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Are bamboo cores loud?
« on: January 14, 2022, 12:44:04 PM »
Or is it just me.?
Trying to figure out my first set of limb core material. Been looking at action boo and hard maple.

I just put a set Of DAS Classic ILF longbow limbs on one of my risers. Of the 12-15 bows I have only 4 are bamboo. The rest are maple or cherry cores.

I swear the bamboo has a louder tone than the others? Not sure if I like it or not.

I may need to play with brace height some on the bamboo bows. They get shot the least f them all.

Is it just me or does bamboo have a louder tone?

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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 12:55:49 PM »
Never heard of that before. The bamboo is it solid or vertical flooring type core. I use all flooring type cores seems quite to me.
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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 01:00:29 PM »
  Try changing brace height...  See what happens...  Everything has a vibration or resonance...  Could be bamboo is higher than maple and that is what you are hearing...

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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 01:20:15 PM »
I've never had a problem with boo.

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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 02:19:24 PM »
No idea what type of bamboo.  I have a set of DAS Longbow ILF, Win&Win Recurve ILF , a 1 piece Primal Tech and they all have a different tone to me than my others.  Gonna play with brace height some.

The bamboo bows all appear to have .040 glass and my maple core bows have .050 front and back. Not sure if that makes any sound difference either.

I won't say it is a problem per se... they all are very good performers.  My one piece Primal Tech longbow is the fastest  one I have in the 40 lb range.

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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 05:59:22 PM »
I agree with you on the tone. I've got a 5 bamboo lam Hill bow and it definitely has a different tone than a bow with solid wood lams. Must be related to the glass, because an all bamboo no glass bow I made is real quiet.

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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 09:03:46 PM »
I made a new string tonight and added some length to get a shorter brace height. Old string.was borrowed from another bow.

Went from 8" to 7 1/2" and it made a world of difference.  Know has the familiar thump. Still a different tone bit a lot quiter.

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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 10:01:59 AM »
So your lower brace adds string tension made it quieter.  Found a sweeter spot.
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Re: Are bamboo cores loud?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 10:30:35 AM »
Cool...

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