Tonehunter Hot Tuna Lafayette 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.

Lafayette Music
(303) 661-9335
1280 Centaur Village Dr Ste 10
Lafayette, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Print Music

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Sweetwave Audio, Inc.
(303) 258-0563
1795 Plaza Dr
Louisville, CO

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Robb's Boulder Music
(303) 443-8448
2691 30th St.
Boulder, CO
 
H B Woodsongs
(303) 449-0516
2920 Pearl St
Boulder, CO
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Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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My Music Gear, Llc
(720) 560-0382
9975 Wadsworth Pkwy
Westminster, CO

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Wildwood Music Studios
(303) 665-7733
804 Main St
Louisville, CO

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Robb'S Music
(303) 443-8448
2691 30Th St
Boulder, CO

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Drum Shop
(303) 402-0122
2065 30Th St
Boulder, CO
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Drums & Percussion

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Chris Finger Pianos
(303) 652-3110
Po Box 623
Niwot, CO
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Acoustic Piano

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Tony Corona Wholesale
(303) 433-8980
10462 Santa Fe St
Northglenn, 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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