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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: 300

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: 740

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...
by Tyler
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos

Hey Brendan, have you played around with comb thickness for the stacked harps? Custom Combs might allow you to shrink the height, but I've not tested the sound differences or playability of comb thickness.
by Tyler
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 9601

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

tongue blocked single notes are still fine, and a lot of tongue block techniques work on the PowerBender. Octaves, low octave vamping, etc. It's when you play the middle octave with tongue blocking accompaniment that things get funny. 5 blow is now the root of the V chord in crossharp, but holes 1-4...
by Tyler
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chrometta Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Chrometta Mouthpiece

Is that a 270 mouthpiece?
by Tyler
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chrometta Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Chrometta Mouthpiece

Anyone know of a solution to the awful chrometta mouthpiece? Thinking of a different harp's that could be bolted on, or maybe a 3D printed alternative. Those big square holes are no fun compared to an scx.
by Tyler
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 54
Views: 9894

Re: Power Chromatic

Brendan, Just for my clarification... In your excellent report on half-valving here, http://www.slidemeister.com/forums/index.php?topic=1357.0 You say that removing the 2 4 6 8 10 12 valves does not offer more bends due to the semitone relationship in those holes. If I do the retuning like the PC d...
by Tyler
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Reeds Attached with Screws
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Reeds Attached with Screws

I just attempted a reed replacement with a screw. The reed still swiveled too easily, so i tightened a bit more and the screw head came right off! Now i need to figure out how to get the rest of that screw out of the hole, and what to do to reattach the reed.

Ideas?
by Tyler
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 5428

Re: What Would You Like to See?

I'd be interested in learning about how you approach new tunings. For example PowerBender; how do you familiarize yourself and come up with new licks.

I enjoy altered tunings but often find myself replicating Richter ideas on the new layout, not really taking advantage of the strengths offered.