Alternatives to a micro POG?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Veldar, Apr 17, 2013.


  1. Veldar

    Veldar

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    Hello bassists and bassets,

    Yesterday I was playing a POG micro and my god what a great pedal, I had it set so the normal signal was the normal volume and the octave higher was all the way, so I could use it to solo and noodle with chord.

    But they wanted...... wait for it........... $380 AUD!! it's a crazy price for a effect I'll only use every now and again but it sounded so good, so my question is are there cheaper alternatives or do I have to shell out this much for an higher octave?

    Cheers, Sam.
  2. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Supporting Member

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    More expensive:
    • EHX POG2
    • EHX POG (the original)
    • EHX HOG
    • Eventide Pitchfactor
    Possibly cheaper or similarly priced(depending on pricing in your area):
    • Boss PS-6 Harmonist
    • Boss PS-5 Super Shifter
    • Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay
    • Boss PS-2 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay
    • Digitech Whammy (any version)
    • Digitech BP-90 or BP-200 multi-effects units
    Other pedals with an octave up (at least on the lower end of the price range) are usually octave fuzz as opposed to providing a clean upper octave.

    Personally, I prefer the POG2 to the Micro POG because of the expanded features (more octaves above and below, volume swells, programmability, etc.), but the price will truly scare you. ;)
  3. chumbo73

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    Can you play both octave up and down with Whammy?
  4. 4StringsEnough

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    Moore Pure Octave. Much, much cheaper.
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  6. willbassyeah

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    How abt EQD organizer
  7. Veldar

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    Thanks for the list man, I'm going to have a look into the Mooer since it's only $85 AUD, but I'll also try the boss pedals.

    EDIT: The Digitech whammy pedal is about the same price as the POG where I live :scowl:
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Just keep in mind that none of the pedals mentioned here track as well as the POG pedals. Since the POGs are digital, they track flawlessly. Analog pedals cannot track as well as digital. If you plan on being all over the neck on all strings, only a POG will do. Also, analog octaves do not handle chords well.
  9. MightyMiloQuinn

    MightyMiloQuinn Supporting Member

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    Check out Gojira's Octaver. Should come in around 175 AUD. One octave up, two octaves down. Custom art. Hand built in Scotland. The best place to get in touch with Scott is on Facebook. They're also on etsy.
  10. Veldar

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    Really, I guess I need a POG then.
  11. Daniel L

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    I learned early that I had to buy pedals from ebay, as much as I like to support local stores, some of the prices for pedals in Australia is just ridiculous, a few years back when I got my first pedal, an ODB-3, pretty sure I paid nearly $200 for it :rollno:
  12. Veldar

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    Can you name some digital ones for me because the POG tracked a low b fine which is what im going to use it for.






    Yeah I should do that but I prefer playing one first
  13. JoshC

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    Whenever I'm thinking that being a gearwhore in Canada sucks something comes up and reminds me about the poor people in Australia/NZ. GL with your search.
  14. Veldar

    Veldar

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    Our dollar is stronger yet its double the price.
  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    As far as I know, a POG is the only one that will do that.

    I'd love to know of another one if I'm wrong.
  16. Veldar

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    Well to ebay and the classifieds I go :)
  17. 4StringsEnough

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    Almost all of the pedals mentioned here are digital so track flawlessly: POG / HOG / Mooer Pure Octave / T-Rex Octavius all have flawless tracking. Boss PS-6 and Digitech Whammy DT both track well (not as well as the pedals I just mnetioned, but still pretty good) but their predecessors do not track well at all. Hope that helps.
  18. Veldar

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    So the mooer will track a low b fine?
  19. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

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    IMHO there isn't a cheaper replacement for the MicroPog.

    The fact that it tracks flawlessly, can handle chords & doesn't crap out on Low notes make it a must have for me.
  20. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    I have not used a Mooer or T-Rex. You're saying they track as well as a POG?

    Interesting thoughts on that here:
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1185985
  21. millahh

    millahh Supporting Member

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    My experience with the Mooer was TERRIBLE. Sounded like a detuned steel drum. Seems to work ok on guitar, but is horrifying on bass. The terrible-sounding youtube clips of the Pure Octave and their harmonizer pedal (don't remember the name) are a reasonable representation of their sound.

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