Bottom End Posted August 16, 2013 Share Posted August 16, 2013 I was hit by a GAS attack when I walked into a local music store. There was an Electro-Harmonix Polyphonic Octave Generator (POG-2) for sale. I'd seen Ed Friedland's positive comments about it, so I was intrigued. Though I really didn't need it, I'd been considering either this pedal or the EH Bass Synth pedal, but hadn't seen any in the stores in my area. I tried it out with an Ibanez ATK bass. It really puts out an incredible sound! 10 sliders offer a dry signal mix, 1 and 2 octaves up and down, and how much of each, so 4 octaves added to the dry signal means you can really fill up the space, almost as though you are playing an 8 or 12 string bass, and it tracks almost perfectly, even on the low strings. That's very useful since I occasionally play with only a guitarist and vocalist. The dry signal bass isn't diminished in any way running thru the pedal, and it's true-bypass. Another slider allows for adjustment of attack, and I tried it with a fretless and got some interesting sounds mixing the dry signal and the octaves, a longer attack that encourages slow tempos and glisses. There's a Low Pass Filter slider, and and a detune slider, and you can program in 10 presets. An additional Dry FX allows you to tweak the sound as well. I need to try some fuzz or distortion with this to see just how much of a bass synth sound I can get, but I like the sound and options as they are. Now I need to try out some melodic lines in order to take advantage of everything this pedal can do. The pedal offers a lot of options and subtle changes, and since I got it at 25% off, I don't feel quite so bad about spending the money. The more you buy, the more you save, right? If you get a chance, check this pedal out, it really sounds good, it would sound even better if I knew what I was doing. "Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me.'-Hamlet Guitar solos last 30 seconds, the bass line lasts for the whole song. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.