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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Naviiin, Oct 23, 2020.
Announcing Solar Bass Guitars - AB2.4 BOP, AB2.5 RB & AB2.5 AN - Solar Guitars- Website
Interesting. Prices seem fair. I cant find the string spacing on that 5er. Looks nice and narrow though.
O wait, its for modern metal players. Dammit! I don't really play modern metal that much, maybe 80's "Hair metal" now n then.
If the 5 string bass came in that awesome green fade/burst color shown on the guitar, Id be all in.
they look like they're built for speed! i'm currently going through 'comfort' phase, however, so a hard pass for me. but they look nice!
WoW. Just spent the last hour or so checking out specs on all their guitars.. some awesome stuff and decent prices (it seems, as I haven't played any). But wow.
They NEEED more Bass options (or at least colors). Why does every bass have to be brown? Especially when they make so many different (and many bold) guitar flavors.
Sign me up for a bass version of this!
Pointy reverse headstock, ESP looks, generic pickups, preamp and hardware, narrow flatpick-y fingerboard... It could be taken more seriously if they fixed those issues, but this version just looks a bit too... metal/glam/hairband or something. Does it come with a coupon for your local tattoo parlor?
Cool looking. That black is sharp.
New celestial bodies in the Solar system. I like them.
ESP, Schechter, LTD, Ibanez , Dean, Jackson all come to mind.
Pretty cool. I'd like a 4 string in neon yellow!
Don't like the design, but may be they sound great.
Ola has a great YouTube page, and his guitars are high quality at good prices.
And Kiesel as well!!!!
Ola has a new video showing the basses.
I don't see (or hear) a compelling reason to choose these over any number of other brands that seem to fill exactly the same niche. That said, more power to 'em!
I support reverse headstocks.
I like the sleek body shapes and that lower cutaway looks like it will allow excellent access to the higher frets. The easy-access battery box is nice too.
I'm not keen on the reverse headstocks, though. I like to outfit my 4-strings with a Hipshot Xtender so I can quickly flip into drop-D, and the reverse headstock would make using one darn near impossible. Modern metal is all about drop tunings, so you'd think they'd go for a regular headstock to accommodate Hipshot Xtenders.
And +1 on there needing to be more colors. I want to see that 4-string in transparent red!
I'm also not sure about that sungkai wood. From what I've found, it's typically used for furniture, which makes me think it might be heavy. I remember when ESP was using merbau for its D-series basses and anything I could find on merbau related to flooring or furniture, and those basses were reputed to be heavy since, well, you need a durable wood for floors and stuff.
The price and spec sheet seem reasonable, and I like that it's something unique that not everyone out there is playing. But that reverse headstock is a dealbreaker for me.
Give me a regular headstock and a transparent red finish on that 4-string, then it may pique my interest.
I have to agree.
So many other unknown bass companies to choose from. Lunar basses, for example. They eclipse Solar!
Yeah, these don't seem to slot into a niche the way the guitars do, but the guitars are very high quality for the price.
There has been some talk of QC issues for the guitars. Ola mentioned it and that they are trying to address that. Just be aware in case you are thinking of one.