Hello and welcome back to
Guitarpedals.live. Today we are looking at the Electro-Harmonix Micro POG. POG stands for
Polyphonic Generator. This pedal is the little brother to the POG2 which you
may have seen on other players boards It gives you three different octaves that
you are able to split your signal into. You have your dry signal which is just
the original octave as your playing. A sub octave which is just minus one
octave, And and octave up.
This is a great effect for
thickening up lead lines or adding in a jangly twelve string effect. You even
can use the Micro POG to sub in on the Bass for a more dramatic effect. If you
add in some delay and a volume pedal, the Mirco Pog can also create some Organ
like swells. Over all this pedal can cover a lot of ground and can be a really
nice touch when you are looking for a more unique tone.
As the name would lead you to
believe this is a polyphonic effect. This means that you can strum out full
chords and hear the octaves added on all notes of the chord, not just one
string at a time. The pedal tracks well as you play full chords and the octave
up can help add a nice chime to your playing.
The pedal is a nice size,
while larger than the Nano POG, it covers almost as much ground as the POG 2
with much less space needed. As a player always in need of as much space as
possible on my board I decided to downsize from the POG 2 to the Micro POG.
While there are a few sounds I am missing I have to say I am very happy with
the change and feel the audio quality is just as good, if not better. The Mirco
Pog has a way of adding to my single not leads in a way the POG 2 never did. If
you have ever owned the original POG you know that this one is much smaller and
more pedal board friendly.
This is a great pedal and
could easily find a home on any guitar players board. I would recommend it for
anyone who is trying to build a “swiss army” collection of pedals. An octave
effect isn’t necessary for every song out there, but it is always a nice option
to have in you back pocket.