I've been considering spending some of my tax return on a piccolo bass or an 8 string coursed bass for playing more solo or lead stuff. I'd considered a pedal but a lot of people had said that the pedals tend to clip when using the octave down or sound artificial when using the octave up. However, someone recently told me about the POG2 and the videos make it seem like it's a lot better than the alternatives. What do you guys think? Does the POG2 work well enough to replicated an 8 string bass (essentially the bass equivalent of a 12 string guitar)? Can you mix out the dry signal and just use the octave up for a piccolo bass effect without it sounding artificial? Are there any real downsides to using a pedal for these purposes? I'm not much for effects so I don't have very much experience with them.