Tonehunter Switching Devices La Crosse WI

The Juicy Fruit is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn control is set.

Sse Music Inc
(608) 781-2850
2609 George St
La Crosse, WI

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Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI
 
Bahl & Sons Piano
(608) 786-2070
560 Commerce St
West Salem, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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S S E Music Inc
(608) 781-2850
2609 George St
La Crosse, WI
 
Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4Th St S
La Crosse, WI
 
Guitar Exchange
(608) 784-3051
953 Adams St
La Crosse, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4Th St S
La Crosse, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Samson Drums
(608) 784-7555
W1385 Ramrod Coulee Ln
Genoa, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Daves Guitar Shop
(608) 785-7704
1227 3Rd St S
La Crosse, WI
 
Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI
 
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Tonehunter Switching Devices

gp0410_gear8464‘The Juicy Fruit ($543 retail/street price N/A) is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Tonehunter folks state that this pedal is recommended for fans of “California juice tone,” and while it’s not exactly clear what that means, the Juicy Fruit is a more laid back companion to the Hot Tuna, and is intended for blues players, rockers, and modern jazzers. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn (gain) control is set. The Voice control offers plenty of top-end slice, but can also elicit very buttery tones at lower settings. My favorite way to use this pedal with a PRS 22 was to put the Voice knob a little south of halfway, the Burn knob nearly all the way up, and the Protein switch at its upward setting (for maximum gain and ballsiness—a configuration that nicely accommodated the 22’s slightly reduced output when using it in split mode. The Juicy’s lack of super-high-gain capability may be a dealbreaker to some, but if you like the concept of a tube-style pedal that doesn’t add a lot of its own color to the sound, then the Juicy Fruit could be a tasty addition to your tone menu.

—Art Thompson

KUDOS Clear, tube-like distortion. Lots of output.
CONCERNS Very expensive.
CONTACT tonehunterusa.com

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