View Full Version : Interesting ideas from the 1920s

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


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.

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

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.


Just found the old UU thread on it.

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

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.