As mentioned in the Gibson Explorer section, once the band hit the road in support of Love Gun
on the Can-Am Tour there were two songs in the setlist which required a capo: Hooligan
and Makin' Love
. For the first half of the tour the Gibson Explorer handled both duties and Pau's tech just moved the capo as there were more than a couple of songs between the two. Some time in August the setlist changed a little, the first confirmed setlist like this in KISS Alive Forever is from August 16, and the songs ended up closer to each other and then finally ending up being played back-to-back by late August. (First setlist in KISS Alive Forever that have the songs back-to-back is actually August 26 but based on the pic shown here I will assume that this change happened by August 22 at the latest.) This appears to be the same EDS-1275 that made a few brief appearances during the Winter Tour, still strung with only six strings on the top neck, but with a capo at the first fret on the top neck for Makin' love
and a capo at the 7th fret on the bottom neck for Hooligan
. A second pic from August 26 shows the same positions on the capos but this soon changed. For both shows in Houston in September the capos have switched places and there are a few pics
, albeit of unknown date, that show the same thing.
The pic on the left also gives us good look at the headstock of the 12-string neck which tells us that this is undoubtedly a 70's EDS-1275. The 1966 catalog version, and the 1967 shown above, had individual full-size Kluson tuners
with plastic tulip-style heads which necessitated the impossibly long headstock. Although I don't know for sure what year the move happened, by 1975 Gibson had moved to inline Gibson Deluxe tuners
with oval heads which allowed for a much shorter head, the kind that's on Paul's EDS-1275 here.
Hooligan didn't stay in the setlist past the Can-Am Tour. When only one song required a capo there was no need for a doubleneck on stage and the black EDS-1275 was retired from stage duty.