Tonehunter Hot Tuna Staunton VA

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.

Jammerz Music Inc
(540) 851-0222
856 Statler Blvd
Staunton, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music City
(540) 949-7034
216 W Main St
Waynesboro, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hodge Products Inc.
(888) 685-0548
5134 Cub Creek Rd
Roseland, VA
 
Top Hat Music
(757) 485-3934
Po Box 6626
Chesapeake, VA

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Bluenose Vintage Music Brokers
(540) 389-6666
902 S College Ave
Salem, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Musicgoround, Louisville Ky
(540) 248-4979
120 Mill Pond Rd
Verona, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Mountain Music
(540) 949-7422
143 Woodland Pl
Lyndhurst, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Stafford Music Llc
(276) 656-1555
1320 Memorial Blvd S Ste D
Martinsville, VA
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

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Stage Sound Inc
(540) 342-2040
2240 Shenandoah Ave Nw
Roanoke, VA

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Pifer String Instruments
(540) 459-2710
219 W North St
Woodstock, VA
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Drums & Percussion

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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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