Tonehunter Hot Tuna Ames IA
Band & Orchestral
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music
Band & Orchestral, Print Music
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Rockwell City, IA
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Cedar Rapids, IA
Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
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Instrument Repair Information
Extensive repair shop!
From guitars and other fretted instruments to electronic equipment to orchestra instruments to all band instruments.
NOW FEATURING Ultrasonic cleaning capabilities for all size instruments.
Call toll free for details: 877-877-3997
Mon.-Fri. 9-6 Sat. 9-4
We Now have Extended Hours on Monday & Wednesday 9-8
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Hand-built in Cologne, Germany, the Hot Tuna ($429 retail/street price N/A) is designed to deliver heavy grind tones that range from “plexi” to “Rectifier.” The unit features top-quality components and a rugged interior layout that includes a neat PC board circuit with chassis-mounted pots and footswitch, and hand-wired connections to the board. The Hot Tuna’s controls consist of Blow (volume), Voice (tone), and Burn (gain). There are also two mini-toggle switches labeled Chili and Dip. The true-bypass circuit features a mechanical footswitch, and there’s a 2.1mm adapter jack on the front side of the die-cast enclosure.
The Hot Tuna can unleash massive output—even at low gain settings—and jacking up the Burn and Blow controls produces a combination of distortion and output that will turn even the cleanest amp into a fierce grind machine. It has a thick, fuzzy tonality that metal players will appreciate, but the Voice control is key to getting what you want for your particular style. Settings of two o’clock and higher really bring on the fuzz rage, while turning it to ten o’clock or lower mellows the bite for a more tube-sounding presentation. The Chili switch toggles between a bold, presence-y response and a skinnier tone with less midrange, the latter of which could be perfect for sitting a part in a dense track. The Dipswitch noticeably enhances the low-end mass when activated, and is useful for getting maximum grunt from low-tuned guitars.