Boss OC-2 vs COG T-16 vs EHX Nano POG [VIDEO]

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Si-bob, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    Hemel Hempstead, UK
    Focusrite / Novation
    Hi guys,

    I made a little video primarily comparing the new COG T-16 with the Boss OC-2. Let's face it, the OC-2 is the benchmark for analogue octaves, and I'm a huge fan of it (I'm the English guy who owned 9.....I only have 4 now ;) )

    The T-16, really is fantastic, especially with the added filter, very powerful feature.

    I just had the Nano POG arrive too, so thought I'd throw it in the mix, however it really is a different sounding sub-octave.
    Anyway, see what you think, headphones/good speakers absolutely necessary, you will not hear much on your phone/laptop speakers:

  2. Blu bro

    Blu bro

    Mar 1, 2012
    great video, showing bass players what they like to hear. -1 octave by itself and handy comparison. I must admit i am impressed with that T-16.

    Well done
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  3. Ikkir


    Jun 26, 2005
    Swansea, UK
    That T16 sounds awesome.

    Excellent comparson video too. Thanks for taking the time to make it!
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  4. OC-2 still wins for me but the cog is cool
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  5. smeet

    smeet Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    The COG sounds maybe a bit better than the OC-2 to my ear, and lot more versatile. The POG just doesn't sound very good in comparison.
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  6. BrBss


    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    POG has the best octave down by itself, but the attack sounds weird with the normal signal mixed in. OC-2 sounds good, but T-16 has the most versatility and wins my vote.
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  7. Tourniquet Man

    Tourniquet Man

    Jun 12, 2015
    Feel free to post more videos...
    T16 was the winner for me.
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  8. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I think for me the Cog wins.
    Small, sounds good and has all the features I'd need or want.
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  9. dinoadventures

    dinoadventures Feets don't fail me now!

    Jul 10, 2015
    Dallas, TX
    Went from an OC2 to a T16... that Filter knob is incredible. It is DRAMATICALLY more usable than the OC-2 and tracks better IMO.
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  10. holy ghost

    holy ghost

    Apr 29, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    Great thread. I'm trying to buy an Octave pedal but having some trouble deciding which one. I just bought and sold a Boss bass synth because the tracking was so poopy and while I love boss pedals it's putting me off an OC-2 as a blind buy.
  11. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    Hemel Hempstead, UK
    Focusrite / Novation
    I have to say guys, I have nothing at all against the 3Leaf Octavbre, but for my money, I'd rather have an OC-2 & the COG side by side. Classic sounds from the OC-2 with the COG nailing those sounds also plus the addition of the filter.
    Perfec' setup ;)

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  12. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    I don't gig my OC-2 for the simple fact that it can't get unity volume. I have the 3Leaf octave and love it. When COG releases his two switch version, I'd love to see a comparison with those two. The T-16 sounds great but I need my sub switch!
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  13. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    Hemel Hempstead, UK
    Focusrite / Novation
    That's my point, T-16 on the board for standard octave sounds (filter plus clean volume possible at and above unity are big features). Then have the OC-2 next to it setup for the sub only setting.
    Boom, thank me later ;)

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  14. vlsndgrdn


    Oct 21, 2013
    Oc 2 still the greatest, the cog is amazing.
  15. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose The Process IS the Reward! Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    do ya'll feel the OC-3 nails the OC-2 sound or is some of the magic missing?
  16. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Washington DC
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Not even close
  17. That filter knob on the T16 is absolute magic. Wow. Time to start saving...
  18. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    Hemel Hempstead, UK
    Focusrite / Novation
    Yeah, don't waste your money on the OC-3

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  19. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I never liked the octabvre, for some reason.
    To big, has features I don't need.
    Plus; I don't use equipment with other players names on it.
    Not even if I was a fan would I do that... if all else was 'right' for me I might consider it, which it isn't.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2015
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  20. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
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