Speaking of Fender, did you know Yngwie is the reason they still exist?

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  1. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    This guy...
  2. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Could be, could be. Do you really think so?
  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Didn’t hurt...I’ll say that.

    I think Eric Johnson had a big impact as well.
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  4. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    Mar 22, 2019
    Actually, in the early days, Leo Fender gave a ton of stuff out for free, usually as a live testbed....
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  5. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    Anybody who played a Fender though the 80's had as much a part in Fender's success as that guy.
    Maybe more, since we actually invested in them.
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  6. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    Feb 25, 2019
    I think Yngwie is full of crap on this one. He thinks his album in 1984 saved Fender? Poppycock.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn released Texas Flood in 83 and Couldn't Stand the Weather in 84. Clapton released Money and Cigarettes in 83. In 1988 Fender released both Yngwie and Clapton models and i can guaran-dang-tee a lot more people bought Fenders because of Clapton.
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  7. Moleng1

    Moleng1 Synchromatic

    Jul 5, 2014
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    At least he's humble..................... :rolleyes:
  8. dlew919

    dlew919 Synchromatic

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Without denying his influence I think most of those influenced by him bought Ibanez and Kramer’s etc. I’d think that the comment citing SRV is more apposite.

    Be interesting though to do the study ...

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  9. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    its all about SRV, Yngvie is a nozzle tug and I feel ashamed I play his Viper acoustic :)
  10. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    nozzle tug...I'm writing that one down
  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Isn’t he one of those guys that ruined guitar music for a little while?
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  12. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Love Eric Johnson He just preformed in Texas for the Guitar International thing this month. It's on YouTube.
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  13. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I'm not a big Ingwie fan. I like a lot of shredding stuff Eric johnson, Jeff Beck, Satriani, Even Vai. Never really got into the Neo Classical stuff. Countless Others have contributed to Fender's success.
    The list goes on and on.....and on.....
    and......you know.
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
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  14. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    I resem...nt that comment...
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    His first album was with Alcatraz. :) I love Yngwie, but no.
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  16. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Like Paul said to the demon in the bible "Stevie Ray and Clapton I know, but who the hell is Yngwie?"
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  17. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I would say that Yngvie probably had an impact on those that knew of him. Was he THE savior of Fender? Like others, I doubt that it was all about him, because there were too many other great players that were playing a Strat.

    I didn't play a Strat until the early 2000's, so I'll never get any credit for lifting Fender's profile. Hey, I may not play real well . . . but I did buy a couple of new Strats, and bought a couple of used Strats to help other players buy a new one. :oops: Yeah, that's all I got.
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    It was really Hank Marvin......
  19. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    as long as you all agree Buddy Holly did nothing for the stratocaster.
  20. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    didn't Knopfler play a Strat in the 80's as well? certainly got more air time tham Malmsteen... Maybe Blackmore and that famous intro riff should be considered too?
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