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Offline paboxcall

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First Fiddle Box
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:09:32 AM »
Hard to believe it took this long to finally get a Watkins fiddle box, but here it is. Recently traded for this mac over pear fiddle box, and I'm blown away.

If you read the forum posts about Marlin's fiddle style, everyone notes they have quite the unique sound, and this truly does. Like a two-pack-a-day kind of raspy which I like. Of course it is super easy to run - either loud and raucous for locating across big timber ridges on those quiet mornings, or more importantly this little treat of a box will run smooth and quiet for birds up close.

Marlin's calls get a lot of attention, but I think one can't fully appreciate his craftsmanship until you hold one in your own hands. I've run his long boxes but never a fiddle box, and I totally get it. Makes me want more... :icon_thumright:







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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 07:39:27 AM »
Congratulations on a fine box call.
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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 03:40:31 PM »
Awesome ! Looks like a nice one for sure !

Offline Greg Massey

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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 06:53:55 PM »
Yes , his fiddle boxes are some of the BEST....

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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 07:28:13 PM »
I don’t see me going to the turkey woods anymore without a Marlin or TJ Fiddle Box on one side of my vest and a Matt Fulkerson handled hen box on the other.

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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2019, 08:35:22 PM »
Congratulations, nice looking box. I though his fiddle boxes had a handle though? Is that a different version?
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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2019, 08:56:13 PM »
Congratulations, nice looking box. I though his fiddle boxes had a handle though? Is that a different version?

His "misfit" design has the handle.
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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2019, 10:54:16 PM »
You got a good one. Never heard that combo, but if it left Marlin’s shop, it’s full of turkey. Congratulations on a dandy.

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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2019, 11:51:21 PM »
Congratulations, nice looking box. I though his fiddle boxes had a handle though? Is that a different version?
Oh okay, I guess that is what I am wanting then, with the minor hand problems I really would prefer a handle i think.
His "misfit" design has the handle.
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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019, 11:57:59 PM »
Oh okay, I guess that is what I am wanting then, with the minor hand problems I really would prefer a handle i think.

Here is a link to OldSwamper's misfits sitting on top of a few regular fiddle boxes, you can see the misfits have a handle, couple other pics of misfits down in this same thread too:

http://oldgobbler.com/Forum/index.php/topic,91817.msg895076.html#msg895076
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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2019, 12:04:54 AM »
Oh okay, I guess that is what I am wanting then, with the minor hand problems I really would prefer a handle i think.

Here is a link to OldSwamper's misfits sitting on top of a few regular fiddle boxes, you can see the misfits have a handle, couple other pics of misfits down in this same thread too:

http://oldgobbler.com/Forum/index.php/topic,91817.msg895076.html#msg895076
Thank you.
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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2019, 08:08:48 PM »
I'll vouch for the fact that the call pictured above is a player.

« Last Edit: August 01, 2019, 09:52:26 PM by Yoder409 »
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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2019, 08:28:50 PM »
Congratulations, that is a nice looking box.

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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 04:12:12 PM »
Congrats on a fine box from a finer man!      :you_rock:
We wait all year,why not enjoy the longbeard coming in hunting for a hen, let 'em' in close !!!

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Re: First Fiddle Box
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2019, 08:27:53 PM »
Nice looking combination, congrats