Tonehunter Hot Tuna Rutland VT

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.

Be Music
(802) 775-4030
162 Woodstock Ave
Rutland, VT
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Danby Four Corners Store
(802) 293-5316
5 Danby Pawlet Rd
Danby, VT
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Vermont Violins
(802) 229-4503
24 Main St
Montpelier, VT
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Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Be Music
(802) 775-4030
162 Woodstock Ave
Rutland, VT
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Vermont Folk Instruments
(802) 863-8133
128 1\2 Church St
Burlington, VT
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Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lowell Pianos
(802) 438-5279
909 Pleasant St
West Rutland, VT
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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(802) 775-4030
162 Woodstock Ave
Rutland, VT
 
Hilbert Piano Services
(802) 453-3743
40 W Pleasant St
Bristol, VT
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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(802) 472-6901
Po Box 829
Hardwick, VT

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(802) 254-5525
58 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT
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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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