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Offline fordhunt

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which scratch box
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:17:32 AM »
So im looking for a new scratcher i have a s&s sounds awesome .im looking for something a little bigger ,better to hold on too.any info would be appreciated.pics would be awesome..thanks

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 12:31:35 PM »
Scott Bashore....cedar....and walnut butternut

Offline chuckward

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 12:49:12 PM »
Basehore all cedar is the best I've ran

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 01:02:40 PM »
Scott Basehore’s is bigger if that’s really what you want. I think SS’s are better to my ear. The padauk /butternut, reheart/holly, yellow heart /mineral poplar all sound different and are fantastic. I’ve got maybe 10 SS scratchers and those are the three I normally grab.

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 01:44:45 PM »
Basehore all cedar is the best I've ran

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 02:17:41 PM »
I'll check them out .looking at the witches fiddle too .

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 08:51:56 PM »
I just ordered a Chris Brumfeil that is a little bigger than most of the others I have seen. I have a couple Jeff Whites that I really like to. I need to get one from the SS guys sometime also I have heard nothing but great things from them

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 10:02:59 PM »
Physical size isn't much different than ss but Lonnie Gilberts scratchers have a base on them that give you more to hold. They sound really good too.

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 02:05:43 PM »
Physical size isn't much different than ss but Lonnie Gilberts scratchers have a base on them that give you more to hold. They sound really good too.
I don’t have any of Lonnie Gilbert’s scratchers but I’ve run em and they’re pretty good. Jrrodc has a few. The strikers were kinda flat. We were running calls and I happened to try some SS strikers on it and those calls really came to life.

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 09:33:27 AM »
Tim Bullock makes a great scratcher and it is bigger than SS. 

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 01:22:15 PM »
Scott Basehore gets my vote. I have a Alaskan yellow cedar of his that flat out kills birds. I am waiting on a butternut I have on order.
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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 06:42:29 PM »
Physical size isn't much different than ss but Lonnie Gilberts scratchers have a base on them that give you more to hold. They sound really good too.
I don’t have any of Lonnie Gilbert’s scratchers but I’ve run em and they’re pretty good. Jrrodc has a few. The strikers were kinda flat. We were running calls and I happened to try some SS strikers on it and those calls really came to life.

I switch strikers from all different makers. A lot of the time i end up using a different one than the call came with.

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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 07:15:04 PM »

I switch strikers from all different makers. A lot of the time i end up using a different one than the call came with.
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Very good point made here.  Just like pot calls, strikers should be experimented with on scratchboxes.  Some won't work at all and some sound even better.  Main thing is to keep them sanded and chalked. 
And my personal vote goes to Basehore all day long.  I have a few of his and I highly respect him as a callmaker.  The all cedar is my favorite one. 
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Re: which scratch box
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 09:17:16 AM »
Is scott basehorn on here .so i can contact him.

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 12:53:39 PM »
Don't believe so. Just go to his website and get his contact info.