Re: Electro Harmonix Micro POG
Ive not played a full pog but have a micro pog in my pedalboard at the moment. it's pretty decent pedal and tracks single notes really well... chords not so well but good enough... Its pretty good for those white stripes sounds.. think "blue orchid etc". It does a good job with super colossal stuff too... but I think the full pog has more octaves and options so I dont know if you can truly replciate it with a micro pog... but you could get so exceptionally close that you would have a hard time telling. You can also use it for faking up some jimi inspired octave fuzz type tones by setting the octave up to about 2 oclock and the dry up full (down octave off)... and its much much easier to handle then something like a fulltone ultimate octave which you need to learn how to play like a whole new instrument.
Ive not tried the pedal after distortion. My gut feeling is that it wouldnt be able to properly octave the signal as the input signal is more complicated ... so I think you would just get a lot of noise back. I also put it before the wah for the same reason... it doesnt react well to it.
to answer your question more directly it sits very well before my amps gain... the amp reacts better to it then the OD/distortion/Fuzz pedals do... might be the way amps work vs pedals.
I went through the same thought process as you... in the end I went for the micro pog because its smaller, fits on my pedal board and runs on 9V power like all my other pedals so it can share the power supply. The full pog failed on all the above criteria which is a serious pain in the ass..