Tumnus Deluxe - what to expect?

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  1. Axegrinder77

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    Just pulled the trigger. It's shipped.

    I like Brian Wamplers videos on youtube and always thought his pedals sound great.

    Playing my princeton at home with lower volume. Have a few drive pedals, but closest thing to the bluesy crunch I want now is my tubescreamer. But I'm left wanting something a bit different. More amp like I guess.

    Was a toss up between this and the mxr Timmy.

    My gut told me go with Brian. (can't really get a Cochrane Timmy either). Funny because mxr does the klone thing as well, and I like mxr, but wanted the real deal (well sorta).

    Is this thing all that and a bag of weed?

    LOL, it's late. Thanks!

    Axe
     
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    It’s a great pedal, quite flexible and capable of huge perceived volume push. I ended up selling mine and sticking with a strymon deco for the dirt sound but for the money the tumnus is easily one of the best bang for the buck pedals in my opinion.
     
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    Tumnus mini kicks ass. I would assume deluxe similar or maybe more ass kicking.
     
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    It does what klon does with better EQ controls. If you havent used one before, experiment where you want it in the chain. I use mine as an always on OD sometimes, to push another OD after it.

    you wont be sorry.
     
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    The Tumnus Deluxe was the Klon Klone that I wanted, but Ric at Guitar Pedal Shoppe didn't have any in stock at the time I was shopping. He recommended the RYRA Klone to me (which is amazing btw). There are tons of good klon style pedals out there. The Tumnus is a great pedal, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
     
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    With respect to placement, should I put it before OD and Muff? I also have an mxr micro amp I can use as a boost.
     
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    Pedall.jpeg I got one as few weeks ago. I use it with a DRRI and a Joyo eq pedal. I'm new to the Klone world so I just decided to grab one. Here's my setting for a Keith Richards sound using the bridge. I'd love see other folks pedals settings, etc.

    Enjoy your new pedal!
     
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    Great thread. I've been curious about these since a 3 band EQ makes it, to my mind, a cross between an OD and an equalizer. Now that is useful.

    Wish they weren't so expensive, at least in these parts.
     
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    I removed the Wampler and plugged in my OCD v4. Tone at 11 - Drive about 9:10 - Hp setting on - and going for that Stones tones in bridge it was very close to the Wampler pedal. Both pedals might push off the Tech 21 Blonde pedal, which has been a a favorite pedal for me that past 8 years.

    I really believe the magic is in the EQ pedal - IMO.
     
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    Which is the other reason that I've resisted the urge.

    I picked up a Joyo American Sound (basically a Tech 21 Blonde) last year and I'm guessing that it covers a similar sonic and functional territory (while costing less than 1/10th what I'd have to pay for the Wampler).

    And, yeah, I too think that the magic lies in EQ.
     
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    Mine is always on and at the end of my dirt chain. It really thickens up the sound. Nice, full sound. It can get a bit of grit if needed but I like it with minimal edge to it. About 10 o’clock.
     
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    So you slam it with something for leads?
     
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    I had the Tumnus mini and it was a good pedal. I'd be keen to try the Deluxe at some point. As someone else said you get the klon thing but greater diversity with the controls of the Deluxe
     
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    I have an Analogman TS going into an OCD that goes into the Tumnus. I can get pretty much anything I need by using either one or both into the Tumnus. I tried the Tumnus in all positions and that is where I really liked it best.
     
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    regarding the Strymon Deco pedal , it's horror show, top drawer, the bending end , magic
    lots of applications in that modest pedal
     
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    I was looking at always on front end this weekend.
    (tumnus deluxe,snouse 2,archer ikon,barber gain changer)
    If I get too many knobbie options though, I might get confused
    so perhaps less may be more)
     
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    Well it arrived today from the jungle.

    I'm disappointed.

    It sounds muddy and compressed . Less transparent than my od808. The tone also loses warmth , especially as the gain goes up.

    It's not gonna work with my set up unfortunately. Returning for refund.
     
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    I should add.. It's not necessarily a bad sounding pedal. It's just that my expectations were sky high. It doesn't really do anything much different or better than my od808, so it's redundant I think.
     
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    It’s okay. Not my favorite Klone, but far from the worst that I’ve had experience with.
     
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    Curious, what did you have running before it and what kind of amp?
     
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