Tonehunter Hot Tuna Westerville OH

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.

Colonial Music And Arts
(614) 891-9008
43 N State St
Westerville, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Jerry Loos Guitar Training Center
(614) 428-9486
3314 Morse Rd Ste 209
Columbus, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Guitar Center
(614) 436-2600
4661 Morse Centre Drive
Columbus, OH
 
Sound Ideas Inc
(614) 263-3720
3671 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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Sugar Creek Music Co
(614) 476-9060
83 Granville St
Gahanna, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Uptown Strings Llc
(614) 794-2183
23 E College Ave
Westerville, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion

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Sam Ash Music Stores
(614) 436-3936
1690 Morse Road
Columbus, OH
 
Graves Piano And Organ Inc.
(614) 847-4322
5798 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Columbus Piano
(614) 436-2246
6493 Proprietors Rd
Worthington, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Bluer Music
(423) 238-8030
5403 Grand Cresent Dr
Galena, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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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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