yngwie and DMZ

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  1. ganzosrevenge

    ganzosrevenge Member

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    how come yngwie and dimarzio are no longer on the same site? They used to be so close... what happened?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Senior Member

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    The HS-4 pickup says formerly the YJM pickup.

    Obviously they parted company.

    With NAMM around the corner perhaps he will be endorsing a new pickup or guitar even.
     
  3. J.Paul

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    Those pickups are really nice
    lots of definition
    I have one in my Jackson
     
  4. xntrick

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    HS-4?...YJM is known for using the HS-3 last time i checked
     
  5. Pablo

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    What went wrong? Well who knows, but a wild guess might be that money/management is what happened... Fender recently supported a frailing EVH fiscally with a massive endorsement deal and perhaps Yngwie's "Sharon" found that the big Swede ought to get something similar. Pure speculation on my part, obviously, but isn't that what the internet is all about ;-) I smell a new Fender Yngwie signature pickup at NAMM - how about you guys?
    Well, the YJM was just a HS-3 with vintage magnet stagger and thus a hair brighter than the HS-3. In later years, Yngwie used an HS-3 in the bridge and the YJM in the neck and middle position... With Yngwie leaving DiMarzio, the YJM was promptly renamed the "HS-4".

    Cheers

    Eske
     
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    I respect the man for staying with the company for so long and really using the gear. **** happens, no biggie. Don't worry about the soap opera stuff.

    Oh yeah- except for those Rhino amps!
     
  7. Flinto2002

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    HS3 is his bridge pickup, neck and middle are the YJM's, now HS4.
     
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    Good call. I'm betting this is the case.
     
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    "When Yngwie J. Malmsteen set out on a quest to bring his tone to a higher level, he turned to Seymour Duncan."

    Is that corporate-speak for, "When Yngwie J. Malmsteen set out on a quest to bring his endorsement dollars to a higher level, ..."?

    I'm sure the SD is a perfectly fine pickup, but the implied suggestion that YJM left DiMarzio due to the latter's inability to meet his sonic requirements seems a bit ... questionable, no?

    - DB
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Senior Member

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    Since Yngwie is 20 years past his glory, how much endorsement money can we be talking?

    Perhaps Fender and DiMarzio had a fight and Fender is dictating the change?


     
  12. buddastrat

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    His best tone was on Rising Force! I don't think he can top that!

    I'm more interested in this part of that Duncan link -"pickguard includes a "no lube" volume potentiometer that meets Yngwie's demands for a very fast and responsive pot."

    that's what I like, a very loose, quick knob for swells and control. Where do I get one?
     
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    Hell, I don't remember hearing Yngwie's name until five years ago or so, and I'm old. ;)
     
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    How much money could such an endorsement really mean for him? Anybody in the "business" know, roughly, what somebody like Yngwie would get for this? Seems like it couldn't be much, but maybe I'm underestimating the market.
     
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    HS-4 is good but I'm waiting for the HS-5. It'll, of course make my tone one better.
     
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    I've heard good things about Duncan Hum Cancelling singles, but I have to say, having used Dimarzio Areas, etc, and all the classic albums featuring HS series

    Dimarzio has NAILED the tone for this type of pup. I see no reason to try anything else.

    However, the new Hum Cancel high output SD is based on the SSL5 and I LOVE the SSL5! Gilmour recorded the Wall etc with a Dimarzio FS1, but the fact he loves the SSL5 just increases my love of the SSL5. Yes I am impressionable.
     
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    I think in the parts market he still has a draw.

    The YJM strat is still the best selling artist sig Fender makes also.

    None of this is seen by the casual music market. So it's a %age of a %age.

    I really like the Dimarzio YJM for my strat neck pup. Hope the HS4 doesn't change it up to much.
     
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    Has anyone got or heard the new pickup yet?
    I liked the Dimarzio's but am very curious to hear the Duncans.
     
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    I imagine the SD sounds a whole lot like the DiMarzio...
    Reeks of money grubbing to me - DiMarzio supported YJM absolutely for decades, highs and lows...
     
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    Is that when they let you out from under the rock??!!?!?
     

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