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Octave pedal to produce octave above?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bubba Love, Feb 22, 2008.


  1. Sorry if this is an FAQ, but how many pedals are there out there that produce a note above the note you're playing? The offerings from Boss, EBS et al are all octave down only. The EHX POG looks like a good offering but seems a little pricey for what I want to do. Anything else in this market?
     
  2. hey

    hey

    Jul 8, 2006
    Wisconsin
    Digitech Whammy does that and then some fun extras. But it's $200.
     
  3. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    Electro-Harmonix Micro POG, POG, and HOG.
     
  4. 5stringwonder

    5stringwonder

    Sep 24, 2006
    Singapore
    Akai Unibass
     
  5. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    There are a lot of upper-octave distortions; you might want to look at the Foxrox Octron. It's not really a distortion, per se, but it is distortion-based.

    If you're looking for clean, I think you'll have to choose from the pricey options listed above. :(
     
  6. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    For clean octave-up, it doesn't get any cheaper than the EHX Micro POG ($209 USD new). But it's worth it. :)
     
  7. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Except for the aforementioned $200 Whammy IV.

    OP, look for used equipment or figure out how to haggle if money's an issue -- I got GC down to $80 on a used whammy.
     
  8. kevteop

    kevteop

    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    The EHX Bass Micro Synth does an octave up, among several other neat tricks. Proper tone-sucker when it's off though, so factor in more money for a bypass loop box to isolate the stupid thing.
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    From the tracks I've heard of the newer $200 Whammy, it doesn't seem to track as well as the POG, HOG, etc. I just received a Micro POG yesterday and put it through its paces last night, and it tracks both single notes and chords extremely well. Got it for $170 used.
     

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