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New Call doesn't sound right!

Postby fireman17 » Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:09 pm

I'm new to the world of duck hunting, I just purchased a primos P.H.A.T. Lady single reed duck call. It doesn't sound as good as I thought it should I was wondering if any one had one and what they thought of it?
(Or it could be I'm new at this!) :help:
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Postby KO » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:51 pm

make sure you're not blowing the call......exhale through the call.....I tried this call once...it screams at the top end, but I had a hard time getting the mid range stuff out of it...this is typical with calls driven by the contest calling.......practice exhaling thru it...much like a quarterback calling signals.......I have a short sound clip at kdcalls.com....you can listen and try to imitate that sound....it wasn't my best...but considering it's recorded in my basement and with a computer.....at least it gives you a starting point
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Postby SteveInTN » Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:03 pm

Go to this web page:

http://www.pureduck.com/cd.html

and order Keith Allen's instructional CD. It is hands down the best I've heard, and I've been through a LOT of them. I dedicated this past year to learning how to blow a single reed call and that effort was nothing but a HUGE frustration until I got that CD. Keith is plain spoken enough to make the material easy to understand, yet he is technical enough to make you understand exactly what you need to do in order to sound like a duck. That gets lost in a lot of calling instructional material. They teach you how to quack, then how to do a greeting call, then a hail call, then feeding calls. Ducks make two different TYPES of sounds. They quack and they make chatter. It is that simple. Get Keith's CD and learn how to QUACK, then take it from there.

Just my opinion...

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Postby SteveInTN » Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:05 pm

Oh, I forgot...

I'd be willing to bet my dog that the problem ain't with the call.

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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:58 am

SteveInTN wrote:Oh, I forgot...

I'd be willing to bet my dog that the problem ain't with the call.

:oops:


Me too.
It takes alot of practice to make a duck call sound good. I was just trying out the PHAT Lady at walmart. It worked okay, but you said you were new and may not have the basics down. I practice minimum of 3 hours a week. I just bought a Mick Lacy Single reed yestersay and have already blown it for a couple hours. Keep practicing and it should get better.
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Postby fireman17 » Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:19 pm

I knew I wasn't any good at callin just wanted to make sure I wasn't waisting my time on a call that wasn't any good. Thanks for the help and good huntin!
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Postby Tmoney » Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:06 pm

don't worry, its not you its the call

get the rnt j frame quackhead is you want the best single reed poly on the market
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Postby ARMallardSlayer » Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:58 pm

I use Primos wenchs and tried a Phat Lady.....I quickly returned it to Walmart.....it didn't do half the stuff the wench can do.......
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Postby hawkdog » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:41 am

I love the primos wench, but I have the Yo Sista as well. It's the timber version of the Phat Lady. I liked it alot until it went out of tune. Considering the price, the wench is a great call. Real raspy.
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