The bad thing about cut down calls

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The bad thing about cut down calls

Postby Ricky Spanish » Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:32 am

These old olts when cut are notorious for "bubbling the reed".
Mine did it in one season.
The reed tip splits basically.
This is a thin reed that hasn't split yet.
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The tip gets extra white looking when it's split.
When you wail on a cutdown it's hammering the hell out of the reed tip.
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Re: The bad thing about cut down calls

Postby Ricky Spanish » Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:36 am

This one is deep, loud, raspy and has potential.
I'll try it in Arkansas but probably will use my Illinois cut and the d2 keyhole cutdown.
This one has no keyhole.
It's not bakelite.
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Once you hear one of these old d2s tuned deep then see how well it works you're hooked.
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Re: The bad thing about cut down calls

Postby Anotherone » Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:48 am

There’s a sound file somewhere with a 380 reed in a mag hen that sounds like your Olt. I can’t remember which site I heard it on.
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