Tonehunter Switching Devices Chehalis WA

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.

Larsen Music
(360) 740-8977
1679 S Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA

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Great Music Co.
(360) 736-6400
1616 S Gold St Ste 4
Centralia, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral

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Brass Reed & Guitar Shop
(360) 254-9380
502 Washington St
Vancouver, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Johns Music Cntr
(206) 548-0916
4501 Interlake Ave N Ste 9
Seattle, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Mellowoods & Music
(360) 378-5151
Po Box 2209
Friday Harbor, WA

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Fandrich Piano Co. Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S Tower Ave
Centralia, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Fandrich Piano Company, Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S. Tower Avenue
Centralia, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Strings & More Music Store
(509) 276-3123
Po Box 2222
Deer Park, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Northwest Piano
(206) 979-1536
8726 Golden Gardens Drive Nw
Seattle, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Music Trader
(425) 413-4343
26911 Maple Valley Black Dmnd Rd Se
Maple Valley, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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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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