Tonehunter Switching Devices Brunswick GA

The Juicy Fruit is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn control is set.

Jamestown Piano Shop
(912) 265-5055
3674 Community Rd
Brunswick, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Print Music

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City Music
(912) 280-0034
1407 Newcastle St
Brunswick, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Portmans Music
(912) 264-3363
5615 Altama Ave
Brunswick, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Video Showcase & Music
(912) 437-6537
Po Box 1170
Darien, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Portman'S Music
(912) 264-3363
5615 Altama Ave
Brunswick, GA
 
Clydes Discount Music
(912) 261-8650
1602 Newcastle St
Brunswick, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Computer Music Products
(800) 578-5507
2008 Bayswater Rd
Brunswick, GA
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Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment

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Portman's Music Superstore
(912) 264-3363
5701 Altama Avenue
Brunswick, GA
 
Portman's Music Superstore
(912) 264-3363
5701 Altama Avenue
Brunswick, GA
 
Musician's Warehouse
(706) 548-9595
485 East Clayton Street
Athens, GA
 
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Tonehunter Switching Devices

gp0410_gear8464‘The Juicy Fruit ($543 retail/street price N/A) is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Tonehunter folks state that this pedal is recommended for fans of “California juice tone,” and while it’s not exactly clear what that means, the Juicy Fruit is a more laid back companion to the Hot Tuna, and is intended for blues players, rockers, and modern jazzers. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn (gain) control is set. The Voice control offers plenty of top-end slice, but can also elicit very buttery tones at lower settings. My favorite way to use this pedal with a PRS 22 was to put the Voice knob a little south of halfway, the Burn knob nearly all the way up, and the Protein switch at its upward setting (for maximum gain and ballsiness—a configuration that nicely accommodated the 22’s slightly reduced output when using it in split mode. The Juicy’s lack of super-high-gain capability may be a dealbreaker to some, but if you like the concept of a tube-style pedal that doesn’t add a lot of its own color to the sound, then the Juicy Fruit could be a tasty addition to your tone menu.

—Art Thompson

KUDOS Clear, tube-like distortion. Lots of output.
CONCERNS Very expensive.
CONTACT tonehunterusa.com

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