J frame that sounds closest to cutdown?

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  1. jrode237

    jrode237 Elite Refuge Member

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    That file really doesnt do the FTM justice but thank you. You can seriously pour the coals to it and she wont break pitch. I'll try to make one later this morning when I'm done turkey hunting.
     
  2. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Isn't this a cutdown j frame?
    Wouldn't a cutdown j frame sound most like a cutdown? Doesn't the cutdown path start and end at Bayou Meto where old men cut calls using a file and a cinder block?
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  3. cupnglide

    cupnglide Senior Refuge Member

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    Jrode, that FTM is money. Heck, both calls sound outstanding. Two of the best duck calls a man can buy.

    AB, true. Technically the same fit, using cork pressure to hold the reed in place. The OP went with common nomenclature. It would have seemed obtuse asking if we could name calls using a .010” reed that sound like calls with a .014” reed. ^^^ Obtuse like the way that reads.

    Those old timers in IL were cutting Olts before AR discovered ducks. But it’s funny, no one today hunts with a Quincy cut. I’ve heard they were miserable to blow all morning.
     
  4. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Don't know what I have but I like it and it fits me.
    Throughout my hunting journey I've had love affairs with tools that I later cast aside. (Wingmaster and cheap calls)
    It's came full circle and landed at "old school". If I buy an A400 ill probably start a whole new chapter.
    Not likely tho.
     
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  5. cupnglide

    cupnglide Senior Refuge Member

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    AB, yours is a great looking old call. I saw those crack rings some years back. They kept a lot of old barrels in service. I sure would like to see a side picture of that insert toneboard.
     
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  6. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Really? It's supposed to be a one of a kind. It won't kill me to share.
    I have light and heavy reeds.
    Theircustom10 did it.
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    If you cut this cut I'll buy it.
    You know who you are. :)
     
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  7. jrode237

    jrode237 Elite Refuge Member

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  8. Aunt Betty

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    Get a thousand trees around you and that is the ticket.
     
  9. Blueblood

    Blueblood Senior Refuge Member

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    those FTM’s from a distance outside sound really good. Indoors, in a normal sized room, they are to clanky for my human ears. It is gold in the field though (at least it has been for me).
     
  10. drk9988

    drk9988 Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for posting the soundfiles......Do a file with the stock reed..... It might compare even better with the nastiness of a cutdown.
     

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