Tonehunter Hot Tuna Merrill 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.

Merrill House Of Music
(715) 536-5352
912 E Main St
Merrill, WI
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Marc'S Guitar Shop
(715) 849-4800
1801 Sherman St
Wausau, WI
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Print Music

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Pattys Music Studio
(715) 842-5675
224 E Kent St
Wausau, WI
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Print Music

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Meinke Music Inc
(262) 461-1732
843 Main St
Belgium, WI
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Rockhaus Guitars
(414) 545-5900
4300 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Jerrys Music Inc
(715) 842-3272
702 N 3Rd Ave
Wausau, WI
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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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Wausau Music Center
(715) 845-4313
200 E Wausau Ave
Wausau, WI
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Jerrys Music
(715) 842-3272
702 N 3Rd Ave
Wausau, WI
 
Rockafellow Music
(920) 687-9198
609 Oakwood Ln
Watertown, WI

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Heid Music Co., Inc.
(920) 734-1969
308 E College Ave
Appleton, WI
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Organs

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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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