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18megohm
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Dec 29th, 2017 09:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mr. Don Barnes did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGsxWQhNjPI

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Dec 29th, 2017 10:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well what are you waiting for?

Go get 'cha one!

Pinetree
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Dec 30th, 2017 05:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw them once.

The roadie came out and banged a few chords on that guitar, and I thought "THAT'S the sound!".



Leftee
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Dec 30th, 2017 07:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's interesting that he was making some iconic rock noise with that guitar when the rest of the world (at that time) was humbucking its way into the big-hair genre'.

Didn't Pat Travers' DC sport a big single coil in the bridge position?

Pinetree
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Dec 30th, 2017 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No, he installed two humbuckers in his Melody Maker.

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18megohm
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Dec 30th, 2017 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think he replaced the P-90 with a humbucker and coil tap. Original LP Jr do not have a toggle switch.

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Dec 30th, 2017 07:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Barnes has played that little brown Junior for his entire career in the band. He's a great front man.

38 Special did abandon their 'country rock' look in the 80s and adopted The Hooters wardrobe: club jacket with rolled-up sleeves and a case of Aqua Net hair lacquer.

Travers played a Melody Maker DC and a Tele during his early years. He's mostly PRS these days.

Everybody needs a Junior. And one as backup.

Leftee
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Dec 30th, 2017 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He played a custom DC at some point in the 80s I think. It was after the Melody Makers.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 10:17 AM, Dec 30th, 2017)

Leftee
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Dec 30th, 2017 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Was this the

DC?

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Dec 30th, 2017 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's a Les Paul DC 400 XPL (carved maple top, curved cutaways, vibrato, body binding) with some super rockstar modifications.

The production model had dots. Pat's was probably a special order with trap inlays.

Boom Boom

Leftee
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Dec 30th, 2017 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love the tone of that rig.

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Dec 30th, 2017 08:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No kidding.

I saw him play at The Network in Pasadena MD in the 80s with hired gun Pat Thrall and they burned down the joint.


Sadly, The Network (like Hammerjack's in Baltimore) is now gone. After The Network closed, it re-opened as A.L. Gator's--a rock and roll club, but not even a shadow of what The Network was--for several years.

A CVS drugstore now sits atop that hallowed ground [peegoo takes a moment of silence]

If back in the 80s you told me I'd be buying Metamucil at that address in the New Millennium, I probably would've set your Camaro on fire.

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Dec 30th, 2017 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jeff Carlisi *compelled* my attention toward Explorers. ;)

One of my favorite bands since I first heard them back in the early 80s.

I don't have a LP Jr., but I do have a 62 Epiphone Olympic Special. Very similar ... though mine is modified a bit. It's in my profile.

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Dec 30th, 2017 09:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Junior is the only Gibson that I've coveted. My band mate had a '56 SC Tobacco burst that was as perfect an electric guitar as I have played.

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Dec 30th, 2017 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My post in Miscellaneous regarding vintage guitars was because of a '59 Jr that came up for sale here. It's glorious, but at $4,850 would cost about 8 of my current guitars and amps. I couldn't do it.

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Dec 30th, 2017 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I *think* he played that DC the longest of any guitar - until the PRS-era.

I can't find a decent picture of the DC to discern the pickups.

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Dec 30th, 2017 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I ever buy another electric guitar it will be a single cut LP Jr.

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Dec 30th, 2017 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pretty sure they were Bill Lawrence humbuckers.

Pat's LPDC was an early 1980's custom order, with a bass-side cutaway to match the typical LP treble cutaway. Unlike a normal DC with the hard 90-degree corner where the cutaways meet the neck, Pat's has a smooth curved transition.

Gibson resurrected this idea in 2015 on their DCs and it lasted about a year and a half because the carve is different and turned out to be unpopular with fickle Gibbofreeks.

Just prior to this in the late 70s, Memphis guitar shop Strings N Things converted a small batch of LPs to create a DC like this and they sold pretty fast. They also similarly converted one of Ace Frehley's LPs, and also made a few for Gary Richrath of REO.

The production DC 400 XPL had a hockey-stick headstock (a nod to Pat's Canadian heritage? Haha) and a Kahler vibrato.

Production XPL

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Dec 30th, 2017 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not sure how I came to think he had a big single coil in it at the bridge. Interview?

Made it was a greasy pizza dream.

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Dec 30th, 2017 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Perhaps you were snortin' whiskey.


Which contains one of the meanest-sounding intro riffs ever recorded.

Dead easy to play too--which proves why Pat is such a kick-donkey rock and roll mortar forker.

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