Tonehunter Hot Tuna Ellijay 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.

Stovers Mountain Music
(706) 636-5025
Po Box 1759
Ellijay, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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North Georgia Music
(706) 517-1496
501 S 5Th Ave
Chatsworth, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Value Music Concepts, Inc.
(770) 919-2115
825 Franklin Ct Se Ste C
Marietta, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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California Staging Systems
(760) 353-5322
160 Woodlake Dr
Newnan, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement

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Whole Note Music
(678) 432-8269
112 Willow Ln
Mcdonough, GA

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Alpha Music
(828) 835-3302
4137 E First St
Blue Ridge, GA

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Curbow String Instruments
(706) 374-2873
10541 Lakewood Hwy
Morganton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Computer Music Products
(800) 578-5507
2008 Bayswater Rd
Brunswick, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording 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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Milton Brown Pianos
(478) 788-7841
1801 Winston Dr
Macon, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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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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