NAMM 2010: Seymour Duncan YJM FURY – Yngwie Malmsteen signature pickups

Remember a few months ago when Yngwie Malmsteen abruptly left DiMarzio? Well check this out. While it’s gonna be hard to adjust to Yngwie no longer being a DiMarzio guy, I find it endearingly hilarious that not only is the pickup called the FURY, but Yngwie’s such a force of nature that they seem to be going with an official all-caps spelling of FURY.

Yngwie Malmsteen and Seymour Duncan create a brand new signature model pick up YJM FURY.

Yngwie Malmsteen will also be attending the Namm show. You lucky fans will get a chance to meet the guitar legend up close and personal..

Come meet Yngwie Malmsteen in person at the Seymour Duncan and at the Fender Guitar Booths:
Meet Yngwie Sat Jan 16th…
Fender Guitars Booth 4:00 PM Saturday, Booth 304 A 3rd Floor
Seymour Duncan Booth 5:00 PM on Saturday, Booth #4358 in Hall C.
When Yngwie J. 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.

Hum-canceling single-coil-sized pickup based on our original StackĀ® pickup design. Recommended for rock, neo-classical, shred, hard rock, power metal, and heavy metal.

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.

The YJM Fury will directly retrofit most single-coil equipped guitars. Though originally designed for a FenderĀ® 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.

Yngwie J. Malmsteen

One Reply to “NAMM 2010: Seymour Duncan YJM FURY – Yngwie Malmsteen signature pickups”

  1. Did I miss something? Did Yngwie have a “Bad & FURIOUS” falling out disaggreement with DiMarzio resulting in his leaving, and thus ending his promotional fund raising by wanting to change his “sound” that brought in $$$ for DiMarzio, not wanting or agreeing with his abrupt change in sound tech by utilizing their pickups? Did they refuse to comply with his change or would/could they not perfect his ideal sound he was trying to actualize what he was hearing/visioning in his head? Or did Seymour Duncan just outright offer him a larger amount of $$$ to promote them with a new type of pickup that was more in line with what he was searching to find. I have used his DiMarzio neck pickup for a couple of years in my 1976 Vintage Strat, and thought it was remarkably clear and sensitive, but it just didn’t have the “Bite”I desired, even when pushing the wattage. I still plan on using it by combing another pickup with it as a “dually” ( 2 different single coils side by side, e.g., pairing it with “Lace” pickup) or someother clear mid-moderate ( Ceramic) output, noiseless or RPRW I think would be a good combo (!) or even use the new YJM FURY B & N pickups and pairing the
    previous DiMarzio B & N together with possibly another clear, clean & sparckling RPRW low-moderate Ceramic pickup sandwitched in-between the DiMarzio B & N in the middle to maintain a noiseless balance that would compare in total power output from the FURY Bridge as highest output, through the combined DiMarzio middle to the FURY Neck. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Sounds like a good FURYous shotgun-shreded white-night marriage, esp. since the middle Strat pickup is often not used, a second or after-thought. Things gives an even newer cutting edge of complentary noiseless aggressive, sensitive Vintage smooth more powerful option.

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