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by CrawfordEs
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

I would be interested in one that used accordion reeds. If you can make a comb for those, I’ll buy one. For a regular diatonic with regular reeds, probably not. Solder and a file get the job done for me. Now, if I could chose to have all the chambers long, and put Seydel or Hohner Low reeds all the ...
by CrawfordEs
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 283

Re: Any news?

I like the cover idea, possibly incorporating a pair of tension bars. I’m going to look for a cheap harp and chop it up. I carve wooden covers, mostly for chromatics, but often for diatonics. I could probably make one that can provide the pressure to a bar that can hold the plates in. If so, you mig...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 21
Views: 283

Re: Any news?

If the comb can be simplified and printed with maybe a bar to hold the plates down and the plates can be produced in bulk at the required frequency I would think this would be a very flexible method. Just buy the comb and the plates and then mix and match at will. It would be a lot of fun and simpli...
by CrawfordEs
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic tunings
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: Pentatonic tunings

Great information. Thank you. Lots of things to try here! I might have to break out my file and soldering iron and give a pentablues harp a try. I wish I could go to SPAH and listen to you and Jazzmaan play your pentatunings and get some advice. And see Brendan, and,.... Maybe some year... August is...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

On Brendan’s website you can still order the 10 hole Suzuki pro master in Paddy Richter Or for a bit less get the Lucky 13 and just ignore those first three holes for a bit. Seydel offers 10 hole Paddy Richter harmonicas Or if you have a tuner and a small file you can turn any harmonica into a Paddy...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Installing powercomb on 260
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Installing powercomb on 260

You can put them back in. Or leave them out.
They do fine at the ends because they are under the covers.
by CrawfordEs
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 29
Views: 11602

Re: Introduce yourself

Welcome aboard!
Anyone who has not tried 4-key or pentabender should give it a shot.
If nothing else it’s lots of fun, intuitive noodling around, and some interesting sounds.
by CrawfordEs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Installing powercomb on 260
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Installing powercomb on 260

Nice catch with the drill press.
I never had one for any of my woodwork projects for a long time, then scored a cheap one that just needed a little work to get operational. It’s amazing how useful they are. You may end up using it for more than you think.
Enjoy
by CrawfordEs
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Installing powercomb on 260
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Installing powercomb on 260

M3 is 3mm I usually use 1.6mm or 2mm Rockin Ron has Taps for sale that can be added to a harmonica order, or purchased alone. I believe he ships them free in the US. The ratchet handle is nice for big stuff, but for small holes and harmonica brass I usually just use a pin vice type handle and go slo...
by CrawfordEs
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 9066

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Will you be releasing a slip-slider for Hohners with regular breath direction?
Have you had any luck with Lucky 13 versions?
Although I haven’t really been able to play mine much(or any harp at all in the last couple months) I think it’s a great tool.