Custom Diaphragm Calls
Here at Gooserbat we get a lot of request for special order calls, so we've decited for 2022 to offer a way to make it easy to order said calls.
We will only be spending one day per week on custom calls, so shipping times may be slower. Please allow extra time for delevery.
Here is a basic synopsis of what we've found over the years of building calls.
Black Latex: Our thinest offering, Very light air. Great material for a four reed call.
Blue Latex: Runs close to Gray but more backbone.
Dark Green Latex: Simular to Gray with a touch more rasp.
Gray Latex: A excelent tone much like yellow however it has more backbone if you push more air.
Natural Latex: The if its not broke don't fix it material, and makes as good of a call today as ever.
Orange Latex: The mixure of Yellow and Red not just in color but also in tone. It keeps the positve qualities of both.
Red Latex: Adds rasp to any call. For what ever reason red latex just runs extra raspy.
Yellow Latex: Runs smooth and has great control with an excelent tone.
Black Latex: This is the thinest of the latex we use and it does great on three reed calls and if you have a four reed preferance this is what we recomend.
Green Latex: This makes a good two or three reed call. It has a little more body and in a three reed handles the heavy air caller better than other materials.
Natural Latex: We use a lighter weight natural latex for our bottom stacks than the Natural offered for top reeds. This material is between the Green and Black in thickness. The industry go to for three reed calls.
Yellow Latex: Makes a good bottom reed for two reed calls but its a bit much for a three reed call.
Prophalyctic: Good ol' Proph. The thinest of the material. Extremly sensitive for air flow and known for it's highball tone. Many callers want notheing else. Another good option for a four reed call.
#1 stretch is loose and is what is recomended if you are using a Ghost Cut or a Batwing. Another reason for a looser stretch is if you are looking for a jake yelp or a throaty pitch like a old hen.
#2 is between a loose and a medium stretch and again makes a good batwing or ghost cut. Also does well with a V cut if you want a throaty old hen sound.
#3 stretch is what we would call a medium. It's about as tight as we recomend for a batwing or ghost cut. It works well for a V cut and is where a combo/reverse combo starts to get good.
#4 Makes a call have a fuller body and gives a more nasal tone. Not quite a tight stretch but has plenty of tension for a resilant huinting call.
#5 stretch works well for callers who blow hard or want to have a highball pitched call. This is where a lot of compitition callers start to have their calls built.
#6 is an Extra Tight stretched call and are either usualy V cut, Mod V, Combo or Reverse Combo and are almost always used by competition callers.
*We recomend that prophylactic calls be streched with a #1,#2, or #3 stretch.
Split V: The basic raspy call and still one of the best. Also a good option for those callers who wish to modify their own calls.
Modified V: The Split V with the outside corners cropped off. this gives the call a little more highball pitch and slightly knocks the edge off the rasp.
Combo Cut: The Split V with the right side cut away. Many callers swear buy it. Its not as raspy, has good control and takes a little less air.
Reverse Combo: Same as the Combo only cut away on the left side. Some folks just find it works better for their air flow.
Batwing: A split V with both sides cut away. Maintains a raspy tone and takes less air. Some callers find it easier to control for a double note.
Tongue Cut: A split Batwing. Controllable and very raspy.
Ghost Cut: A modified V with the center clipped out. Knocks off quite a bit of the rasp and gives super control for yelping and clucks. Also the go-to Kee Kee call.
Boss Hen: The classic corner notch call. This can be built in a multitude of combos. It is offered in a two and a two and half reed (If you want a two and half reed, order a three reed and we'll adjust the order in-house). The reed stack for these is unique to this style of call. The recommended bottom reeds are Natural, Gray, Yellow, and Orange. We recommend a #2 or #3 stretch.