Tonehunter Hot Tuna Rock Springs WY

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.

Pickin Palace,The
(307) 362-5848
553 N Front St
Rock Springs, WY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Essenmacher
(307) 886-9816
Po Box 4248
Bedford, WY
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Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mammoth Music Inc
(307) 856-0258
318 E Main St
Riverton, WY
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Haggertys Music Works
(307) 682-9808
500 Or Dr Ste 1
Gillette, WY
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Harmony Enterprises
(307) 266-6842
866 Cy Ave
Casper, WY
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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The Pickin' Palace
(307) 362-5848
553 N Front St
Rock Springs, WY
 
Ray Town Studios
(307) 234-4602
601 Se Wyoming Blvd
Casper, WY
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Marlow Music
(307) 630-3344
6707 Highland Rd
Cheyenne, WY
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Band & Orchestral

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Niemann & Sons Music
(307) 637-5222
3737 E Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Yocum Music
(307) 638-7755
1708 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY
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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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