Tonehunter Hot Tuna Piscataway NJ

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.

Sam Ash Music Stores
(732) 572-5595
1831 State Route 27
Edison, NJ
 
Lou Rose Music Center
(732) 985-3333
1627 State Route 27
Edison, NJ
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(732) 225-4444
995 Amboy Ave
Edison, NJ
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(908) 229-1733
321 Bound Brook Rd
Middlesex, NJ
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510 Church St
Bound Brook, NJ

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(973) 882-7774
561 Route 1
Edison, NJ

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(732) 985-9099
485 Us Highway 1
Edison, NJ
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(732) 545-6325
215 N Main St
Milltown, NJ
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(732) 257-8500
666 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
 
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272 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
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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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