Re: That Holdsworth/Thordendal Lead Tone
I haven't, but the Duncan Holdsworth pups are going for around $125 used now, so if they're anything like the Duncans they must be cool. I was thinking about trying a Duncan version. There's also a shop near me that has an Ibanez Holdsworth sig pickup from the old Ibanez model. It has his sig engraved in the back, and apparently this guy thinks its a "holy grail" or something so he doesn't want to sell. Maybe it's all part of the same greatness. You have to admit, AH always seems to have signature pickups, although the guitars change around a lot. He never jumps on the bandwagon of any popular pickup model, so maybe the pickup is just as important to nailing his sound as the other gear.