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by Alan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

I haven't seen one of these, but I do have a couple of turbo slide harps. I'm confident this is a real instrument and equally confident that it works as shown the in the video. I would guess that you are all right about this model only having tunable blow reeds. There might be some way to place a ma...
by Alan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New Tool and Method for Improving Harmonica Reed Response
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: New Tool and Method for Improving Harmonica Reed Response

This is definitely worth a try. Did you try using it along the entire edge of the reed plate vs just 1/3 + embossing?
by Alan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 3394

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Looks like its just images that can be attached. Not sure if Brendan can adjust the settings to allow mp3?

IaNerd: I sent you a pm.
by Alan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 3394

Re: My modular chord harmonica

I recorded a couple of tracks to compare the traditional chord harmonica to the power chord harmonica, but I can't attach mp3 or m4a files. Are there any types of sound files that can be attached to messages in this forum?
by Alan
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question

I've seen these pop up mostly on eBay. Does anyone have any insight why the notes are layed out this way?
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by Alan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Paddy Richter and Tequila
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Lucky 13 Paddy Richter and Tequila

Several years ago I was playing with a band with a saxophone player. The band called out the song Tequila which has a classic saxophone riff and he didn't know it! I muddled through on diatonic but it wasn't great. I just got my Lucky 13 Paddy Richter and discovered with these I can play those riffs...
by Alan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 18
Views: 4637

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Is this book available digitally?
Any plans to update it for the paddy richter Lucky 13?
by Alan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 3394

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Assuming you stick with the pairs of power chords I put together you start one chord on the 1 and the other on the 5. So there are two options: 1 2 3 4 5 6 C G C G C G - blow E A E A E A - draw or 1 2 3 4 5 6 G C G C G C - blow A E A E A E - draw I prefer lower notes so I've chosen the lowest possib...
by Alan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 3394

Re: My modular chord harmonica

I tried for a while to come up with a spiral tuning to allow me to play lots of chords. There are many different options on paper, but I found when I built one and tried it out I didn't like the way it sounded. To my ear, a harmonica chord sounds best when at least one note is repeated as an octave....
by Alan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 3394

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Yes I printed it with supports and a raft. Or maybe its a castle model.
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