LD67 wrote:I figured for $350, i could try and get a feel for it and see if it's for me or not. I tuned it to a reasonable level and actually played it a bit. However, the sympathetic strings don't seem to make any noise at all! Plus, the upper toomba connection seems odd. It's just a wobbly piece of wood screwed into the top of the neck with a hole in it. I'm guessing the toomba gets screwed into the neck itself, but it looks like a recipe for disaster with the way it wobbles.
I think this is going back and i'll be getting this one instead, but without the upper toomba as i didn't hear any difference with it on.
Cheap upper toombas are just what you described. They don’t really do anything unless you spend the money to get a nice one made from a real gourd. But it’s 2017, we have microphones and PA systems now