Tonehunter Hot Tuna Saugerties NY

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.

Music Works
(845) 246-3910
4 Twin Maples Plz
Saugerties, NY
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Marc Inc
(845) 679-4274
10 Raybrook Dr
Woodstock, NY
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Barcones Music
(845) 331-6089
528 Broadway
Kingston, NY
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Nivers Inc
(518) 828-0616
801 Columbia St
Hudson, NY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Marc Inc Of Ny
(845) 679-4274
10 Raybrook Dr
Woodstock, NY
 
Woodstock Music Shop
(845) 679-3224
18 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY
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Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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(845) 331-4845
52 Lounsbury Pl
Kingston, NY

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Marks Music Center
(845) 876-1006
6565 Spring Brook Ave
Rhinebeck, NY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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(518) 392-5006
17 N 4Th St
Hudson, NY
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528 Broadway
Kingston, NY
 
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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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