Get The Tone
During this era Billy’s main squeeze was a ’59 Gibson Les Paul nicknamed Pearly Gates, plus various Fenders, so it’s more the way you play than what you play. We’re looking for a bottom-heavy full overdriven. A medium powered amp and overdrive pedal will do the trick, as will many modelling alternatives. Experiment with light palm muting on the bass strings. With high gain this’ll thicken the tone and put let you either accentuate this or make the transition toward pinched harmonics.