he Tumnus, the most mythical and legendary overdrive/boost brought to you in a small enclosure; affordable, and most importantly…. available!
There is one overdrive circuit to this day has been the most talked about, the most sought after, and the most mythical of them all. It’s big, it’s expensive, and it has certainly earned its place at the table. Wampler has painstakingly and faithfully reproduced that magical tone in all its glory in an unbelievably small package, and its name is Tumnus.
Tumnus is a versatile addition to any setup, any style. Stack it with another pedal to help push or shape the total amount of gain, use it as a stand alone overdrive, or use it as a slightly dirty boost to push the front end of your amp over the edge. You can even use it as a buffer, because just like the original this pedal is not true bypass. Instead, faithful to the original, this pedal contains a buffered bypass tone legendary in its own right.
The Tumnus’ streamlined 3 control knobs (Volume, Gain, and Treble) allow you to quickly dial in your tones no matter what the gig calls for. We aren’t going to sit here and claim it has magical parts, or we sourced out 60 year old diodes that make it perfect, but we are going to say that during our research we looked at everything available and then only used the parts that Brian chose to replicate that amazing tone.
Let’s face it, not everyone has room for a four-legged beast on their board. This smaller version slips in and out of a myriad of tight situations. Now you can have the tone. Now you can have history. Now you can have it all without having to sell your prized gear possessions. The Wampler Tumnus, standing up for that amazing tone, but without the outrageous claims often associated with it.
A MODERN CLASSIC
There is a reason this circuit has gained the reputation it has – it provides the perfect high headroom overdrive to send your tone into the place you’ve always dreamed it would go. It will bring out the harmonics you didn’t know where there, it will bring out the sustain you never thought possible and most importantly, it just makes EVERYTHING sound better.
ALWAYS THE RIGHT FIT
If you want a pre-gain boost to fatten up your tone… the Tumnus delivers. If you want a standalone overdrive…. the Tumnus Delivers. If you need an end of signal dirty boost to make you cut through the noise and have your solos wail… the Tumnus delivers. It doesn’t matter if you want to fatten up your pedals, push your amp or just need a beautifully organic overdrive – the Tumnus delivers.
NOT JUST ANOTHER CLONE
We don’t believe in telling you about magic parts, we don’t believe in telling you that this pedal is an EXACT replica using the same fabled components… the originals were different, every single one… we took as many as we could find, found the common ground and made each one as consistent as the last. Each one is the perfect version of this circuit without all the magical unicorn tears and fairy poopdust.
BUILT FOR FOREVER
Brian Wampler’s attention to detail and commitment to bringing you the best-sounding & most usable Effects Boxes on the market is nothing new. Those qualities are on full display within the Tumnus. We’re all tone-freaks, and we’re always trying new things, but we hope this pedal finds it’s forever home on your pedalboard, so we built it to last that long.