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Mythos Pedals - Golden Fleece

Fri Dec 25 2020
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The Golden Fleece nails it with its minimalistic design. There's just one knob called "More" which only adjusts the output volume.

This pedal seems to have just one sound ... and this one sound is glorious. While being marketed as a fuzz, the Fleece is not actually a fuzz in the traditional sense. It uses clipping diodes to create the overdriven sound. The input seems to be quite open for bass frequencies, which gives it its fuzzy appearance.

The result is a nice and raunchy fuzz/overdrive with lots of presence. I can imagine this working very well for humbuckers, which can get muddy with classic fuzz face style circuits. However, it definitely does not suck with the bridge pickup of my Tele as well.

As I understood Zack (the guy behind Mythos) from various interviews, the Fleece is to be used in conjuction with the volume knob on your guitar. As you can hear in the demo, with the guitar volume pretty low, we get a nice lofi sparkle. At around 60-70%, it's just a sweet low gain overdrive.

As most well-designed overdrives and fuzzes, its very interactive with your playing dynamics and guitar output. Personally, I'm not much of a guitar volume fiddler, so I'm lucky this pedal kicks ass with the volume at 10 :)

Signal chain:

  • K'mo Memphis Std. (classic T-style bridge pickup)
  • Golden Fleece
  • Strymon Iridium (Chime)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Garageband

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