Tonehunter Hot Tuna Mechanicsville VA

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.

Jacobs Music
(804) 559-5738
7079 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Jodys Music Center
(804) 737-1346
54 Cedar Fork Rd
Richmond, VA

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Metro Sound Co
(804) 643-7125
128 W Broad St
Richmond, VA

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Guitar Center
(804) 346-5151
9128 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA
 
A Major Music
(804) 747-5833
4240 Sadler Rd
Glen Allen, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mechanicsville Music
(804) 730-3576
7092 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Backstage Inc
(804) 644-1433
310 W Broad St
Richmond, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement

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Metro Sound & Music Co., I
(804) 643-7125
117 W Broad St
Richmond, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Guitar Works
(804) 358-0855
3335 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Richmond Piano Rebuilders Inc
(804) 358-1929
10300 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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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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