Champion Leccy – The Dunsh, fuzz-stortion
The Dunsh is an original design that features a ‘bells and whistles’ form of that original transistor gain stage from the Gett/ Canny Fettle Boost sandwiched between a few op amp stages for filtering, gain and EQ.
It goes from clean boost to distortion, with stupid amounts of output.
It has some broad spanning EQ options
It has two controls for gating.
It has a second footswitch for the namesake ‘dunsh’ sound to step it up a notch. The Dunsh does not operate independently. It is an internal boost to one section of the circuit.
Gain – gain.
Bias – bias for that core transistor stage. As you turn it clockwise it will start to choke out. The more gain you add, the harder you have to push it to gate out. ALSO! When you’re all high gainy, you’ll notice as you turn it, you’ll hit a point where it acts as a noise gate. The noise floor will kindly vanish, which is handy and nice.
B and T – B stands for bottom. T stands for top.
This is the EQ section. There are two knobs and two 3-way switches. At noon the knobs aren’t doing anything. Turn clockwise to boost, anticlockwise to cut. B boosts or cuts bottom end, T cuts or boosts top end.
The B and T switches (directly below the knobs) are marked with lo, hi and mid for the three positions. This is where the corresponding knob boosts or cuts from.
gate – a 3 way switch that we smooshed in between the EQ switches that gates your signal and does some cool weird voicing thing. This gate also battles the gain control, the more gain, the less gating.
level – output volume.
dunsh – this is a separate volume control for when you kick on the dunsh (the second footswitch) allowing you to set an independent level for it.
There are three ‘set and forget’ internal DIP switches. One for the low end roll off, one for the high end roll off and one for dunsh intensity. The settings on these really depend on what instrument/ style you’re playing.