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sub octaver pedal

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Feb 13, 2009 9:59 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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Feb 14, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
FatJim Replied:

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

Feb 14, 2009 5:21 PM GMT
Iggy K Replied:

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.

Feb 14, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
Fugazzi Replied:

Behringer Ultra Pitch Shifter might work ok. It can do two octaves down. I'd look for a used Micro Pog.

Feb 15, 2009 9:38 AM GMT
Iggy K Replied:

How sounds behringer pitch shifter, is it to digital or sounds like a real low harp?

Feb 17, 2009 12:44 PM GMT
HARPMAN Replied:

Iplay harp with BOSS OC-2.

Only use OCT1.

Feb 18, 2009 3:04 AM GMT
Fugazzi Replied:

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.

Feb 18, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
Zooza Z Replied:

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

Feb 20, 2009 6:17 AM GMT
jht Replied:

thanks all for your replies.

I will try to find some pitch shifter for testing.

Feb 25, 2009 7:01 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

I use Boss PS-3. Boss harmonist, PS5, OC3, Electroharmonix POG and microPOG works good. The best I heard is micro POG.

Feb 26, 2009 6:16 AM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

The Micro Pog is what I use but it does cost more than 100. bucks...

Feb 26, 2009 6:29 AM GMT
dennis m Replied:

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.

Mar 14, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

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.

Mar 14, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
jht Replied:

i'll chek on ebay to find a pog for a low price

Mar 14, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
John P Replied:

Is the Micro POG true bypass?

Mar 15, 2009 10:29 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

Seems to be true, but I'm not completely shure.

Mar 15, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
John P Replied:

Cruising around on the web I've discovered that 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.

Mar 28, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
John P Replied:

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.

Jan 26, 2010 10:59 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

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.

Jan 26, 2010 1:34 PM GMT
Boby Replied:

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 :)

Jan 26, 2010 2:07 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

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.

Jan 26, 2010 5:46 PM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

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.

Jan 26, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:


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.

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