Tonehunter Switching Devices Narragansett RI

The Juicy Fruit is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn control is set.

Beekman Violin
(401) 284-0265
1058 Kingstown Rd
Wakefield, RI
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Wakefield Music Co
(401) 783-5390
58 Main St
Wakefield, RI
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Healy Flute Co
(401) 885-2502
57 Peirce St
East Greenwich, RI
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Mojo Music
(401) 315-2553
105 Franklin St Unit 5
Westerly, RI
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Musicman
(401) 821-2865
91 Tillinghast Ave
Warwick, RI
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South County Music Exchang
(401) 789-7425
50 High St
Wakefield, RI

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Larry Brown Piano
(401) 862-5333
84 Boulevard
Middletown, RI
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Moss Music Center
(401) 847-5844
2269 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
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(401) 823-5459
263 Quaker Ln
West Warwick, RI

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(401) 738-7677
1800 Post Rd
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Tonehunter Switching Devices

gp0410_gear8464‘The Juicy Fruit ($543 retail/street price N/A) is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Tonehunter folks state that this pedal is recommended for fans of “California juice tone,” and while it’s not exactly clear what that means, the Juicy Fruit is a more laid back companion to the Hot Tuna, and is intended for blues players, rockers, and modern jazzers. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn (gain) control is set. The Voice control offers plenty of top-end slice, but can also elicit very buttery tones at lower settings. My favorite way to use this pedal with a PRS 22 was to put the Voice knob a little south of halfway, the Burn knob nearly all the way up, and the Protein switch at its upward setting (for maximum gain and ballsiness—a configuration that nicely accommodated the 22’s slightly reduced output when using it in split mode. The Juicy’s lack of super-high-gain capability may be a dealbreaker to some, but if you like the concept of a tube-style pedal that doesn’t add a lot of its own color to the sound, then the Juicy Fruit could be a tasty addition to your tone menu.

—Art Thompson

KUDOS Clear, tube-like distortion. Lots of output.
CONCERNS Very expensive.
CONTACT tonehunterusa.com

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