Best pedal for Holdsworth "devil take the hindmost" solo tone??

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  1. SunnyRollins

    SunnyRollins Member

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    Hi,
    The solo tone in that tune (metal fatigue album) may be the best non bluesy but highly polished/hot-rodded/fusionesque/hi gain-yet-clean tone ever...
    What would be the best pedal to achieve those elusive qualities?:Devil
    Best regards!
     
  2. ROKY

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    Can't help w/ reco'-ing a pedal for Holdsworth, but ..

    welcome to TGP !

    HUGE fan of Sonny Rollins,here .:cool:
     
  3. SunnyRollins

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    well, thanks anyway!!:BEER
    I wish i can get Sonny's tone (and drive, swing, etc..) on guitar!:NUTS
     
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    wow... that's a tough one... I'd definitely be thinking something mesa-esque. closest thing i've heard will probably be a mi audio tube zone.
     
  5. donbarzini

    donbarzini Supporting Member

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    Unique tone for sure. I would love to find tab for those clean intro chords and rhythm, I could never figure those out.
     
  6. SunnyRollins

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    yes, not an easy tone to get through a pedal.
    in fact Holdsworth is known for being a heavy user of digital effect racks, but as we are living in a "golden era" of boutique pedal geniuses i thought that someone may have come with something related.
     
  7. John Ziegler

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    if you've got an amp/pedal that's getting a decent lead tone of course...
    just add the UD, especially into a stereo situation.
     
  8. HipKitty

    HipKitty Silver Supporting Member

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    Allan would cringe to think someone wanted to get his tone out of a pedal! Though he did use delays in rack form, it was pretty much amp, guitar and fingers...with a volume pedal or two. He's gone through Marshalls, Jim Kelly FAC's, Fender Super Champs, Sundowns, some solid state stuff I can't remember now except him using a Rockman via PA board (direct) along with his main rig at a Roxy show (in LA)...it all turns out sounding like Allan....this is just to name a few...guitars are another story a well.

    Good luck!
     
  9. SunnyRollins

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    thanks John, i'll check it out.
    well, that's true. even when playing acoustic guitar it sounds like him!

    maybe it's just a good amp + a nice compressor + insane finger tone/dexterity
     
  10. kurt1981

    kurt1981 Supporting Member

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    Sorry to bring back on old thread, I just saw a local guy here playing that type of stuff, and he was using a blackface super reverb, and a tubeworks overdrive, with a PRS that had holdsworths' duncan pickup in it. Sounded pretty darn close. I've heard he has large hands, that may be a large part of the sound, this guy I saw had big meaty hands and seemed to get a lot of sustain out of that rig. It's weird, the notes just flow like there's a ton of gain on the rig, but it's really not much overdrive at all.
    Kurt
     
  11. Andre357

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    I know he very light gauge strings as well...either 7's or 8's...
     
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