YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Talks About His Signature Model YJM FURY Pickup

January 18, 2010

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was interviewed at the Seymour Duncan booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below.

When Malmsteen set out on a quest to bring his tone to a higher level, he turned to Seymour Duncan. The result of hundreds of hours of intense tone pursuit is the YJM Fury: only available from Seymour Duncan.

Application: Hum-canceling single-coil-sized pickup based Seymour Duncan's original Stack pickup design. Recommended for rock, neo-classical, shred, hard rock, power metal, and heavy metal.

Description: The bridge pickup is aggressive and handles Yngwie's hard-hitting chordal onslaught. The neck pickup balances Yngwie's fluid left-hand technique with his broad mix of right-hand pick attack for a tone that's sweet and fluid, but with great articulation and responsiveness to dynamics.

Complete setup: The YJM series includes a dedicated bridge pickup and a separate neck/middle pickup. Pickups can be purchased individually, in a three-pickup set, or in a pre-wired pickguard ready to drop into your Strat guitar with an 11-screw hole "USA" pattern. The loaded pickguard includes a "no lube" volume potentiometer that meets Yngwie's demands for a very fast and responsive pot.

Guitars: The YJM Fury will directly retrofit most single-coil equipped guitars. Though originally designed for a Fender Strat with a scalloped maple fingerboard, the YJM Fury will work well with any bolt-on guitar that utilizes traditional single-coil-size Strat pickups. The YJM Fury is the same pickup that Fender installs in their YJM Strat guitars.

Available Mods: Available in off-white, white or black.

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