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Author Topic: Feather Ridge Auto Stretcher  (Read 265 times)

Offline HILBY72

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Feather Ridge Auto Stretcher
« on: August 24, 2023, 10:10:54 PM »
I just ordered a Thad’s auto stretch hand jig and am curious if anyone has a good starting point on side tension? I usually run a batwing or combo cut with a .003 top reed but looking for any info or advice anyone would want to share. I am not looking for anyone's secrets just maybe a little advice. Thanks 
« Last Edit: August 25, 2023, 11:48:15 AM by HILBY72 »

Offline HILBY72

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Re: Feather Ridge Auto Stretcher
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2023, 10:46:17 AM »
Thanks anyway guys, I pretty much figured I would not get much response.

Offline Boone

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Re: Feather Ridge Auto Stretcher
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2023, 07:15:39 PM »
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Offline GobbleNut

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Re: Feather Ridge Auto Stretcher
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2023, 09:29:55 AM »
Sorry I couldn't help you out with your question...because I don't use any sort of tension measuring device.  The only (hopefully) helpful comment I would make based on my personal experience making calls, is that I can say pretty confidently that the amount of tension you put in your calls is only one of a number of factors that is going to impact the sound you will be able to produce out of any individual call you make. 

As such, I would just suggest that you spend some time experimenting with different tensions in the materials you use...and also in the combinations of materials and other call-construction factors such as reed materials, reed numbers, reed spacing, and cuts.  Each and every one of them have an impact on how any one individual call will sound.   :icon_thumright:

Offline Terry

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Re: Feather Ridge Auto Stretcher
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2023, 10:23:17 AM »
You’re gonna have to try different stretches and figure out what you like, just like cuts. I like mine pretty loose, so I start at .150 on that same hand jig.

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