Tumnus Deluxe

With the first iteration of the Tumnus, Wampler perfected their take on the sound of THE myth…

Tumnus Deluxe

With the Tumnus Deluxe, Brian has set a new standard. 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 regular 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. The Tumnus Deluxe delivers all the string-to-string clarity, high-headroom output, and amp-like breakup that made this style of overdrive pedal so iconic. But its 3-band EQ will enhance your tone with warm low end, instantly identifiable midrange, and just the right amount of top-end sparkle. Unlike some other similarly voiced pedals, the Tumnus Deluxe has enough tonal control to perfect your sound through any rig. The buffer inside the Tumnus Deluxe sounds so good, you might just find it enhances your tone whether the pedal is on or off. But Wampler knows that some players prefer the clean signal path of true bypass operation. With the Tumnus Deluxe’s side-mounted buffered/true bypass control, attaining that uncolored sound is as easy as flipping a switch.

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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 Dluxe delivers. If you want a standalone overdrive…. the Tumnus Deluxe Delivers. If you need an end of signal dirty boost to make you cut through the noise and have your solos wail… the Tumnus Deluxe 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 Deluxe delivers.

Not just another Clone

Taking the legendary response and dynamics of the Tumnus, we added not only an active bass and mid control, but the option to have the famous buffer of the original, but also True Bypass…a hot switch gives you extra gain at higher levels, making the Tumnus Deluxe the most versatile and powerful pedal in its class.

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 Deluxe. 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.

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Technical Details
  • Built in the U.S.A.
  • High-grade components selected for their superior sound and response
  • Battery connection and 9v power jack (this pedal runs at 9v ONLY)
  • Same incredible tone as the Tumnus, but with added features Normal / Hot switch… adds a little extra when the pedal is being pushed into higher gain
  • Buffered or True Bypass
  • Full 3 band EQ Top-mounted jacks make pedalboard placement effortless
  • Power draw: 70.3 mA @ 9V (LED will flash 3 times when power from battery is getting low)
  • Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty
  • 2.50″ x 4.50″ x 1.5″ (63.5mm x 114.3mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches

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Customer Support
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Wampler offers a 30 day no questions asked return policy on any pedal purchased through the wamplerpedals.com website. In order to satisfy the requirements for the return the pedal must have the battery inside, complete with all original packaging and all in as new condition. Please contact us via [email protected] to arrange (please include your order number) the return. Please note, any pedal bought through a dealer is not applicable – please refer to their specific returns policy.

WAMPLER Pedals Limited Warranty. WAMPLER offers a five (5) year warranty to the original purchaser that this WAMPLER product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. A dated sales receipt will establish coverage under this warranty. This warranty does not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, neglect, normal cosmetic wear, disaster, misuse, abuse, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures and service, repair or modifications to the product, which have not been authorized by WAMPLER. If this product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair replacement as provided below.

RETURN PROCEDURES. In the unlikely event that a defect should occur, follow the procedure outlined below. Defective products must be shipped, together with a dated sales receipt, freight pre-paid and insured directly to WAMPLER SERVICE DEPT – 5300 Harbor Street, Commerce, CA 90040, USA. A Return Authorization Number must be obtained from our Customer Service Department prior to shipping the product. Products must be shipped in their original packaging or its equivalent; in any case, the risk of loss or damage in transit is to be borne by the purchaser. The Returns Authorization Number must appear in large print directly below the shipping address. Always include a brief description of the defect, along with your correct return address and telephone number.

When emailing to inquire about a returned product, always refer to the Return Authorization Number. If WAMPLER determines that the unit was defective in materials or workmanship at any time during the warranty period, WAMPLER has the option or repairing or replacing the product at no additional charge, except as set forth below. All replaced parts become a property of WAMPLER. Products replaced or repaired under this warranty will be returned via ground shipping within the United States freight prepaid. WAMPLER is not responsible for costs associated with expedited shipping, either to WAMPLER or the return of the product to the customer.

INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE. In no event is WAMPLER liable for any incident or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability of the possibility of such damages, or any other claim by any other party. Some states do not allow the seclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION. Please complete the online warranty registration within (10) ten days of the date of purchase so that we may contact you directly in the event of a safety notification issued in accordance with the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantees that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s warranty to operate the equipment.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Our dedicated staff is ready to help you with any warranty or product questions – please email us at [email protected] or call us on (765) 352-8626.

Please remember to register your pedal as soon as possible after purchase at the following web page to ensure quicker service if you should ever need to make a warranty claim: warranty registration

(12 customer reviews)

12 reviews for Tumnus Deluxe

  1. Pepe

    The only one that with transducer at the bridge saddle (Carlos Juan) , in a baritone nylon flamenco guitar, sounds like a wall of marshalls.And also very important , that I dont have to worry or choose what and how I play ,the chords. It just Rocks.

  2. JBert

    I picked up a T.D. used at GC… I put it on my board 10 minutes before playing. (I know not a smart thing to do…) but I did. It took me less than 5 seconds to dial in a tone that’s pleasing and so rad. To those who are looking for that “K” tone with a little extra sauce. Get it. Thank you Brian for such a great pedal.

  3. 00-beastly.port

    Does anyone know what the input/output impedance rating is on the Tumnus Deluxe buffer? (I’m hoping 1M on input and 100 or less on output, but cannot find any details on that).

    This is quite simply the best sounding K type pedal I have ever used. I love the extra tone shaping options on this one, and the tumnus deluxe has far more clarity than some others I have tried. I also love that I can use it as a clean boost with the gain turned all the way down and the Level up. When I try that on other K type pedals they get muddy. Just a fantastic OD/boost pedal!

  4. Brandon Butler

    Such a beautiful overdrive…

  5. Chip Bassett

    Tumnus Deluxe can go from a nearly transparent boost to serious overdrive with the switch. Very usable gain range. Sound is never harsh and the overdrive is nicely responsive to what you do with pick attack, guitar volume, etc. Tone controls are great, although turning the Mids up past 2:00 starts producing a cocked wah type sound. Works nicely in front of another overdrive with gain at noon or less.

  6. Christopher Fleischer

    The good: Pedal sounds amazing. Eq controls are very effective in dialing in your tone. Hot switch is great. I wouldn’t say a huge gain boost but it seems to color the tone a bit differently in a good way. I much prefer it on the hot setting. Tons on gain in this pedal as well. Sounds are top notch. I run this in front of a lightspeed and the pair is just heaven for me.

    The bad: The switch is scratchy. This is my second Wampler pedal and first with the non click smooth switch. I am not sure if they are all like this or I just got a bad one but it’s really disappointing. It’s not super loud and not every time it’s switched but it’s definitely there and definitely annoying. I have tapped the switch a bunch to see if I could make any technique changes with my feet because I really want to use this pedal but no luck. Just randomly scratchy sounding when turning on and off. I have Earthquaker peals with the soft switch that you can tap and hold and even those don’t do this. It’s a shame because I love the tones but it’s going back and I’m too scared to try another. I wish Brian just used the old fashioned stomp switches that are tried and true. I have no issue with those.

    • Wampler Pedals

      Hi there, We have no issues with those switches in general so maybe you have had a bad pedal? Drop us an email at [email protected] and we’ll definitely look into it !

  7. Niklas Karlsson

    Just wow! My first true botique pedal did not disappoint. Such a smooth transfer from almost no-gain to intense rock territory. Use it last in my stack of OD and it made those pedals actually worth their pennies too. Next to my compressor this is an always on pedal for sure! Best EQ on a pedal i have ever tried also.

  8. Jamie M Harrison

    I use it mostly as a preamp or color box but I also use it as a drive pedal occasionally. It plays nice with other pedals and is very versatile. It’s almost always on. Very warm sounding but still maintains the sound of your hands.

  9. Brett

    Never off my board. Stacks with most anything. A Big Muff into the TD……

  10. Brad Richardson

    I live in an apartment and have to use IR’s, I love how this pedal adds extra dynamics. It cleans up when played lightly then barks and compresses just slightly in the nicest way when digging in. I live the tone controls, I can dial down the harshness of my tele without it sounding muffled. With a little of bit gain dialled in on the amp and on the Tumnus I could get long sustaining leads that were crisp and articulate. It’s the sound that I’ve been hearing in my head. This pedal is awesome and is a keeper!

  11. Michael Hecker

    Incredible low to mid gain drive. Even better clean-ish boost. I run mine in the FX loop. The deluxe offers more control but both the standard and deluxe are spectacular.

  12. Kevin Bowdler

    It’s my always on pedal. Turn the gain down, great cleaner sound. Turn the gain up, great overdriven rock and roll sound. It the ONE.

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