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#5410094 - 11/10/14 08:21 AM Tuning duck call questions
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I have a call that is so far out of tune it would scare the dead ducks out of my game carrier.

I. CANNOT. GET. THIS. STUPID. THING. TUNED.

I liked it before, brother and I messed with it a little, and now its a total POS.

All that to say, does anyone have any good info on how to tune a call, and/or anyone in Waco very good at it?

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#5410104 - 11/10/14 08:26 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Single reed RNT, btw

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#5410105 - 11/10/14 08:28 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Have you already done a lot of reed trimming? If you've gone too far with the reed, you can't get it back, replace reed.


Edited by 8pointdrop (11/10/14 08:29 AM)

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#5410142 - 11/10/14 08:46 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Thanks for the note. I know that; I have spares, and its the spares that I'm having terrible trouble with.

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#5410158 - 11/10/14 08:52 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Have you considered sending it to RNT?
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#5410295 - 11/10/14 09:36 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
I have a call that is so far out of tune it would scare the dead ducks out of my game carrier.

I. CANNOT. GET. THIS. STUPID. THING. TUNED.

I liked it before, brother and I messed with it a little, and now its a total POS.

All that to say, does anyone have any good info on how to tune a call, and/or anyone in Waco very good at it?


First off what type of call is it? Brand and model? The best or most important question is what does "Brother and I messed with it" mean, exactly?


Edited by wal1809 (11/10/14 09:37 AM)
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#5410370 - 11/10/14 10:07 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Wait, what? Troubles with an RNT call? Shhh... don't tell Davy Cocket. He'll be heart broken. That's his go to call, err, will be once he saves up his allowance!


Edited by LuckyDucker (11/10/14 10:08 AM)

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#5410376 - 11/10/14 10:10 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Where does it say RNT?
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#5410388 - 11/10/14 10:13 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Where does it say RNT?


Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Single reed RNT, btw


Btw, not bashing RNT. Just making fun of Davy. whistle

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#5410414 - 11/10/14 10:25 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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2nd post specifies Single Reed RNT. It is a Daisy Slayer.

"Brother and I messed with it" = Just trying different reeds and changing the cork, because it got (human) blood on it.

Have I thought about sending it to RNT - heck yes. That is where I am at right now. I just don't want to be without it for a couple weeks while it is in the mail. On the other hand, it is not doing me any good right now, so it can't hurt.

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#5410415 - 11/10/14 10:26 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Other than the tuning problem (my fault), it is a great call. I really liked it before I went to fidgeting with it

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#5410419 - 11/10/14 10:27 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Now - at least I think I remember correctly - it is much higher pitched, especially with a feed call / chuckle

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#5410442 - 11/10/14 10:33 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Send it in and pick up a DC Duck Picker as a backup.. They're cheap and as soon as I can post pics I'll send my results from this weekend as proof they work! Not to say its a better call.. but a good and inexpensive backup to a great call! That and the triple threat just happen to be my A-team (can't rationalize a $150+ call on a teacher's salary)!
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#5410445 - 11/10/14 10:34 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Thanks. I 've got a back up already, but thanks for the suggestion. Glad you had a successful hunt

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#5410474 - 11/10/14 10:41 AM Re: Tuning duck call questions [Re: jdk1985]
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Stock, new reed and stock barrel don't get it back even close? Higher pitch and squeaky or really sticking?

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