Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London, ENGLAND
Re: Joe stump Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
Everyone that think Joe intentionally copied Yngwie is a ****sucker. Stump is 3 years older than fat-head Yngwie & was playing neoclassical BEFORE he knew Yngwie existed & BEFORE Yngwie was seriously playing.
Stump's 2 main influences are Jimi Hendrix & Ritchie Blackmore & you can hear those influences.
His other influences are- Bach, Paganini, Gary Moore, David Chastain, Yngwie (of course only when he heard him in the alcatrazz & Steeler days).
The reason people say he copied Yngwie is because his debut- Guitar Dominance came out in 1993 when he was quite old compared to Yngwie's Rising Force which come out when he was young (21) & Stump would've been 24.
I don't believe anyone should change their style cos someone else is doing it too when neither of you knew the other person existed!!!!!!!
Yngwie & Stump both created their styles (which are very different) regardless of each other & its a result of loving classical & Jimi Hendrix.
Stump is alot more melodic, alot faster, a better musician, ahs a much more metal tone with more gain, bass & mids and can actually play the same **** live as he does in the studio. He only does stuff 1-3 times so that shows his class.
To MaliciousSteve- great name by the way, but Stump used Marshall because of the 70's sound of Hendrix, scalloped guitars cos he wanted more string control & vibrato & he has always dressed like that. Its the neoclasssical uniform & i think Blackmore started it. As a starry-eyed kid Stump & Yngwie obviousl both copied him.
Stump's music aint really that close to Yngwie's- i've got EVERY album of both artist (and other neoclassical legends) and i can tell you in a 2 second clip who is who & possibly which song it is (although thats due to the fact that i'm a sad bastard!!!).
I don't really blame anyone for thinking Stump copied Yngwie cos of the dates of their albums are far between & on the face of it i even thought it was a bit suspect, but i'm a Stump freak now, have done by research & know probably TOO MUCH information on him & i know he is original, as is Yngwie. Great minds think alike is the case.
Stump is a great person people. JemWielder is definately right about that!!! He's sent me some **** & i've been in contact with him through e-mails and he actually answers his fans unlike most!!!!! He sent me some cool signed photos, a couple of licks that i didn't have, some signature picks to my gaff. He's proper "New Yawk". I hadn't heard him speak til i saw his Chop Builder dvd & thats a new yoork accent!!!!!!!!!! We're both Yankees (MLB) & Giants (NFL) fans so we automatically have a couple of things in common. I don't think that how nice a person should have a bearing on good a musician they are, but it definately has a bearing who is more deserving of my money!!!!!! Both are greatful for their fans, don't get me wrong. Yngwie, although he's an arrogant bastard, doesn't take anything for granted i feel.
Although Stump is my ****ing idol, i love alot of artists- way too many to name here, but i have to mention a few of my shred influences: Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Chris Impellitteri, George Bellas in the neoclassical scene & also the new breed shredders- Matthew Mills (Neoclassical), Rusty Cooley, Theodore Ziras (Neoclassical), Elias Viljanen & Shane Gibson.
A shout out to myman- mi2tom for getting my ass here. He new a Stump poll was gonna get my attention!!!!!!!!!!!