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jhtFeb 13, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
I'm looking for a sub octaver pedal and I don't want to spend more then 100 usd !!
I've tried a behringer, a boss oc-2, a ashdown and none of them are working well for harp.
What about the micro pog electro harmonix ?
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The problem with all the ones you've suggested is that they work best on single notes - not chords. I have a POG - it tracks chords perfectly. I guess the micro-POG should be the same
I think pitch shifter is better solution couse you don't get diferent modulated sound one octave down like on OC2, you will get harmonica sound one octave down.
Behringer Ultra Pitch Shifter might work ok. It can do two octaves down. I'd look for a used Micro Pog.
How sounds behringer pitch shifter, is it to digital or sounds like a real low harp?
Iplay harp with BOSS OC-2.
Only use OCT1.
The Behringer sounds a bit synthy. I liked it for a subtle effect, but it sounds like an effect. I thought it kept up with all three octaves better than the Boss OC3. If you like the Boss Pedals, the Behringer is at least as good.
Try a digital pitchshifter they are more accurate then analogue, and then you can get different voicing for the harmonies whter been high or low
thanks all for your replies.
I will try to find some pitch shifter for testing.
I use Boss PS-3. Boss harmonist, PS5, OC3, Electroharmonix POG and microPOG works good. The best I heard is micro POG.
The Micro Pog is what I use but it does cost more than 100. bucks...
How is the micro Pog relative to the Pog? I know you have played on both and more and I'm interested in your wholly subjective opinion. I presume if you thought a Pog was superior you would own that rather than a micro Pog. Thanks.
POG has much more controls. I try POG at music strore and decide, that most of the knobs are not essentially for harmonica and microPOG is really enough.
i'll chek on ebay to find a pog for a low price
Is the Micro POG true bypass?
Seems to be true, but I'm not completely shure.
Cruising around on the web I've discovered that AnalogMan.com charges an extra $40 for a micro POG that is modified to have true bypass. So, i guess the stock pedal is NOT true bypass.
Just got a Micro POG. Tracks chords and single notes and tonal variations extremely well. Bends sound like portamento on a synth. Very harmonica friendly pedal and easy to dial in. Although it's not truebypassthere's nosignificantsignal or tone degradation when it is off. Interesting electronic tonality that has some warmth and texture when it is on, and it responds nicely to what you do as you play. i'm very happy with it.
I just bought Boss HR-2 harmonist for really low price about $60. I know Jason use it earlier. I like it too, and I like my PS-3. Hope I'll find micropog someday.
I like the nastyness of the OC-2, the not-so-perfect tracking doesn't bother me too much. I also have a Korg Pandora PX4G which is a digital multieffects proc. and it's octaver has better tracking than the OC-2, but sounds much weaker. Nice for jazzy stuff, though.
I havent tried any of the EHX pedals yet, but they all seem very interesting. I know that Wade Schuman of the Hazmat Modine uses the HOG all the controlers and it sounds FRIGGIN AMAZING! One of the best concerts of my life :)
I've tried oc-2 is not really good for me. I dislike how it tracks chords and high notes... I prefer digital pitch shifters.
I've read that the earliest Boss OC-2 pedals were called Octaver and the later ones were called Octave. I don't know if there is any difference in tone, but I love getting the old version of pedals! I still haven't bought any of these type of pedals, perhaps because a good vintage mic emphasizes the bass so nicely.
BTW you can also greatly emphasize bass using Sonic Stomp. I was really wondered. Octave is great effect but it's cool not every song.