Video: Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Demo

In the annals of pedal history, few pedals—if any at all—have been discussed as often as the mythical Klon Centaur. A rare pedal with secretive circuitry, the original pedal with its half man, half horse sketch has often be imitated but perhaps never truly duplicated. But that doesn't mean that plenty of builders haven't tried, and some—like Wampler—have even gotten close.

The Tumnus, released last year, was Wampler's faithful recreation of the magical Klon but in a minimized, small-footprint, exceedingly pedalboard-friendly enclosure. The pedal was a hit, quickly becoming a staple on many players' boards. And now, almost exactly a year later, Wampler has released its followup, the Wampler Deluxe.

For the second iteration of the Tumnus, Wampler opted for a slightly bigger (but still standard-sized) chassis, allowing for two additional tone knobs (active bass and mids) for added tone sculpability. And while the original Tumnus contained a buffered bypass like the original Klon it emulated, the Deluxe opts for true bypass.

The Deluxe also boasts a higher headroom output, with string-to-string clarity and amp-like breakup in a functional package that closely resembles the structure of the original Klon. Check out the video above to hear what Andy thinks and to see the kinds of tones he's able to coax from this brand new beast.

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