TGF Recording Artist
Sounds are exactly as expected. Dig the looks as well
I'm not giving "influencers" any of my f*****g money.
Ola is awesome
Ola is awesome. He has his own thing going with Solar. Doesn’t get shilly with his demos. Never puts up some front, always seems genuine.
I’d never put him in the same category as some of the other gear tube shills.
Ya gotta watch some Ola vids. One of his last demos, I can’t remember what it was, but he referred to the products as “I’ve had these assholes sitting around for a while and haven’t tried them yet.”, he’s sh*t all over products before and he’s made it pretty clear that when a company hits him up for a review, he tells them flat out “You may not like what I have to say.” and there was either a couple companies that decided not to send him gear or asked him to take down a video after the fact, I can’t remember what it was.
Being perfectly honest though, I’m biased because I’ve known Ola since before he was even talking in his videos and my view of him now is more like seeing an old buddy from high school who made something of themself and became successful at completing their goals.
I've watched him for years, too. At least 10. I generally don't voice a strong opinion just to do so--
and without some direct experience upon which to base an opinion. And it is just another opinion.
I still watch Ola. Mostly the SWOLA's on Sunday. I don't need to know if 300 different pedals/amps
"Chug" or not.
My leeriness is born out of watching a change over time where people/influencers monetize and
milk the community they have helped to build around themselves (TGP anyone? sound familiar?),
and that is why I see it as a "slippery slope." It can change and evolve, and for me it has, and does.
I am just more of a fan of those people who do NOT commoditize every thing and put a logo
on it and then try to peddle those wares to their own "people," so to speak. He just comes across
as more and more of a huckster. To me. That's the nature of the Biz he is more deeply rooted in
with every passing day.
But good on him and his crew. I am sure a lot of people will love it. And I am cool with being an
outlier about all of this, too.