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these are pretty cool, but hard to come by:
Hey, I've been checking this thread because I'm also blown away by the extra 'bells & whistles' on my POG2. I didn't realize how much mileage I'd get out of them when i first got the pedal. Purchased as a replacement for my old DigiTech Whammy, it does so much more than I expected. Like the OP, I often run it just for the EQ/filter options, without any pitch shifting effects
But, no matter how I set any of the controls, I've never heard anything remotely like reverb (or delay) coming out of POG2 (or any pitch shifter I've owned, IIRC). Probably a dumb question, but what am I missing here?
The question is pretty straightforward, although if one doesn't have much experience with combining effect, I can see how it might seem like magic.
Can you get something close to the POG/HOG sounds, even just a single channel/octave, using a chain of standard effects?
Really though, if the idea is so unexpected, I highly recommend the Effectology series of videos on YouTube, along with the corresponding posts on the Electro Harmonix forum, for an idea of how various effects can be combined in startling and amazing ways.
I also highly recommend reading the various ambient/soundscape topics here, to get an idea of how other guitarists are using pedal combinations to get into the same ballpark.
Should Electro-Harmonix make a dedicated 'swell/attack' pedal like that of the POG2?
Yes...with a longer swell.
FYI...I get the "bowed cello" sound using the reverse reverb setting on the Hardwire reverb pedal. It works great! (but I wish the decay could be longer)
I have one of those and its unusable, no range at all. The VFE Bumblebee works great, and adds an optical compressor to the circuit in a small-box enclosure.
Did you not read my disclaimer at the top of the post, or any of the comments posted throughout this entire thread??? Seriously?
One more thought. Have you ever tried an ebow?