Tonehunter Hot Tuna Sulphur Springs TX

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.

Mckay Music Co
(903) 885-0074
121 Gilmer St
Sulphur Springs, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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San Antonio Drums
(210) 590-7891
3515 Brandon Yates
San Antonio, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Firehouse Music
(281) 290-6585
28439 Tomball Pkwy Ste B
Tomball, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Tarpley Music
(806) 665-1251
117 N Cuyler St
Pampa, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Print Music

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Denum Piano Co
(936) 634-7777
Po Box 1444
Lufkin, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs

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Joys Music Co
(903) 885-4986
325 Davis St S
Sulphur Springs, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Swicegood Music Co
(409) 833-8603
Po Box 3924
Beaumont, TX
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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Power Audio Service
(713) 868-7505
919 W 19Th St
Houston, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Recording Equipment

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Tarpley Music Co Inc
(806) 797-5833
3737 50Th St
Lubbock, TX
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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Benny'S
(915) 532-1182
213 S El Paso St
El Paso, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
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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