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Acrylic vs Polycarbonate

Old 07-22-2010, 07:12 PM
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Default Acrylic vs Polycarbonate

What makes Acrylic so much more expensive? Is it just a tougher material or does it really make the call sound better/duckier?
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:05 PM
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i never thought there was big difference till i actually bought one, i love my zink little man, it worth the money, more rich calls and loader for sure
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:26 PM
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What makes Acrylic so much more expensive? Is it just a tougher material or does it really make the call sound better/duckier?
Lots tougher to make
Turned and polished compaired to injection molded

It is a different sound
More of a sharp clear sound compaired to a more mello sound
I run both , as some days one works tons better than the other

IMO A properly tuned Poly call will get the job done just as good as a properly tuned Acrylic call 99% of the time

IMO the big thing is getting a call tuned to your calling
And practicing enough to make it work

Big thing is to learn when and how to call
Regardless of what call you are using

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Old 07-27-2010, 04:16 AM
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Learn when and how much to call is also a big key!
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:35 PM
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there is a difference in the sound quality but i used poly calls for a long time with great success, if you have the extra money i would say go for it but if it a little tight i would stick with the poly's
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:52 PM
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i have both poly and acrylic calls and yes acrylic sounds better, i have a custom acrylic short reed goose call and its my baby, its one of the best calls i have ever heard, it sound better than most calls in the store
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:35 AM
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acrylic defanitly sounds better but polys do the job
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