Tonehunter Hot Tuna Buford GA

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.

New School Of Music
(678) 482-2884
4125 Buford Dr
Buford, GA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Wallace Reed Music
(770) 476-8886
1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suwanee, GA

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Dougs Music
(770) 932-9127
3070 Heather Stone Way
Lawrenceville, GA

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Galaxy Music Center
(770) 879-8381
6150 Georgia Hwy 400
Cumming, GA
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Huthmaker Violins
(770) 476-9443
3140 Main St
Duluth, GA
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(770) 945-1028
4317 Brogdon Place Cv
Suwanee, GA

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(678) 313-0188
1609 Stepstone Way
Lawrenceville, GA
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(770) 476-1749
2372 Buford Hwy
Duluth, GA
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359 Ga 120
Duluth, GA
 
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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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