Micro Pog

Today I got to play on an Electro Harmonix Micro Pog at C.V. Lloyd Music Center in Champaign.  What a sweet little box!  I called them to see if they had a similar but more feature filled pedal by EHX in stock, but this was all they had.  They were nice enough to let me come in and try it out, knowing that I wasn’t going to be buying it right now, but just wanted to see how the tech worked with the bassoon.

This thing tracked so well, didn’t glitch at all like my ME-50B does on octaves.  It followed the whole range of the bassoon all the way down to low Bb, which almost never works on what I have now.  It even gave me multiphonics doubled at the octave!  Three octaves of a bassoon multiphonic is a trippy sound, let me tell you.

They loved it.  One of the guys working there came over and said “pardon my French, but that is f*&#$ awesome!”  They may get a Hog – that’s the pedal I’m really interested in – in at some point and they’ll call me to let me try that out if it comes in.  I was impressed that they were willing to get it in stock, even when I told them up front that I might not be able to buy it until Christmas time, if I’m lucky.  Good guys that worked there.

There was also a cute beagle wandering around the store.  Apparently it belongs to the grandmother of one of the guys that works there, and he was watching it for her.

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