Tonehunter Switching Devices Somerset NJ

The Juicy Fruit is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn control is set.

North Brunswick Music
(732) 545-6325
215 N Main St
Milltown, NJ
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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East Coast Piano
(973) 882-7774
561 Route 1
Edison, NJ

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Bongos
(917) 913-9054
510 Church St
Bound Brook, NJ

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Sam Ash Music Stores
(732) 572-5595
1831 State Route 27
Edison, NJ
 
Kpls Holding Co
(732) 257-5040
380 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Jersey Drums N' Percussion
(732) 985-9099
485 Us Highway 1
Edison, NJ
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement

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Cymbals And Snares
(908) 229-1733
321 Bound Brook Rd
Middlesex, NJ
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Drums & Percussion

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Lou Rose Music Center
(732) 985-3333
1627 State Route 27
Edison, NJ
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hy Way Music Mart Inc
(732) 257-4505
272 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Center
(732) 257-8500
666 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
 
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Tonehunter Switching Devices

gp0410_gear8464‘The Juicy Fruit ($543 retail/street price N/A) is identical in every aspect to the Hot Tuna, save for its two mini-toggle switches, which are labeled Vitamin and Protein. The Tonehunter folks state that this pedal is recommended for fans of “California juice tone,” and while it’s not exactly clear what that means, the Juicy Fruit is a more laid back companion to the Hot Tuna, and is intended for blues players, rockers, and modern jazzers. The Fruit’s raison d’etre is tube-flavored distortion. It has lots of output too, and can deliver a hot signal regardless of where the Burn (gain) control is set. The Voice control offers plenty of top-end slice, but can also elicit very buttery tones at lower settings. My favorite way to use this pedal with a PRS 22 was to put the Voice knob a little south of halfway, the Burn knob nearly all the way up, and the Protein switch at its upward setting (for maximum gain and ballsiness—a configuration that nicely accommodated the 22’s slightly reduced output when using it in split mode. The Juicy’s lack of super-high-gain capability may be a dealbreaker to some, but if you like the concept of a tube-style pedal that doesn’t add a lot of its own color to the sound, then the Juicy Fruit could be a tasty addition to your tone menu.

—Art Thompson

KUDOS Clear, tube-like distortion. Lots of output.
CONCERNS Very expensive.
CONTACT tonehunterusa.com

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