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.