Fine Tuning Call

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  1. BTK

    BTK New Member

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    I have a questions about tuning an MVP that I am having trouble with. It seems that I only get the sound I want out of it when the cork is wet. Once it dries, its a bit dull sounding and loses its rasp and ability to ring. The cork also seems as though it slides in a bit easier than it does in my RNT Original and Short Barrel. Any ideas on how to correct this? I figured that I may have to send it in to the factory to either be adjusted or replaced. Any fixes in the mean time? Since we are about to get some awesome weather with 20+ north winds and freezing temps here pretty soon. I figured RNT won't have it back to me in time and I hate to be without it.

    Also forgot to mention that I started using Echo cork and my own cut reeds from River Mallard (if that matters much).

    Thanks for you help!
     
  2. rcatron

    rcatron New Member

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    Sounds like its time for a new cork. From what others have said it should fit snug into the insert even without the reed
     
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  3. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    I guess it could be that individual insert's cork slot is cut a bit wide, but fresh Echo cork and River Mallard reeds are a nice snug fit in every RNT I own, to include three MVPs. If you're using fresh Echo cork and it's not snug, I'd want to have the shop take a look at the insert's slot.
     
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  4. Rickard

    Rickard Refuge Member

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    My RNTs like the Echo corks as well. Have a small variety of woods and acrylics and I even thought my kingwood cutter got a bit brighter after I changed the factory cork to an Echo. I remember a thread that Rick suggested those and bought a surplus of corks and reeds. Unless quality drops, I really like how these perform in most all of my way too many collection.
     
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  5. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Cut another small chunk of reed. Place under cork.
     
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  6. DuckNoobie

    DuckNoobie Senior Refuge Member

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    As Rick said, may want to get it looked at if Echo’s cork isn’t thick enough. I actually have to sand a bit off of Echo’s cork to get it to fit in my cork slots.
     
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  7. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    Only owned one call that used cork. Total pain in the rear.
     
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  8. DuckNoobie

    DuckNoobie Senior Refuge Member

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    What are you using now?
     
  9. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    O have a lot of Echo calls, some with cork and a couple with a hard runner material,I believe it is called Sanoprene,I don't remember where I bought it,maybe Echo.But it seems to hold tighter into 6he call.I will try and see if I can find it.
    I should have asked Echo as I talked to them this morning.I finally got to order my Pure Meat that I been Needing.Yay.
     

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