Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. TheBloodstained

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    Gratz dude! The E's and V's look so cool too :)
    I was looking for a superstrat this time, but I could totally see myself playing an E or V at some point in the future :)
     
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    some pics posted on the FB page from behind the scenes

    If ou wondering which factory hes using, you can take a guess here on which other brands are using it too ;)

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    Ha, Schecter! Epic. That explains the quality people are experiencing.
     
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    Looks like LTD and some of the more classic-rock shaped Ibanez models right?
     
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    seems to be some PRS SE Standards at the left, as those are made in Indo
     
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    no - PRS SE is exclusive to south korean WMI factory
     
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    Not the Standard line. That's why it's less than the others.
     
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    didn't know that! cool!
     
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    yup I though they change that, but jumped into a pic from sweetwatter and the abck of the headstock says indo
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I've heard good things about them. Not as good as the MiK ones, but good for the cash. Kinda wanna get a blue or black CU24 down the line.

    Sorry Ola, just not too much into the kvlt br00t pointies anymore :(
     
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    I was just wondering, how is the neck profile in these? Ola said it's little bit thicker than Ibanez Wizard, maybe more towards ESP thin-u, or what Schecters have nowadays. But does it have any shoulders and flat surface in the middle, or is it more like a round c-shape? Also when is the next run of guitars coming? Most of the models are sold out, so good for Ola, maybe I should just send e-mail to them.
     
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    If it's like his Washburns, it's a thin C with zero shoulders.
     
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    Thanks! I don't like shouldery necks.
     
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    These Duncan Solars, are these Seymour Duncans or are they Duncan Designed?

    Nevermind, just watched the video.
     
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    check the 6 string sub-forum, theres a NGD already of one of the models, you better asking him there
     
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    They aren't either, Ola said that in his Solar Guitars FAQ video. But they aren't made in USA Duncans, so they are specifically made for him, and Solar Guitars in somewhere Asia, Korea maybe. Specs are based on Custom 5 and Jazz pickups.
     
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    i personally think his demo tone has gone down hill since he started using his solar pickups.
    everything is overly crunchy/fizzy and they do seem to sound like lower end stock pickups you want to replace.

    We know its not the amp as his Satan sounds fantastic but something about this new tone just does not work for me. Its his weakest tone yet imo.

    The guitars look absolutely stunning but from the sounds of things, I would want the Solar pickups out ASAP.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    I thought the same thing personally.
     
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    I've been using EMGs and SD Blackouts exclusively for the last couple of years. When I plugged in my Solar and started recording with it I actually felt that it improved my tones :shrug:
    Guess it's a matter of personal preference? (...and rig? ...and signal chain? ...and playing style?)
     
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