POG 2 vs. Micro POG...help!!

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  1. slpayne

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    Ok, so heres my dilemma...i have a POG 2 and love it. However, all i use it for is to color chords and add color...not really for any out there organ type stuff or anything....should i sell it and get a micro POG to save space on my board and get a lil $$ or should i keep it in case i ever need it?
     
  2. Bartimaeus

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    Well that isn't very punk, is it?
    I'd sell it. I'd rather have extra money than a bunch of pedals I barely use.
    I do have a few I rarely use, but in general if I'm not using something I sell it. You can always buy one back used.
     
  3. Occam

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    Buy a micro POG first and see if it actually works for you before you sell the 2. I'm more of a person to just hold onto pedals even ones I haven't used in years. From time to time I'll sell a bunch and buy something really nice. There's a lot of cool sounds in the Pog2, are you certain you can't use it for anything else?
     
  4. Fendert

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    I dont even use the organ sound, I actually hate it! I put my drives before the POG and I will only use the dry signal with the attack shaved almost all the way and when you have a lot of gain behind it, and a nice delay and verb after it, It makes a really awesome almost feedback sound. I use it all the time.

    The POG 2 seems to only be the organ pedal to most people, but it can really do so much more! And the micro pog isn't much smaller anyway.
     
  5. slpayne

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    hmm.....change of direction for this thread...how can i get some cool, non organ sounds...interesting swells or colorations maybe? ive played around with it some but its a pretty overwhelming little pedal...
     
  6. drolling

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    yes, I too got a POG2 for those cool organ sounds, but have since fallen in love with all the extra bells & whistles that have little or nothing to do with pitch shifting - Like the filters, for example; There's one that does a beautiful swell effect. Like a BOSS Slo-Gear, except it actually works!

    This happens occasionally. I rarely use my MoogerFooger 102 for ring modulation either. Turns out it's got this really cool trem circuitry I wasn't even aware of when I got it

    One thing for sure; All three POGs (original, Mocro & 2) are very different creatures, that neither sound, nor act identically

    I'd suggest trying a Micro with your own rig before giving up the one you already own. One nice thing about EH gear, there's usually a place to demo locally

    **EDIT*** Just read the OP's last post: There's a bunch of downloadable templates somewhere on the EH site with settings for 'Flutes', 'Mellotrons', 'cello', 'string (acoustic) bass', etc. Very inspiring, and a good jumping off point for your own experimentation

    Till I looked at these, I'd never even thought of pressing those two 3-position buttons in the pedal's center.. You're right. it's a fairly deep pedal for an old tubescreamer-type guy like me..
     
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