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Offline SG Watkins

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Best Combination Surface/Sound Board for..................
« on: March 11, 2019, 12:45:39 PM »
Hey Everyone,
Its been awhile since I have been on the site.  I moved this past summer and I am just now getting life back to normal.  I would like to know everyone's opinion for some combinations for various woods.  My favorite woods to turn are:
Walnut
Osage
Wenge
Purple Heart
Cherry
Zebrawood
Dogwood

Comments are appreciated!

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Re: Best Combination Surface/Sound Board for..................
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 05:23:11 PM »
On a 3.5 inch pot it is hard to beat Aluminum over glass. Walnut, Cherry or Maple.

On a 3 inch pot I sure like copper over double strength glass. KOA wood really sounds good. Osage should also work.

Disclaimer: I have never won a contest or even entered a contest. Turkeys are my only judges!

Tip: if you don't like the sound change the striker first!



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Re: Best Combination Surface/Sound Board for..................
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 03:14:23 PM »

Tip: if you don't like the sound change the striker first!

Fred

Couldnít agree more with Fred. The striker can make or break the  call.

Hereís a few combinations Iíve found to work well. I threw in a few wood species not listed.
Cherry slate over aluminum
Walnut slate over glass (slate over aluminum for a little more rasp)
Zebrawood aluminum over glass
Padauk crystal over slate
Yellowheart slate over glass
Mahogany glass over glass
Birdseye maple crystal over slate (yes I specified Birdseye because from my experience Birdseye maple makes a way better sounding call than any other maple... I have no clue why)

Cherry seems to make a good call in almost any combination

The darker Cherry heartwood seems to make a better pot and striker

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