Rick Hall wrote: Fowl-Attitude wrote:
Gander Valley TripleX...One call that does it all!! Range,tone and volume oh yeah
Mark owes you goose-boarders a sale, as I finally heard the above often enough to be brainwashed into calling to order a hedge XXX yesterday. Well, that, and I favor short calls with the insert design he uses and think it looks thin enough to take advantage of hedge's resonance. We'll see...
I have a Triple X in acrylic and in hedge. Surprisingly, the sound on both was pretty close to the same. There was enough that you'd be able to tell the hedge from the acrylic, but not so much as you might get from other calls. That's not a knock on the hedge call .... just that the acrylic sounds really good, too.
While the calls were pretty easy to run as originally set up ..... I switched out the GVCC reed for an E4 type reed, using the wide end. You lose a bit on the low end, but gain some high end .... which I prefer to have, anyway. My favorite call is a C&S Apostle with the Edge guts, now using the narrow end of the E3 reed, and there was just enough difference in the two calls, Triple X and the Apostle, that if I practiced a lot with the Triple X, I found myself overblowing the Apostle. So, I sanded about .003" off the tuning line end of the tone board, which changed the reed angle and dropped the reed closer to the tone channel, making it easier to blow .... much like the Apostle, but with a bit lower pitch.
The change wasn't necessary, just made for my own personal preference. They compliment each other well now, the Triple X being a little lower in pitch, and are both very easy to run.