Tonehunter Hot Tuna Grand Junction CO

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.

JB Hart Music Company
(970) 242-9282
417 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Roper Music
(970) 242-3272
136 N 5Th St
Grand Junction, CO
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Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lee'S Woodwinds
(970) 242-9364
615 Darlene Ct
Grand Junction, CO
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Organs

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Back Porch Music
(970) 243-9711
995 Independent Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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JB Hart Music Company
(970) 242-9282
417 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Mesa Music
(970) 245-0437
2599 Highway 6&50
Grand Junction, CO
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hart Music
(970) 242-9282
417 Main St
Grand Junction, CO

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(970) 243-0239
995 Independent Ave.
Grand Junction, CO
 
Agape Music
(970) 434-1277
Po Box 446
Clifton, CO
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard

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417 Main St
Grand Junction, CO
 
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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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