Tonehunter Hot Tuna Douglas GA

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.

Vickers Music Co
(912) 384-0949
537 Peterson Ave S
Douglas, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Dirt Cheep Music
(770) 433-0196
2415 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Galaxy Music Center
(770) 879-8381
6150 Georgia Hwy 400
Cumming, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Jamestown Piano Shop
(912) 265-5055
3674 Community Rd
Brunswick, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Print Music

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Bibb Music Ctr
(478) 746-3232
317 Cotton Ave
Macon, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Taylor Piano Co
(912) 384-2477
Po Box 1214
Douglas, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Whipkeys Music
(770) 422-8704
2949 Canton Rd Ste 700
Marietta, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Peachtree Music, Inc.
(770) 474-9177
5013 North Henry Blvd.
Stockbridge, GA
 
Hamilton Band Instrument Co
(770) 760-9460
1361 Iris Dr Se
Conyers, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Jerry Roberson Piano Sales & Svc
(912) 764-2121
183 Bell Rd
Brooklet, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Print Music

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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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