single reed or double reed???

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single reed or double reed???

Postby cubswiin05 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:59 pm

I have a single reed right now and have never used a double reed. What do you find works better?
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:47 pm

I can blow em both but I prefer doubles. :thumbsup:
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:03 pm

I tend to use double reeds myself, but I think it all depends what you are looking at. (brand-wise i mean) I have some pretty good single reeds for backups.

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Postby cubswiin05 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:25 pm

right. Is it easier to do a feed call with single or double. I have been struggling with that call for awhile.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:24 pm

I don't know a better way to put it than, it all depends.

Take a couple of calls for example

I have a buck Gardner Fowl Mouth and Fowl Mouth 2 - I cannot do a decent feeder on these to save my life. So, they sit on a shelf.

My RNT QUackhead J-Frame on the other hand, does terrific feed calls.

Both are double reed calls to my knowledge.

I also have two older, wood Lohman calls...couldn't tell you what they are for model...they do excellent feeders as well...and are single reeds. I have another wooden call dating from the 60's (brand unknown) that is an easy blow and a good feeder.

Finally, I have a C&S call from a local call-maker....wooden...double reed that does a great call,m but it's feeders are not exactly what I would prefer for ease of use.

The best thing to do is to pick up some calls, give them a try. The staff at most places will talk you through calls, tell you what customers usually buy, what the saleperson themselves prefer and hopefully steer you to something that will "fit" you best.

Everyone has a little different opinion of what works better, single or couble reeds, brand X or brand Y. You need to take the time and find what works for you...but there is no reason you can't base your decision on what others say.

Personally, I would not set my sights on a call that is less than 25 dollars, you will be let down. (unless its on sale for a killer price)
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Postby TEAM WEBFOOTPOSSE » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:44 pm

i have both but if i had to go to the field with just one it would be my winglock single reed over my double reed powerhen-2
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Postby Montanafowler » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:10 pm

a single is harder to learn on, you really have to learn to control your diaphragm and air flow for it to produce the best sound.
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Postby allgreenhead » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:09 am

go for the double reed it is easier to blow and i think it sounds better
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Postby highballing22 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:27 pm

cubswiin05 wrote:right. Is it easier to do a feed call with single or double. I have been struggling with that call for awhile.


it is 10 times easier to do a feeding chuckle on a single reed call....PM me and i will send you a link to a youtube video that helped me out a lot.

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Postby DUmem10 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:00 pm

i use a double and like.. the double nasty is really easy to blow..
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Postby Dckhntr94 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:29 pm

Doubles are easy to blow but tend to freeze in the cold easy. Singles have nice feeders depending on brand. You can pretty much do a feeder on any call if your good. :biggrin:
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Postby wratliffky » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:16 am

Haydels makes quality cheap calls cut my teeth on em. Now i blow a wooden lohman single.
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Postby kelleno » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:45 pm

I'd say double reeds are the way to go
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Postby callumcuffumkillum » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:29 pm

I think that single reeds sound better ONCE you have mastered it they take much more control and practice. Single reeds are easier and some can sound about as good
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Postby dad's backup » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:15 pm

well thething with a double u dont have to grunt into the call to get a quack as with most singles u have to add a grunt into it alittle
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