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Offline s wuebber

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Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:33:36 PM »
Iím learning that when tuning duck call, with my jig I need to increase the radius at tip of tone board to improve sound and reduce lock up. Iím at 1/2Ē from tip.
 Iím wondering if I should lengthen the tone channel instead of sanding the radius (did lengthen it a bit with no apparent change,) still needed to sand radius.
Or if the reed was not as flexible it seems it would resist being forced down and locking up. Is all Mylar of equal thickness the same in flex?
 Was thinking of trying to add a second reed (double reed) to see if this would change the need to sand the radius so much.
 




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Re: Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 08:29:52 PM »
This tutorial may help: View with Google Chrome to see the pictures.

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

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Re: Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 09:23:09 PM »
.014 is available which may help this one issue, but will change everything.
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Re: Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 12:01:01 AM »
Wuebber, where did you get the Mylar, what color is it? There are some different varieties out there.
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Re: Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 10:36:58 AM »
The Mylar is opaque white, purchased from pintail.
Built another insert yesterday with same issue of locking on low end, can correct with sanding of radius. Today Iíll build another but increase length of tone channel.

 
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Re: Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 09:22:20 AM »
I imagine you are using a public jig, if so they aren't made for you to get a finished call from them. They are a learning tool , they just give you a starting point , and you learn how a duck call works and what does what to the toneboard by trial and error. Keep good notes as to what happens when you file here or there, and you'll figure it out.
     As far as the mylar is concerned most of it is pretty similar, you have to get that toneboard figured out before you could really tell much difference in different brands of mylar.

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Re: Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 04:46:14 PM »
Yes, using a public jig and am definitely using trial and error.
 Thx for the answer regarding Mylar. So far, It seems that either increasing the length of the tone channel or increasing the radius eliminates the lock up on the low side.
Next, as per Pintailís jig tutorial. I need to try increasing the exhaust from 3/8 to 1/2 diameter.
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Re: Reed flexibility, tone channel length
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 06:03:48 PM »
Update, after many duck inserts I have produced one that sounds dang good. Hopefully itís not a happy accident. Now, to continue  to refine, and get repeatability.
 Years ago I stood in Alvin Taylorís call shop in Arkansas, bought a few calls from him and talked for a few hours about many things, but little about call building...sure wish I could spend another afternoon with him in his shop.
 Funny thing is, he was learning to work with Corian, and commented how he would do the next corian call different. Even an experienced call maker like him was still learning.
 I bought that call and it is the best sounding call I own.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 06:31:35 PM by s wuebber »
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