GUITAR GREAT YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

Written by on January 19, 2011 in Gigs / Tours / Events, News - 1 Comment

GUITAR GREAT YNGWIE MALMSTEEN TO SIT IN WITH

THE ROOTS ON “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD

 

MALMSTEEN SIGNATURE MARSHALL HEAD UNLEASHED AT NAMM 2011

 

(New York, NY) – On Thursday, February 3rd guitar legend and classical metal master Yngwie Malmsteen will sit in with the amazing house band, The Roots, on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”  Expect a mind-blowing display of virtuosity from Malmsteen, as he jams with The Roots on a variety of material.  Malmsteen will be featured throughout the entire show.  “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” airs on NBC at 12:35AM, ET/PT.

In other Yngwie Malmsteen news, direct from 2011’s NAMM, Marshall Amplification is proud to present the Signature YJM100: a 100-watt, valve head that was developed in close conjunction with the legendary Swedish six-string shredder.  The YJM offers the perfect balance of vintage tone and looks alongside modern features which makes the amplifier the perfect players’ tool for “plug in and play” recording or live performance.

Malmsteen has been a Marshall devotee from the get-go so this collaboration comes as no surprise to his countless fans. “I can’t say enough about my love for the sound, feel and look of the wall of Marshall’s. Since I was 10 years old, I’ve insisted on having them behind me at all times,” the guitarist reveals.  “I must have had every amp company in the world ask me to endorse them, over the years. To finally have my own signature Marshall is an honour and this amp is truly a master piece!”

Based on the power and tone of the ‘Holy Grail’ 1959 Plexi head, the YJM100 offers the ultimate Neo-Classical amp with the following cutting edge features:

1. Footswitchable* Boost with controls for Volume and Gain on the rear panel.
2. Footswitchable* Noise Gate with rear panel Threshold control.
3. Footswitchable* studio quality Digital Reverb with rear panel Level control.
4. Footswitchable* Series FX Loop
5. Half power switch which takes the output power from 100W to 50W when engaged.
6. Built-in, infinitely variable Attenuator control which can take the output stage from 100% to 0.01% and anywhere in-between, while retaining the all-important tone and feel of the all-valve power section. This means the output power can be reduced to a staggering low of 0.05 Watts when in 50W power mode.
7. Valve Failure Circuitry: meaning that if one of the output valves develops a fault, a visual indicator on the rear of the amplifier shows which one is working incorrectly. This “roadie friendly feature” will save valuable time getting the amplifier back up and running again, should a valve failure occur.
8. Self-biasing circuitry to ensure proper power valve operation each time valves are changed.

*NOTE: A four-way Footcontroller (PEDL-00046) comes supplied with the YJM100, facilitating switching of Booster, Gate, Reverb and FX Loop features. This Footcontroller has been designed using Marshall Amplification’s patented Stompware Technology, allowing the user to connect it to the amp using a standard 1/4″ guitar cable.

Yngwie Malmsteen’s latest album, RELENTLESS, is in stores now.  The album contains more than 60 minutes of brand new material and showcases the guitar great at his best with the signature virtuosity and mind-blowing technical speed for which he has come to be known.  RELENTLESS also features striking vocals from Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), who first collaborated with Malmsteen on 2008’s critically-acclaimed PERPETUAL FLAME (Malmsteen’s first album for the Rising Force Records label). 

For nearly three decades, Grammy-nominated Swedish guitar icon Yngwie Malmsteen has been amazing audiences with dazzling technical speed and ability.  Malmsteen’s signature style of playing, which combines elements of seemingly disparate styles of music – metal and classical, spawned the now commonplace genres of heavy metal known as “shred guitar” and “neo classical” and earned Malmsteen the title “the Paganini of heavy metal”.  Malmsteen was the first guitarist to have his own Fender signature guitar model (even before Eric Clapton).  He has graced the cover of more than 200 magazines worldwide, has won every guitar award imaginable and to date, has sold millions of records.  Time recently named Malmsteen one of the “Top Ten Greatest Electric Guitar Players”, an honor he shared with the likes of Les Paul, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.  “Guitar Hero” enthusiasts know they have arrived when they are bestowed with the Yngwie Malmsteen award in the Xbox 360 version of “Guitar Hero 2”.  The award signifies a 1000+ note streak in succession.

For more information please visit:

www.yngwiemalmsteen.com