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Author Topic: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?  (Read 800 times)

Offline larry9988

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Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« on: December 19, 2018, 08:52:03 PM »
Scratch Box soundboard, curved or straight? Which is best? Which do you prefer? Why? Working on a few scratch boxes and want some advice from those that know. Thanks, Larry

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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 10:53:21 PM »
In my opinion curved soundboard is better. I think it plays easier than a straight soundboard.

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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 01:39:39 AM »
I'm not a call maker but i second what Jeff said. I have 1 straight soundboard scratch box and it is the hardest to play and doesn't sound as good as the curved board ones that i have.

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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 06:46:05 PM »
I like curved as well.

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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 10:32:22 PM »
To be honest I have never even seen a straight one before. I really find most curved easy to play.
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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 09:57:56 AM »
Henry Davis style is straight.  Straight works fine as long as the striker is rounded. 
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Offline larry9988

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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 10:12:54 PM »
Thanks for all the replies. Larry

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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 08:07:31 AM »
I hunt and use both the straight or curved sound boards with no issues. My strikers are either a piece of roofing slate I cut myself or ebony with no curve in the wood. Can't run the rounded strikers well.

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Re: Scratch Box Soundboards, curved or straight?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 01:01:29 PM »
Curved works best for me.
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