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T-Rex Quint Machine Micro Pog with 5th up

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by willbassyeah, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    just saw this, http://www.t-rex-effects.com/quint-machine/

    i was thinking of buying EQD Pitchbay, seemed to be another contender in the Micro Pog type of pedal!! excited for this pedal now

    not much demo available online other than this two:

  2. yaksonator


    Apr 16, 2011
    Branson, MO
    I actually really like the way that sounds.... hmmmm. Never liked the micro pog tone, hopefully someone does an extensive demo on bass.
  3. Uncle Moe

    Uncle Moe

    Nov 15, 2013
    Man that Quint look like what I need to Emulate a second guitarist in a trio when the guitarist goes into a lead.... Using a Micro POG now.... I started a thread called Micro POG setup....
  4. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    Hmm... Seemed like we have more choice now, waiting for someone to do the bass demo for the bass whammy... Kinda spoilt for choice now!!
  5. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Just posted in another short thread about this pedal before seeing this one, but this one speaks to the other main pedal I've considered for an octaver, the Micro POG. I've played through the Micro POG and a bit through the MXR and Aguilar octavers -- the analog pedals sound good and fat, but you're restricted to the octave down and tracking can get iffy (EBS octave sounds good, too, but I've only heard demos online). The Micro POG gives you an octave up and will track chords -- big bonuses for me -- but it has that well-documented artificial, slightly shrill tone up top and isn't as fat an octave down as the analog pedals.

    The Micro POG seems to track pretty well in terms of getting the notes right all over the neck, but that little bit of delay, though less than on other pedals, still bothers me. Ideally, I'd like a polyphonic pedal that produces the octave up and down as naturally as possible with (of course) zero delay. The Microp POG gets closer on the last count than any other pedals I've tried. If the Quint Machine can equal or better that with a more natural tone (synthy effects I can add later if I want)... well, I'd be seriously tempted. The 5th would be an interesting bonus.

    I've read of other solutions (Eventide Pitchfactor, etc.) but those are too rich for my blood. Accurate, fast tracking, polyphony, octave up/down, natural tone -- anything else, for me, is gravy!
  6. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I have one on the way, should be here early next week.
    I'll try to make a quick demo of tracking and sound character.
  7. finally a top mounted tuner! power jack on the side, but that's less a problem than the signal jacks.
    very excited about the quint machine. i'd love to hear a bass review...
  8. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Cool. Looking forward to it. Meanwhile, I checked out some demos of the Digitech Bass Whammy -- never thought I'd be interested in one of those, but the tracking sounds like it's really good -- better than the POG? Not sure -- would have to A/B.
  9. I picked up the t-rex quint recently. I wanted to add the effect of a rhythm guitarist, on occasion, in our band. I'm using the Orange Detonator with A as my "bass" and B for the "rhythm guitar". The t-rex quint is in front of the B channel amp. I am using it with the Octave up and Mix knobs maxed, while the 5th and Octave down knobs min. It doesn't exactly mimic a rhythm guitar, but it does add a nice texture/layer to the sound that can work really well. Adding the 5th really messed with our guitar player :) so I currently have it as low as possible. The tone is a quite synth-like standalone, but it sits really well in the mix.
  10. Bassist96


    Jan 13, 2013
    Hey zombie post! soz, How does everyone find the tracking on the quint? there unfortunately isn't one for me to try around me
  11. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I picked up a Quint and a Micro POG -- kept the POG. Quint was, as I recall, more natural sounding and tracked single note runs well, but got wonky with chords. I was gonna sell the Quint, but there wasn't much interest so I ended up returning it to Musician's Friend for credit toward something else. I wrote my impressions of it in the sale thread (quoted below):

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  12. JosephRose


    Nov 9, 2016
    Micro Pog vs. Quint on latency? Which is faster? I NEED less latency than I get with the Pog.
  13. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Been awhile since I had the Quint, but I don't recall any significant advantage in this regard.