Quiet slate pot call

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Quiet slate pot call

Post by coconut » March 3rd, 2019, 2:25 pm

I am wanting to find me a slate type pot call that is a little louder than the old lynch jet type calls. Can anyone recommend a good sounding quiet one? I have a halloran glass call and it makes a nice yelp but I feel like I am screaming at the turkey with it. While we are talking about slates does the way or type of sanding have any influence on the volume?

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by RapscallionVermilion » March 3rd, 2019, 6:41 pm

Any good slate should be able to run soft. A Lonzo bird's eye maple slate would be a good choice. I only condition slate with Scotch-Brite, so can't help you there. Biggest difference for me is the choice of striker. I have a Fowler dogwood striker that runs real nice for softer stuff on slate. I like persimmon too.

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by BirdCatcher » March 3rd, 2019, 7:04 pm

I really like the Woodhaven Legend slate call. It can do some nice soft talking but has good volume also when needed.
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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by Skimerhorn » March 3rd, 2019, 7:41 pm

I have a sneed tree talker I can get really quiet on

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by firedup » March 3rd, 2019, 8:07 pm

Try putting some tape over the holes on the bottom. One at a time or all. It should tone it down a fuzz. But if you can find a slate over slate or slate over wood they will be much quieter than slate over glass most are making. Striker will tone it down also. A softer wood like cherry, walnut, sycamore, ect.

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by Ctrize » March 4th, 2019, 8:58 am

Firedup has a good idea put your ear up to those holes and you will feel the amount of sound that comes out. I get good soft tones from ceramic and copper.

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by Mad_Baron » March 17th, 2019, 12:51 pm

Sound like you are looking for a slate pocket player from Madhatter, Redbeard, or also one of his 3" slate calls. I also make some smaller slate that can be played soft. I do not think the sanding of slate effects volume but the pressure you apply when calling does for sure.

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by Ctrize » October 8th, 2019, 8:10 pm

The softest I have used are purr pots the Wood haven.

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by Turkinator » October 8th, 2019, 11:12 pm

Your technique in running it can tone it down or ramp it up.

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by LAturkey » October 9th, 2019, 9:04 am

I can’t say what brand call will play softer but I usually hold the pot against my stomach or leg to dampen the sound for soft clucks and yelps. Takes a little practice to get the right pressure with the striker to make a good sound though

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Re: Quiet slate pot call

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 9th, 2019, 12:27 pm

Soft wood striker

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