Tonehunter Switching Devices Colorado Springs 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.

Yma Music Monarch Accordions
(719) 597-7668
1426 N Chelton Rd
Colorado Springs, CO
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Michael Miller Studios
(719) 632-8270
1128 Farragut Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
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Music Exchange
(719) 578-0883
305 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
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Meeker Music
(719) 471-8940
113 E Bijou St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Graner School Music Co
(719) 574-2001
4460 Barnes Rd
Colorado Springs, CO

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Guitar Center
(719) 591-9040
535 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Original Folklore Ctr
(719) 634-2228
330 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Pianos New & Used
(719) 389-1430
413 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
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J Mijares Violin
(719) 578-8242
111 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO

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Koiter Piano Service
(719) 594-6745
4648 El Camino Dr
Colorado Springs, 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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