I’ve always been interested in the POG Polyphonic Octave Generator… besides, that’s really fun to say out loud. It gives you that mad-scientist vibe when people ask you after the show, “What is that red pedal?”. I’ve been curious of what this pedal can do besides the obvious craziness, so I figured it would be cool to see what I could dig up on it. While doing so, I found a great price.. which I’ll mention later.
Basically, in a nut shell the POG is a insane octave box. Traditionally, you’re octave pedals preset the low register of the note, but the POG can give you the upper register as well as the lower, and in combination. With that, it has a pitch volume. The three knobs in the micro POG are basically level controls for pitch, octave up and octave down. You can get some crazy sounds with this box, but you can tame it and get cool ‘keyboard’ under/over tones, or give your guitar a great bass/baritone tone.
Here is the official description:
The Legenday and classic original POG won top awards from every major magazine on every continent for its flawless polyphonic tracking and musical flexibility. The Micro POG delivers the same perfect tracking and smooth polyphony in a simplified design. Now in a small pedalboard-friendly diecast chassis, the Micro POG delivers and will blow you away the first time you use it.
- Polyphonic super fast tracking: play chords, arpeggios or single notes with no glitches
- Adjustable original pitch volume
- Adjustable one octave up volume
- Adjustable one octave down volume
- Amazing 12 string guitar
- Easily turns your guitar into a bass
- Church organ to Hammond like organ sounds
- Dry output jack in addition to the effect output jack
- Tough and compact die-cast chassis
- 96DC-200BI power supply included
Make your 6-string ring like a 12. Make your 4-string bass pump like an 8. Convert your guitar into a tight, convincing bass. Generate organ-like harmonic structures. Fast, glitch free polyphonic tracking.Fast trackingGlitch freePolyphonySub octaveS…
All of this is fine and dandy, but a video speaks a million words on what it can do, and I found a very thorough video on the Electroharmonix Micro POG Polyphone Octave Generator:
Normally, this pedal lists for $279.00. At Musician’s Friend, it’s currently available for $209.25 + shipping, but here comes Amazon to the rescue yet again. It’s currently available at Amazon for $180.00 + $4.44 shipping.
If you’re after some unique sounds, I can see this pedal being the pedal for craziness.