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Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The powerful, complex, polyphonic sound of the POG in a three-knob micro pedal.

The Electro-Harmonix Micro POG pedal offers you peanut-butter milkshake thick sound.

The EHX XO series Micro POG is a polyphonic octave generator effect that will make your 6-string guitar sound like a 12-string and make your 4-string bass sound like an 8-string. The Micro Pog's super-fast tracking gives you glitch-free polyphony and makes a great bass sound using the sub octave. Includes Dry, Sub Octave, and Octave Up controls. Dry and wet outputs. 96DC-200BI power supply included.

FEATURES
  • Super fast tracking
  • Glitch-free polyphonic output
  • Dry, Sub Octave, and Octave Up controls
  • Dry and wet outputs

Polyphonic tone in a small die-cast XO enclosure. Order your micro POG today!

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Electro-HarmonixXO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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An awesome addition to a pedal board

I've had the micro POG for several months now and like any good product I like it more over time. Friends of mine have had octave type pedals with only one octave, either above...Read complete review

I've had the micro POG for several months now and like any good product I like it more over time. Friends of mine have had octave type pedals with only one octave, either above or below and felt like one trick ponies. Having both the above and below octaves gives you a lot of versatility, making it a very usable pedal to thicken your sound, brighten it, or just give you a wall of sound.What really sold me on the pedal is when I decided to learn some of George Harrison's Rickenbacker 360 12-string solo's on on my Rick 330. Turned the Sub octave off, cranked Dry and Up, and had my Boss DS-1 feeding into it. I was blown away with how similar it sounded. It turned my guitar into a 12 string. And that's one example of what you can do with it, especially when you use it with other pedals.Used in the right context this pedal sounds awesome and is of the highest quality. But the make you pay for it! I even had a cat puke on it and it was fine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for a boost (not every feature is perfect)

I got this to start doing solo shows with a drum machine & multi-octave guitar. I write mathy-freejazz riffs and until I've got a group in which to compose improvisable free rock, I...Read complete review

I got this to start doing solo shows with a drum machine & multi-octave guitar. I write mathy-freejazz riffs and until I've got a group in which to compose improvisable free rock, I thought I'd try to get booked as an opener with this through a loop pedal with a drum machine. I can add enough low-end to not sound cheesy if I keep the low octave slightly quieter than the dry signal, and have the high octave barely on. Also, if you play with loops and find yourself unable to cut through the swarm you've made to solo, I've had some luck using all the octaves that way, but it's not a great effect for collaborating with other musicians as it really kinda boxes out other tones

There's a slight delay to the pedal generated octaves which makes the high one sound, in my opinion, pretty corny (on overdriven telecasters and danelectro baritone guitars through a fender hot rod). The low octave, if turned up higher than the dry sound, can sound a bit contrived as well, but if you only use it for self-consciously huge solos I'm sure it'd work fine. Overall I remembered it working a little better at guitar center--probably because I initially tried out the Pitchfork polyphonic harmony generator pedal, and without the ability to control the volume of both dry and effect, that one sounded really fake. This one is good because you can customize the amount of effect, but not perfect.

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3.0

Good for a boost (not every feature is perfect)

By Jeff

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Limited Selection Of Effects

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

I got this to start doing solo shows with a drum machine & multi-octave guitar. I write mathy-freejazz riffs and until I've got a group in which to compose improvisable free rock, I thought I'd try to get booked as an opener with this through a loop pedal with a drum machine. I can add enough low-end to not sound cheesy if I keep the low octave slightly quieter than the dry signal, and have the high octave barely on. Also, if you play with loops and find yourself unable to cut through the swarm you've made to solo, I've had some luck using all the octaves that way, but it's not a great effect for collaborating with other musicians as it really kinda boxes out other tones

There's a slight delay to the pedal generated octaves which makes the high one sound, in my opinion, pretty corny (on overdriven telecasters and danelectro baritone guitars through a fender hot rod). The low octave, if turned up higher than the dry sound, can sound a bit contrived as well, but if you only use it for self-consciously huge solos I'm sure it'd work fine. Overall I remembered it working a little better at guitar center--probably because I initially tried out the Pitchfork polyphonic harmony generator pedal, and without the ability to control the volume of both dry and effect, that one sounded really fake. This one is good because you can customize the amount of effect, but not perfect.

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5.0

Excellent for acoustic guitar

By FwL

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Been searching for an octave pedal that will work with my acoustic guitar's under saddle pickup (Yamaha A3R). Keep running into bad tracking and digital warble. This unit has flawless tracking with both high and sub octaves, single notes and chords up and down the entire range of my guitar. I couldn't be happier with how this pedal works. There is a slight amount of latency that might bother some users and the high octave can sound like your playing through an envelope follower in the lower registers (sounds like you're playing a steel drum), but once you get the dials set just right, the sound is glorious. I originally thought I might use this pedal occasionally for playing bass lines with my guitar/flute duo. After spending a couple of hours trying different sounds, I'm now wondering where I won't use it.

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      5.0

      Just what I was looking for

      By gone plaid

      from southeast Fl

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Fattens up the sound of our group during guitar solos.

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        4.0

        Exactly what I wanted...

        By Scar Øredøvende

        from Wisconsin

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is everything I wanted when I got it. I run a two amp setup, with a bass running into the POG. The dry line goes to a bass cabinet, and the effect (using octave up) goes through various guitar pedals, and into guitar amp. The pedal tracks well, and makes for a very full rhythm.

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          2.0

          Glitchy, noisy, adds gain... Get the PITCHFORK instead!

          By BadNewsBeard

          from Orlando, FL

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          Pros

          • Can Be Fun
          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • Adds Gain
          • Adds Harmonics
          • Glitchy
          • Noisy
          • Sounds Robotic

          Best Uses

          • For Fun

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal can be fun, sure... but it adds a lot of unecessary harmonics, noise and gain. There's some latency, too. Perhaps mine is just glitchy. Perhaps your's is not. Regardless, get the EHX PITCHFORK, does the same without the noise, gain and glitches!!!

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          5.0

          Micro Pog- It works!!!

          By Guyonamotorcycle

          from Santa Rosa, Ca

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Awesome stomp box. I play Bass and just love the tone. Just what I was looking for.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Distinct Character

            By Modest Mike

            from Los Angeles, CA

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Large Footprint

            Best Uses

            • Unique Character

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

            There are plenty of demos out there that show you what can be achieved. But just know that If you want a 12 string guitar, get a 12 string guitar. If you want a Bass tone, get a bass. This will get you in the ball park, but isn't the same thing. That being said, The POG is a great creative tool. It adds interesting character to your music. Whether is just a little bit, or full saturation, this little guy can inspire alot of cool riffs. For my tastes, I prefer using it with single notes and rakes. It works well on the clean signal, but it really rocks when you combine it with a good Overdrive or add some grit to the signal. It has some decent Organ like sounds that can create some cool pads and textures. It also works really well with a Chorus, or Flanger behind it. Its another flavor to add to your musical pallate. It's not for everyone, but alot of big groups use a similar effect in their music now days. You may already be familiar with it, but not know it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent device!!

            By Billy K.

            from Seattle WA

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Many years ago, I had bought a MXR "Blue Box" with high hopes. But that purchase turned out to be a disaster, as the sound was difficult to manage, plus it was really noisy device. Major disappointment since MXR makes some other great stuff.

              Needless to say, I kind of got turned off of the idea of buying an octaver....until recently.....

              Decided on this one. No regrets whatsoever. Sounds great, and easy to control.

              Been using it on Ukulele, which gives it kind of a "harp" sounding effect. Also using it on a mono 70s analog synth, which gives it a lot more body on lead lines.

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              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not for me

              By Bear

              from Ely Minnesota

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              Pros

              • Built Road Tough

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Unless you intend to play single notes through this unit, and do not have to "adjust on the fly", you might be OK. But I wanted more and had expected a little bit more that this produced, so I returned it. I would also remind others that there is no true bypass built into this unit.

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                5.0

                very satisfied

                By someone

                from somewhere

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                Comments about Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This thing is awesome. I use it on bass and don't know what it's like on guitar but it gives me a good sub octave (just be careful not to get it lost in the mix with over powering bass in the tone). The octave up has a very unique sound (but to be fair not everyone is going to like it so listen to it in a video first) which I think is really cool. The pedal tracks extremely well but the sub octave is a bit quiter than the dry signal when getting down low to the A note on your E string and lower than that. You'll have to pay a pretty penny for this thing but you'll quickly forget what you paid when overwhelmed by the world of sounds (and good sounds at that) this thing has. I don't think there's an octave pedal out there with tracking as good as this thing and the octave up is an awesome bonus. Good buy.

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