OLA ENGLUND Makes Every Amp Sound The Same

Everybody’s favorite Swedish gear demo master Ola Englund gets the same complaint a lot of us YouTube gear guys get – “You make every amp sound the SAME!”. Of course, this is an obvious bullshit comment for many reasons (they don’t ACTUALLY all sound the same – if you listen to them one after the other, you’d hear that they’re quite different; if they all sounded DRASTICALLY different, there would be complaints that there’s no consistency for viewers to follow from video to video; when you use all the same other gear than what’s being demo’d, it’s easier to track what’s changing; when you get good at getting tones, you tend towards the same types of sounds and they get more and more consistent; the differences between good amp tones are a lot smaller than you think; shall I go on?) but Ola takes a minute to take the criticism to heart, for the sake of argument – does he make every amp sound the same?

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.