Tonehunter Hot Tuna Campbellsville KY

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.

Krystal Music
(270) 849-2337
4490 New Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Wilsound Sound & Lighting Co
(270) 789-1505
4400 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
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(606) 787-4619
3156 Mount Hebron Rd
Lancaster, KY
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(606) 365-3075
5660 Ky Highway 698
Hustonville, KY

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Hooks Sounds
(270) 782-1172
915 Adams St
Bowling Green, KY
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Campbellsville Music
(270) 465-9233
255 Martin Rd
Campbellsville, KY
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(270) 483-3960
3555 Metropolis Lake Rd
West Paducah, KY

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(270) 488-3960
3555 Metropolis Lake Rd
West Paducah, KY
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(606) 784-6237
427 Flemingsburg Rd
Morehead, KY

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115 Chinaberry St
Glasgow, KY

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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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