Aluminum Friction Call
Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:37 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 05:18 PM
Obviously, they work on the same principle and produce a similar sound to their brothers. They work well with wood, carbon, and acrylic strikers. The main differences are in conditioning the surface and in the tone quality. Conditioning is done primarily with sandpaper/emery cloth. (I don't know about everyone else, but I tend to use Scotch-Brite/Brillo pads on slate surfaces and not sandpaper.) I would say the tone of most aluminum calls I've used could be described as a bit more harsh than slate. They tend to be high pitched yet very raspy when paired with a carbon striker. On windy days or when I'm trying to reach out a little farther with my calling, I like a good aluminum call. They compare with a glass surface in that aspect, but with more of a "ringing" quality. (What can I say, it's metal. )
Not a bad call to have in your arsenal.
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 27 October 2008 - 05:32 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:30 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:19 AM
That high pitched "squealer" style call may not sound "good" to the caller but sometimes that high pitch is EXACTLY what the turkeys want to hear. Aluminum are almost always the highest pitched slates. But some composite types are sometimes as high or better.
Honestly, nowadays I lean towards a composite friction call or a single reed diaphragm to get my high pitched calls.
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