mgerlach wrote:there are alot of goose calls from different companies that use the same guts.if the call sounds good and u like it then then keep it. if not, send it back.
Yes, there are relatively few custom call makers who make their own guts. They choose from a variety that are offered to the public, selecting those which the call maker feels is the most suitable for his call design and/or his targeted market. You can do that do. I didn't have the original factory guts in any of the, roughly, 13 that I owned. I picked from a number of call gut suppliers to find those which fit my call ...... and me, the best. And, they are not all the same. I have Saunders, KOD, WEBFoot, Edge, and X factor guts in the calls, with various reeds.
Short reed goose call guts are pretty cheap ($4 to $8 a set) unless they're broken in. If you like how the call sounds and runs for you, keep it. If you are less than satisfied, you might want to learn how to tune a short reed call and try some different call guts. If you can set the gap and change spark plugs, you can tune a short reed goose call. It's not rocket science.
Wade Walling has a very good "sticky" thread on the calling forum of the Fuge on tuning a short reed goose call. You may need to be a member to view the pics. though.