Tonehunter Hot Tuna Montrose 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.

Thomas Productions
(970) 240-4013
306 E Main St
Montrose, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Flesher-Hinton Music Company
(303) 337-2610
1232 South Havana Street
Aurora, CO
 
Music Works Inc
(303) 781-8299
Po Box 1471
Englewood, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Organs

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Thomas Productions
(970) 240-4013
306 E Main St
Montrose, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Loveland Music
(970) 622-0080
214 E 4Th St
Loveland, CO
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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Glenwood Music Inc
(970) 928-8628
715 Cooper Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Telluride Music
(970) 728-9592
Po Box 1473
Telluride, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Wildwood Music
(303) 776-2366
Po Box 1967
Longmont, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Emporium
(303) 936-8850
4645 Morrison Rd
Denver, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Lews Guitars
(303) 443-2030
820 Pearl St
Boulder, 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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