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Reed-cork Question?

Postby LostDuck » Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:20 pm

2 part question?

1. which works better cork or rubber wedges?

2. can you use 1 reed tuned 2 different wayes . Tune bouth sides of the reed, one sided with a little more dog ear for more rasp and the outher side with a little less rasp for a clearer sound? The reason beaing the wind wile hunting. I find a clearer call on real windy dayes tend to work better than my rasper ones .
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Postby Tmoney » Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:02 am

I like rubber better- becuase you don't need to replace it every 2 weeks like cork.

You can't tune a reed two different ways- I take it you're talking about singles.

cut the edges at 60 degrees, and the length of the reed determines the pitch.

longer the reed- the easier it is to blow, and low pitch

shorter reed- harder to blow and higher pitch.
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Postby SteveInTN » Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:11 am

Tmoney wrote:longer the reed- the easier it is to blow, and low pitch

shorter reed- harder to blow and higher pitch.

longer the reed - the HARDER (more air) to blow, and low pitch

shorter reed - EASIER (less air) to blow and higher pitch
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Postby KO » Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:16 pm

The other thing to remember is that the reed has very little to do with the actual sound a call makes, other than low/high

The sound is controlled more by the slope of the sound board and by how much or how little the reed actually contacts it.

There is very little difference between cork and theroy rubber will last longer, but all the calls I make use cork. I've been blowing the same calls now for 4 years with no trouble

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Postby talltimber » Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:46 pm

Are you saying you have used the same cork for four years?
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