Seymour Duncan Allan Holdsworth pickup

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  1. brattmoore

    brattmoore Member

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    Hi all. Someone wants to sell me a white (quite rare colour !) Allan Holdsworth pickup for 120 usd. So I have 2 question :

    - is it a good price please ?
    - does this pickup split well ?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Michael T

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    My understanding is that the Holdsworth is nearly identical to a JB but has 2 rows of screw pole pieces. If you can't find one a JB will get you there.

    Both the JB and AH split well
     
  3. Cheebatone

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    Although the AH p/up isn't listed as a production model anymore, the Seymour Duncan custom shop will still make them for you, if you ask. So both of your questions can be answered by them and, if you want them to make you one, I'm guessing getting it in white isn't going to be an issue at all.

    Drop them a line...

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/contact-us/
     
  4. Robertito

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    Don't know about the price, but it splits very well (much better, IMO, than something like a '59), and although it sounds slightly like a JB, I don't think they're based on the same winding. The AH has a smooth, unspikey, fat sustain.
     
  5. Lex Luthier

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    It's a dual screw JB. The screw poles change the sound from using slugs on one coil.
    Allan actually never used those pickups, he used dual screw 59's custom made by SD.
     
  6. brattmoore

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    OK, I finally bought it and here is the verdict :

    - it doesn't sound like JB AT ALL : much more mids and much smoother
    - unwounded strings sound very fat
    - less bass than JB
    - it doesn't split very well (too much mids ?) compared to JB

    It excels in jazz fusion and classic rock styles.

    Thanks to you all.
     
  7. diego

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    Congratts brattmoore.

    I caught this thread late, but don't think the AH pickup sounds like the JB. I believe any Duncan custom shop pickup is $160. A cheaper route is the Carvin Holdsworth pickup, which is similar sounding... about $60, I think. They are both great pups if you want a great dark bridge pickup.
     
  8. honduras

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    Scott Henderson used the AH buckers in the Ibanez guitars he used on the earlier Tribal tech albums.Sounded amazing!
     
  9. gec78221

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    I have one if any one wants it. pm me if interested.
     

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