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tuning duck call

Old 01-22-2015, 04:14 AM
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I recently purchased an RNT Original acrylic duck call. When I blow into it it is too high pitched. Sounds terrible. When my buddy uses it it sounds great. He uses a lot more air pressure than I do. Question is should I work on more air pressure or try trimming the reed? For what it is worth in the past I have used the relatively cheap wood calls with reasonable success.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:50 AM
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work on your technique and learn to blow the call, lots of differences in calls. Once you cut the reed you are committed. Are you calling with your diaphram and not just blowing? I never handled a RNT call but many calls you can adjust the reed front or back but I would try to learn the blow it the way it is first. I have a Paul Kingyon custom double mylar reed duck call. The reeds are guarenteed for live and Paul epoxies his reeds in place do you can't mess with them. I have had it and sed it for over 30 years and it is still going strong. All Pauls calls came with a tape of him blowing your call. If the reeds ever broke, Paul would change them out free of charge. However, Paul has passed so if I mess up my call, I am SOL.
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