Tonehunter Hot Tuna Tifton GA

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.

Kents Music Inc
(229) 388-8001
225 Love Ave
Tifton, GA

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Barrys Main St Music
(229) 382-2333
214 Main St S
Tifton, GA
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Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Print Music

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England Piano
(678) 313-0188
1609 Stepstone Way
Lawrenceville, GA
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Ken Stanton Music
(770) 979-0736
1630 Scenic Hwy N
Snellville, GA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Music Place Inc
(770) 296-9445
1852 Skidmore Cir
Lawrenceville, GA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Davis Music Co
(229) 382-1145
325 Commerce Way
Tifton, GA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Jennings Music
(770) 425-2560
2511 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Percussion Plus
(770) 241-0192
4973 Flakes Mill Rd
Ellenwood, GA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Ken Nelson Music
(229) 246-7715
314 W Shotwell St
Bainbridge, GA

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Donleys Music
(770) 345-5825
95 Palm St
Canton, GA
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Acoustic Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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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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