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Author Topic: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?  (Read 1036 times)

Offline Brantleyville

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Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:38:26 PM »
I know call makers match strikers with their calls. I am looking for hunters input.

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 07:55:23 AM »
Ebony, Bloodwood and Walnut strikers with a Holly sound board sound good to me.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 01:24:19 PM by bobk »

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 09:50:18 AM »
I matched a purpleheart to my holly soundboard scratcher from SS

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 10:16:55 AM »
If you have a particular scratcher already and you're looking for a certain sound, I'd call the maker and ask him.
If you're asking because you're buying one, see above.
There are so many variables that you'll make yourself crazy trying to figure it out. Generally harder woods are higher pitched and softer, lower but the combinations and designs can throw that off some also.

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 03:48:53 PM »
If you have a particular scratcher already and you're looking for a certain sound, I'd call the maker and ask him.
If you're asking because you're buying one, see above.
There are so many variables that you'll make yourself crazy trying to figure it out. Generally harder woods are higher pitched and softer, lower but the combinations and designs can throw that off some also.

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 06:36:04 PM »
Not to make it more complicated, but after the choice of wood generally the striker needs to be tuned to the scratcher by way of size/shape.
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Offline Brantleyville

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 09:47:14 PM »
Thanks for the input. I plan to discuss with the callmaker. Thru this site I have aquired 4 holly sound board scratch boxes from the same callmaker in different wood combo's mainly because they were part of a 2-3 call package deal. I am looking for a little different pitch out of a few of them instead of selling/trading.

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 06:16:03 PM »
I wish I could remember what mine are. I got extras from SS and I think one was limba, I’m sorry but I can’t remember other. They sound fantastic though

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Re: Best striker for holly sound board scratch box?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 10:25:18 PM »

  I think you can run Walnut on just about anything and get a great sound. Cedar plays great also and gives a different sound, and I’d give Persimmon, Black Locust and Osage a try. Can’t go wrong with any of those.

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