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Tuning geese call

Postby chrisss » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:01 pm

I have an COD and can't get it to sound anything like a geese wondering if someone can help me tune it. I'm from the cities. Pm me please and thanks
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby StuStiltman » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:10 pm

Is a "cod" a short reed? If so do you know how to use a short reed? If so a trick I use is to lift the reed up and "pop" it, don't bend it far enough to kink it. Popping the reed tends to help break in a call, at least as far as I've seen anyways. If you don't know how to use a short reed there's some good videos out there. Good luck
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby beretta24 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:38 pm

Have you messed with the reed already or is it setup as you bought it?
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby chrisss » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:28 pm

Yea I messed with it cuz it didn't sound to good or maybe I just blowing it wrong
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby beretta24 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:41 pm

I'll leave that last part off the comment alone.

Without going into great detail a lot of short reed calls are set up for the reed to just cover the channel in the tone board. I would start there...you can also get good references on YouTube. Tip of the day: don't search "I might be blowing it wrong"
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby MNjonboatguy » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:50 am

This page has good info on how to tune a short reed.

http://gamehogghuntclub.com/Techniques/Tuning%20A%20Short%20Reed.html

Was the call working good for you before?

If you're new to goose calling or short reed goose calls in general, I would highly recommend the following video. This is the best and quickest explanation of how to operate a short reed goose call I've found and Shawn Stahl's teaching method was very helpful for me when I moved to a short reed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO00gXws7ak

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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby Gunnysway » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:23 am

beretta24 wrote:I'll leave that last part off the comment alone.

Without going into great detail a lot of short reed calls are set up for the reed to just cover the channel in the tone board. I would start there...you can also get good references on YouTube. Tip of the day: don't search "I might be blowing it wrong"



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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby Gunnysway » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:24 am

What part of the Cities are you from?
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby chrisss » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:57 am

Gunnysway wrote:What part of the Cities are you from?

Saint paul on the eastside.
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby chrisss » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:59 am

beretta24 wrote:I'll leave that last part off the comment alone.

Without going into great detail a lot of short reed calls are set up for the reed to just cover the channel in the tone board. I would start there...you can also get good references on YouTube. Tip of the day: don't search "I might be blowing it wrong"

I admit I'm not the best in calling but I do just fine with tim grounds call but for some reason this one isn't doing to good
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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby goldfish » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:48 am

Shawn Stahl also has a very comprehensive tuning video on YouTube. It's like a half hour long or something, but he goes thru the ins and outs of everything about tuning.

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Re: Tuning geese call

Postby olt d2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:08 pm

Like stated the reed needs to just fit in the tune channel, this is so the reed can "brake" over.as far as setting the tune board wedge(the piece that sits on top of the reed and makes the pressure fit in the insert) remember the farther you move it forwards (less of the reed showing) the higher pitch the call will be and less air to "run " the call. the farther back you move it the lower the pitch and the more air is needed to blow the call. If your use to blow a grounds super mag and it has a turned up reed tip your probably use to blowing a call that takes a lot more air then a cod takes. hopes this helps a little.
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