Yngwie: "I have a bunch of Flying Vs & all sorts of $&@+"

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  1. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm as opinionated as the next TGP fella but I've got nothing negative for someone whose signature guitar with Fender has now eclipsed 30 years. :bow
     
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    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    Maybe it’s a Swedish thing. I called it the “input” for many years when I first started playing.
     
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    I don't know about his tone recently, but his old tone was pretty amazing. I've never heard anyone before or since get a guitar tone that sounded like a great opera singer.
     
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    He literally sais that the tone's disconnected 2 seconds before so it's obviously a blunder or an error of the interviewer rather than deliberate misdirection.
     
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    So it was the interviewer throwing his voice? That's amazing....
     
  6. Scary Uncle G.

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    I hear “input jack” all the time on TGP, but it’s where the signal comes OUT of the guitar. The other end of the cable plugs into the INPUT jack of the amplifier.
     
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    Yngwie has always disconnected the tone pots, that's the key to getting some more life out of the pickups he use. It's quite clear he misspoke in the last sentence and nothing more than that.

    Ultimate guitar: "
    What are you doing with the wiring these days?

    YJM: "My tone pots are all disconnected."

    UG: "You wire directly into the jack?"

    YJM: ""Yeah. Well, the switch and the volume control and then into the jack but the volume controls are disconnected."
     
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    His tone on his first three albums, Rising Force in particular, was absolutely magnificent.
     
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    I'm sorry to read that some of his Strats are sick. I hope he gets them cared for.
     
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    Yngwie is a great player, in a j/o kind of way, if that's your kind of thing. But as a person, he comes off as the biggest douche in the business. Just SO full of himself.
     
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    Interestingly, all the promo for his new blues album shows YJM looking quite a bit leaner than he’s been in a long time, most noticeably in the face.

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    It's a good strat/Marshall rock tone he gets.
    I think there is a bit more to it that's bothering you about Yngwie and it's affecting your hearing.
     
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    Totally - I love his sound on those records.
     
  14. GreatGreen

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    Figuring out that Yngwie has a streak of the 'tism really goes a long way towards explaining like 99% of everything he does.

    "I can't understand the meaning of 'less is more.' LESS is literally a unit of measurement that is not as much as MORE, and according to the dictionary those words are comparative... NOT LOGICAL, DOES NOT COMPUTE. METAPHOR IS BEYOND MY PROGRAMMING. GOING TO REBOOT BY SPEEDING AROUND IN A FERRARI WHICH IS WHAT ROCKSTARS AND THEREFORE I AM SUPPOSED TO DO BECAUSE THE RULES SAY SO." *beep boop*

    Also lol: "It's all my stuff and it's perfect - I don't think about the mechanics at all, I just think about the music. Oh, and I have my 30th-anniversary Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster coming out this year. That's very exciting, everybody should check that out."

    He does show some humility in the last part of the interview. He talks about being lucky to have had the opportunity to do this and that, so you know... at least he's not totally off the douche scale.
     
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    Agreed on the burgandy mist.
    I played a YJM Strat at a guitar store not long ago. Having never played a scalloped neck guitar before, I expected to not like it. But wow, was I wrong. I don't think I want to own one, but that's a great guitar.
     
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    Funny article. I like his bravado even if he comes across as douchy at times. He is a freak of nature so it comes with the package.
     
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    The full interview has some good zinger in it too.

    While I would hate to be the object of his ire in a band, his interviews are highly entertaining in a Spinal Tap or Bad News! kind of way.
     
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    I hear it irl, pretty often, too. I wonder where those people think the signal comes from, if everything is an input? Do they look for high input pickups?
     
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    He went on the Fancy PhotoShop Diet.
     
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    Surprised he didn't mention his Yngwie Malmsteen pots in that quote. I remember him doing that during a Premier Guitar rig rundown. He's got that Swedish sense of humour, you never quite know when he's being serious vs. making a joke of the same questions he's probably answered a thousand times before.
     
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