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Discussion in 'Duck & Goose Calling Forum' started by 8UP4 FOWL, Jul 29, 2018.
And yes, I already know about this video
I agree it's frustrating not being able to blow each call without a storefront anywhere near me that has them all. Those videos and sound clips are nice to help with a decision but everyone blows a call differently. What may be easy to run for someone may not be true for someone else. Everyone I hunt with sounds great but if we all traded each other's calls I couldn't say the same. Again, the frustration for me is finding what works without running a few before dropping money on one.
Might be worth a call to the shop to see if they would sell the other 2 inserts if you would purchase one of the full models direct from them? Not that they're in the business of selling half calls and call parts, but for a company as large as they are in this business, I've always been treated very well. In the event they say no, I would think Jim would be able to give you the best description of them and could help you decide on which one is most suited to your prefences.
I don’t care for a sound file. Some dude blowing one particular call in their living room through an iPhone microphone is a very one dimensional interpretation to make a definitive conclusion about if I will like the random similar call I will get in the mail or not. Everyone calls and sounds different, every call sounds & feels different, that’s what’s great about the Duck call.
Have no idea why makers don't have soundfiles of all calls, but I wouldn't use Jimbo as the model for all. I've blown several of his personal calls over the years, and I doubt more than one in a hundred really good calllers can really blow them well. That means you can't sound like him on a call tuned for you.
Never had one he'd tuned that I didn't end up trimming, but I'd still think the Mondo model differences he pointed our or demonstrated in the posted video good references to the differences between them. And showing such tendencies is about all any sound file can do, as it's unlikely any of us will sound just like any next guy on any individual call without somehow compensating for the differences in our usual air presentations, much less tone preferences.
Soundfiles are better than no soundfiles, but that's too often about it.
^^^This! I went to the shop one Spring day (a buddy had to pick up his ATV) and had Jimbo retune my MVP, he made it sound soooooo good! Then I tried it I thought I was going to pass out! That Dude must have lungs like an air compressor , we ended shorten the reed a bit!