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by Alan
Thu May 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: Pentatonic harmonica

I've ordered two harps from Seydel over the years based on the pentatonic scale, but neither exactly like you suggested. Easy Third which was CEG DFA So had the extra 4 in C but allowed for several other (major and minor) pentatonic scales. The other was my Be Good tuning which is just 4 notes: GD B...
by Alan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Combine a Powerdraw with a Lucky 13 !
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Combine a Powerdraw with a Lucky 13 !

The second row of tabs, second tab over labelled "Special Tunings (New!)" is where you can order a Lucky 13 power draw or power bender.
by Alan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Q: How to join two harps with magnets?
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Q: How to join two harps with magnets?

I did this with an acrylic wedge and 1/8 magnets I bought on amazon. No scratches, no problems with seydel steel reeds being affected and plenty strong to hold them together. The edge of the acrylic wedge does hit the corner of your mouth when you play the edges so I wouldn't play a long time with t...
by Alan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: What to do with a 16 hole brass comb eastop?
Replies: 1
Views: 770

What to do with a 16 hole brass comb eastop?

I'm interested in trying out power chromatic and also wanted to check out the brass comb eastop, so I had in mind to get one and get a set of suzuki reed plates tuned to power chromatic. I bought the eastop through brendan's site and it is as hefty and solid as advertised. I never really liked the s...
by Alan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp

Over the years I've made a number of variations on this kind of harp both in real life and more often on paper. For my ear, the thing that makes an individual chord sound better on a harmonica is having at least one duplicate note an octave apart. For the overall chord progression, having chords in ...
by Alan
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 28318

Re: Power Chromatic

I'm considering trying out an Eastop harmonica and also interested in trying power chromatic, so might just go for both at the same time.

Which model of eastop chromatic would you recommend getting to retune to power chromatic? Any near term power chromatics coming from Brendan's bag of tricks?
by Alan
Mon May 01, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 6538

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

But hang in there, because I have a radical alternative idea coming very soon that will allow us to solve this problem and offer all kinds of other specialist harmonica models without having to rely on the vagaries of working with manufacturers in remote locations. It will be first announced on thi...
by Alan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Retuning a Hohner Vineta
Replies: 3
Views: 3348

Re: Retuning a Hohner Vineta

Wow! Thanks for the info. It looks like maybe trying to find the Gm Dm Am version would make a nice complement to the one I have. Still interested in anyone's chord suggestions. At it's simplest, I suppose the question is this: If you have C, F, G and C7, G7, D7, what next 6 chords would you most li...
by Alan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Retuning a Hohner Vineta
Replies: 3
Views: 3348

Retuning a Hohner Vineta

I recently bought a hohner Vineta and have really enjoyed this bass/chord instrument. In case you don't know: The Vineta is a no longer produced harmonica with 6 sets of reed holes. There is a two reed bass section adjacent to a 6 reed chord section. The most common layout is: F/Fmaj C/Cmaj G/Gmaj b...
by Alan
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?

The turbo slide installs on the upper reed plate using the existing screw holes with a few different length screws in places to accommodate the slide. The cover plate has to be cut to accommodate the slide. Replacing the reed plate isn't much different than on a standard session steel harp. It's bee...