A perfect replacement for a giant 

Ok, we are here to give you an unbiased review of the Wampler Tumnus. But before we do that, let’s talk a little about the Klon centaur.

The Klon was a famous overdrive device that produced pure, transparent overdrive tones. What this means in simpler terms is that it improves the gain and warmth of your sound without actually altering it in any way

Well, this tiny pedal, Wampler Tumnus, dethroned this giant. We will see how it was able to do this below.


A company that does it best

Brian Wampler, the founder of Wampler Pedals, made his klon-like less transparent by adding extra chewiness (that tone you feel at the back of your teeth). In blindfold tests, the Wampler Tumnus has proven to be the best sounding of all the Klons on the market.

This sounds like a boast, right? Not really. Let’s see the features of the Wampler Tumnus.


What’s special about Wampler Tumnus?

The Wampler Tumnus has a cool gold-coloured appearance and three control knobs to regulate the gain, treble, and level of your sound.

Like all Wampler products, the Tumnus is reliable and durable. The pedal, sometimes, referred to as bulletproof because of its very tough casing. It runs on a 9V battery like every other common pedal. The Tumnus provides a pristine low to medium transparent and overdrive boost to your sound, holding single notes for as long as possible. The responsiveness and smoothness of this device are very commendable.

The best way for you to decide this for yourself is to compare it against all the other Klons we have on TonePedia, which include an original Klon KTR!

Tumnus technical specifications

Manufacturer Wampler
Made In USA
FX Overdrive
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? No
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpGfCOKsvso
Weight (in kg) 0.39
Width (in cm) 3.8
Height (in cm) 3.8
Depth (in cm) 8.9
GTIN 14 00763815129143
GTIN-12 857527003331

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