Good morning everyone, I’m Ola Englund
and welcome to a new FAQ video if you saw my latest FAQ video, I did a little test,
you know, I played some videogames while answering your questions and yeah,
the results were kind of clear to me that from now on I will make all my videos,
including amp demos, in VR It just makes a lot of sense, because the answers
that I gave were just so much better It was kind of obvious that a lot of people loved
that part, when I was doing the gameplay But a lot of people also did not like
when I was playing videogames So, I decided to split up my gaming things
and put them on a separate channel I will link it somewhere over here,
I’ve already uploaded a gameplay video So, this is a strict gaming channel called
‘Ola Englund Metal Gaming’ Huh? Good name, huh? Made it up all by myself. And if you don’t like videogames,
you don’t have to subscribe to that channel and you can just stick to this channel and
you will not see any more videogames, huh? That’s a good deal, I think. “Ola Gameglund, there you go. This one is free.” Yeah … … or maybe not. I think ‘Ola Englund Metal Gaming” is a lot better
to be honest. “Hi Ola, I was wondering how is the difference in quality between the 700 dollar Solar Guitars and the 1200 ones “Is it just the Evertune or is there a difference
in materials?” I mean, the quality is no different from each other.
The difference are the specs. The ‘1’ series have, you know, more expensive woods You know, more expensive bridges obviously,
like the Evertune. It has luminlays … But build-wise, they are the exact same
and feel the same So, it’s not like they build the guitars differently if it’s
a less expensive one or a more expensive one It’s basically just the specs And yeah, that’s what I like, you know, about the guitars You can pick up the most expensive one
and you can pick up the least expensive one and you will feel, you know, familiar on both Yeah … Is that? What do you call that? Is that something that kids do nowadays? Floss? I’ve seen that kids do that. I think it’s dangerous “Hi Ola, how do you care about the lyrics of the songs you listen to? “are they as important as the musical aspect of the song to you?” Yeah I mean, I don’t think that lyrics are that important,
at least not for me I know it is for a lot of people but I definitely think that lyrics can enhance the whole experience of listening to a piece of music. So yeah, I think it’s still very important, you know,
not bullshit lyrics at least So yeah, I kind of … when I write lyrics for Feared,
for instance, I kind of have … I … I … I try Okay? I actually try. “Ola, It’s ‘Daddario’, say it all in one word, not ‘Deeaddario’ Well, f*** you Kevin Smith. “Hi Ola, how is the sound of Solar Guitars, six strings in special, when playing chords not distorted? for ballads” Okay. Like, okay, I’m a guitar player and there’s not
a single f***ing guitar pick in my room. What’s up with that? Oh, there’s one here. In my box of picks
there’s still one guitar pick left, I’m lucky. This a E1.6 ETC, it has the Solar Duncan pickups,
like almost every other Solar Guitar. So this is how they sound like clean, and it doesn’t have a 5-way switch, it has a 3-way toggle and you can split the humbuckers using this toggle, this push-pull tone. So here we have the bridge pickup Both Neck Then we have the split There you have it, that’s how it sounds. “Hi Ola, what is the best way to put your music on Spotify? “I’ve been asking this for weeks, please respond” Oh, sad little crying face. Well Mr Dank The best way to put out music on Spotify is basically just to find one of these, you know, internet distributors like, I’m using ‘imusician’ for instance,
that I’m very happy with There’s also, you know, ‘Distrokid’ … what else? See the … See the baby? I don’t remember. But at least, you know, just pick one, upload your music and basically they put the music out to all these streaming services like Spotify and Apple music, etc. So, there you go “Hey Ola, as an owner of a guitar company,
what do you look for in an artist “when considering them for an endorsement?
Asking for a friend … the friend is me” Alright, so what I look for, if you want to become
a Solar artist is that either you have, like, a great online following or, you know, a lot of views on YouTube Or you’re in a touring band that plays a lot of shows,
you know, and expose yourself for a lot of people I mean, both ways, having online presence or a touring presence, It’s all about exposure towards people I mean, how many people will you reach
when you upload a video? How many people will you reach
when you are out on tour? Etc. So, it has to be a collaboration between us two
that we both can benefit from So, if you want to send us an artist endorsement inquiry I would recommend you go to the FAQ section
of the Solar Guitars website you go to the community, FAQ
and read the instructions there if you’re interesting for us,
then it’s gonna be a good little cooperation maybe I don’t know “What are your favorite NES games?
Mine are Metroid and Contra.” Ooh, that’s a tough one! But I think that the ones that are really the most important games to me back in the day was … Ducktales and Super Mario 1, 2 and 3 I mean I finished those games over and over
back in the day Maybe that’s a good idea for my gaming channel,
to make like maybe a speedrun of Super Mario 3 Go subscribe to that channel right over here,
or is it here? I don’t know. Just subscribe, okay? If you like gaming, subscribe “Hey Ola, what do you call a deer with no eyes? “I’ve no idear” “Privet Ola, how to get rid of a feeling shy on sharing and releasing your music in particular “and other social activity like YouTube in general? “I mean that thoughts like ‘what if people wouldn’t like my music videos/ silly faces, etc.’ “Maybe I shouldn’t do it and shit like that. “I like my music and I’m pretty sure that someone
will like it too “but this unconscious thoughts grabs me down sometimes” You know what? I’ve already answered this guy directly on Go follow my account on, if you’re into Wow, I’m plugging so much things in my video right now, it’s insane. Maybe I should pay myself for advertisements Doesn’t make sense. My thoughts about if you should release music or not
is that … Just simply release the music, okay? Don’t get thoughts that what people think about your music come in the way of you and your art In the sense, just upload the music There’s always gonna be people that are not liking
what you’re doing or does not agree with your direction or whatever I mean, or there’s even gonna be a lot of people just plainly saying that you suck or whatever. Who cares? I mean, just throw yourself out there, allow yourself
to make mistakes, you know? That’s how we learn, you know? When we make mistakes, when we fail, we pick ourselves up and continue on stronger than ever. Sounds a little cheesy, but it’s true. It is true. And yeah, and again, if someone, you know, comes to really bring you down and, you know, talk shit about you, stuff like that Just remember that there’s probably
something else wrong in their lives Or maybe they’re jealous or whatever, I mean, it means you’re doing something right, you know? And that’s one thing about getting older that
I really enjoy, like is that you just stop caring. You just care a lot less about things and what people think about you or what you’re doing. It’s like, come on, there’s more things in life to care about than what some guy on the other side of the world says about your music or your riffs or whatever, you know? So dude, good luck. Get yourself out there already. “Hey Ola, do you have groupies in a band?” No, I mean, you have groupies when you’re attractive, okay? “Hi Ola, there is a lot of talk about the declining popularity of guitar-based music. “Do you think this is true?” No, I do not see it. What I see is like a decline
of all music in a way I mean, the only thing that is changing is the way
that people consume music and the artist obviously doesn’t see, you know,
the same type of first hand income because people don’t buy albums,
so artists see a decline in sales People aren’t listening to music in the same way
as they did before I mean, I’m not. I’m from the generation that bought albums, you know? Went out every Saturday to buy albums The newer generation, they don’t know that,
they’ve never done that. The new generation are more used to stream music through videos or, you know, on their phones I mean, we had to use our Walkmans or our CD-players, you know? It’s so much more accessible now, music And yeah, so no, I don’t really see a decline
in any certain genre It’s the whole business model, you know, that is changing and It’s been doing that for a good while So, there you go. “Hola Ola, is it normal for guitar company owners to go to the factory and check every guitar for themselves? “What do you do once the batches get too big for one person to check? Will you hire someone to come along?” I don’t know if it’s normal, but personally I just want
to do it as many times as I can because I mean … A: I think it’s important for me, because it is indeed my brand and B: … It’s kind of like a security measure basically. You know, a filter between me and the factory and the end consumer, which is you guys so it’s very important for me to go and check and,
you know, make sure everything’s all right and it’s in my best interest I would say And C is because it’s just bloody fun to be honest You know, I love going there, it’s awesome You know, standing there with a guitar in my hands. Like, you stand there, you have 500 guitars behind you. I still haven’t really grasped that it’s my brand. I’m just standing there checking a guitar,
so it’s really weird. It’s very … it’s a very proud feeling that I have to be able to say
that I’m there, checking the guitars “The Dual Rectifier works great for leads?” Yes, they work really good for leads It’s … you know, John Petrucci uses the Rectifier
for leads all the time And … yeah, what can you say? Dual Rectifiers man, they’re awesome! They’re awesome “Hi Ola, do you play the bass guitar? “And do you think it’s important for guitarists to know how to play the bass guitar too?” I think it’s important to know the difference between how you’re playing on an electric bass
and on an electric guitar So yeah, I mean, it’s up to you. If you want to do home recording by yourself, I think it’s a good idea to know how to play bass guitar. I have no idea how to play bass guitar,
I just play electric guitar on the bass But … It works Sometimes. “Can you play some favorite
Yngwie J Malmsteen riffs?” No, I cannot because they’re too hard “Ghost, yey or ney?” Yay, definitely, on Ghost. It’s a … Whoops. I’m not really an active listener of the band Ghost, but all the songs that I’ve heard, I’ve enjoyed It’s definitely a big … “Jay” And I have a cool little story for you. When I was playing in the band Sorcerer back in 2010, Ghost played before us on a festival Huh? That’s cool, huh? They opened up for us … Ghost … and, you know, like two months before they
totally exploded into what they are today So yeah, I like the concept I mean, I think the singer seems like
a very smart businessman and I really respect that. Ohhh, that was the last question guys Oh my god, we’re done for the day! Okay. I hope that you enjoyed these
traditional FAQ videos. I’ll try and keep them more traditional like this and just, you know … Answer questions properly instead of just, you know, winging like I did in my last video Okay, if you have any more questions guys, go ask them in the latest FAQ video Make sure this is the latest one before you comment, okay? And yeah, don’t forget to subscribe
to my gaming channel and check out my super funny video where I play a horror game called ‘Paranormal Activity’ It’s not really that funny, but check it out anyway,
it’s up here. Yeah, thank you so much for watching, guys.
See you next time, alright? Like this.

Comments (100)


  2. Such distraction, that Contra game 😀

  3. Hi Ola! I love how awesome, yet affordable the Solar guitars are. If one would want to make a Solar guitar even more awesome, what would you suggest to upgrade? Tuners, pots, input, bridge, pickups, straplocks, etc?

  4. Hi Ola. In your playthrough vids you said, your tuning is D standard with a drop c. Isn't it drop c ? Thats confuse me a little bit.
    Greetings from Germany.

  5. Yo ola, what is your favorite movie of all time. Mine would either be fight club, or forgetting sarah marshall.

  6. Hey Ola! Have you ever listened to the Swedish band Witchcraft?
    If you have, what is your opinion on their music?

  7. female guitarists, yes or no?

  8. Hi Ola. Any tips for standing playing? Cheers.

  9. Hey Ola, as a bassist I think the Solar designs would be badass as basses. Maybe, someday?? I have a weakness for reverse headstocks.

  10. Hi Ola, Im a truck driving musician, I tour the country and expose myself a lot. Can I get an endorsement? Cheers from California.

  11. Hey Ola, i have a technical answer for you, i'm trying the Randall Satan 120W, and there is in the rear panel a emulated output.
    Can you explain us how to record using this output? And you can use it also going directly to a recording device like a Tascam US 2×2 using the amp in Standby? If you can show in a video the way to use this output it would be great
    Thanks a lot!

  12. Yo. Will you release an 8 string Solar guitar?

  13. Hi Ola, have you heard about the Pantera tribute band called The Great Southern? They are from Spain like me and man, they are AWESOME!!!

  14. Hi Ola, which platform do you consider the best to put own material, YouTube or Soundcloud??, Considering I have no videos for my songs.

  15. Howdy Mr.Englund, my question is, I've been playing guitar for 14 years. I listen to a ton of metal. But when I write. It all sounds very similar. Any suggestions on how I can write more diverse stuff?

    P.S. Thanks for being awesome!

  16. Hello Ola, with all of the gear you have played do you still prefer tube amps and speaker cabinets purely for sound/tone? I have only played digital rigs (Axe Fx2, Bias FX) and I was wondering if it would be worth buying a REVV 100P head with a REVV 2X12 cabinet (no good used deals yet) for heavy metal rhythm guitar. Thanks.

  17. G'day Ola, any chance of Solar guitars getting to Australia? Cheers from Down Under!

  18. Where's the B O N U S Q U E S T I O N hmMMm??

  19. Hey, Ola! I'm a desktop guitar player. I play only for and by myself on my computer. Is there any free guitar amp sims or effects you would/could recommend trying? In my situation, I don't think it's worth it to buy expensive software.

    Also, thanks for your content. I've already learnt a shit-ton!

  20. been watching your videos for months just noticed I wasn't a sub no wonder I had to actively look for your videos

  21. Do you have tickets to Slayer in December? If not, wanna go with me? My treat if you sign my Strength In Numbers vinyl LP!

  22. D addario will forever be said the wrong way and im one of the million who says it wrong lol

  23. Why dont you ever demo out crap used gear like old shitty amps made by crate, line 6, randall, peavey, ect.

  24. I have an important question for you Ola… Have you ever been on a Feared concert?:D

  25. Hey!
    Pls sing the next comment!

  26. Did you ever meet Dimebag or see him live?

  27. Ola…la…a…al…alO! How did you go about designing the "SOLAR guitars" logo (the one printed on the guitar headstocks)? I like it's simplicity but would you consider a different type of logo? Maybe "Solar guitars" in the black metal font! Or I could design something for you because I'm into calligraphy and shit. I don't know, think about it man. Cheers from Mars!

  28. Hi Ola, what are your favorite strings that you like to use?

  29. Hey Ola, in your GOJIRA cover, it looks like you'r ewearing lipstick. Is there something you need to share with us ?
    Greetings, and great job on the cover 🙂

  30. Yo Ola! I'm new to your channel so I apologize if this question had already been asked.
    How did you end up creating your own guitar brand? Did you you start out solo entrepreneur style, learning about guitar construction and such then moving from there, or did you approach it business style, eg. pitching the idea to a partner or company?
    Also what made you confident enough to know it'll take off well?

  31. Are you planing to go to any festivals this summer? Sweden rock, Copenhell ect.

  32. Nice Metal Slug wallpaper

  33. Hello Ola! Any tips for guitarists wishing to create parallel effects chains from pedals (eg to stack distortion pedals, or to have clean/delay and tremolo/distortion/reverb). I know several multifx pedals do this (eg the Helix). BTW I dont mean switching but running the chains together.

  34. Hi Ola. Which band you would love the most to make a cover of one of your songs (I accept a band that does not exist anymore). Also, what would you make happier? To play a song with your favourite band, or that your favourite band play one of your songs in a gig? Cheers!

  35. Have to ask what game is demoing on your monitor during the video ??

  36. Hey Ola, Can you do Gear Video for Dave Mustaine? You now something You did With Chuck Schuldiner En Dimebag

    Chears From Holland (im Polish Haha)

  37. Where did you get those loverly camo "runkisar"?

  38. What do you think about double neck guitars?

  39. Hey Ola. What tuning do you use for your seven string?

  40. hi Ola, just wondering how do you mic up your speakers for all your latest videos? cone or cap? offset? 1" away the speaker? thank you so much!!!!

  41. Ola, what is your opinion on stainless steel frets? And would you consider putting them on any of your Solar guitars? It's the only spec missing from them imo.

  42. to the fuckhead on d'addario string pronunciation, there's a fuckin apostrophe, so there is a pause

  43. Ola from Minnesota USA

  44. Hi Ola, can you describe your experience playing with Delta Empire?

  45. can we get some ironically weird custom guitar picks that curve like a talon and made with a weird material, then make a song from it. cheers from the united kingdom <3

  46. Hey Ola! I'm in a band with a few shows under our belt. I've come to realise that cables are a hassle when you're trying to move on stage. Got any tips on wireless contraptions that preferably don't cost a fortune?

  47. What's your favorite Metal Slug game and weapon?

  48. Hola Ola, do you like The Cure or Depeche mode? tell me about this. Bye

  49. Congratulations on your success Ola, I'm very proud and happy for you – keep up the awesome METAL!!!!!!

  50. Hiya Ola, can you tell me if the Evertune is retrofittable to any guitar?

  51. Loving the Witchery shirt 😁

  52. i play my cheapest shitty guitar more than i play my expensive ones, help what is wrong with me
    just on a side not its a yamaha pacifica and is running into a peavey envoy 110 then through a sm57 to fruity loops and a parametric eq

  53. you're fuckin hilarious dude….even if i wasn't in to music shit i could still enjoy your vids

  54. god damn do i hate Ghost.

  55. +1 like for Ducktales on NES, great game.

  56. That arpeggiated minor clean thing with the Solar was BADASS…is that real, or just noodles?

  57. You are a huge inspiration than ever, dude.

  58. What game is that first in the beginning?

  59. came for ghost , got a 15 min ad instead. sad

  60. Hi Ola! Any Lp shapes in the future? Or single humbucker models?

  61. Video games and Metal?! whats not to like?!?! wicked! lol

  62. The fact that the band Ghost has any fans at all is amazing to me. Thier whole vibe is shit, in my opinion. Which means nada…#fuckghost

  63. Hey ola you seen like you listen to a lot of 80s and 90s metal like pantera maybe anthrax, I was wondering if you ever listened to Lamb of god before and what do you think about it

  64. chip and dale rescue rangers for nes

  65. Ola, I like James Hetfield sound but also your guitars? Can you offer me any of your ex styled guitar? I like, not very mid scooped but a bit mid scooped sound with pedal boosted pedal.

  66. Great Witchery shirt.

  67. I see a decline in music that is actually above average or doesn't sound the same, because of how accessible it is to get music now i feel like It's let in a lot of bands or artists that really aren't too talented or just don't really stick out from the rest. I still see a lot of people who listen to metal music and stuff just definitely not as much anymore.

  68. Hi! What's the game on monitor?

  69. Your guitars sound better clean than distorted

  70. Love the acoustic sound of the Solar!

  71. Honest words with the endorsement question, Ola. Nice to see some of that in todays music world. Respect!

  72. I'm so distracted by that Metal Slug background =D

  73. You only talked a few words about Ghost, and at the end of the vid. Oh that clickbait…

  74. @olaenglund Do you believe in God ?
    I just wanted to say God Bless You man,such a cool guy.

  75. Can the E2.6 matte guitar fit the battery for emg pickups

  76. Ghost? Yay or Nay….. Gay.

  77. I'm starting my guitar riffing journey. I'm thinking about buying a boss katana 50 and a Jackson js32. Would that be a good combo?

  78. Does anyone know the name of this game on screen? I can't remember shit… 🙁

  79. Hey, how about "HOLA OLA GAME OVAAAA !" as the name for the gaming channel ?

  80. Which game is that one? Looks fun.

  81. Metal Slug Solid!!!!

  82. Once I was watching a ghost show and noticed the guy's picking technique as well as his hands looked damn close to yours that shit was bugging me back then lmao

  83. Im 14 and like CDs better than downloaded music😂

  84. Hi ola! what you thing about ibanez guitars.

  85. Would you put out a solar guitar with only a bridge PU and evertune? Who needs neck PU?!

  86. when will left handed versions begin to be manufactured ola!!?? lmk

  87. Ola, to start I’d like to say you have been an enormous influence on my guitar playing and continuing knowledge of playing.

    Question: what do you think of the Orange “lunchbox” amps? For example the Orange Micro Terror?

    Thanks and love the content bro.

  88. Love that metal slug plays in the background

  89. Speaking of Ghost… I've been watching one of the studio videos… and the lead guitarist holds his pick just like Ola…. makes me wonder if one of the nameless has a name…

  90. Back in the real record buying day, you buy the album put it on and sit there and listen…to the whole album front to back and you had to be there to flip it over to start side two 🙂

  91. Rather then the solar pickups voiced like what a seymour 6 alnico is that what it's based off of well make ones with various pickups emgs Seymour Invaders dimarzio blaze fismans fluence modern etc would be nice to see to mabey some black winter type set up some nailbombs or some aftemaths super sick but those are 300 $ pickups that shit is out this world I wish I could put a set of baresknuckles in

  92. Lyrics are damn important, just compare Metallica's The Four Horsemen compared to Dave's Mechanix, no comparison, James had the right idea as the song has a sort of gallop feel to it, genius idea what suited the song, backed up with good, strong, memorable, biblical lyrics, fucking cars? what was Dave thinking?
    Give me Metallica's version any day over Dave's, yes he created the song but Metallica perfected it so yes, lyrics are very important to enhance a song.

  93. Daaamn the blue on those guitars are sick as hell dude lol love it

  94. Hi Ola. Ordered The Carbon black G.b2 ?
    A single cut with 18-1 Solar Machine heads , assume a TOM Bridge w/ A Hard tail . How is " Post support ? I have a " EOD88 " Amp Head & a 4×12 w/ vintage Green backs. .Looking forward to nuclear
    Gain access. No shit , can't wait . This will
    Be the 1st experience ( sorry) with solar .

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