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POG2 – Polyphonic Octave Generator

In case you were wondering, POG stands for Polyphonic Octave Generator. Back in 2005, Electro-Harmonix unveiled the original POG, a pedal that enabled guitarists to conjure everything from the surreal jangle of an 18-string guitar, to rich, thick walls of symphonic sound. The POG2 will take you even higher. Use the new attack control to […]


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In case you were wondering, POG stands for Polyphonic Octave Generator.

Back in 2005, Electro-Harmonix unveiled the original POG, a pedal that enabled guitarists to conjure everything from the surreal jangle of an 18-string guitar, to rich, thick walls of symphonic sound.

The POG2 will take you even higher. Use the new attack control to fade in lush, smooth swells. Tune in the new second sub-octave to reach deeper than ever before. The 2-pole resonant low-pass filter now includes two additional Q modes. Slide in the newly enhanced detune to further refine your sound.

It’s a wacky pedal and clearly not for everybody. The bizarre noises possible with this won’t suit your straight up AC/DC type guitarist. If that’s you, don’t buy it. However, that being said, this pedal is actually on my wish list for the next pedal board upgrade.

Pros

  • 3 octave layering enables bass, organ 12/18-string effects
  • Great tracking, non of that annoying lag you hear with inferior effects
  • Highly programmable, 8-preset settings recalled instantly
  • 5 mixable polyphonic octave harmonics, volume control for each
  • Suitable for other instruments, not just guitar

Cons

  • May add some noise to your rig
  • Some guitarists report it sounds better through the effects loop
  • Some complaints of weak construction, loosening screws and breakable sliders

Video Demo

2 Responses

Mar 17, 2010

The possibility of new sounds that are available with this pedal makes it very attractive especially for those songs that have a slower tempo. So many slow tempo songs use the same old guitar lead sound and I’m always left wanting more. This definitely one answer to that new sound you’ve always wanted!!!

Mar 17, 2010

I totally agree Jai.

The first time I heard this pedal live was from a band called Brothers(http://www.myspace.com/brotherscountry).

He used the POG pedal in a lead part, and it just sounded amazing!

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