Tonehunter Hot Tuna New London CT

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.

Caruso Music
(860) 326-4883
94 State St
New London, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Caruso's Discount Piano Showroom
(860) 442-9600
94 State Street
New London, CT
 
Stewarts Music L.L.C.
(860) 739-4141
171 Main St
Niantic, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Upton Bass & Usa Violins
(860) 536-7555
44 Taugwonk Spur
Stonington, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Stuart Ingersoll Musical
(860) 767-7946
Po Box 202
Essex, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Feenix Musik
(860) 437-3224
333 Ocean Ave
New London, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Rons Guitar Inc
(860) 445-0194
785 Long Hill Rd
Groton, CT

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Alpha Audioworks Inc
(860) 572-0460
44 Washington St
Mystic, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment
Hours
Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

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Music Center Of Norwich
(860) 887-1457
Po Box 238
Yantic, CT
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mojo Music
(401) 315-2553
105 Franklin St Unit 5
Westerly, RI
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Print Music

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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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