Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive
The Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive pedal, created by Brian Wampler, was designed to not only give a player a wide range of overdrive tones, but to also serve as a signal booster. It features a Level control to adjust the volume and a Gain control to adjust the level of overdrive added to your signal. There’s a center-mounted switch to toggle between two levels of gain and a three-band EQ for fine-tuning your tone. The EQ works a little differently than standard three-band EQs in that the Low and MID controls are active filters capable of adding boost or cut, while the Treble is a more common passive filter that only allows cut.
The Tumnus features a transparent buffer amp that delivers a nice, clean boost to your signal. On the side is a convenient switch that allows you to turn the buffer on or off. With the switch in the on position, the buffer amp adds boost, even when the pedal is off. With the switch in the off position, the pedal has true bypass for uncolored sound. The Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive runs on a 9-volt battery, or a 9-volt power supply.