Wampler Tumnus Transparent Overdrive Pedal

Compact Overdrive Pedal with Gain, Level, and Treble Controls
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Wampler's Take on a Legendary Overdrive

Bring one of the most sought-after overdrives to your rig with the Wampler Pedals Tumnus overdrive pedal. Painstakingly modeled after the legendary gold overdrive pedal that sports a mythical half-man, half-horse logo, the Tumnus delivers incredible overdrive tones. Sweetwater guitarists love pedals with tonal flexibility, and you can use this versatile pedal as a subtle boost to push other pedals, a slightly dirty boost to push your amp, or as a full-on overdrive pedal. Its small footprint and simple three knob layout make it ideal for any pedalboard. Add legendary overdrive to your pedalboard with the Wampler Pedals Tumnus overdrive.

Top-quality Wampler construction

Never being able to nail his ideal guitar tone with the pedals of the time, Brian Wampler first ventured into guitar pedal tone by modding other designs and releasing his own line of pedals. He helped spearhead the boutique pedal market. Tested through a plethora of different amplifiers and guitars, all Wampler pedals are assured to sound good with a wide variety of guitar rigs. And only the highest-quality component parts are used, making sure your Wampler Tumnus will give you a lifetime of use on the road and in the studio.

Wampler Pedals Tumnus Overdrive Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • Classic overdrive and boost voicings for your guitar rig
  • Small footprint will fit any pedalboard
  • Dial in anything from subtle boosts to hard-hitting overdrives
  • High-grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
  • Power via 9-volt power supply (not included)
Add a big dose of sought-after overdrive in a small pedal with the Wampler Pedals Tumnus overdrive!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Overdrive
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Power Source 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
Height 1.3"
Width 1.5"
Depth 3.75"
Weight 7 oz.
Manufacturer Part Number 3769

Customer Reviews

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Magic Pedal

I've been buying overdrives for 30 years. I have a shelf full of them and they mostly suck. My Vox AC15C1 doesn't really like overdrives - it turns to mud.This Tumnus is a different story. It sounds magical and smooth and gives a tight low end which is hard to come by when overdriving a vox.Too many overdrive/distortion add too much color and make a sound that is not a natural sounding extension of your main sound, but more of an emulation heard best in a clean amp. This pedal is great at pushing a tube amp into magic land. It makes it sound like someone sprinkled cocaine on my regular sound. It's awesome as a tube amp booster.I'll be buying more Wampler products.
Music background: Song writer. Basement recorder.

Huge tone in a small package

I was so blown away from the many YouTube reviews of this pedal that I had to get one. Once I tried it out on my rig, I was amazed at the many shades of overdrive that can be achieved with this unit. I have never had the opportunity to use a KLON pedal, but thanks to Wampler, I won't ever have to. The pedal sounds great through the clean channel of my amp, and can really drive the front end of my dirty channel for more saturated tones. I think the lower gain sounds are my personal favorite. I would recommend this pedal to anyone wanting a Klon type tone to save their money and pedal board space and purchase the Wampler Tumnus. You won't be sorry!

Can't live without it

Started using the Tumnus on gigs right away. I'm using it mainly as a semi clean boost in front of a Kemper. It gives a beautiful midrange fatness with a touch of perfect sparkle. When I need a part to jump on top of the band mix I kick it in. The buffer is probably adding just a bit of magic dust as well. I wish it had two preset buttons so I could use more overdrive sometimes. But then it wouldn't be so darn tiny which is great when you already have a crowded pedalboard.
Music background: Guitarist for The Whispers (29 years and counting)

Perfect Size and Sound

Owned a few Klon Klones and sold them all. This one is a keeper. Great quality build, great sound and amazing compact size. Works great alone or as a boost for my low and mid gain overdrives. Use it on rhythm and lead.

Wampler Tumnus

Incredible Overdrive. The pedal is tiny, but feels super solid under your foot. Nice heavy CLICK on the switch. Takes up almost no room on the pedalboard. So far I haven't found a setting I didn't like. Sounds amazing as a boost, moderate or even surprisingly heavy overdrive. I might actually get another one so I can set them at different spots on the Gain knob...

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Charlie Davis

I'd been looking for a great K-style pedal for a long time and the Wampler Tumnus was a dream come true. It does all of the great boosting and low gain sounds that I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entire gain range is extremely usable. It also stacks great with my other drive and fuzz pedals.
See also: Distortion Pedals, Wampler, Wampler Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz