The Champion Leccy Divvy WAS a one-knob fuzz, and now, with v3 (out in 2019), it’s got two controls, Fuzz and Volume.
It has an accentuation in the high-mids and higher frequencies but it’s not a super compressed square wave fuzz. Inspired by the venerable Percolator circuit, it rides the line between dirty and thick without getting too muddy. Even at higher gain settings, it retains clarity and accentuation.
The V2 Divvy added a three-way voicing switch (previously under the hood), giving you either pseudo octave fuzz or crunchy tones, while v3 adds master volume, initially either as an internal trim pot or as an external volume pot, and currently only in the latter format.
Woolly at Champion Leccy had stopped making them because it was too busy with other, more popular builds, but he resumed production after a surge in requests.
– Brandon Stoner
Champion Leccy Divvy v2
Here’s a recent video of V.2, essentially the same circuit without master volume.
The Divvy is a simple crunch/ gnarly fuzz for those who like to keep it simple. All V3 Divvies have an external three way voicing switch and a master volume (either internal trim or external pot), giving you more control over where your tone lands between crunchy tones and pseudo octave fuzz.
knob/ knobs – more louderest
position 1 – tight crunch// position 2 – crunch with more bass // position 3 – pseudo octave fuzz
So what’s the difference with V1, V2 and V3 Divvies?
The circuit is essentially the same throughout.
The V1 Divvy was a one knob fuzz with internal switches and no volume control (volume set at max)
The V2 Divvy saw the switch move to the outside, but there was still no volume control (volume set at max).
The V3 Divvy is exactly the same circuit with an master volume, either as an internal trimpot or as an external volume pot.
Why the extra volume pot?
Because the Divvy (V1/2) was so loud it’s blown tubes. You have been warned, be careful.