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Author Topic: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile  (Read 2091 times)

Offline gergg

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Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« on: April 05, 2020, 11:16:40 AM »
I built this Walnut/Cedar scratch box with the idea of running it as scratchers usually are with a wooden striker block. In an effort to make these things easier to play, I decided to condition and chalk the walnut surface to be able to run a typical pot striker on it. This soundfile is my first attempt running the scratchbox with a Diamondwood & Snakewood pot striker. I think it sounds really good and is as simple to run as any pot call. Curious what you guys think about it? This recording is in the woods, recorder is 20 yards away and I am playing it very softly. I was also moving the striker to various parts of the box, all ran good.

1st part of the recording is Diamondwood, 2nd is the Snakewood striker

https://soundcloud.com/user480895638/walnut-cedar-scratchbox-diamondwood-snakewood-striker-4520








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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 11:29:43 AM »
Man that sounded really good to me, almost thought you had labeled it wrong and it was not a scratch box.
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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 11:33:35 AM »
Man that sounded really good to me, almost thought you had labeled it wrong and it was not a scratch box.

Thanks, it did surprise me how good it sounded....I guess technically it isn't a scratchbox as it is being run more like a wooden pot/box call.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2020, 01:11:38 PM by gergg »
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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 12:01:53 PM »
That sounds great. Love that soft talk.

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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 02:21:31 PM »
Man that sounded really good to me, almost thought you had labeled it wrong and it was not a scratch box.

Thanks, it did surprise me how good it sounded....I guess technically it isn't a scratchbox as it is being run, more like a wooden pot/box call.
I love scratch boxes, I am not that great with them though. I have been practicing a lot more with them this year though and think I may be doing better. Calls I want to use this year are scratch boxes, yelpers/trumpets/Smokers and my tongue call to start.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 02:52:09 PM »
Man that sounded really good to me, almost thought you had labeled it wrong and it was not a scratch box.

Thanks, it did surprise me how good it sounded....I guess technically it isn't a scratchbox as it is being run, more like a wooden pot/box call.
I love scratch boxes, I am not that great with them though. I have been practicing a lot more with them this year though and think I may be doing better. Calls I want to use this year are scratch boxes, yelpers/trumpets/Smokers and my tongue call to start.
I think these calls have a very unique sound and are promising, I am going to do some experimenting with them as soon as I catch up on trumpets. The way I was running this one is so much easier than how a typical scratcher is worked, I think it has the potential to sound better too. Even though this one sounded good, it does need to be tuned a bit differently.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2020, 05:00:25 PM by gergg »
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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 09:27:48 PM »
Man that sounded really good to me, almost thought you had labeled it wrong and it was not a scratch box.

Thanks, it did surprise me how good it sounded....I guess technically it isn't a scratchbox as it is being run, more like a wooden pot/box call.
I love scratch boxes, I am not that great with them though. I have been practicing a lot more with them this year though and think I may be doing better. Calls I want to use this year are scratch boxes, yelpers/trumpets/Smokers and my tongue call to start.
I think these calls have a very unique sound and are promising, I am going to do some experimenting with them as soon as I catch up on trumpets. The way I was running this one is so much easier than how a typical scratcher is worked, I think it has the potential to sound better too. Even though this one sounded good, it does need to be tuned a bit differently.
I look forward to hearing the results.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

John Koenig:
"It's better to live as your own man, than as a fool in someone else's dream."

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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 07:36:52 PM »
I think it sounds great

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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 09:53:14 PM »
I think it sounds great
Thanks Chris....I am going build another one this weekend with a few added features.
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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2021, 12:05:51 PM »
Yow!!! That thing sounds phenomenal!!!

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Re: Walnut/Cedar -Soft Talk - Soundfile
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2021, 05:10:52 PM »
I’d hunt that for sure !


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