Uncover Your Tone’s Hidden Secrets
“Long ago, the ancients said there would be a pedal that would bring forth great power. The tones held in this box have the voice to move heaven and earth. Rattle the foundations to the core.”
An evolution of the Daedalus, the Mythos Runestone is a twist on the classic “BluesBreaker” circuit. This new iteration offers the player much more volume, a better gain taper for a more useful gain range, and a refined voicing for increased versatility. While staying true to what everyone loved about the Daedalus, the Runestone is perfect for stacking with other overdrives, or just being that “always on point” overdrive booster for your clean signal. Like the other more recent offerings from Mythos Pedals, the Runestone features pedal board friendly top-mounted jacks.
We have been working with Zach Broyles (founder and builder of Mythos Pedals) in a very successful brand/retailer partnership for nearly two years now. We learned about Mythos during our first annual Pedal Madness competition, when commissioner Rob Chapman selected the Mythos Mjolnir as one of his top choices for our 64-pedal bracket. Soon after, we coordinated a promo visit for Rob and Zach to come and shoot some demos for us. Since then, we’ve had great success getting Mythos pedals into the hands of tone-lovers everywhere.
“We immediately fell in love with the pedals, and with Zach as a builder. He is truly one of our favorite people in the industry.” – Joe Leach
So, why Runestone?
The Daedalus pedal was discontinued from the Mythos lineup in Spring of 2018. It has been dearly missed in its short time out of production, so when we reached out to Zach about doing a special pedal together, the stars just aligned. It was the perfect opportunity to rebirth the Daedalus with a few tweaks and a brand new name.
A Runestone is a stone marked with runic inscription. “Runes” are letters in a special alphabet used in the Middle Ages by inhabitants of northwestern Europe. The tradition of marking stones began in the 4th century, and lasted into the 12th century, but most date from the late Viking Age. The famously controversial Kensington Runestone finds its home in Minnesota. It was suspected that the discoverer of this stone had forged the markings, but it has now been proven authentic.
We felt “Runestone” would be cohesive, and sit nicely alongside the other Mythos pedals. The connection between Minnesota and the Kensington Runestone was also the perfect way to stamp it with a little “Riff City.” We are thrilled for this opportunity to work with Zach, and continue to build momentum with Mythos Pedals.