A set of pickups wound by Yngwie Malmsteen on a post-NAMM visit to Seymour Duncan have been placed on eBay by the company, with the proceeds going to charity.
These three true single coils are not to be confused with Yngwie’s new signature pickup, the YJM Fury, announced two weeks ago. The charity pickups will not be hum-canceling, but the Maestro did dip them in wax to save you from squealing microphonics. Cheers, Yng!
The charity chosen to receive the profits from the sale of these undeniably mojo-filled pickups is Doctors Without Borders, currently working in Haiti to treat the area’s earthquake victims.
Seymour Duncan had previously uploaded a YouTube video of Yngwie making the pickups at the factory, which you can see below. Lots of dangerous dangly jewelry around those winding machines, Mr. Malmsteen! Health and safety departments the world over would not be pleased. I am, however: doing something valuable and unique to raise money for charity is a great way to start your term at Duncan. You could have just signed a few pickguards, but these are special.