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by Alan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 780

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: 8
Views: 780

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: 8
Views: 780

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Yes I printed it with supports and a raft. Or maybe its a castle model.
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by Alan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 8
Views: 780

My modular chord harmonica

I finally got a 3d printer and was able to put this together. IMG_4913.jpg Without the harmonicas IMG_4914.jpg I have three big sixes in my BE GooD tuning so with those in place you have power chords in half the circle of fifths. F,C,G,D,A,E I put a regular big six in whatever key I want to play Ric...
by Alan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

One interesting question for later is how do you sell this? Completely by the piece? Comb, cover plates, and then whatever reeds you want, or as a experimental kit with say three octaves of chromatic notes. Depending on what kind of tuning you're interested in trying, you might need duplicate notes ...
by Alan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects

I've enjoyed the overblow booster on an Easttop. Looking at the Asiabend, there are a couple of challenges. Like a chromatic harmonica, the blow and draw reeds are on the same side of the harmonica, meaning there would have to be an open and closed channel side by side. (thus a smaller target if you...
by Alan
Thu May 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 13
Views: 2031

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: 1061

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: 1434

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: 945

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...