Tonehunter Hot Tuna Aurora CO

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.

Flesher-Hinton Music Company
(303) 337-2610
1232 South Havana Street
Aurora, CO
 
Guitarx
(303) 282-9800
Po Box 460609
Aurora, CO
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(303) 759-9100
1585 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO
 
Lapcat Studios
(303) 908-9738
852 E Bayaud Ave
Denver, CO

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Wells Music
(303) 777-1900
685 S Broadway
Denver, CO
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Music City Inc
(303) 537-0116
9758 E Colfax Ave
Aurora, CO
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Organs

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(303) 756-9461
5048 E Hampden Ave
Denver, CO
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Rupps Drums
(303) 756-5777
2045 S Holly St
Denver, CO
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(303) 778-0949
515 E Exposition Ave
Denver, CO
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Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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(303) 777-1900
685 S Broadway
Denver, CO
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gp0410_gear8465Hand-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.

—Art Thompson

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