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Lone Howl
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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2018 10:30 AM      Profile for Lone Howl   Author's Homepage   Email Lone Howl         Edit/Delete Post 
Just a few calls, machined plastic/hand poured toneboards.
Mark

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[ March 16, 2018, 10:31 AM: Message edited by: Lone Howl ]

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2018 11:57 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Looks just like my flashlight.

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Lone Howl
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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2018 01:05 PM      Profile for Lone Howl   Author's Homepage   Email Lone Howl         Edit/Delete Post 
It is, I just stuck a reed in it?

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2018 01:20 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
That is so cool! A concealed flashlight!

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2018 01:55 PM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Nice !!!

Just thinking out loud.................
What would happen if you put a squeaker reed or two in the open reed call ??? Something you could sorta play like an ocarina whistle flute.

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2018 05:56 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
You aren't paying attention, ko ko. I think I see what you are talking about installed in the flashlight models?

Good hunting. El Bee

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2018 06:50 AM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, the 'flashlight model' has a squeaker reed.
I have a few closed reed calls set up like that, the Weems Dual Tone being the most noteworthy.
I'm referring to doing something similar to the open reed.

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2018 11:44 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
I guess, theoretically, it could be done? But, unlike a closed reed call, the open reed is very versatile with lips and teeth and when and where you clamp down on the reed. I think I can make dozens of significantly different changes in tone and volume with an open reed call.

I dunno, maybe I'm missing sumtin?

Good hunting. El Bee

But, what about the big guy with the website? Huh?

Extra charge, for sure. Make 'em pay!

Yes, I know you would have to turn it around....duh!

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2018 01:31 PM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
What I'm thinking on is that if I blow a chord on my harmonica the dog goes nuts.
So ................... mayhap a couple of squeaker reeds tuned slightly different, blown at the same time might push a coyote's buttons.
Or I could just keep using the Weems.

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2018 01:40 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
A long time ago, I had a cow horn, threaded the end and made me a mouthpiece from some delryn with three holes bunched close in a triangular arrangement. Into which I pushed 3 different JC reeds. that, combined with the effect of the horn actually did produce a unique sound. So, I sent it off to the man himself, Jay Nistetter for evaluation. He sent it back and said he had no doubt that it would cal even a very difficult coyote where something else might not work. I don't know, maybe he was being polite?

I've got it around here somewhere, I aught to dig it out and post a couple pictures. It's rather doubtful anybody has ever done one quite like it. I haven't seen it in 15/20 years? But I don't throw shit like that away.

Good hunting. El Bee

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Krustyklimber
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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2018 09:02 PM      Profile for Krustyklimber   Email Krustyklimber         Edit/Delete Post 
Kokopelli,

What you're talking about is an "Ackley Improved Circe Replica".

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*George Ackley, not P.O. Ackley, designed them and I've only made a few.
Two reeds, side by side, with a slightly different tune...

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Mark is one of the call makers I believe is best set up tooling and skills wise to do these, given that he uses a machine lathe... it would require an adjustable four jaw chuck, to move the call blank off to each side and bore the two holes next to each other. [Wink]

I personally never loved the sound of these calls, but George swears by his and has used it to kill a buncha stuff.

Krusty

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Lone Howl
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Icon 1 posted March 19, 2018 08:34 AM      Profile for Lone Howl   Author's Homepage   Email Lone Howl         Edit/Delete Post 
Leonard, I would love to see that old call.

Some guys do like the side by side reed setup. If it is spaced apart just right you can use them individually or together. I personally dont like it that much, but there's nothing wrong with it at all. Ive made em and killed stuff with em. Kinda tough to tune for me, I like it a certain way..which is mainly a high pitched 2 tone birdy sound...I love that.

On the other hand, I do like a dual reed open reed call. Same kinda deal, you can turn it to one side and play one reed by itself or play both. Easy to get that bird sound I mentioned.

Think of distressed starling like sound, 2 tone metallic like...love it for cats...if you can keep the fox off of you long enough.

Mark

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