Wampler Tumnus V2 Guitar Effects Pedal Review (July 2024)


Last updated on July 22, 2024 8:35 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Wampler Tumnus V2 Overdrive & Boost Guitar Effects Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

There is one overdrive circuit to this day that has been the most talked about, the most sought after, and the most mythical of them all. It’s big, it’s expensive, and it has certainly earned its place at the table. Wampler has painstakingly and faithfully reproduced that magical tone in all its glory in an unbelievably small package and its name is Tumnus. Tumnus is a versatile addition to any setup, any style. Stack it with another pedal to help push or shape the total amount of gain, use it as a stand-alone overdrive, or use it as a slightly dirty boost to push the front end of your amp over the edge. You can even use it as a buffer because just like the original this pedal is not a true bypass.

Instead, faithful to the original, this pedal contains a buffered bypass tone legendary in its own right. The Tumnus’ streamlined 3 control knobs (Volume, Gain, and Treble) allow you to quickly dial in your tones no matter what the gig calls for. We aren’t going to sit here and claim it has magical parts, or we sourced out 60-year-old diodes that make it perfect, but we are going to say that during our research we looked at everything available and then only used the parts that Brian chose to replicate that amazing tone. Let’s face it, not everyone has room for a four-legged beast on their board. This smaller version slips in and out of a myriad of tight situations. Now you can have the tone. Now you can have history. Now you can have it all without having to sell your prized gear possessions. The Wampler Tumnus, standing up for that amazing tone, but without the outrageous claims often associated with it.

Product Features

  • Weight: 390 g
  • Compact size
  • Made in the USA
  • Input: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Controls: Gain, Level, Treble
  • Foot-switch: Bypass effect
  • Current consumption: 20 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply unit
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 38 x 89 x 38 mm
  • V2 (new design, otherwise unchanged)
  • Legendary Overdrive/Boost Sound
  • An integrated buffer that is active even when the device is switched off
  • Power supply adapter connection: Hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, minus pole inside

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build
  • Affordably priced
  • Value for money
  • Terrific audio quality
  • Exceptionally reputable
  • Favorable consumer ratings
  • Suitable for any playing style
  • There will be no battery operation
  • It functions as a buffer without the requirement for a legitimate bypass


  • Increasing the gain too much may result in hissing

Wampler Tumnus V2 Guitar Effects Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The last choice is the very sought-after Wampler Tumnus. It is the most expensive of the three pedals discussed. It’s called after a figure from The Chronicles of Narnia and is based on the Klon Centaur. The three-tone settings are available in Bass, Middle, and Treble, making it simple to choose the ideal tone for your playing style. It can only be powered by a 9V DC power supply and used as a buffer, hence there is no battery operation here. You can use it as a single pedal overdrive or stack it with another pedal to enhance the gain.

Clean tones are so clear that you can hear each separate note played, making them ideal for lead guitar. When the gain on this pedal is turned up, it generates a warm and rich sound that is ideal for rhythm play. Depending on the settings, this adds a lot of crunch to the guitar.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Wampler Tumnus V2 Overdrive & Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

as of July 12, 2024 5:05 pm

Pricing History

Price History for Wampler Tumnus V2 Overdrive & Boost Guitar Effects Pedal


Current Price $149.97 July 12, 2024
Highest Price $149.97 December 31, 2023
Lowest Price $127.47 November 17, 2023
Since November 17, 2023

Last price changes

$149.97 December 31, 2023
$127.47 November 17, 2023

Last updated on July 12, 2024 5:05 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

7 ounces

Product Dimensions

7 x 4 x 7 inches

Country of Origin


Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

March 18, 2016

Color Name

Tumnus OD/Boost




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