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wood or acrylic goose calls?

Old 06-06-2022, 02:40 AM
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Default wood or acrylic goose calls?

I haven't owned an expensive goose call and I'm trying to pick one carefully. I am by no means a good goose caller but I'm learning more and more, and I think it's time to get a better call to call more quickly and put more strings together. my question is if wood or acrylic is better, what pros and cons and if it even matters as much as I'm making out to be. I 'v been looking at the C&S calls, specifically the grail and the king.
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Old 06-06-2022, 07:08 AM
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I’m not a goose caller, but I am a predator call collector, and the same “which material?” question commonly arises. Material alone doesn’t predicate quality - with the exception that some materials are simply better choices and some are simply bad choices. Material does influence sound, greatly, and a caller may prefer a specific sound “feel” produced by one material or another.

Generally, acrylics produce sharper, hard-edged tones, so any rasp or rattle is hard cut, whereas some woods may produce softer-edged tones with more mellow, singing sounds. I use both materials frequently, even on the same lanyard, but I’m generally more drawn to the sharper tones of hard materials like acrylic and horn for my distress calls - just my calling style. But I also do keep a more mellow wood call on my lanyard, just to be able to change up sounds a bit on the fly.
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