Modified Zink XR-2???

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Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby Bryce_Decker » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:00 pm

I wouldn't have believed it until I went ahead and did it....A buddy of mine told me that the XR-2 could be cut down...I didn't want to believe him but I took one off the shelf and went to town on it, swapped out the guts and low and behold I now have a call that will run toe to toe with the meanest cutdowns out there....crazy!!!
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby Dbishop311 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:09 pm

Sound file?
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby cupnglide » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:52 am

Makes sense. It's a 14 mil double reed.
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby jrode237 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:30 am

I would like to hear it too. The only mod I have ever done to an XR2 is turn it into a single reed and swap out the santoprene for cork. Opens it up in terms of range but loses some of the tone the XR2 is known for.
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby Blackcloud870 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:40 am

Not to hijack this thread but, my XR-2 was to date my least favorite "high-end" call that i've ever owned. I just took it off of the lanyard a few weeks ago in place of a Reactor but I'd like to see if this will breathe some new life into this call.
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby Bryce_Decker » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:15 pm

I'll get a soundfile asap. I ditched both reeds and the santoprene and replaced it with rubber/cork cutdown stuff and a .14mil mylar olt reed, cut the toneboard a little and BAM! :thumbsup: I just found it to be really cool (I'm not a double reed guy) to change this call up to something I wouldn't hesitate to use.
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby coach_1 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:21 am

Can't wait to hear a sound file. Sounds interesting.
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby Blackcloud870 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:22 am

Any sound files yet bud?
I anxious because I have to look at that call hanging up in my garage on the "retired" lanyard :yes:
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby ARduckcwby » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:14 pm

Interesting. Can't wait to hear a sound file. Having never blown a cut down, how would u rate them in difficulty to blow compared to a cut down.

What would u charge to cut one?
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Re: Modified Zink XR-2???

Postby XR-2 Fan » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:16 am

Guess I'll have to cut down both of my old brass ones. :biggrin: Get em now boys!!!! The next new craze!!!!
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