Yngwie Malmsteen Responds To Criticism Over His Amps, ‘I Am A True Artist’

Yngwie Malmsteen recently took to his Twitter account to react to the criticism he received due to his Marshall amplifiers. In his tweet, Malmsteen declared that he is a true artist.

Known for his neoclassical playing style in heavy metal, Yngwie Malmsteen has a prolific music career spanning over 40 years. Due to his guitar talents, Malmsteen has been ranked among the greatest electric guitar players of all time by various sources.

Malmsteen has been using Fender Stratocasters with DiMarzio HS3 single-coil pickups for a long time during his career. The guitarist’s most famous Stratocaster is his 1972 blonde strat nicknamed ‘The Duck’ and ‘Play Loud.’

Apart from his 1972 Strat, Malmsteen also has a Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster since 1986. Moreover, the guitarist uses a signature YJM100 Marshall amplifier based on the ‘1959’ amplifier range.

In a recent tweet, Yngwie Malmsteen addressed the criticism about his Marshall amplifiers, revealing that some question why he uses them. He then posted another tweet, saying that he is a true, eccentric, and extreme artist who loves his Marshall amps. Malmsteen then stated he uses Marshall amps because he loves them, although they are heavy and expensive.

Yngwie Malmsteen’s tweet read:

“Hmm… Some people are questioning my Marshall amps? Leave my amps alone!”

In his following tweet, Malmsteen stated:

“I quickly want to say this before I go up on stage. I am a true artist — I am an eccentric, extreme artist, and I love my Marshall amps. They are very heavy and very expensive — they are a pain in the ass to take on tour, but I do it because I love them, and I want to share them with you guys.”

You can check out the tweets below.