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Yngwie Malmsteen

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Oct 14, 2001.


  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    He is also a bass player, he does alot of the bass work on his cd's. anyone else into him?
     
  2. Lovebown

    Lovebown

    Jan 6, 2001
    Sweden
    Hmmm..hes one hell of a technical player but he sure is one-sided as well

    /lovebown
     
  3. He's a hell of a guitar player...but for me to listen to his music would be to peel off my skin with a cheese grater. :D
     
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I thought Randy Hope-Taylor played mostly of the bass on his Cds...:confused:

    Though, I'm not a big fan, so I wouldn't know, but still.
     
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Randy Hope-Taylor?!? :confused:

    Don't think he ever recorded with Yngwie.

    At least he isn't mentioned on www.yngwie.org
     
  6. very technical dude, great chops, cocky as hell...

    his music seems quite boring to me...oh well...
     
  7. ColdYinTiger

    ColdYinTiger

    Jul 15, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    HEhe I like Yngwie even though he is a cocky show off, but he likes to put on a show. I like his songs, though I do only have 1 of his cd's. I can only take it in short bursts though. I like some of his solo's but end up ignoring them when he goes into the "Play as many scales as fast as I can" mode. He does mostly record his bass, but in a way to compliment his guitar playing
     
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I saw a video once where the "bassist" chased the keyboard "player" around the keyboards for a couple of minutes while Ynqwie was doing some type of hand exercise up and down the neck as fast as he could. That was enough for me.:D


    edit: whenever I'm given a sticky name tag thingy I always write something goofy, a lot of the time I put my name as Yngwie. It's fun to watch people try to say it.!;)
     
  9. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Yikes! I guess I'm mistaking him for someone else...I'll find out who I'm thinking of that played with yngwie and come back. Sorry!
     
  10. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    EDIT: Yeah, Randy COVEN. You know, same person...:oops: :D
     
  11. It's that damn Starbucks coffee again, isn't it Angus? :D
     
  12. Jasnewsted

    Jasnewsted

    Apr 1, 2000
    Here is some of those he has played with:

    Svante Hennryson
    Bob Daisly (Ozzy, Iriah Heep, Rainbow etc.)
    Randy Coven
    Marcel Jacob
    Barry Dunaway
    Barry Sparks

    I was wondering why "everyone" hates extreme technical players, especially guitar players and especially if those guitar players touches a bass....
    Some of them can in fact play both the instrument even if we bassist "claim" that they cant, I think we are afraid and jealous of the guitarist..

    I know I'll get trouble when saying this, because its a tabu on these BASS forums....


    But i had to say it
     
  13. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Actually, I play both bass and guitar, I have much more fun with bass. That out of the way: -he has good technical skill, but his songs suck. I don't hate his skill level, I think his composition is lousy. That's what people mean when they talk about not liking "technical" guitarists/bassists/whatever. There are many technical players that people love, (in general) like Victor Wooten, Micheal Manring etc. because they also writes good overall songs.


    edit: keep working JUMPYNEWKID, sucks to live in fear....;)
     
  14. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    With the possible exception of Charlie Hunter, I can't for the life of me think of any notable chops-heavy guitarists who play bass with above-average ability. I mean, they can do what's required to fill out the low end, but I can't think of anyone who is both Satriani and Hamm (or even Satriani and Bissonette) in one person.

    Yngwie's technique on guitar is enviable. I think he's the least sloppy of 32nd note alternate pickers, and he doesn't rely too much on tapping tricks for speed. His music, however, is on par with Spinal Tap's. "I Am A Viking"? Come on.
     
  15. When he slows down he plays some really incredible sounding stuff but those "million mile an hour" licks are just tedious. Is he still around? The last thing I remember from him was that CD with "I am A Viking" on it.

    That song makes me laugh thinking about it. I actually really like it but the lyrics are so goofy it's funny. Great solo!

    "I am a Viking
    I'll walk all over you
    And by my sword you will die"

    You are a loser
    And it is such a shame
    that your a fool and you don't know"

    or something like that hehehe......

    :D
     
  16. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Well, he is from Sweden... ;)
     
  17. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Thank heavens he's moved to the states. :D
     
  18. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    damn you!! take him back!!!!:D