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Yngwie Saves Fender

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"claims that his debut album played a significant role in keeping Fender afloat when the company went through a challenging period in the mid-1980s."

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/yngwie ... er-fender/

Yes, I *do* remember the huge buzz about him, and yes, I do remember how suddenly, scalloping was the thing to have.

But I think Yngwie may be exaggerating a tad.

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Yngwie's gonna yngwie...

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Well in the Rising Force era, strats were about as uncool as you could get. Don't agree he made people rush out and buy them, thus saving the company, because they still remained the guitar to avoid for rock and metal in the 80's.
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That's like saying I saved Fastway.

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Molly wrote:That's like saying I saved Fastway.
More likely than him saving Fender...

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Molly wrote:That's like saying I saved Fastway.
Why, did you buy loads of their albums?

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I would have thought it was more SRV

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Post by willow13 »

I thought fenders main problem was there was a period in the mid/late 80's where they did not make them in the USA so things went down for a while but picked up once they were being produced in the US again 4 years later??
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mrmofo wrote:I would have thought it was more SRV
you make a good point. think of all the strat guys now who would probably point back to SRV, and then Jimi. that would possibly include John Mayer.
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I wonder if Yngwie was referring to the Signature strat having a positive effect on the bottom line perhaps? He and Clapton were the first to have signature Strats (88 I think), which must have had some beneficial effect. And the only reason that sold was because of Rising Force.

Overstating his hand of course, but thats YJM. Certainly had some sort of positive effect though you'd have to think.

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Danger Mouse wrote:
Molly wrote:That's like saying I saved Fastway.
Why, did you buy loads of their albums?
No, but I did buy at least one. :-)

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Molly wrote:
Danger Mouse wrote:
Molly wrote:That's like saying I saved Fastway.
Why, did you buy loads of their albums?
No, but I did buy at least one. :-)
So did I and I loved Trick or Treat the movie. Had no idea at the time who Fast Eddie Clarke was though :oops:
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Didn't manage to save ovation, however.

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