Tonehunter Switching Devices Canon City CO

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.

Cross Music Co
(719) 275-1075
623 Main St
Canon City, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lapcat Studios
(303) 908-9738
852 E Bayaud Ave
Denver, CO

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Sax Alley
(970) 674-0222
561 E Garden Dr
Windsor, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Musicians Super Store
(303) 972-2070
5066 S. Wadsworth & Bellevie
Littleton, CO
 
Sweetwave Audio, Inc.
(303) 258-0563
1795 Plaza Dr
Louisville, CO

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Smashing Good Guitars
(719) 784-3730
128 E Main St
Florence, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Harrelson Music Inc
(970) 625-1118
1248 Railroad Ave
Rifle, CO

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Acoustic Music Revival
(303) 744-1737
3445 S Broadway
Englewood, CO

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Drum Shop
(303) 402-0122
2065 30Th St
Boulder, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Hart Music
(970) 242-9282
417 Main St
Grand Junction, CO

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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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