the POG has been updated, please see POG2
With the POG you can add one octave up, two octaves up, and one octave down from your original guitar signal and blend them all together - plus it works on strummed or arpeggiated chords! Want your guitar to sound like a 12 string? The POG can do it, especially with controlled detuning - or even make it sound like an 18 string. Easily generate the sound of a drawbar organ. Make your guitar sound like a bass guitar.
Guitar Player magazine’s Matt Blackett talks to guitar legend, Joe Satriani, who talks about his EHX POG, Polyphonic Octave Generator.
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This summer, look for the new documentary film "It Might Get Loud
" featuring Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), Jack White (White Stripes), and directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth").
Here's how producer Thomas Tull describes it: "I wanted to see a movie that captured the essence of why people are so fanatic about the guitar. While there have been a lot of performance documentaries, this one is really about the relationship between these three men and their instruments. We tried to show what drives the artists, what got them passionate as players, what made them pick up the guitar in the first place."
As for me, I was especially chuffed to see the movie's trailer, which begins and ends with Jack White playing a hand-made instrument through a Big Muff Pi. The trailer also includes the White Stripes' "Blue Orchid," one of the first tracks to feature the then-new POG (recently replaced by POG2):
But that's not all! You'll also get a quick look at The Edge sharing a tender moment with his Deluxe Memory Man at the beach:
You can watch the full "It Might Get Loud" movie trailer here:
Be sure to catch John Frusciante
's comments on the English Muff'n
in the April 2009 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine: "The Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n tube fuzz has some really extreme EQ and a big, thick and meaty sound. I used it on the solo for 'Enough Of Me.' I turn the EQ up, but leave my
guitar tone knobs down and use either the middle or neck pickup so the original source sound is really dark and plain. If you blast the tone controls on the effect, you get a really thick, beautiful sound that reminds me of an exaggerated Eric Clapton tone in cream, where you have this really smooth fuzz."
In addition to the English Muff'n, John has also toured and recorded with the Micro Synthesizer, Big Muff Pi (both USA and Russian), POG, Metal Muff, HOG, Holy Grail, and Deluxe Electric Mistress. That said, I'm sure you fru-heads are still going to email and tell me what I left out.
Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) visits the EHX mothership to demo the POG
and Holiest Grail
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