The Klon KTR versus the Wampler Tumnus

The Klon KTR versus the Wampler Tumnus

In this video I compare the Klon KTR versus the Wampler Tumnus overdrive pedal. The Klon KTR is the newest  version of the infamous Klon Centaur overdrive pedal.  The Tumnus crams most of the tones from the KTR into a much smaller box.  I say “most” because the Tumnus is different.  It also adds a little extra as well. What the Tumnus adds is low end and what it lacks is a buffer switch which is what might sway you one way or the other.  To my understanding the Tumnus is true bypass while the KTR can either be true or buffered bypass.   (Best Price on Amazon Here)

The Tumnus saves a lot space thanks to the smaller footprint but the jacks are on the side where as on the Klon they are on the top.  Top sided jacks offer the advantage of space saving too because you can literally bunch pedals together.  That said though, I think the Tumnus would still save at least one half of the space even with the side jacks.

As I mentioned tonally they are basically the same except the Tumnus has more low end.  In a live band situation, the low end is sometimes lost in the mix.

Fender 65 Deluxe vs Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review

Fender 65 Deluxe vs Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review

I am the proud new owner of a brand spanking new Fender ’68 Deluxe Reverb amplifier.  These new silver-face amps are quite different to the regular ’65 Deluxe Reverb and not only in cosmetics but design too.  They do both feature the same size cabinet, power rating and selection of tubes, but that’s where it ends.  If you’re a fan of the ’65 deluxe but you wished it broke up earlier or had a little more character, then the ’68 Deluxe Reverb is a perfect choice.

The main differences between them both are:

  • The ’68 Deluxe has a Bassman tone-stack on the custom channel which totally kicks ass and has a fuller and warmer sound in the mids
  • The ’68 has a Celestion G12V70 speaker while the ’65 has a Jesnsen C-12k speaker
  • The ’68 breaks up quite a bit earlier
  • The ’68 also shares the reverb and tremolo on both channels which is awesome
  • The ’68 Deluxe’s reverb sound is not quite as washy as the ’65
  • The ’65 stays cleaner longer
  • The ’65 is a smoother sort of sound
  • The ’68 has more of a raunchy tone
  • The ’68 is made in Mexico while the ’65 is made in the USA
  • The build quality is awesome on both
  • Both totally rock and have their own unique sound
  • The taper on the volume is different.  I found the ’65 get’s louder faster early on.

This video below shows the difference between the two mic’d up with Rode M3 microphones at the same audible volume in the room.

All in all both amplifiers are awesome and it all comes down to personal choice.  I love both of them for different reasons but for me the 68 has more of the sort of Blues tone I really love when it starts to compress and overdrive and it does it at a less ear bleeding level which suits the pub/club gigs I do with my band.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Eminence Patriot Speaker vs Eminence Red Coat Tonespotter Speaker

Eminence Speaker Shootout Video

Eminence Patriot Speaker vs Eminence Red Coat Tonespotter Speaker

The guitar is a Stratocaster with Fender Fat 50 Pickups through a Ceriatone Overtone Special 50 Watt Head.

The sound samples are recorded guitar loops through a RC-30 Loopstation to keep the consistency in the the playing and recording. Both samples are just off center with a SM-57 instrument microphone.

A huge thanks to Brian for lending me his 2×12 cabinet with fitted these two awesome speakers! :) Thanks mate!

Peavey Delta Blues vs Fender 65 Deluxe Reissue (Clean Test)

Peavey Delta Blues vs Fender 65 Deluxe Reissue (Clean Test) Comparison

We’re checking out the difference in tone between the Peavey Delta Blues and the Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier on the clean channel.  Both amps have quite a bit of headroom on clean and they both naturally start to break up once you get them to about 12 o’clock on the volume.  Both amps have different power tubes, the Fender has a set of 6V6 tubes and the Peavey has a set of EL84 power tubes.  This gives the American made Peavey a bit of an English sound, much like the Vox in the high end frequencies.  That said, it has more mid frequencies than a Vox.

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier vs Fender Super-Sonic 22 Amplifier

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier vs Fender Super-Sonic 22 Amplifier

Above Video Demo: The Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifier vs Fender Super-Sonic 22 on the Clean Channel


Above Video Demo: The Deluxe Reverb Amplifier vs Super-Sonic 22 on the Drive channel