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Author Topic: tube call diaphragm material  (Read 438 times)

Offline Mnrookie

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tube call diaphragm material
« on: August 06, 2020, 07:51:25 PM »
has anyone used Thera brand  material off of ebay for tube turkey and goose calls?

Offline Mnrookie

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 09:24:10 PM »
Also for a rubber band (size/thickness)to hold the diaphragm on the tube call, what would you recommend ?

Offline tal

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 09:30:05 PM »
  I use latex dental dams, no experience with the bands although many do use them. Consider o-rings. The inner diameter  will depend on the size of the call. I like them about 1/8" thick. Too thin or not tight enough and the latex will slip. If you get the o-rings too thick they have a tendency to grab on stuff and pull off.

Offline Scpossum

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 10:39:02 PM »
Thera band will work. I have used the yellow or tan in the past.  Today I would probably go with the tan.

Offline Mnrookie

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 12:36:47 PM »
How well did the thera band work?
Is it better than dental dam?
Thanks again for all the input

Offline Candyman

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 03:56:38 PM »
PM sent

Offline Scpossum

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2020, 11:21:01 PM »
Just saw the post.  Theraband works well. Has some elasticity to it.  I like it better than the dental dam, but some people sound really great with the dental dam.  Tal is one of those people.  I have used both in the past and both work. Get some of both and experiment.  I currently use .003 &.004 latex used in making mouthcalls.  Tal is correct.  Too thick an O-ring makes it easy for it to catch and pull off.  Too tight and you will have a hard time adjusting the latex.

Offline Mnrookie

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 08:16:47 PM »
Thanks for the sample Candyman. And thanks for all the information guys. Good luck hunting

Offline magnumgray

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Re: tube call diaphragm material
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2020, 09:55:01 PM »
   That's what the original Knight and Hale calls used .... I like the green ..... just stop by a physical therapist ..... and they will fix you up