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Titchtheclown
02-02-2016, 01:56 AM
A thread over on cigar box nation some of you might find interesting, or horrifying, or perhaps both.

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/the-mysterious-ukulele-echo-device-from-the-1920-s

little timber
02-02-2016, 05:10 AM
that's a pretty cool idea, would love to play one and see if it does anything noticeable.

ksquine
02-02-2016, 07:03 AM
There were lots of different "tone enhancers" back then. Gibson tried the Virzi tone producer for a while in their mandolins but this one looks more like a reverb kinda thingy. None of them seemed to survive the 1920's so I guess they didn't live up to the marketing
Might be fun to try one....looks easy to make one and stick it in there

aquadan
02-02-2016, 08:01 AM
I bought this from Jake Wildwood a few years ago. It is a ton of fun. Check out the insides halfway down the page. It's not an Echotone, but maybe has a similar effect.

It has a sort of reso sound, and a crazy reverb effect. There's a sound sample on the page.

http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2013/11/c19302013-reverb-tin-bin-ukulele.html

Just found the old UU thread on it.
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?89971-One-of-the-coolest-ukes-I-ve-seen-heard-in-a-while

ksquine
02-03-2016, 07:02 AM
Hmm...cool cookie tin uke. It would be fun to experiment with different springs to get the best reverb

sequoia
02-03-2016, 05:51 PM
Thanks Titch. Interesting. A sort of Jews Harp for ukulele? I just wonder what the luthier was smoking when he came up with this idea.