Tonehunter Hot Tuna Hopkinsville KY

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.

Music Central Inc
(270) 885-0074
Po Box 1084
Hopkinsville, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hooks Sounds
(270) 782-1172
915 Adams St
Bowling Green, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement

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Krystal Music
(270) 849-2337
4490 New Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Henderson Music Co
(859) 254-1444
11519 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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The Great Bridge
(859) 858-0996
313 1/2 E Main St
Wilmore, KY
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Wert Music
(859) 727-1138
Po Box 18674
Erlanger, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Steilberg String Instruments
(502) 491-2337
4029 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY
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Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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J&K Music Emporium
(859) 885-6771
103 Briarwood Dr
Nicholasville, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Play It Again Music Ctr
(859) 236-7726
975 Hustonville Rd
Danville, KY
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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(270) 441-9000
Pob 122
Clinton, KY
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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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