Tonehunter Hot Tuna Elizabethtown PA

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.

Rhoads Music
(717) 361-9272
123 W Libhart Aly
Elizabethtown, PA
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324 Vesper Rd
Hershey, PA
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350 E Main St
Mountville, PA
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2361 S Queen St
York, PA
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(717) 652-2466
4440 Fritchey St
Harrisburg, PA
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(717) 927-8101
874 New Bridgeville Rd
Wrightsville, PA
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(717) 832-6110
8 N Londonderry Sq
Palmyra, PA
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Martys Music Store
(717) 867-1000
1245 E Main St
Annville, PA
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2410 S Queen St
York, PA
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(717) 295-0620
2118 Marietta Ave
Lancaster, PA
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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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