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James...'s review"A bit overpriced but still nice"
To be honest I did not plan on buying this. I received it in a trade for a pedal of near the same value. I am a bit of a pedal collector and having never previously tried the micro pog I decided to give it a shot. Like most of the Electro Harmonic stuff it feels very solid and seems reliable. Battery installation is kind of a pain but if you don't leave it on for hours that shouldn't be a problem. I really don't have any complaints about the configuration. Knobs are simple. No issues.
This is where words become limited in how I can describe what you hear from this pedal. First of all, I think a lot of players use this pedal for the more traditional 12 string emulation feature, and while I'm not really into that sort of thing, I can attest that the 12 string sounds are pretty darn good. I'm impressed with the accuracy coming out of this small pedal. Usually 12 string emulations sound fake at best, but this one is decent at least. Even believable.
The octave sounds are also pretty good. Nothing I haven't heard before. Be aware that you won't get any bass sounds because the low octave only goes down once. So no bass sounds. The really interesting sounds come out when you mess with the blend knob. You can get some triple octave stuff going on which is great.
Honestly I was expecting more. At the end of the day this is a really fancy octave pedal with blend options. I'm not knocking it for that. It's actually one of the better octave pedals I've used and definitely the most flexible octave pedal of this footprint I've found. But for $200 I think I should get more. I suppose the sound quality is what I'm paying for here.
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iamqman's review"Cool Octave"
Super fast tracking
Glitch-free polyphonic output
Dry, Sub Octave, and Octave Up controls
Dry and wet outputs
Includes 96DC-200BI power supply
The tone itself is a cool little unit that only has three control knobs of operation. You have a dry switch , a sub octave control, and an octave up control. You also have an effects out any dry out a allows you to play in multiple amp settings. This is a cool pedal if you're really striving to get a sound and make your guitar or six string guitar sound like a 12 string guitar. Or if you play bass and you play for string and makes it sound like you're playing and 8 string. It's sort of like a chorus pedal in a sense that adds extra sounds that makes it feel like there's a bigger wall of sound.
These pedals are a little bit more expensive than a standard Electro Harmonics petals. You can find these new for right around $210 . This pedal will give you a specific sound and it's probably not a sound that you can use a whole lot in a band. So this is a little bit expensive for a pedal that does only one thing. But if you're looking for that particular octave sound and this is a great pedal to own.
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tjon901's review"Cool little octave pedal"
The pedal is good solid metal construction as you would expect from Electro-Harmonix. The knobs work as you would expect. The Dry knob controls how much of your dry signal you hear in your tone. With it up all the way your normal guitar signal is at regular volume. With it down all the way you cannot hear your regular guitar sound. The Sub Octave knob controls how much bass frequency you get to hear. With it down all the way you do not hear anything but with it up all the way it sounds like a bass at full volume. If you have the bass knob up and the dry knob all the way down you will only hear the bass sound. The Octave up knob does the same thing except an octave higher.
This pedal works well for single notes or two note chords. Any more notes than that at the same time and the sound starts to get flubby. The bass frequencies sound good when you are in the middle range of the guitar. If you are already playing in the low range of the guitar the bass sound can get a little soggy too. The high octave has a similar trait. If you are playing in the middle of the guitar the high octave sounds great. If you are playing high on the guitar with the high octave on it sounds very shrill. If you have all 3 knobs maxed you can kinda get it to sound like an organ.
If you need a good simple octave pedal this is for you. If you keep your playing simple you can easily fill in for a bass on a recording or something with the Micro POG. If you want to sound like an Organ for some reason this is also a good pedal for you. As long as you keep your playing simple and straightforward this pedal sounds really good.
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MGR/Billy's review"Electro-Harmonix Micro Pog"
I first saw John Mayer use this and it got a crazy sound somewhere between a Hammond B3 organ and a 12 string guitar.
I bought one at my local music shop for $200. This pedal isn't cheap, but well worth it.
Simple and easy to use. The knobs do what they say they do! Sturdy and compact design. It fit on my pedal board no problem.
The In and Out jacks as well as the power jack are on the side. The tracking is excellent.
Not really much to complain about. Not sure if this is True Bypass or not, but then again if I can't tell does it really matter?
Well built. No complaints again. Solid box, the knobs feel good, switch kicks over nicely and the jacks are in usable spots.
Make your guitar sound like a completely different instrument! A fun pedal to mess with. You don't often see a pedal that allows the octave up option.
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The configuration of the Micro POG is really easy to follow and use at it only has three knobs. It has a knob for dry signal, one for sub octave and one for octave up. It is easy to get some really cool sounds from this within minutes because of how easy the configuration of it is. I don't have a manual for this but it is easy enough to use that I never needed one.
The sound from the Electro Harmonix Micro POG is beyond awesome. It gives you a kind of organ like tone and it has great tracking while playing chords. I have only used this with guitar, but would work with any electronic instrument you wanted to plug into it. The sound quality is top notch and is what I have come to expect from Electro Harmonix pedals.
I've been using the Electro Harmonix Micro POG for about a year and I really like the sounds this gives my guitar. While not as in depth or versatile as the Electro Harmonix POG, it still sounds great and is a great option for those who want this effect without having to pony up all that dough for the POG. This is an extremely unique guitar pedal and I definitely recommend it for anyone interested in exploring new types of guitar tones.
The pedal is housed in a sturdy little enclosure, the same type as the Little Big Muff. It's a smaller version of the regular POG, which has more features and octave capabilities, but for the cheaper price, the Micro POG can do many similar sounds.
Easy as pie. Plug it in, dial in the amount of dry, sub, and octave up that you want, and hit the button. It doesn't get any easier, because the effect is so straight-forward.
Sounds great. I had a Digitech Whammy (the current version, not the original) which didn't track notes anywhere near as good as this does. It tracks really well. It has a sort of character to the sound, and it seems to work better after distortions rather than before, though I suppose it really depends on the sound you like best. If you place the POG after a distortion, the distortion itself is replicated over two octaves, so it gives a more distinct sound of 3 different notes. If you place it before the octaves, the sound kind of runs together. The octaves have sort of a digital sound to them; it doesn't sound bad at all, and I think it sounds pretty neat, but the octave up (for instance) isn't going to sound exactly like the guitar would if you simply played an octave higher. I think this sound quality is interesting and lends another dimension to the palate of sounds you can create with it.
I almost sounds like an organ when you add all three octaves together. And when palm muting, it almost sounds like a brief orchestra hit. I like the sound quite a bit.
It's a very cool pedal, and something that can introduce some variety into your current setup. I know Jack White has a regular POG that he uses on some songs like "Blue Orchid," and despite the octave limitations, you can get basically the same sound with the Micro POG. But I just love playing with this thing. Moving it around in your chain will help you find the sounds you like best. It's a lot of fun to play with, and the quality of the effect is great. I actually liked it so much that I returned the Whammy, because the Whammy doesn't have anything on the Micro POG when it comes to sound quality.
Three settings: mixing the effect signal, octave lower and upper.
An input, two outputs (one without the effect). True Bypass. Lightweight metal casing (aluminum).
No need for manual!
Excellent, clear octaves are clean, crunch or lead. Not stall, you can play chords (live polyphony). But personally I use it mostly in single or double notes in his saturates with a 2x12 Mesa Rectifier: huge!. My only small criticism is that the overall level of the signal is slightly modified.
I've had 8 months. I tried the Octaver a pitch factor Eventide: this is very very good (and there are more possible settings) but I find the POG a little more warm and opportunities enough for me. I would do the same purchase without hesitation.
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Jedi64's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Of Tonerre"
this is very very simple.
it comes with the PSU. 9.6 Volts (Weird, why not 9v?), But in fact I connected with a multi alim. 9V and it works ....
Could not be easier!
Very good variety of possibilities, some of which I did not know!
I set up the supply chain, I have not tried yet near the preamp and distortion, but there I already sounds great!
Purchased from qq days, I am very happy with this purchase, I have a Vox ToneLab SE which includes a octaver, it has nothing to do, I would not use it elsewhere as not terrible, but then c ' is something else!
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jules_th's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" quite apart from the switch EHX"
anyway, EHX provides (for the price indicated) a power supply. Which is useless if it already has its multi-box power supply. I would rather they change the switch (see below) ...
3 buttons, it will, it is managed ... exit "dry" leaves me puzzled, but hey, do not want to use QLQ thing that exists is better than the reverse.
Ok, so the effects: very interesting, as has been said that this is a big deal, either to add a slight octave (more present in the lower than in the treble, I think) or to replace simply signal "dry" (no effect) to get all the sounds. As I use this pedal when there is no bass player, it's very tempting to let almost all the time. Its pleasant, colorful (it is not the digital) but really nice. It follows everything that plays, as others have said.
The acute, well, that's for sure, but it is only a little tinsel and toys. It seems particularly useful for (a, eh) use: Dry to medium, sub-half or 2 hours, treble at 2 o'clock as well. You end up with amazing sound of organ, some anecdotal, but it can serve. To "kind", necessarily. But it's funny.
It's been weeks since I qlqs tinker with, I tend to get attached, which is a good sign.
However, HOWEVER, I do not support switches from m. .. qu'EHX sticks to its effects. Make no mistake the point, this is not a plop in the amp that I'm complaining, but the PLOC in the ears and all around when you must push the mechanical part with the foot. It's been a hell of Barouf of CLAC, and less than playing in front of 10,000 people who whine all you can hear a plop in the amp. This is a "cheap" that bothers me tremendously. Just look at the pedals to understand that Jacques ON / OFF can be smart and silent (BOSS beside Jacques, what misery too, but still better qu'EHX). And given the price of this pedal you not tell me qu'EHX can not imagine anything else ...
I would love to replace yours. The switch, eh ...
short, good sound but cheap switch.
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Vrody's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
3 knobs: Dry, Sub Octave (-1), Octave Up (+1).
1 input, 2 outputs: Dry and Effect Out.
Power supply with the pedal.
Use, we can not be simpler: three knobs are adjusted depending on the desired effect ...
The effect Octaver is effective, the sound is warm and "singing".
As stated in another opinion, do not abuse the Octave Up, which sounds a bit artificial, but large doses can also get here sounds very original!
The octave is -1 nickel, very round, warm bass.
In his clear, the effect octave adds something that rings of hell, I think. Chorus and more and even better. In crunch or saturated a lot of riffs here also gives the magnitude and the effect is quite well made.
Plus: the note an octave is just super and never answers.
I use a PRS and an Epiphone Les Paul Custom, grain tools is respected.
I use it recently but exactly what I expected. The polyphony is to go but watch out for agreements especially saturated, it gets rough ... but hey it's not that I use it.
I tried the last octave Boss: not for me, too synthetic and cold!
I like the phrase "a little expensive Kilo" (previous opinion) but I am really happy with this pedal and this choice would do without hesitation!
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