Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

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  1. lewis

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    yeah thats why i said his tone has changed and imo for the worse. Not everyones will i just personally dont seek those characteristics in my own sound :)

    awesome though that it works for you. These guitars are awesome. In love with the red one
     
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    I just wish I could purchase the pickups separately for other guitars, I quite liked them in the solar 17etc I had.
     
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    I think they work well in a mix, but I don't like them solo. But then Ola is always recording and playing in a band so something that just sits nice will be what he's after.
     
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    Seymour Duncan Custom 5, Custom or Pegasus should be in the same kind of scooped sound.
     
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    Very sad that the A2.7 will cost me $1K total, and the first thing I'll have to do to it is change the pickups...

    WintermintP
     
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    I don’t like the pickups. They are the only thing I don’t like, I’ll be replacing them soon.
     
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    same opinion of me based off tone demos. Overly crunchy/fizzy.
    However some top end pickups in these solars is going to be a complete winner!
     
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    His recent use of 2x12" cabs and SM58 microphone has somehting to do with general fizzyness. But Ola has always sounded like himself, no matter what the pickups are.
     
  9. WintermintP

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    I wouldn't say they're overly crunchy, but they are lacking in note definition. Crunch-wise, it could've just been finetuned a little bit.

    Thanks,
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    Why? The Solar pickups are fantastic pickups. Hell of a lot better than d activators :lol: Try it first with your own rig. Assuming you need to change something before even having played them yourself is dumb.

    Judging pickups based on someone else’s demo is unbelievably flawed.

    I’ve had a Washburn solar now for just over a year and the solar pickups are some of the nicest sounding I’ve heard through my rig.
     
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    o_O?

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    :lol:


    Not everyone likes the stock pups that come in every guitar...
     
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    WintermintP Lead/Rhythm Guitar, One Minute Winter

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    The default pickups on that E-II FRX were the 89/89R set, and the only thing I would've done to that is swap the positions.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    That kind of proves my point!

    I habe honestly only needed to change pups in 1 guitar that I have owned.
     
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    No, but did you make your decision to change them based on videos or did you try it through your own gear and decide “Yeah, these could be better.”?

    That’s the point I’m making.
     
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    The only thing worse than a beer snob is a gear snob. Lmao just kidding. Obviously your not a gear snob because you dont like certain pickups.

    But it is mild cork-sniffery at best to judge pickups without having tried them through your own rig
     
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    Through my own gear because they were Duncan design and truly sucked. I changed them like 12 years ago...
     
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    Point made.
     
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    @cwhitey2 No, that does not prove anything because the two pickups I would have in the model would essentially be the exact same pickups, just swapped into the opposite positions.
     
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    Solar guitar are now on sale at Thomann.
     
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