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help friction callers

Postby rodbaseball » April 24th, 2011, 8:15 am

im new to the turkey calling and would like to make my own iv found a place to get parts would like to know how the parts work alum. slate; glass etc, and how the sound board works and how to tune,im curious?? thanks

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RE: help friction callers

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » April 24th, 2011, 3:44 pm

Your first question--Alum, Slate, Glass, ect. All have a different sound/tone to them, some play easier in different climates.
Your next question, soundboards--The soundboards are the voice of your call, every time you change it, you change the sound of your call.
Your last question, tuning--This is where it gets intresting, everything you do to your call changes the way it sounds. The thichness of your pot sides, the thickness of the bottom, the hole sizes, the holes spacing, the heigth of your pedestal which the soundboard sits on, the diameter of your pedestal, the thickness of your pedestal, the diameter of your soundboard and the thickness of the soundboard. Once you have everything figured out and matched up to the sound you want then the fine tuning is done with your striker with different woods , diameters, and lengths.
It takes a few to learn what works with what, and what combinations work together. You mmay get lucky and have everything work out fine on the first call you make or it may take you a 100 calls before you find what works?
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RE: help friction callers

Postby rodbaseball » April 24th, 2011, 11:47 pm

does the sound board glue to the call or is it loose and sanding it chage the sound? thanks, can you take them back apart to chage things or went you glue it it done thanks

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RE: help friction callers

Postby SpitnDrum » April 25th, 2011, 4:07 am

ORIGINAL: WillowRidgeCalls

Your first question--Alum, Slate, Glass, ect. All have a different sound/tone to them, some play easier in different climates.
Your next question, soundboards--The soundboards are the voice of your call, every time you change it, you change the sound of your call.
Your last question, tuning--This is where it gets intresting, everything you do to your call changes the way it sounds. The thichness of your pot sides, the thickness of the bottom, the hole sizes, the holes spacing, the heigth of your pedestal which the soundboard sits on, the diameter of your pedestal, the thickness of your pedestal, the diameter of your soundboard and the thickness of the soundboard. Once you have everything figured out and matched up to the sound you want then the fine tuning is done with your striker with different woods , diameters, and lengths.
It takes a few to learn what works with what, and what combinations work together. You mmay get lucky and have everything work out fine on the first call you make or it may take you a 100 calls before you find what works?


HA thats good Scott,,I would like to add size from sound board to calling surface,size from pot wall to sound board edge,the outside shape of pot(thickness like said above)depth and thickness of overall pot period.Different Playing surfaces sound different with different wood and striker combos(like said above)Thickness of the playing surfaces.Copper/Alum.Is the thinnest surfaces I use.The shape of the pedestal you put the sound board on.Some put tw0 pedestals with ports cut in them alot use one pedestal that is solid or wider with ports cut into it.
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