Tonehunter Hot Tuna La Crosse WI

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.

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

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

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Bahl & Sons Piano
(608) 786-2070
560 Commerce St
West Salem, WI
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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
 
Leithold Music
(608) 784-7555
116 4th Street South
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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Samson Drums
(608) 784-7555
W1385 Ramrod Coulee Ln
Genoa, WI
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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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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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