shootable Goose wrote:
Oh I see it now. Thanks for the info. I'll see if any of my calls are broke In enough to have grooves.
I'd suggest you leave them as is, unless you're absolutely certain you can get the call set up the same way when you reassemble it. I have some guts made from softer plastic which are well broken in .... and I have guts in my calls made from harder plastic which are still in the process of being broken in. Though I know I can get them back close to what they are set now, it can be a real PITA doing so. I'll wait until I have some reason to take the call apart before I get a close look at the tone board now in the calls.
Usually, the first thing you see is a very slight rounding of the edges of the tone channel, then the grooves start to appear. How fast depends on a variety of factors: Hardness of the tone board plastic .... width of the reed ...... how hard you run the call ...... length of the call.
I find the shorter the call, the more spit notes and quick spits you run, the narrower the reed and the softer the plastic in the tone board, the faster the call guts will break in.