Tonehunter Hot Tuna Ringgold GA

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.

Wilborns Music
(706) 965-3933
933 Lafayette St
Ringgold, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Musitech
(423) 894-9771
Po Box 9037
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Allen Organ Studios
(423) 894-5505
6739 Ringgold Rd Ste L
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano

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Joe Chambers Music World
(423) 624-5522
4115 Ringgold Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Summitt Steinway Pianos & Digitals
(423) 499-0600
6209 Lee Highway
Chattanooga, TN
 
Humbucker Inc
(706) 858-6874
751 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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L & M Music Co
(423) 894-8289
6228 Airpark Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Harmony House Music
(423) 894-4652
6223 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Bill Hardin Music
(423) 892-2503
5822 Lee Highway
Chattanooga, TN
 
Crutcher Pianos
(423) 499-8197
6223 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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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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