View Full Version : Octave pedal: Micro POG vs. Foxrox Octron 2
07-03-2009, 03:42 AM
What's your opinion?
07-03-2009, 04:04 AM
I've owned both.
The Foxrox Octron is an analog octave pedal, with a fuzz octave up. Single notes only, and you need good left and right hand technique to get good tracking results. But a good pedal nevertheless, within its limitations.
The Micro POG is a polyphonic, digital octave pedal that gives you clean octaves both below and above the original signal. It's much more forgiving of technical imprecisions and tracks very well.
The Foxrox can run on a 9V battery, whereas the Micro POG needs a wallwart (or you can power it from one of the "L6" outputs on the PP2+ if you set the dip switch away from "normal").
They're both cool pedals. If you'd like to emulate 12-string guitar or organ sounds, the Micro Pog is the obvious choice. The Octron does a great job of fattening up single note guitar lines, and doesn't convert your signal to digital. Why not get both? :D
07-03-2009, 06:23 AM
There was a thread just a few days ago for the very same thing...search that and you'll find some more info.
In the meantime here is what I posted in that POG Vs Octron thread
They are very different pedals...do a search and read up but in short the deal is that the Octron is analog and the sub octave while strong is not as strong as the POG's since the POG is digital. Also, on the upper octave the Octron is an Octavia style upper octave...this means fuzzy overtones and it only works well between the 9th and 15th fret...the POG is digital and has a constant ton up and down the neck and is perfectly clean but the tone is night and day different...
Since you;re asking about the Octron II you'll have more switching options but the overall tone of the pedals (Octron and Octron II) are the same...
07-03-2009, 10:28 AM
the are very different.... different enough that i have an octron 2 and POG on the board.
07-03-2009, 10:36 AM
the Micro POG needs a wallwart (or you can power it from one of the "L6" outputs on the PP2+ if you set the dip switch away from "normal").
I'm a little confused by this. I've been running the micropog off of one of the L6 outputs with the switch in the normal position. Seems to work ok, but I haven't compared it to the wallwart. Am I underpowering the thing?
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