Favorite striker?

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Re: Favorite striker?

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » February 17th, 2012, 6:39 pm

The Alo is a hard strong wood, but it gives a soft high pitch sound out of it. It grips well on all surfaces. I've never heard of anybody using it so far, I like it for tree talking on a glass call. It makes a unique striker.

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Re: Favorite striker?

Postby Dixie Belle » February 17th, 2012, 9:13 pm

On the hard or soft wood question, it sort of depends on the tone and "chatter" frequency you want to produce in your yelps and purrs, etc. Harder woods "tend" to produce higher pitches, softer ones lower pitches. Other things also come into play as well, such as the wood's weight density and grain tightness. There are so many great wood possibilities, not to mention the new laminates and carbons for all the different friction surfaces. The best answer I could give is to try different ones and choose whatever sounds best to your ear.
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Re: Favorite striker?

Postby Cut N Run » February 17th, 2012, 11:01 pm

Ted & Scott, Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

I'm almost embarrassed to say how many strikers I already own that don't sound as good as any of the regular working strikers in my vest. We're all looking for greener pastures or that better sounding call I suppose.

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Re: Favorite striker?

Postby icdedturkes » February 18th, 2012, 9:15 am

I have a ton of strikers but I prefer the Dad's design, well balanced, small flare.. I have probably of 6 or so and carry 3.. I love the Monkeywood due to its versatility I have not found a quality call it will not run well.. Purpleheart for its higher pitch and scratchy rasp and laminate for a lot of bite and good highs and backend.

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Re: Favorite striker?

Postby stankyolgobbler » February 24th, 2012, 12:05 pm

i like cherry and hickory
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