“Everything from synthy stacked lines to organ-style tones are easily and quickly achievable”: Electro-Harmonix Pico POG review

Papa's got a brand new POG, and it might be tiny but it packs the same octave-shifting power as its larger siblings

Electro-Harmonix Pica POG
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

The smallest POG ever and yet still capable of some transformative sounds, the Pico version of one of EHX's most unorthodox and brilliant designs is a no-brainer for those with crowded 'boards.


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    Excellent sounds.

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    Quality tracking.

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    No split outputs.

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You should be familiar with the Electro-Harmonix POG – it’s the Polyphonic Octave Generator that set the standard for multi-string, multi-octave layering and has graced the pedalboards of legends ranging from Jack White to Joe Satriani. 

Now, EHX has shrunk the POG down to its smallest form to date (92 x 50 x 50mm) in the Pico POG. If you haven’t come across it before, in a nutshell the POG gives you an octave below your guitar’s pitch, as well as an octave above. It can do this simultaneously, while also blending in the sound of your original pitch, giving you three octaves to play with. But as well as this it can track all six of your strings at once. 

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.