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Offline mckayam1

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Should my diaphragm look like this?
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:40:23 PM »
I get this little ridge on every diaphragm I use?  Is this normal?  Call seems to sound ok, but I'm not an elk either. 

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Offline WapitiJoeNM

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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 08:01:14 AM »
One size fits all diaphragm, many different mouth pallets.
It's normal and not an issue. Keep on keep'n on!


You know, this is a really is great forum cause this post was ripe for wisecracks and could have gone south REAL fast. True professionals!  :haha:
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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 02:02:16 PM »
Guess that's over my head with the wise crack possibility, but thanks for the input.  New elk hunters should feel welcome to ask questions that may seem trivial to seasoned hunters, I wouldn't have expected any harassing from a group like this anyways.

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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 08:09:07 AM »
It's all good mckatam1 and let me be the first to say WELCOME!
Just so you know, I always love to be on the lighthearted side with my friends and camp mates.  Never want anyone to feel harassed, just part of the group.
I have come across nothing but classy and caring people on this forum, so don't have any worries about questions.
My humor is a bit "seasoned" as well...lol!
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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 11:35:15 AM »
Mckayam1,


That is actually a good thing! That little ridge shows that your are producing a good seal on the diaphragm, which helps focus your air across the latex, which helps with everything (volume, control, etc.). No worries there at all, and it won't affect the longevity or the quality of the sounds from the call. Good luck this fall!
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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 12:40:39 PM »
Looks solid to me, I love this call in particular. I actually have that slight deformity on both sides.

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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 11:33:49 AM »
Does it still sound the same? I know that the latex changes over time.

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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 01:09:26 PM »
I'm looking at getting several of the Phelps game diaphragms.  Never used their calls before.  Ya'll have any input on the best way to determine what size to buy in advance rather then buy several different sizes and see what works. The diaphragms I've used before are old and didn't have different size options.  Thanks

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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 02:35:12 PM »
Looks good man... as long as she sounds good!

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Re: Should my diaphragm look like this?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 10:07:44 PM »
I'm new to elk but have been using diaphragm coyote calls for a few years now. Looks like the call is possibly a wee bit big for your palate. I have a medium palate and most of my diaphragm calls I trim about a 1/4" off to make them fit and seal better. If it works like that and is comfortable, great. For me, I had that same thing early on and a buddy said give it a trim and explained the palate size thing to me. Worked like a champ in my case. Something to consider.

 

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