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MKW
10-21-2010, 03:31 PM
I just wanted to post up some recent trumpets that I've built. Haven't had much time in the shop recently, but I was able to complete a couple that have been in the works for a while. All these have Buffalo Horn mouthpieces and the wood is Mopane, Kingwood, and Olivewood(2). Oh, and 2 of the have "pitted" ferrules and the other 2 have regular, shiney ferrules. Hope y'all like them.

Mike

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/TRKYKLR/DSCN1789Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/TRKYKLR/DSCN1775Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s82/TRKYKLR/DSCN1780Medium.jpg

Nitro
10-21-2010, 03:47 PM
Very nice indeed.

PM sent.

Huntinfool
10-21-2010, 04:00 PM
Beautiful callers my man. Would love to have one someday.

Gut_Pile
10-21-2010, 05:15 PM
Awesome looking calls Mr. Mike!

Turkeydoghunter
10-21-2010, 06:14 PM
i really like the lines of the callers do you angle the mouth piece ???

MKW
10-21-2010, 06:22 PM
i really like the lines of the callers do you angle the mouth piece ???

Thanks for all the compliments, y'all. I really appreciate it!
And, Ron, I have done an angled mouthpiece, but I don't on a regular basis.

Mike

GADAWGS
10-21-2010, 07:26 PM
Beautiful callers

JLC
10-21-2010, 07:33 PM
Very nice!

Hobie
10-21-2010, 07:40 PM
i really like the lines of the callers do you angle the mouth piece ???

I got the one and only angled mouth piece he made

Nice wood Mike

Hobie
10-21-2010, 07:44 PM
Here is a close up of the one he did sorry for the quality of the picture
Mike has changed his style a little since this one it is #8 he made
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p85/Hobie8/MKWTrumpet8015-1.jpg

Turkeydoghunter
10-22-2010, 07:25 PM
thanks mike ...the reason i ask is the angle lets me manipulate the air flow for highs and lows....it give me a consitency that lets me call with ease and realism....Ron

MKW
10-22-2010, 07:50 PM
thanks mike ...the reason i ask is the angle lets me manipulate the air flow for highs and lows....it give me a consitency that lets me call with ease and realism....Ron

Yep, I completely understand. Hobie is the only one to ever ask me for the angled mouthpiece and I did it. It's not a big deal and if somebody requests it, I can do it with no problem.

Mike

Bram
10-22-2010, 07:56 PM
Nice calls Mike...glad you are sending those to your friends...be looking for mine...friend...thanks..:cool:

Gerry

J Gilbert
10-23-2010, 09:54 PM
Mike,
Those look great, I'll definately be picking up a wooden one to go with my delrin call I got from you a month or so ago. I'm still practicing alot and can't wait to get into the woods with it

Old Swamp Gobbler
10-23-2010, 11:43 PM
Very nice trumpets

killNgrill
10-24-2010, 08:58 AM
Looking good. Nice spurs too

Gaswamp
10-24-2010, 09:27 AM
awesome man. One day I hope to get on your list

Nitro
10-27-2010, 09:41 PM
Gents,

I took ownership of the Kingwood caller. It is a masterpiece. Mike has really done a nice job on these calls.

Great tone and the craftsmanship is second to none.

Nice work Mike, I am proud to add this call to the arsenal.

Fellas, if you are on the fence about getting a trumpet call- Mike can put you into a great one for a very reasonable price.

Outstanding calls.

MKW
10-27-2010, 10:08 PM
Thanks a lot for the kind words, Andrew. I'm really glad that you like the trumpet! I hope it serves you well in the woods.

Mike

Snood Collector
10-28-2010, 06:10 PM
MK,

Those are some of the finest trumpets I've seen..very nice work.

Brad C.
10-28-2010, 06:22 PM
Mike,

I think you should have been making these years ago. You make em has good as I have seen. Awesome work!

242outdoors
10-28-2010, 06:26 PM
very beautitul. i'm a lil unfamiliar with them....volume, ease of use and such, range of calls. would still love to have one and try it out

MKW
10-28-2010, 06:52 PM
Thanks, fellas. Well appreciated!

Mike

Nitro
10-28-2010, 06:58 PM
very beautitul. i'm a lil unfamiliar with them....volume, ease of use and such, range of calls. would still love to have one and try it out

I'll chime in...........:bounce:

1. Volume- depends on the call and the operators ability.

2. Ease of use- see above.

3. Range of calls- see #1. :rofl:

All calls of the Wild Turkey can be made with a trumpet. (although the purr eludes me- I am working on it)

Seriously, there is a reason (most) folks don't learn to use a trumpet call. It takes more practice and skill to run one.

In my opinion (for what it's worth) if there is a "secret" weapon on Gobblers (especially Public land or "fooled with" Gobblers) a Trumpet call has been the death sentence for many of my birds.

In the right hands (and I am not professing to be an expert)... the Trumpet call can be DEADLY.

One only has to listen to Frank Cox or Zach Farmer run one and you will be blown away.

In my opinion, sounding unlike a mouth call can be one of the best ways to break an old hook spurred hardhead break down and strut (or sneak) on in to the gun.

I really like hunting with one. It's another weapon in the arsenal. I am trying to convert a few folks to them for a reason.

I will always hunt with a mouth diaphragm, but I love fooling one with a trumpet call.

Try one and you may be a disciple too. Trumpets (and wingbones of course)are among the earliest of calls and I enjoy that historical aspect as well.

Good Luck!!

242outdoors
10-28-2010, 07:05 PM
I'll chime in...........:bounce:

1. Volume- depends on the call and the operators ability.

2. Ease of use- see above.

3. Range of calls- see #1. :rofl:

All calls of the Wild Turkey can be made with a trumpet. (although the purr eludes me- I am working on it)

Seriously, there is a reason (most) folks don't learn to use a trumpet call. It takes more practice and skill to run one.

In my opinion (for what it's worth) if there is a "secret" weapon on Gobblers (especially Public land or "fooled with" Gobblers) a Trumpet call has been the death sentence for many of my birds.

In the right hands (and I am not professing to be an expert)... the Trumpet call can be DEADLY.

One only has to listen to Frank Cox or Zach Farmer run one and you will be blown away.

In my opinion, sounding unlike a mouth call can be one of the best ways to break an old hook spurred hardhead break down and strut (or sneak) on in to the gun.

I really like hunting with one. It's another weapon in the arsenal. I am trying to convert a few folks to them for a reason.

I will always hunt with a mouth diaphragm, but I love fooling one with a trumpet call.

Try one and you may be a disciple too. Trumpets (and wingbones of course)are among the earliest of calls and I enjoy that historical aspect as well.

Good Luck!!

preciate the info...i've used an old hand made wingbone before and i've seen some trumpets but never tried them. i like to try a lil of them all so i may have to get one and these seem to be very very well made. thanks

Nitro
10-28-2010, 07:57 PM
MKW, Tim Sanford, Alan Sentell, Bram, Shortstop and many others here make outstanding Wingbone and Trumpet calls.

PM any of them and they will hook you up with your own secret weapon.

Good Luck!!!

Snood Collector
10-29-2010, 12:49 PM
MK,
I may be getting in touch with you after Jan 1 and hopefully get on your list. Thanks for the post.

MKW
10-29-2010, 05:57 PM
I'd be happy to build you one. I'm actually, for the first time since I started, building up a little inventory.:clap:

Mike

Old Swamp Gobbler
10-29-2010, 10:58 PM
Best I ever heard on a trumpet was Ron Magnano

Nitro
10-29-2010, 11:50 PM
[QUOTE=Old Swamp Gobbler;5457220]Best I ever heard on a trumpet was Ron Magnano[QUOTE]

Never heard of him. Educate us please.

I have been privileged to listen to Rudy Simeone, Gary Berry, Parker Whedon, Darrel Gibson, Charleton Cannington, Steve Turpin, Nathan Detmer, Ralph Permar. Herb Hornstra and others noted above.......

None played the callers the same and all sounded like hens..... Great talent to be able to run a trumpet yelper.

MKW
10-30-2010, 12:01 AM
Nitro,
Ron Magnano is turkeydoghunter on here. I've heard he's pretty dang good on a trumpet.

Mike

Old Swamp Gobbler
10-30-2010, 11:00 AM
All of the above mentioned in both post are good Nitro, I have heard several of them, I expect if you could give Ron a call, you too would be impressed.

Again very nice trumpets Mike.

Carp
12-16-2010, 06:59 PM
Nice work Mike.

big country rnr
12-16-2010, 07:11 PM
Thems nice brother congrats..

ccleroy
12-17-2010, 09:53 AM
As always Mike Beautiful,keep me on your list.

Toddmann
12-17-2010, 11:38 AM
Mike those are some extremely good looking calls. I have never tried a trumpet call. I need to get one and give it a try this spring. Do you use them for most hunting situations or is it a call u use to in certain situations?

six
12-17-2010, 06:40 PM
Last year was my first experience with a Trumpet. The best I could tell is it's like any other call, it will work in any situation depending on the individual turkey. It's an additional tool that may help tip the odds in your favor on any given day. I had good enough results last year that I will be carrying one with me from now on.

I just recently got one of MKW's Trumpets and I'm looking forward to giving it a try this spring. If the spring birds like it half as much as the fall birds I've been playing with it should be a fun spring!