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I figured i would try a cut down call.. went with the BSOD because it was the cheapest, and if i cant get the hang of it i will only be out of 40 bucks. My question is what are yall saying when presenting air into the call? I have been told its not the traditional hut but more like "bank". Ive tried that and cant seem to get the bark.. any tips?
 

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it is not the amount of air you put into the call it is the pressure of the air you put into the call. If all you do is try to put a lot of air into the call it will sound "hollow" but if you restrict the air and build up some pressure it will sound great.
 

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I don’t feel like the AMOUNT of air you are putting through a cutdown is any different than another style of call.... It’s the same amount of air delivered in a shorter burst, which means that shorter burst is a more pressurized burst of air...

Try cheating with your finger covering up the end of the insert of the call, also use your tongue in the roof of your mouth to build up air before popping your tongue and releasing the air through the call....

another good way to practice is on a normal style call.... try locking the reed on single quacks (depending on the call it will take more or less air to do this), when you can lock a reed on say a rnt / echo / etc... take that same approach and you should be close on a cutdown...

Hope that makes sense.

One of the biggest misconceptions is people think they have to blow HARDER / More Air... remember.... same amount of air, different delivery....


Nick Murray taught me… just saying.


Carry on
 

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I don’t feel like the AMOUNT of air you are putting through a cutdown is any different than another style of call.... It’s the same amount of air delivered in a shorter burst, which means that shorter burst is a more pressurized burst of air...

Try cheating with your finger covering up the end of the insert of the call, also use your tongue in the roof of your mouth to build up air before popping your tongue and releasing the air through the call....

another good way to practice is on a normal style call.... try locking the reed on single quacks (depending on the call it will take more or less air to do this), when you can lock a reed on say a rnt / echo / etc... take that same approach and you should be close on a cutdown...

Hope that makes sense.

One of the biggest misconceptions is people think they have to blow HARDER / More Air... remember.... same amount of air, different delivery....


Nick Murray taught me… just saying.


Carry on
Fog up the mirror, sohn! The Murray cut "Grunt Tube" is about done. Gonna blow peoples minds. Not a mature buck left in the county when it hits the shelf.
 

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I don’t feel like the AMOUNT of air you are putting through a cutdown is any different than another style of call.... It’s the same amount of air delivered in a shorter burst, which means that shorter burst is a more pressurized burst of air...

Try cheating with your finger covering up the end of the insert of the call, also use your tongue in the roof of your mouth to build up air before popping your tongue and releasing the air through the call....

another good way to practice is on a normal style call.... try locking the reed on single quacks (depending on the call it will take more or less air to do this), when you can lock a reed on say a rnt / echo / etc... take that same approach and you should be close on a cutdown...

Hope that makes sense.

One of the biggest misconceptions is people think they have to blow HARDER / More Air... remember.... same amount of air, different delivery....


Nick Murray taught me… just saying.


Carry on
Fog up the mirror, sohn! The Murray cut "Grunt Tube" is about done. Gonna blow peoples minds. Not a mature buck left in the country when it hits the shelf.
 

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Uncleduck I distinctly remember a similar seminar where, "when you blow a duck call you try to fog up a window instead of blowing through a straw"....wait maybe it was the other way around. I can't remember I get confused sometimes......
 

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I figured i would try a cut down call.. went with the BSOD because it was the cheapest, and if i cant get the hang of it i will only be out of 40 bucks. My question is what are yall saying when presenting air into the call? I have been told its not the traditional hut but more like "bank". Ive tried that and cant seem to get the bark.. any tips?

It is just like blowing an unmodified tube or Arkansas style call......on steroids. If you can blow a regular call it shouldn't be too hard to learn.....


1. Tighten your core........REAL tight. (pull your belly button in toward your spine and hold.....like you just got your jeans out of the dryer and they are too tight). You've got to come from down deep to blow any call properly.....you MUST come from down deep to make any limited back pressure call sound right. If you can't figure this out your local HS choir teacher can show you what to do.......

2. Relax your throat. You want unrestricted air flow from the diaphragm...... most inexperienced callers tighten the throat to help control their air (and really good callers do it to get different tones from their calls). If you want a nasty rasp you MUST control the air with your tongue and not your throat.......


3. hooT...... the tongue is critical. You MUST cut each note off by ending your quack with the tongue at the roof of the mouth.......

4. Practice. You can't do this stuff without putting in the time.


In general any cut down, extra short, old school, or extreme timber style call takes big air and really good form because they have limited back pressure..........but they've got a ton of bottom end and that is why timber hunters like them.........
 
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