Tonehunter Hot Tuna Fort Walton Beach FL

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.

Playground Music Center Inc
(850) 243-2514
99 Eglin Pkwy Ne Ste 1B
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Leitz Music Co. Inc.
(850) 863-1099
650 Beal Pkwy Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Music Mart
(850) 678-3921
1603 A Highway 285
Niceville, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral

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D&L Music
(561) 221-9557
217 Sw Indian Grove Dr
Stuart, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Playground Music Center
(850) 243-2514
99 Eglin Parkway Ne 1B
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Playground Music Center
(850) 243-2514
99 Eglin Parkway Ne 1B
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mancini Music
(850) 678-6000
Po Box 340
Niceville, FL

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Harris Music & Sound
(850) 434-6497
Pob 5188
Navarre, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Wagner & Tinsley Music
(904) 721-5330
4274 Anson Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Arts Enterprises Inc
(954) 581-2203
3301 Davie Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Electronic Repairs (3 full-time repairmen)
Guitars and String Instrument Repairs
Brass and Woodwind repairs
On-Site Sound System service
Hours
Monday thru Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday - Closed

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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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