Tonehunter Hot Tuna Mission TX

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.

Mr Music
(956) 787-4845
1800 N Main St
Mcallen, TX

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Valley Keyboards
(956) 686-4863
900 Harvey St
Mcallen, TX
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs

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Mozart House Llc
(956) 683-8838
1701 W Dove Ave Ste C
Mcallen, TX
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Drums & Percussion

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Guitar Phonics
(956) 787-3941
116 W 10Th St
San Juan, TX
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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H&H Music Co.
(956) 682-2001 , (956) 682-2653 (fax)
924 E. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX
 
Antonio Strad Violin
(956) 687-9788
508 N 10Th St # 4
Mcallen, TX
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Drums & Percussion

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Melhart Music
(956) 682-6147
3325 N 10Th St
Mcallen, TX

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Hermes Music Of Mcallen
(956) 682-4341
830 N Cage Blvd
Pharr, TX
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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(956) 661-9406
700 S Jackson Rd
Mcallen, TX
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Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Texas Band And Orchestra
(956) 683-0700
301 N Mccoll Rd Ste 1
Mcallen, TX
 
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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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