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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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yngwie's sound

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how does yngwie malmstenn get this fat sound out of singlecoils!? could someone tell me what equipment like amps or pedals he is useing? thanks very much
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 11:46 AM
 
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you should check this site out for rig info: guitargeek.com

also, his strat specs are a big part of his sound also...
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http://www.rhinoamps.com/

He has a Rhino signature amp that may be woth checking out. There are some sound clips on the main page.
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He uses overwound singlecoils. They are produced by Dimarzio, I belive they are called hs1. Not sure if I got that number right.

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He uses overwound singlecoils. They are produced by Dimarzio, I belive they are called hs1. Not sure if I got that number right.

Todd
HS-3, actually. DiMarzio doesn't make the HS-1 any more, IIRC.
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HS-3 for bridge and neck, and the YJM model for the middle position.
These are stacked humbuckers, single-coil in appearance ONLY.
There's a nice bit hotter than your average single-coil, not as high an output as some of the other singles that DiMarzio makes. But Yngwie uses an overdrive pedal to saturate the preamp more when required...
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I thought they were all HS-3 or YJM pickups. oh well....I could be wrong.
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The YJM is a vintage-staggered pole-piece version of the HS-3 for a more 'classic' appearance (this was apparently the original intention) - and I'm pretty sure that he doesn't use the middle pickup at all... that may have changed somewhere along the way.
But, HS-3s...
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here's another piece I found about his setup - some interesting detail on this one:

"Guitar Rigs of the Gods, Part 7. The Neo-Classicist Yngwie Malmsteen is known for his expressive phrasing, wild vibrato, and near infinite sustain. Yngwie starts with his trademark scalloped fret Fender Stratocaster, loaded with DiMarzio HS-3 pickups as well as Dunlop 6000 frets. He then runs into a Bradshaw switching system allowing him to control his rack mounted effects, consisting of a Roland SDE-3, a BBE Sonic Maximizer, a Korg Digital Delay, a second Korg Digital Delay, and a Boss BF-3 Flanger. From there he runs to a couple of Marshall 50 watt heads, one running dry, the other running effects. The dry signal path is routed to a Marshall 16 ohm 4x12 cabinet, with the effect signal path routed to 2 Marshall 4x12 cabinets wired in series so the speaker output is equivalent. Yngwie is one of the few guitarists who uses the Sonic Maximizer, giving his sound a little more sizzle and screech at the top end. ------------------------------------------------------------"
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"The Neo-Classicist Yngwie Malmsteen is known for his expressive phrasing..."
where'd you see that, the Onion?

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"The Neo-Classicist Yngwie Malmsteen is known for his expressive phrasing..."
where'd you see that, the Onion?

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Yngwie has the technique, talent, tone, phrasing, and even emotion. Too bad it doesn't come through in his playing though.
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actually, I get an e-zine that I think originates out of the Harmony Central site or one of it's associates; it's hard to tell where stuff comes from these days!
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Well, if "phrasing" is how you make your notes "say" something, Yngwie's only tells me one thing: "Gee I can play this harmonic minor scale/sweep arpeggio" fast!"

The rest I won't argue, but when I think of good phrasing, Yngwie never even would cross my mind.

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hehe - I've heard some soulful licks out of the dude, but they are few & far in between his standard shre-aholic tendancies LOL.

Seriously though, the intent of my post was addressing his setup & how he gets his sound and nothing more; musical taste is a very subjective
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