, pink folyd , r&B soul music if I should COIL TAP the pickups in one of the PRS 's !? any thoughts ?

1977 Marshall JMP MKII NMV 100 watt "HOME TAG" MINT amp with NOW MULLARDS thruout
1977 Marshall Slant matching 4x12Blackback with pro1000 high conductance wire set to parallel wiring (insane tones smooth ayet vicous !
1981 Marshall JCM800 "Closet classic and ENg tag with also SIEMENS NOS EL34s and MULLARD 12ax7 preamp/PHIllips&Sylvania 12ax7wa preamps . I switch from the mullards in V1 and use the Sylvania or Phillips 12AX7WA preamp tubes in V2 and V3. Sounds insane
2001 BOGNER BOTTOM VINTAGE 30s with 3/4 inch thick wiring . GIves me al the lows i need in the 800!
1991 Marhall SHredmaster and 1991 Marshall BLuesbreaker for the 77 NMV
73 Les Paul; Black Bty custom Darkbursts
2001 PRS Singlecut with #7s flame top red
2001 PRS singlecut QUILT in Green Quilt with #6s
Great stuff and coil tapped the green one for funk fusion blues, rhythms .

1979 Analogman 3403D mod 14 prong chip into the JCM800 and another stock JRC4558DD 1980 BOSS OD1 I flip between. Great tones
Posts: 410
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:08 pm

Re: 1973 Les Paul Blk Bty Custom w/ Darkbursts

Postby sean on Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:13 pm

I would definitely coil tap, but the #7's are 2 conductor so those won't work unless you plan to go into the pickup and tap it yourself. I play mostly PRS' with multiple types of pickups installed for tapping. If you want to stay with PRS I'd go with the RP Pickups which are stock in the Modern Eagle guitar. They're very airy sounding and good sounds with the taps, they go for $90-109 online. I've also installed Lollar Imperials, Sheptone Tribute, and Fralin Unbuckers. They are all different and yet good. The Fralin's seem to have the quack of a single coil when split, the Lollars and Sheptones are both very nice high end pickups, can't go wrong with any of them.
Posts: 171
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:01 am
Location: scottsdale, az

Return to Vintage Guitars

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests