Tonehunter Hot Tuna Rochester MN

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.

Schmitt Music Center
(507) 288-1960
1765 Highway 52 N
Rochester, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Welhaven Music Co
(507) 282-4286
15 N Broadway
Rochester, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Petit Music
(507) 545-2118
Po Box 113
Eyota, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Print Music

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Schmitt Music
(507) 288-1960
1765 Highway 52 N
Rochester, MN
 
Tone Music
(507) 451-5196
114 N Cedar Ave
Owatonna, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
band instruments (in store)
orchestra instruments
guitar and bass
Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:30 - 5:30
Thursday 9:30 - 8:00
Saturday 9:30 - 4:00
Sunday closed

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Rockchester Pro Music
(507) 252-9197
1312 7Th St Nw
Rochester, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Hamilton Music_Inc
(507) 288-6311
301 N Broadway
Rochester, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Print Music

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Diffley Music Studios
(507) 533-8432
100 5Th Ave Ne
Stewartville, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Avalon Music Centre
(507) 288-6311
301 Broadway Ave N
Rochester, MN
 
Sarlettes Music
(320) 589-1622
503 Atlantic Ave
Morris, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Instrument Repair Information
Band Instrument repairs - play condition to repads on flutes, clarinets and saxes.
Valve work, slide work, dent removal, chem-cleans on brasses.
Hours
M, T, W, F - 9:30am-5:30pm
Thurs 9:30am-7:00pm
Sat 9:30am-3:00pm

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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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