Tonehunter Hot Tuna Cape Girardeau MO

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.

Shivelbines Music
(573) 334-5216
535 Broadway St
Cape Girardeau, MO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Shivelbine Music Store
(573) 334-5216
533 Broadway St
Cape Girardeau, MO
 
Mayberry Music & Audio
(618) 833-3171
301 E Broad St
Jonesboro, IL
 
Music Station
(816) 224-4594
790 Sw Us Highway 40
Blue Springs, MO
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Scottys Guitar Shop
(816) 224-3030
Po Box 67
Blue Springs, MO
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mayberry Music & Sound
(618) 833-3171
Po Box 867
Jonesboro, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mayberry Music & Audio
(618) 833-3171
Po Box 867
Jonesboro, IL
 
Hume Music Inc
(816) 474-1960
2010 Broadway St
Kansas City, MO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hennessy Sons Music
(573) 445-6111
1729 W Broadway
Columbia, MO
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Percussion Shop
(417) 883-9112
412 E Walnut St
Springfield, MO
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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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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