Re: Joe stump Vs Yngwie Malmsteen
(Ignoring previous thousand posts)
I picked Stump for this reason: I have bothered to learn some Joe Stump stuff riffs (Sorceror's Apprentice) but have never bothered to attempt to learn Malmsteen's stuff. I don't particularly like either one's tone. I wish Joe Stump would ditch the strat and get a guitar with a tone that I like, and more fitting to his music -- e.g. more aggressive humbucker in the bridge slot would be a good start. (But that's just me.)
I found Stump's stuff to be more musical and more customized, while Malmsteen's struck me as being more like a concert violinist playing from sheet music -- very technically adept but too true to the old masters to be considered as being all that original. Well, too Bach-y maybe. "Too Bach-y" Heh. What I wouldn't give for a touch of Bach's talent, eh?
I suppose for me it boils down to Joe's music (what I've heard) being a bit more musically enjoyable experience overall than what I get from Malmsteen. I think Stump is the better composer, is probably what it boils down to, and in this, my opinion may be unduly influenced by that riff from Sorceror's Apprentice, which I liked enough to bother learning.
Edit: I saw a DVD of Joe Stump doing a guitar clinic sort of thing. Every other word was, "cool," and in this very pronounced New Jersey metalhead hipster (I guess) accent. It was kind of hilarious.
Last edited by Ferrous Lepidoptera; 05-01-2006 at 11:56 PM.