Tonehunter Hot Tuna Sterling CO

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.

Mega Music
(970) 521-9020
1100 W Main St
Sterling, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Campus Music Store & Studi
(970) 353-0572
907 16Th St
Greeley, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Virgil Reed Music Inc
(970) 332-4719
29740 County Road 35
Wray, CO

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Mesa Music
(970) 245-0437
2599 Highway 6&50
Grand Junction, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Boomer Music Company
(970) 223-2424
2721 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mega Music
(970) 521-9020
1100 W Main St
Sterling, CO
 
Guitarx
(303) 282-9800
Po Box 460609
Aurora, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Flesher-Hinton Music Company
(303) 433-8891
3936 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO
 
Roper Music
(970) 242-3272
136 N 5Th St
Grand Junction, CO
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Center
(303) 759-9100
1585 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO
 
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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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