Tonehunter Hot Tuna Palos Hills IL

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.

Treble Clef Inc
(708) 598-7208
9722 S Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, IL
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Sound Systems
(708) 599-0015
8124 W 93Rd St
Hickory Hills, IL
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Quinlan & Fabish Music Co
(708) 654-4111
108 N Nolton Ave
Willow Springs, IL
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Players Guitars
(708) 671-0710
6961 W 111Th St
Worth, IL
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(708) 499-2500
4617 W 103Rd St
Oak Lawn, IL
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Hidden Music
(708) 430-1155
7925 W 103Rd St
Palos Hills, IL
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Guidos Music
(708) 599-9050
8607 W 95Th St
Hickory Hills, IL

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(708) 423-7910
10830 Central Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL
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(708) 424-6200
4901 W 95Th St
Oak Lawn, IL
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(708) 636-5545
9753 Southwest Hwy
Oak Lawn, IL
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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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