The regular Wampler Tumnus is one of the most popular Klon-style overdrives, with the added advantage of being a mini-pedal. Building on that success, the Indiana based manufacturer unveiled the pedal’s “posher” brother – it’s a Deluxe model, baby!
The Wampler Tumnus Deluxe has a lot more tonal flexibility and a little button on the side that engages True Bypass mode.
Thanks in large part to the design’s articulate-sounding buffer, all of the clarity, punch, and detailed breakup of the original Tumnus are still there. But if you prefer the sound of true bypass performance, just hit the switch on the side of the pedal for uncolored tonal purity. Brian also injected the Tumnus Deluxe with a level of tonal flexibility not previously available on this style of drive. Active bass and mid controls, as well as a treble control, the same as the pedal it was inspired by, encourages you to sculpt the tone from this pedal to the demands of your rig. Whether you’re boosting a driven amp or another pedal, using the pedal as a stand-alone overdrive, or crowning it your “always on” tonal sweetener, you’ll find the Tumnus Deluxe’s wide-ranging controls make it much more than just another clone. – More info here.
Check out the video demo by Mike Hermans below.