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Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Electro-Harmonix POG2 effect pedal is a polyphonic octave generator that lets you conjure up everything from the surreal jangle of an 18-string guitar to rich, thick walls of symphonic sound. It f... Read More

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The Electro-Harmonix POG2 effect pedal is a polyphonic octave generator that lets you conjure up everything from the surreal jangle of an 18-string guitar to rich, thick walls of symphonic sound. It features an Attack control that enables you to fade in lush, smooth swells. It also features a second sub-octave to reach deeper than ever before, a 2-pole resonant low-pass filter that includes two additional Q modes, and an enhanced detune to refine your sound even further. The POG 2lets you save your favorite settings and recall them with a single click. Its enhanced algorithm delivers a focused and in-the-pocket harmonic performance. All this is packed into the Electro-Harmonix POG2's rugged and pedal board-friendly die-cast chassis.

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  • Attack control
  • Two sub-octaves
  • 2-pole resonant low-pass filter
  • Enhanced detune
  • Saves your favorite settings with a click
  • Enhanced algorithm
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Electro-HarmonixPOG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

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Acoustic Tones

I have tried many octave and phase shifting pedals, but nothing has come close to the clarity and variety of the POG 2. In film score, I like to apply electric effects to...Read complete review

I have tried many octave and phase shifting pedals, but nothing has come close to the clarity and variety of the POG 2. In film score, I like to apply electric effects to acoustic instruments and this pedal doesn't have the digital overtones of other octave pedals. I can get unbelievable swells (Steve Morse, Eric Johnson) and cinematic feedback with an acoustic guitar using the LP Filter and Detune vs. the multiple combinations of the Octave array. It is also very easy to use for the complexities of its sound.

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Only for momentary use

I intended on using this unit to -1 octave on the 3 lowest strings on my acoustic guitar. I have successfully isolated the low E, A and D strings on a separate pic...Read complete review

I intended on using this unit to -1 octave on the 3 lowest strings on my acoustic guitar. I have successfully isolated the low E, A and D strings on a separate pic up and pre-amp. When it works it sounds better than any other octave pedal I've tried.
BUT, this thing operates for 5-8 songs then the effect fades and goes silent, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PERFORMANCE, YIKES!!!
Electro Harmonix Fixed it a couple times, but after a while the problem comes back. They said something about the power supplies are not designed for continuous use of these high power effects, just momentary solos.
Turns out, no octave pedals I've tried can stand up to 3-4 hours continuous use. Come on Electro H. Solve this problem.

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2.0

Only for momentary use

By Russ 941

from AMI, FL

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      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I intended on using this unit to -1 octave on the 3 lowest strings on my acoustic guitar. I have successfully isolated the low E, A and D strings on a separate pic up and pre-amp. When it works it sounds better than any other octave pedal I've tried.
      BUT, this thing operates for 5-8 songs then the effect fades and goes silent, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PERFORMANCE, YIKES!!!
      Electro Harmonix Fixed it a couple times, but after a while the problem comes back. They said something about the power supplies are not designed for continuous use of these high power effects, just momentary solos.
      Turns out, no octave pedals I've tried can stand up to 3-4 hours continuous use. Come on Electro H. Solve this problem.

       
      2.0

      Broke right out of the box

      By Nathan

      from Austin, Texas

      Site Member

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      For such an expensive pedal EHX should have better quality control. With the "Q" setting on 3, cycling through the "Dry FX" setting causes the whole pedal to momentarily shut down and a huge "pop" to go through my system. It then has to be unplugged and replugged for anything to work. EHX says they will look at it for $25 and then $12 S&H. Seriously disappointed with how unreliable EHX products are.

       
      2.0

      Broke right out of the box

      By Nathan

      from Austin, Texas

      Site Member

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      For such an expensive pedal EHX should have better quality control. With the ""Q"" setting on 3, cycling through the ""Dry FX"" setting causes the whole pedal to momentarily shut down and a huge ""pop"" to go through my system. It then has to be unplugged and replugged for anything to work. EHX says they will look at it for $25 and then $12 S&H. Seriously disappointed with how unreliable EHX products are.

       
      2.0

      Broke at a Job!!

      By john stuart

      from San Antonio Tx

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought the POG2 in hopes that my cello would sound like an upright bass. On the plus side, it did sound pretty close during the rehearsal. I was looking forward to performing with it. The chamber orchestra I was playing with had no bass players. I was the only cello. So I placed a Realist Pick-Up on my Cello and ran the POG2 through a Fishman Loudbox Performer Amp. Unfortunately It stopped working during the recital. OUCH!! The conductor was not happy. I was not happy. This was the second unit I've had problems with. The first had a bent preset knob. Luckily I noticed it before the purchase was made. It's a real shame that the POG2 didn't work out. I think the idea is good. But I can't afford for it to break during a gig again. RELIABILITY ISSUES!!

       
      5.0

      Love the lush sounds

      By jeffrey tribby

      from Lakeland, Florida

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I wafted back and forth and listened to several demos before deciding to buy this thing, and I'm very glad I did! I had no real trouble getting the hang of the different settings to get a HUGE variety of sounds. If you find a sound you like, be sure to write it down right then. There are setting templates available on the ehx web site, but don't be afraid to experiment. I turned two strings into practically a whole orchestra with this pedal. Moreover, I hooked it up with a Ravish Sitar pedal and a Fender Blender and found myself in another universe. The possiblilties with the POG2 and another pedal are almost endless. I'm more than just pleased with my investment. Every time using this thing is another learning experience. I see a lot of sounds and fun ahead with the POG2. Get one and open your mind.

       
      5.0

      Loads of sounds and fun!

      By JEFFREY TRIBBY

      from Lakeland, Floriday

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Let me say first, that I wafted back and forth over getting this thing. I decided to go for it after listening to several demos. I definitey made the right choice. I wandered through the settings just playing with them and kind of got the hang of it. Then I started trying out some of the suggested settings I got on-line. I thought there should be a sheet of templates provided. No, but POG2s DO come with a power supply! Big yes for me. Now then, the templates can be obtained right from the ehx site. Go to ehx.com/products/pog2, then click on pog2 settings (in blue lettering) for the templates. You can print them out and go nuts. It also has a page of blank templates for you to mark down your own ideas. I turned two guitar strings into a whole string section. This pedal is not that hard to figure out. I do suggest that if you find a setting you like that's not on a template, be sure to write all the control settings down right then so you don't forget and lose that sound. This pedal will greatly enhance my recordings, especially since I have no keyboards. I can't wait to see what happens when I add my Ravish Sitar pedal and/or my Fender Blender to it. Great pedal!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The only stomp box that I have not returned.

      By MAURICE HOLYBEE

      from cherry valley, ca

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      As a bassist it is hard to find truely a useful effects pedal. This one is. I usually only use the 2 upper octives, because I play a 5er lower octives are almost below the audible range. with only 2 upper octives active it sounds like a Hammond organ. I did have a problem with the input jacks not holding firmly enough because the tip did not quite reach in far enough to be held by the tip contact. I fixed that by removing the beautiful but rather thick plastic bevelled washers on the outside of the case behind the jack's securing nut and replaced them with thin metal ones.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The 1st effect pedal I have kept for bass

      By MAURICE HOLYBEE

      from Cherry Valley

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      as a bassist I have tried all sorts of effects pedals, most made very interesting sounds and were fun to play with, but all were returned. This is the 1st one that I will keep. It adds fullness like adding a B3 to the background. I don't see much use for the 2nd octive down as it is subsonic in most cases, but the one octive down adds a deep fullness. When played with hints of lower and upper octives it just seems to add harmonics, when more aggressive it can be overbearingly tinny on the 2nd octive up and if played to low it can add subsonic warble. but if used in moderation I see tremenous usefulness for this device.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Polyphonic is what makes this great

      By Mike Abney

      from College Station, TX

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      There are other octave and pitch shifting pedals out there, but finding another that is polyphonic (other than this one's younger sibling the mini-POG) is tricky. In case you're not familiar, the polyphonic in this case means the pedal can octave-shift multiple notes at once. The best example of this is replicating a 12-string sound with a 6-string. Play "Wish You Were Here" with this and be able to switch from the 12-string opening to the 6-string solo with ease.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Pedal

      By Ronald Holm

      from Loves Park, IL

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is one cool device. Generate just a first low octave and produce authentic bass with your guitar. Add the first high octave and produce a fine 12-string sound. Add second octaves and effects to produce an organ sound and a variety of other sounds. The preset options are very handy. The POG is nice, but I am glad I spent the extra money to buy the POG2. The GC order was flawless and delivery was very fast. I have a couple of questions, though. First, why doesn't EH add a battery option for power? Second, exactly why do they say only an EH power supply can be used with the POG2? I mean, volts are volts and mAs are mAs, right? Not a big deal, but I am curious.

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