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by Tyler
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 26
Views: 1178

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

Great review, @EdvinW. I was thinking a locking mechanism would be very useful on this device. I can't picture it exactly, but something.
by Tyler
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 40
Views: 25716

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi folks, My name is Robert Laferriere, and I'm from Russell, Manitoba, Canada. 🇨🇦 I've been playing the harp for about 10 years now, although only in any serious way for the past 3 or 4. I've somewhat transitioned from being primarily a guitar-based loop station performer, to a sound that heavily ...
by Tyler
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 26
Views: 1178

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

Interesting. a few curiosities:

No restraints, so the sliding mechanism could possibly move around a bit?
Extra holes in cover affecting tone/timbre?

There could be some really cool applications for this idea in general!
by Tyler
Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy Richter to replace Standard Richter?
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Paddy Richter to replace Standard Richter?

I play a lot of rock, and there's plenty of times where I want that note cleaner, or even just a cleaner minor 3rd in second position. Like you mentioned, you get the minor 2nd chord in 2nd position, pretty common outside the Blues. Playing 4th position has a low root note so you can easily play 2 o...
by Tyler
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

I agree! I think harmonica players should adopt it as the preferred notation for our instrument, which comes in all 12 keys. Far more logical and easy to use than standard notes. I wish I'd known about it a long time ago when I lived in London and was doing regular sessions. I made my own cod versi...
by Tyler
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromonica Restoration Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Re: Chromonica Restoration Advice

Brendan wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:03 am
Yes, there are two versions of PowerComb for the Chromonika if you're interested:

http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-hohner.php#16

Great old instruments :-)
Awesome. Once I can confirm that the rest of the harp works,I will get one. :mrgreen:
by Tyler
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromonica Restoration Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Chromonica Restoration Advice

Came into possession of an old 64. Needs some love. I don't think there are power combs for it, but any other advice on restoring it appreciated!

Reeds look good but I haven't popped it open yet.
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by Tyler
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Placement of "extra" notes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2458

Re: Placement of "extra" notes?

Low end. I prefer the lower notes, generally. Tongue block opportunities, better cords. And depending on breath pattern.
by Tyler
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas
Replies: 2
Views: 3503

Re: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas

The increased competition in the harmonica market coming from China is good for us players and for raising harmonica quality overall. I don't see any down side. This is very true. The quality of harmonicas goes way down when there's no competition. Hohner had famously poor harps for a bit. Once Lee...