Author Topic: Pintail P3,  (Read 138 times)

Offline Charley Herman

  • Custom Call Maker
  • ****
  • Posts: 13
Pintail P3,
« on: February 17, 2017, 06:37:31 AM »
I have been attempting to turn a working call since December using the pintail P3 jig to no avail.  Best I have got so far is with very light blowing it will vibrate the reed, but any real pressure at all and no noise at all.  I have went through around 10 reeds so far and turned about 8 inserts in an attempt to get one to work. 

I have followed specs I found in various areas on the web, but still can't seem to get a call to even come close to what I would call working. 

Anyone using this jig have any advice?


Offline James Strickland

  • Tutorial Contributor
  • Custom Call Maker
  • *
  • Posts: 1184
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Monroe, LA
    • Bayou Legacy Game Calls Facebook Page
Re: Pintail P3,
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 09:47:54 AM »
You may want to post up some pics of the toneboard you're working on with and without the reed in it.  You'd probably get some good feedback on what to adjust or try out.

Offline Tobin at Copeland Duck Calls

  • Custom Call Maker
  • ****
  • Posts: 1126
  • Age: 38
  • Location: West Columbia, TX
  • Copeland Duck Calls
Re: Pintail P3,
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 11:49:00 AM »
Honestly........and with all due respect to the Pintail group....the three jigs I've seen from them have been junk. For someone starting out....I would high recommend against purchasing one starting out.

-T

"The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary" -VL

Offline FDR

  • Reelfoot Board Moderator
  • Custom Call Maker
  • *
  • Posts: 1107
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Re: Pintail P3,
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 01:11:55 PM »
Here are the tuning basics from our tutorial section.

http://thogamecallsforums.com/index.php/topic,15814.0.html


Fred
Fred Roe
Reelfoot, the original duck call. What's on your lanyard?

Offline Charley Herman

  • Custom Call Maker
  • ****
  • Posts: 13
Re: Pintail P3,
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 08:36:13 PM »
http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/cherma2/library/?sort=3&page=1

Here are the photos I had on hand.  None have a reed in the insert.

what JIG is a good one that is beginner friendly?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 10:31:59 PM by Charley Herman »

Offline Pure Hunting Custom Game Calls

  • Tutorial Contributor
  • Custom Call Maker
  • *
  • Posts: 1056
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Mount Juliet, TN
    • Pure Hunting Custom Game Calls
Re: Pintail P3,
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 08:05:36 PM »
Only guessing since I can't really see it, but try lengthening the tone channel and a longer reed.  How large have you drilled out the exhaust?
Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter”

If I'm not arguing with you, then you are right.

(John Atkins - formerly Predhead )
http://www.purehuntingcalls.com
http://www.facebook.com/PureHuntingCustomGameCalls

Offline BigB

  • THO Game Calls Forum Manager
  • Administrator
  • Custom Call Maker
  • *
  • Posts: 5609
  • Age: 39
  • Location: Decatur, Illinois
    • Byers Custom Calls THO gallery
Re: Pintail P3,
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 09:04:31 PM »
Looks like your tone channel is really short. Try lengthening it 1/8", then in 1/32" increments.

Brian
You won't get money rich in this hobby.  The richness is in the culture, the craft, the friends you meet along the way, and being able to call in a wary game animal with a call that you made with your own hands.