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    Modest Yngwie, per usual

    https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news...re_guitar.html

    "And then, lo and behold, Fender came to me and what needs to be known is that Fender never even gave a guitar for free to artists. Hendrix, Beck, and Blackmore - they had to buy their guitars. Fender never gave one for free, ever. So I was the first one to have one for free."

    :spinkick:

    #2
    Lol. Man he is unreal.
    O K T H E N

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      #3
      Well I don't expect us mere Mortals to understand the magnitude of such things.

      "Slow Hand"

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        #4
        This "everybody else use humbuckers, but they are wrong" reminds of Captain Rum in Blackadder...

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          #5
          He was chilling out for a while in the 2010’s, I really think his management told him to keep up the ego thing since his ego gets more attention than his playing these days.
          The Karmic Law is not kismet. It is not fate but cause and effect. It is a taskmaster to the unwise; a servant to the wise.

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            #6
            Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post
            He was chilling out for a while in the 2010’s, I really think his management told him to keep up the ego thing since his ego gets more attention than his playing these days.
            His playing is old, but his ego-drama is always fresh and tasty

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              #7
              I wish that guy would do more blues. He was surprisingly good at it, IIRC.

              As for the rest, well, I don't think he was that far off-base. When he hit the scene, single coil strats were not cool in rock/metal. He cracks me up. I'd never want to meet him, but I still enjoy listening to Trilogy now and again. Speaking of which, probably about time to give that a spin, so-to-speak.

              Easily my favorite track on that record.

              Last edited by Ken; 08-04-2021, 02:00 AM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post
                He was chilling out for a while in the 2010’s, I really think his management told him to keep up the ego thing since his ego gets more attention than his playing these days.
                Go see him live. Seriously fucking bad goddamn ass show.

                A few of us saw him before covid and he played a ~200 person club like it was Madison Square Garden. Yng is the king.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ken View Post
                  I wish that guy would do more blues. He was surprisingly good at it, IIRC.

                  As for the rest, well, I don't think he was that far off-base. When he hit the scene, single coil strats were not cool in rock/metal. He cracks me up. I'd never want to meet him, but I still enjoy listening to Trilogy now and again. Speaking of which, probably about time to give that a spin, so-to-speak.

                  Easily my favorite track on that record.

                  He had the coolest production/tone back then. That whole Eclipse/Trilogy/Odyssey era.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Chris View Post

                    Go see him live. Seriously fucking bad goddamn ass show.

                    A few of us saw him before covid and he played a ~200 person club like it was Madison Square Garden. Yng is the king.

                    I did right at the end of 2019! My buddy runs sound at that venue and when I was hanging back at FOH he showed me the board and goes, “There’s not a single mic on a single cab up there. All I have in the mains is his backing tracks and vocal mic and I can barely keep up with the volume of his amps”

                    There was a red Ferrari parked behind the venue with a larger U-Haul trailer in front of the venue that was just for the Marshall’s! It was supposed to be a clinic/Q&A thing, but only a handful of people knew that; it was mostly a bunch of drunk people in their 40’s and 50’s thinking it was an Yngwie concert. He’d stop and take some questions about guitar and people were asking him shit like, “How do you like living in South Florida?”, “When did you get your first Ferrari?”, after a few more questions along those lines you could tell he was perturbed and said something like, “I don’t mind answering these questions but this is supposed to be about fooking guitar, ya know?” He took questions like one more time then said fuck it and just did his thing. I don’t think a single guitar-related question was asked all night.

                    The volume of those amps though…..holy shit.

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                    The Karmic Law is not kismet. It is not fate but cause and effect. It is a taskmaster to the unwise; a servant to the wise.

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                      #11
                      I always enjoy Yngwie stories. :p

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                        #12
                        More Yngwie gold
                        https://www.guitarworld.com/amp/news...ar-spot-offers

                        “When I actually lived in Sweden,” he began, “I was offered a gig in Kiss! They wanted to talk to me. They called me up, right, and the guy said, ‘Are you hot?’

                        “Then he asked me, ‘Are you six feet tall?’ And I’m metric, right? I’m 6”3, I’m actually quite tall, I’m 192cm. So I said, ‘No, I’m 192,’ and he goes, ‘What the fuck’s that?!’ So they never called back, so I didn’t end up with an Ankh on my face!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Randy View Post
                          More Yngwie gold
                          https://www.guitarworld.com/amp/news...ar-spot-offers

                          “When I actually lived in Sweden,” he began, “I was offered a gig in Kiss! They wanted to talk to me. They called me up, right, and the guy said, ‘Are you hot?’

                          “Then he asked me, ‘Are you six feet tall?’ And I’m metric, right? I’m 6”3, I’m actually quite tall, I’m 192cm. So I said, ‘No, I’m 192,’ and he goes, ‘What the fuck’s that?!’ So they never called back, so I didn’t end up with an Ankh on my face!


                          I'd be more curious to hear his answer to the "are you hot?" question.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by beneharris View Post



                            I'd be more curious to hear his answer to the "are you hot?" question.
                            What I love is Gene having the balls to question anyone whether they are "hot" enough to be in KISS.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post

                              What I love is Gene having the balls to question anyone whether they are "hot" enough to be in KISS.
                              That's true

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by beneharris View Post



                                I'd be more curious to hear his answer to the "are you hot?" question.
                                That's like, the most 70s guy question you can ask a person.

                                The thing I love about Yngwie's stories is that, even if it happened exactly as he described it, you have no idea how serious the person on the other side of the exchange was. Like he didn't even vet whether or not this voice on the other side of the phone was actually someone from KISS but they said they were so that's good enough for him.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post
                                  He was chilling out for a while in the 2010’s, I really think his management told him to keep up the ego thing since his ego gets more attention than his playing these days.
                                  He is his on management. He told so in a very recent interview. He calls all the shots. He has different companies to take care of different aspects but he is 100% in control of everything.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Randy View Post
                                    More Yngwie gold
                                    https://www.guitarworld.com/amp/news...ar-spot-offers

                                    “When I actually lived in Sweden,” he began, “I was offered a gig in Kiss! They wanted to talk to me. They called me up, right, and the guy said, ‘Are you hot?’

                                    “Then he asked me, ‘Are you six feet tall?’ And I’m metric, right? I’m 6”3, I’m actually quite tall, I’m 192cm. So I said, ‘No, I’m 192,’ and he goes, ‘What the fuck’s that?!’ So they never called back, so I didn’t end up with an Ankh on my face!
                                    This is incredible in so many ways.

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                                      #19
                                      Phone rings
                                      "Are you hot? What are you wearing? How big are you?" *Click*

                                      Yngwie: Honey, KISS was just on the phone, they offered me a gig!

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                                        #20
                                        The Kiss story is completely believable, come on.

                                        They gave Vinnie Vincent a gig.

                                        YJM is the best, no matter what anyone says.

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