Hello there talkbass! Out in the land of thousands upon thousands of pedals there exists one pedal by Electro-Harmonix...the H.O.G. (Harmonic Octave Generator). Chances are if you own one of these then you know there is A LOT of options with this monster....and chances are you want to know all it can do. How do you use yours?
This thread is for any owner of a H.O.G., (picture of yours is mandatory to join). I'll keep track of numbers if anyone wants any....
This thread is welcome to anyone with questions, answers, tips, tricks, weird suggestions and overall any constructive advice/feedback that can be given with regards to this beast...
1) Everyone loves the Bass Whammy and the (in)famous 5th/OCT+1 setting. The H.O.G. has this with complete polyphony! You will need and exp pedal, set the HOG to OCT bend. Set the sliders to ORIG only. Now using the side control on the exp pedal tune in a 5th. Now it will go from a 5th to a +1.
2) The one thing every HOG owner needs to know (some of the demo videos I saw on guitar got this wrong, including the official ehx ones) is that in the gliss expression mode, the expression pedal's position controls the SPEED of the glissando (or morph if you will), the expression pedal is not like a whammy, that moves you from one pitch to the next. Glissando is essentially polyphonic AUTO-whammy. So essentially, in gliss mode, think of the expression pedal as though it were a knob- put it in the right middle position and leave it still. (Thanks to ryansalmond for this tip).
3) Heres a simple one: this pedal is a nice "Slow-Gear" albeit with a LOT more control. One of my presets is as as follows: 5th up, exp rev ith exp toe down. (now have a 5th down) envelope mode on and set it to lose your initial attack. That envelope control can really alter a sound if need be.
4) Love some chorus? Lets show you how with this beast! Set to step-bend, set dry and ORIG at unity. Now either bend the exp-pedal or slightly tune the sideknob till you get a detuned chorus sound. Can be done both up or dwon tuned with the exp-rev.
The other thing to know is that if you save a preset with an expression pedal connected, the position the exp pedal was in will be remembered even if the expression pedal is disconnected when you reaccess the preset
Link to templates: http://www.ehx.com/assets/instructio...-templates.pdf
Link to bass-related vids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0R9uzGfhTE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_1iseYlEjY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=swFAbFNKxn0
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