Electro-Harmonix POG
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POG, Octaver/Harmonizer/Whammy from Electro-Harmonix in the POG series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
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 1 user review14 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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mooseherman06/08/2009

mooseherman's review

Electro-Harmonix POG
The POG (Polyphonic Octave Generator) is one of the most detailed octave pedals you can purchase. It's got more options that most octave pedals. It can't be edited on a computer, it's not rackable, and there are simply the 1/4" inputs and outputs. It's an analog pedal.

UTILIZATION

The effects editing on this pedal is pretty easy. There are 8 levers that control the input level, the dry (no effect) output signal, and the output for each octave setting (sub octave, +1 octave, +1 octave detuned, +2 octave, +2 octave detuned) and there's also a low pass filter. They all generally sound pretty good. The setup is pretty basic, and everything is really obvious and simple to use. The manual explains everything clearly, you'll only need to read it once, if at all. 

SOUND QUALITY

I have only used this with electric guitars. The pedal is pretty transparent if you are only running the dry signal. Obviously, the more octaves you add, the more it gets messed it. The sounds I really like are the twelve string effect (+1, +1 detuned), and the organ effect (all of the octave switches thrown). The organ sound in particular is amazing, obviously it doesn't sound that much like a real organ but it's polyphony and richness of tone are incredible. You can get sounds that I never dreamed possible out of a guitar. I like almost every sound. I tend not to use the sub octave by itself as much, unless I'm trying to replicate bass (which I usually don't do anyway). I like the sound of everything else. 

OVERALL OPINION

This pedal is unlike anything I've tried before. I've used octave pedals but none of them have the flexibility and range of this one. I think that it's a pretty reasonably priced pedal, but as always, try to get it used. It sounds great and clear, it can do a lot of things. I would highly recommend it to anybody. 
moosers02/03/2009

moosers's review

Electro-Harmonix POG
The Electro-Harmonix POG is an extremely unique effects pedal. The POG, which stands for polyphonic octave generator, will add octaves above any note or chord you play, which makes for some incredibly interesting sounds. It is an analog pedal that has 1/4 inputs and outputs and is not rackable.

UTILIZATION

The general configuration of the pedal is pretty straight forward. It has 8 sliders - input, dry output, sub octave, +1 Octave, +1 Octave Detuned, +2 Octave, +2 Octave Detuned, and Low Pass filter. It is pretty easy to get a good sound out of this as the tracking is great on this pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are very useful, depending on what you are using it for. I can get a really great organ-like sound out of this that blows my mind whenever I use it. It is a versatile sounding pedal as it is possible to get a number of different sounds from this, and it also includes a low pass filter that can come in pretty handy. I have only used this pedal with guitar, but I'm sure it would sound pretty good on other instruments as well. It tracks incredibly well on guitar, making the sound very fluid.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the POG for about two years and it is yet another innovative pedal from Electro-Harmonix. It transforms my guitar sound into something that I could not achieve without it. I can't compare it to any other pedal, as I'm not sure that any other company has made anything like this pedal. Electro-Harmonix does have a micro POG that is a bit cheaper and has similar type of power, but this POG is much more in depth and has more options for control. While the price of this pedal will drive most away, if you are looking for some cool new sounds and have some money to blow, definitley check out this pedal as it is one of a kind!
MGR/Derek Mok01/17/2007

MGR/Derek Mok's review"Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator"

Electro-Harmonix POG
Primarily a singer, I've been playing guitar for about 10 years, been in a band (drummer!), and have continued to record and play with other musicians on a non-professional basis. My styles range from folk to hard rock, with heavy power-pop leanings -- Big Star, not Green Day.


Bought this from Musician's Friend as a blemished copy for $199.

It will alter your sound pretty dramatically. I plugged an Epiphone Mandobird into it and got an eerie church bell tone. Using a Les Paul, I also got some pretty intriguing simulations of an organ when the octave sliders are pushed up. It's great for making your guitar not sound like a guitar.

The chassis feels very, very flimsy. I also played with an Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff pedal and the feel is the same, like the pedal is surrounded only by a thin layer of pressed metal that can warp with pressure. The POG is also not exactly a versatile pedal -- it always sounds pretty synthesizer-like. The on/off switch is in a terrible spot, on a corner of the pedal, and since the pedal has a wide surface, I always feel like I'm going to flip the thing over when I activate it.

Feels flimsy. The thin metal sliders are tiny and thin, with cheap plastic caps, and will probably bend if you step on them by accident. The on/off switch is rough and has to be pressed down hard all the way to do its job. I can't tell you how many times I thought I'd been sent a dead pedal by Musician's Friend because that switch was so hard to activate.

Sonically this pedal was exactly what I thought it would be -- something to transform my guitar into almost another different instrument. But I have major doubts about the build quality, durability, and ergonomic design of the pedal. I definitely think Electro-Harmonix could revamp its approach towards construction, because none of my other pedals -- a Line 6 Delay Modeller, a Sabine fuzz, a Marshall Jackhammer, an Ibanez delay -- feel as awkward and flimsy as this one. I like the POG's sounds; I just don't like its fragile feel.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Adrimed09/20/2009

Adrimed's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix POG
POG Electroharmonix (polyphonic octave generator)
18-volt power supply provided.
True bypass.
Between 1/1 output jack.
8 faders:
1 input / 1 output dry / sub octave / 1 octave / octave +1 detuned
2 octave / 2 octave detuned / low pass filter switch with 3 positions.

Nice look.

USE

Use a little weird to departure ...
The volume (input) happens saturation 3/4 of its travel.
The LP Filter is used to control the sonority Gnrale effect from bass / dull the acute / shiny but still a bit difficult to find the right balance ...
The 3-position switch provides a low grade on the interactivity of the LP filter other commands.
The more difficult it is to find a well-balanced sound without its saturated!
But hey it's not drinking water ...

SOUND QUALITY

Mouai ... a little of the same when the sound is a little too "artificial" especially in the treble.

Octaves "detuned" are hardly detuns causing a lightweight "flange".
Finally we quickly falls on the same rglages and faders are not really very progressive, once mlangs the sound is a bit messy.
This is a personal opinion, this effect is certe good quality and what it does it does very well to see, but it quickly goes around and that kind of sounds are not easily use as an'importe o.

As for his "low" is not bad, a little cavernous but nice.
12 string sounds a pass / organ sounds very well.
Use me most is convinced solo guitar / phras big good point is that it does not dcroche a hair!

NOTICE GLOBAL

Friendly, clean effect Electroharmonix, even when some chro (purchase OCCAZ) I am spar quickly, perhaps too quickly ?!
Elphaba11/24/2008

Elphaba's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix POG
Input and output jack 1 / 4, Power
-1 Slider to adjust the volume input (a mid race it saturates with low active)
-1 Dry volume slider out (not a blend!)
-5 Slider (volume: OCT-1, October 1, October 1 DETUNE, October 2, October 2 DETUNE)
-1 Slider for the LPF
-1 Switch 3 position for the filter
For details see data on the site EHX

It lacks an outlet for expression pedal to control the filter, and the switch is behind the top and foot-operated. so 9.

UTILIZATION

Config and editing sounds very simple

SOUND QUALITY

I use it with a Jazz bass american deluxe ash maple fingerboard, amp SWR SM 500 and Goliath III HP.

The effect of body and nice with reverb, delay and volume pedal to the swells / layers ...

Here the agreement, no stalling just maybe by placing it after a Fuzz and playing chords ...

The upper octaves, one by one is not very good when played without fade in ... on the other hand I used octaves Up with the filter to the ground (with rev, delay and volume pedal) and there's the fact!

Octave Down does not answer even agree! In addition we just set the filter to make it more or less deaf, not bad! I used a piece to make a sound heart beat very serious and dull, beautiful ... Moreover filter can be treated as the direct sound, it's your choice!


I place the POG before my Big Muff (which is itself in a loop to keep the signal LS2 live) is excellent!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since 2006, it is too well what POG!
I can not do without!

Small feature that I love, it saturates a little stronger when you attack the strings, it's her little effect with the octave down, a feature that did not POG2. Indeed the latter instead of producing a nice saturation gives a "grain" in POG remains clear until the moment when he produced an attack too horrible glitch ...

The nickel and bypass the top no problem. No "pok" has the engagement.

I tried the octave and the pitch shift my GT6B before, Ashdown an octave, the octave multiplexer, nothing to do, the quality is much higher and more its agreements can not win!

Paid 230 euros in nine dolphinmusic.co.uk and now found! If you have a chance to a chopper, jump on it!
vextones10/30/2008

vextones's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix POG
Polyphonic octave generator, all in the name.
Otherwise it is a pedals, all that is more commonplace, one input and one output jack.

UTILIZATION

Gnrale configuration is simple and Reduces the manual that is clear.
Quickly found his happiness, I use it both as organ Octave, has had its effect on the solos with a fuzz derrire.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are pluttraliste, trs I fear the gadget and really did infact its effect on scne. The sound is of good quality trs just take the time to rgler and especially to place it among the other effects.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had six months.
What I like most is its versatility, it's the least we can do nothing rgler foot.

It is a PDAL coteuse but well, I use it a lot and it is an integral part of my tracks so I can do without.
Equipe B11/02/2006

Equipe B's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Electro-Harmonix POG
I give prompt notice as a friend just tried to (which does not use the net so no opinion).
It's a pedal Octaver that can generate three octaves at once: a serious -1, a high one, and a very high two and a suboctave.
The case feels solid.
Small problem, like a lot of the power supply is particulire EHX not possible to put on a garland of power supply.

UTILIZATION

The pedal is easy to access, there is a volume for each octave, a knob for the balance scratch / effect, one for volume.
Leger small problem for fan effects sofistiqus, you can not save and it will be reglagles Basser each time to change (personal I do not mind but I'd rather not tell)

SOUND QUALITY

So is the simply the killing. The sounds are great, I heard the following stuff: big muff -> POG -> Orange.
The octaves are very pretty and I did not notice the latency.
In addition to the two knobs "detune" can slightly shift the octaves and so CRER a real church organ sound is stunning.
In addition there is also a knob filter to widen a peudans sounds ...
It's enough CRER an enormous amount of sound Different.
Employees after a big muff, and just burn the Octaver its release is truly vintage wish.

OVERALL OPINION

I could test it only after noon, but I long to replay a shot.

What I like most about this is the cot own pedals, the sounds are nice and clear, even in simulated organ (with lots of knobs bottom) there is no noise.

Small snag the price: 350 I think. It is true that value for money but it's been a lot of expense if you just want a Octaver. We take the POG because we want a POG and that's it ...

Over time do I buy it? can I still have to try it but with my stuff.