The DiMarzio YJM Single Coil makes it simple for even you to get the sound of one of the greatest rock guitarists.
Incredibly low hum and noise for a single coil. It makes your guitar really sing in the high range and bite in the low. If you are looking to stand out with your tone, the YJM is the key!
You might not realize it from his music, but Yngwie Malmsteen is a vintage Strat® collector, and he swears by his 50s and 60s axes. He also swears by our HS-3™, and he's always wanted a vintage magnet-stagger version to go with his best guitars. While there is still a strong resemblance to the HS-3™, the YJM™ has more presence and brilliance, particularly on the high strings, and still no 60-cycle hum. Yngwie uses it in the neck position of his main guitars, and it’s also the standard neck pickup on his signature model Strat¨.
Recommended For: All positions.
Tech Talk: Works well in all 3 positions for slightly warmer than usual Strat sound. The vintage 50's magnet stagger is a subtle change from the standard HS-3™. It alters the overall tonal balance so there's a little more clarity and string definition, and highs cut through, particularly higher up the neck. Most recently, Yngwie has been using the YJM™ in the middle and neck position, with the HS-3™ in the bridge position.