The Mythos Argonaut is a no-frills, no-knobs analog octave-up pedal with a gnarly ring-mod-like tone to it. Cool on its own as a unique effect, or perfect for stacking with other fuzzes and dirt pedals for creating your ultimate octave fuzz.
It uses a pair of Hand matched NOS Germanium Diodes, producing a consistent extra octave up and down the neck. The builder recommends trying it after a fuzz pedal but before an overdrive.
We added it to our comprehensive article about the best octave pedals.
Mythos Argonaut, Builder’s Notes
The Argonaut is a no frills pedal offers a clean-ish octave up sound. Using it alone offers you a gnarly, ring mod-esque sound that is pretty funky. The fun begins when you combine it with your favorite overdrive or fuzz pedals. Once combined all the iconic octave tones we know and love begin to jump out of your signal. It’s very touch responsive, weird, and fun all rolled into a small little package. The Argonaut uses a pair of Hand matched NOS Germanium Diodes, this gives the most prevalent octave up effect that is present all over your guitar neck. Unlike traditional octave pedals the octave effect can be heard up and down the guitar neck, so get ready to get weird once you add this bad boy to your setup.
We like the Argonaut after a fuzz pedal but before an overdrive. Like all things though, your mileage may vary and there is no right answer with guitar tones. Experiment and you’ll find what works best with your setup and hands.