Singularity 8 True Temperament Blue Blast
Singularity True Temperament takes Per Nilsson’s Singularity model concept to a whole new universe with the revolutionary True Temperament fretting system that has been custom calibrated to our multi-scale lengths, a modified EndurNeck™ shape that is slightly smoother and rounder for an exceptionally fast feel, a striking and singular etched finish in Red Blast for the 7-string and Blue Blast for the 8-string with matching color hardware, and the pulverizing yet musical Lundgren Modern Vintage and M8 angled humbuckers.
Featuring virtually perfect tuning across the entire fretboard, the Singularity True Temperament looks, plays, feels and sounds like no other guitar in the world. Due to the complexities involved in the manufacturing process of the True Temperament models, availability will be limited.
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SINGULARITY DESIGN WITH REVOLUTIONARY FRETTING
IMPROVED TUNING THAT MAXIMIZES RESONANCE
CUSTOM CALIBRATED FOR THE SINGULARITY SCALE LENGTHS
The completely reimagined Singularity as envisioned by metal and prog guitar virtuoso Per Nilsson, these one-of-a-kind 7- and 8-string models feature the revolutionary True Temperament frets custom-calibrated to our multiscale lengths, modified EndurNeck™ neck shape, Lundgren Modern Vintage and M8 pickups, and a solid Swamp Ash top with the striking sandblasted finish in Red and Blue with matching hardware.
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As I’m highly satisfied with my Singularity 8, I wanted to share my thoughts about it: Fanned frets: -Very subtle, but you get 6 string-like tension in combination with the long scale for the 8th string. -Even Drop E works perfectly with the stock 09-84 strings. -Bends on the higher strings feel smooth like on my Strat Tone: -Perfect balance from low to high notes. No „dead“ frets, even volume distribution. -Pickups are great for Meshuggah type rhythm guitar but are versatile and also work for jazzy 8 string fingerpicking or slap guitar. The frequency response seems pretty even. Perfect definition and clarity. -Middle position works great for percussive techniques and also for situations where I would use a single coil sounds on a Strat. Before I received the guitar I thought about adding a split coil mod, but actually the 3 positions of the switch give me enough sonic variation. -True temperament sounds extremely stable and feels normal. At first it looks a bit weird but you will be able to orientate normally after 1-3 days. If you want to tune the true temperament precisely take a look at "How do I tune?“ on the TT website. -Nice shielding, very little noise. Feel: -The ergonomic concept really works. I never had any problems with my previous guitar but having such a light and short 8 string is really cool. -Playability is top notch. You can reach high frets easily and the rounded neck shape feels very natural to play. As I am mainly a Strat player this neck feels a bit slimmer and it took a little to adapt my pull-off technique. -The industrial design is so well thought out - for instance the combination of the input jack and the backplate in just one part, the cylindrical tuners, the general shape, and so on. -Finish and woods feel and look smooth and flawless. The end of the frets are rounded off properly. Compromises: -To really follow the true temperament concept, an evertune bridge would be the most logical choice. But than you couldn’t go headless and would loose many Strandberg advantages. -When changing the intonation you need to lower the string tension before making changes, and afterwords you need to tune up again. It’s an iterative process so you change the tension several times which can cause a 09 gauge E string to break in the process. -There is a volute at the end of the neck which is more pronounced than on my other guitars (Les Paul, Strat, Ibanez M80M). I needed some time to get used to it when playing on the 1st and 2nd fret but now it feels good. -There is a slight color difference between the blue hardware and the striped finish on the body, which is more like violet. I think it’s cool and it reminds me on the blue-violet Ride The Lightning album cover. Overall: -This guitar is a dream coming true, it’s even better than I imagined it to be and I can’t stop playing it. The Singularity 8 has a perfectly balanced sound, it's ergonomics are outstanding and the combination of supreme specs paired with Olas innovation make this instrument unique.
Thank you for your in-depth review, Alexander! We are glad to hear that you are enjoying your Singularity 8.