Tonehunter Hot Tuna Lewiston ME

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.

La Music Factory
(207) 783-0058
48 Commercial St
Lewiston, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Music Maniac
(207) 784-1784
20 East Ave
Lewiston, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Taylor Music Co
(207) 225-3418
60 Auburn Rd
Turner, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Music & Moore
(207) 725-4733
49 Topsham Fair Mall Rd
Topsham, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Music Center
(207) 725-6161
149 Maine St
Brunswick, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Carrolls Music Ctr Inc
(207) 782-2545
160 Canal St
Lewiston, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Nellies Music
(207) 782-6394
82 Charles St
Lewiston, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Robitailles Piano Sales
(207) 224-7840
65 Mason Rd
Turner, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Martys Music Center
(207) 725-5703
11 Mason St
Brunswick, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Frost Gully Fiddles
(207) 865-0818
21 Lookout Dr
Freeport, ME
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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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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