All user reviews for the Electro-Harmonix POG2
tom808's review"Creative Sounds"
The POG2 layout is very basic and easy to control and understand. The deeper you dig in the more you will find out. Basic hold down the preset button for quick bank saves. I think for the amount of sounds and knobs it has its a perfect size pedal for me to adjust on the fly and doesn't get in the way of all the other pedals around it. If theres any questions that i would have the manual explains it very detailed.
I like to use the Organ sounds + lower octaves sound with my clean sound on my Tele, its very smooth and fits many genres. I also love mixing in other sounds/pedals with it for example like delay or chorus sound also some distortion makes it sound very interesting, its all about experimenting and finding that unique sound that meets your needs. On live shows the pedal stands out a lot especially if I'm using stereo sound with my amps, it catches peoples attention right away. At my studio i like to use the core Shure 57 mic, it reproduces the sound that i hear nicely. I tend to use the Clean channel more on my amp to capture the organic sound of the pedal, but its always fun to mess with that and add little spice to it.
The thing i love the best about it is the programmable 8 preset memory, that made my life easier compare to the older version of POG, now all the cool sounds i create i can save and pull it up on the fly without me bending over and switching knobs around. I have nothing bad to say about the pedal it does what its supposed to do. I bought it used so for me the price was fair. The pedal is built like a tank and i haven't had any problems with it at all. I had the first POG which i sold later on since the POG 2 came out, and like i said the Presets memory was the thing i needed the most and got, if i lost the pedal I would buy a new one.
nicolas.thonnerieux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" an octaver that does its job"
the fader are reactive
Used on any instruments with a line output. Personally I use it on guitar. The configuration is relatively simple to understand. Nevertheless, we must spend time to find the effects that suit us. But you can find pre-config on the electro harmonix website
the sound is powerful but very typical: it sounds very quickly manages organ if "bad" stuff. Nevertheless, the possibilities seem endless. and we get a great result by combining the POG 2 with distortion, fuzz, delay, tremolo, reverb etc ...
I use it for a month, I am satisfied, I wanted to get a sound close to Jamie Hince (the kills) or the white stripes. And it's great! It is also nice to make experimental and improv psyche. Certainly a very good effect, but the new report € qualité/prix...250 it's still expensive. Search in the Cygnus! I personally use it with a Fender Strat and a Vox AC15C1, and occasionally with a Gretsch with larger pickups and it's still cool.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Jeremydu33's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Satisfied but sold"
Pedal very good, I sold quickly because I did not use in my new shows. In my memories, the sound is really more interesting than the standard pedals that I've tried (Boss, digitech etc ...).
Simple configuration, manual clear.
Very good quality. At home in any case since I did not even try on a facade worthy of the name. I tested it with my bass with a cell shertler on an Ampeg 4X10 svt3 and body Ashdown.
I tried all the pedals current market.
1 of 12 people found this review helpful
c.florent's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unique and "Organic"!"
It's digital, but the sauce Electro Harmonix: there is a particular grain in the sound that sounds very far without digital neat personality.
Because of the personality, POG2 has it in spades!
Connectivity issue if it's classic: In and Out in mono jack 6.35, diet a little special 9.6 Vdc/200mA negative center (which is normally supplied original).
I personally tried the 9Vdc/300mA and it works flawlessly.
This is the type of effect relatively plug & play: in 2 seconds we get to find settings that sound. And once we understand the 2/3 subtleties (setting the Attack of the low pass with the button Q) POG2 is very easy to use.
The big plus is obviously the ability to save settings 8, because the possibilities are so vast that it would have been very frustrating not to be able to easily access all these findings sound.
Sound quality issue, it is a little bit all or nothing: you either love or hate.
Indeed, if the POG2 is much better than some digital Octavers among brands (Boss and Digitech for example), it nonetheless much more typical of a PitchFactor at Eventide for example (I only compares the octaver part thereof) which sounds much more "clean".
The POG2 has a tendency to sound in the vein of an organ.
This is also a little lack of sound quality (or vice versa).
This gives incredibly powerful and deep bass, but the attack and resonance of the notes is very typical.
Do not hesitate to listen to the many demos on the web to get an idea of the grain and sounds that delivers POG2.
In the end, I had two and recently I switched on the PitchFactor.
But that said, nothing replaces this quite unique in sound and grain: it is powerful, powers chords take off (unless there note octaver effect is more accurate and efficient) and is POG2 mix very well with a distortion delay eg unique atmospheres!
The POG is one of very very good Electro Harmonix effects, which are references in their genre, and unavoidable for certain sounds (U2 Magnificent example).
Nine for 290 € it's still quite expensive for an effect that is not necessarily obvious place (same composition) and therefore that is rarely engaged (except maybe for the most noisy / texturistes of us) .
But that said, if I remember to take a good price I might be tempted!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Equipe B's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A real simulator organ sounds"
But to put it simply: it is a highly evolved octaver that can play several octaves simultaneously.
This new version of POG offers the ability to save its settings to 8 presets.
Food is standard 9v, and it's been really fun for those who have full effect (remember that before each effect electro harmonix had a different charger).
This pedal is both easy to grip and at the same time very complex when we dig a little.
Simply plug in and tap the few volumes poiur quickly get an organ sound or a big rock octaver well or a 12-string guitar simulator.
But where the effect is really well thought out is that there are lots of different settings to sculpt the sound very precisely.
So you can adjust the filter, time attack, etc..
These options are not present on the POG one make a real difference in the quality of the effect (POG 1 was very limited but very quickly a few sounds).
And Electro Harmonix created the polyphonic octaver really.
Because in terms of sound is just beautiful.
I put 10 and without exaggeration. The effect is really clear, the game is fluid and agreement does not answer.
In addition to the possibilities mentioned above can have a really nice sound.
Finally, the possibility of backup preset can also have an effect that is not limited to one sound.
And in one piece we can move the water organ octaver planing a big, fat rock riffs to send.
Again this was not possible with the POG 1.
I have this since its release. I'm really happy.
Using full effect it complements my set and achieves sounds really strange when the how to another (eg a reverb or phaser or a ring modulator etc ...).
A word of caution about the game guitarist who uses it.
You must have a game to play tablecloths.
If you like just send big riffs and fat POG will interest only as the mode octaver, then there are cheaper like effect.
POG 2 has taken but it offers a large range of possibilities.
I had taken the POG one long-term, but he never found a place in my pedalboard. THE POG 2 stay there!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
funkyrockability's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
It is a factory gas!
At least at the beginner.
But thanks to our manual, we quickly understand what we can learn from the beast.
The edition is very Symple effects: it creates the sound, we selected a bank, it supports more than 3 seconds on the big white knob, and it is in the box! It's a big advantage compared to the Previous MODEL.
I just wish that small small lights are all red. By color DIFFERENT bank does have very useful, because that use was quick to gourrer of bank.
So I put 7 for small lights and complxit.
Paradoxallement, I do not use it Necessary for octaves, which I think I got a little too synthtiques. We can go out an organ sound. It's nice, made her little effect, but finally did it truly possible the usefulness??
The DIFFERENT vidos dmontraient I had seen in all capacities, as simulate a 12 string. I'm still a little on my hunger for this ct-l again to the synthtique ct. Nevertheless have occasionally it does well, like to play with an octave LOWER (like Blue Orchid White Stripes) or simulate a low (SNA). It is no coincidence that Jack's friend uses it (POG1).
An advantage of polyphony: no dcrochage!
The other advantage that I found rside in its versatility, and we can see more than an octave. Personally, I created a preset that I use it down, to play the guitar parts o gets a little behind, and another that will be my boost. Indeed, we quickly understand that the POG has a small volume level supplmentaire, add a cel chouille of sub-octave, and you dcrochez tapestry!
I use it for 3 months.
I already had a home Octaver Boss that I quickly sold after numerous dcrochages. POG dcroche it does not require polyphony.
I like his versatility
I regret the "small lights" sounds sometimes synthtiques the complxit (friends of Plug'n Play refrain !!!).
Do I do it again this election?? Yes. Why?? Well actually, I would have liked a Whammy, but the configuration of my pedalboard me east to the PSU 9V POG. If the Whammy pass one day 9V, then one day she will be mine ...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
celticfan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good product"
There is between an output jack.
It is very easy to configure the pedal using the 'sliders' and 2 buttons. The manual is short and very clear. It is very easy to configure sounds ds THE FIRST leaving the pedal of the box.
The big plus from the first version (which I did not test is possible to register 8 'presets' which allows the use of the pedal on several songs during a concert without move 'panic' and DIFFERENT 'sliders'.
The sound is excellent. It is possible to pass a 12-string guitar sound a slick keyboard (fawn-U2 The Edge) an organ sound (Fawn Deep Purple) or just an octave above or below very easily.
I use it for 3 months. I am very happy.
The only criticism I might make is impossible to find the positions of DIFFERENT Paramtres (sliders) when we want to edit a recorded preset. But as the pedal is easily configurable, we can recover fairly quickly from its already recorded.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful