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by CrawfordEs
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1386

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

That is great news! A lucky 13 with a regular breath direction comb is something I can see myself having fun with. I have ordered one of your current models already, I assume the current version will only work with Marine Band Richter and Paddy Richter, and similar patterned reed plates? Will there ...
by CrawfordEs
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Turkish Tunes
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Turkish Tunes

Does anyone play Turkish tunes on their harmonicas? I would think some might play well. Their scales are a bit different, but with bending we should be able to do some justice to some of the simpler instrumentals and modal improvisations. Maybe on the Asia bend, or on a modified switch harp? Brendan...
by CrawfordEs
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1386

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

The Unibender is interesting too. But this SlipSlider seems to have one advantage Brendan hasn’t even mentioned yet. It can be opened for cleaning and adjusting immediately. The Teflon should rinse clean instantly, and the reeds are exposed with no valves. I really like my half valved harmonicas, al...
by CrawfordEs
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1386

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

The more I think about it the cooler this new idea seems. A bit off topic, but what are you doing in Turkey? Are you playing Turkish music? Any cool new designs or tunings? I bet you could do well with your all draw harp playing Ney style tunes. If you put a PaddyRast tuning in a SlipSlider you shou...
by CrawfordEs
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1386

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

I am tempted ...
But I can resist,
that will change once the Manji or Easttop models become available.
Alternate tunings, This and the switch-harp allow us to tweak our sounds into whatever we want.
by CrawfordEs
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1386

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

Thanks!
It sounds like an elegant solution to the spacing problem.
by CrawfordEs
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1386

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

I’m even more interested now.
Sorry for doubting earlier but it was April first....
The hole 7 thing, I assume it would not be needed for tunings unrelated to Richter?
Or is it needed to isolate the hole because of spacing issues with the slide mechanism?
by CrawfordEs
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1386

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

Hmmm.
I like the concept.
Some tunings with little bending ability could be made very expressive.
An orchestra bebop or a fourkey that could now have bends all the way up and down would be nice.
Still, I’m a bit leery about the execution.
Maybe it’s just today.
by CrawfordEs
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

I owed him a big Favor for some assistance he gave to my son and I. I started with a Koch in G. The top plate I did in a Rast Makam. In the Paddy Richter pattern. The Bottom Plate was a Hicaz ( I think) in PR pattern. I embossed it lightly, and half valved it. I smoothed and tightened up the mouthpi...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

No worries. Busy people are busy, and usually for good reason. Of course my head may explode if I have to wait to much longer to find out what new toys you have for us. I made a slide harmonica for a Turkish Saz player, it has one makaam on each reedplate so he can switch back and forth, but the not...