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Copper pot call

Postby shaman » January 17th, 2012, 11:14 am

I was looking for parts for a few new pot calls and noticed Customsawing.com had a copper surface available and I picked one up. I've worked with copper before, either as an a thin copper veneer on slate or as an add-on friction surface on a box call. However, I've never had a copper pot call.

Any experience with copper as a pot call surface? Any luck?
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Re: Copper pot call

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » January 17th, 2012, 11:30 am

Copper makes a great sounding pot call, it has a sound all it's own and is useally pretty raspy. The biggest problem with copper is to find a striker that plays consistently on it and keeping it conditioned well. They play great but are a bit of a high maintenance call. A lot of the call builders that build copper pots use the 3" surface it seems to be the more popular size for copper.
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Re: Copper pot call

Postby shaman » January 18th, 2012, 2:27 pm

I finally got the copper call off the clamps and gave it a try with a handy purple heart striker. Blech!

You were right. It's going to need some work, searching up the right striker.
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Re: Copper pot call

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » January 18th, 2012, 9:15 pm

Purpleheart on copper has never worked very well for me. I like a good hickory, padauk, jatoba, it seems that the little bit softer hardwoods play a bit better on copper. The crown on your striker has to be perfect also or they tend to skip a lot more. Copper has a great sound but they are a fussy call.
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Re: Copper pot call

Postby shaman » January 21st, 2012, 12:03 pm

Here's a pic of what I've been working on recently. They're all 3.5" poplar pots.

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