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by CrawfordEs
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Hi Brendan,
Would it be possible to scale the minichrome up a bit and lengthen it so that two 260s or two Autovalve Harps would fit?
Then you could have a fully chromatic Octave Harmonica. Or a slide Diatonic Octave Harmonica.
That would be fun!
by CrawfordEs
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Discontinued

I just finished making my own chromabender. It was a bit of work, but was not as hard as I expected. I’ve even started another! Well, actually I’m going back to my first attempt. The one I finished is in C, made from 270 reedplates. C6 tuning. It’s fun. I haven’t really played it yet but just finish...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?

Can you guess at a possible release date? It’s not like I need one, but I probably won’t be able to resist buying one. I can’t wait to try the minichrome too. I really appreciate that you made these so modular and it looks simple to switch the harmonicas in and out. Easy key changes, or switching fr...
by CrawfordEs
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps

It wasn't my question but thanks for the answers!
Gary is a good guy and easy to deal with.
I get to tinker more than I get to play, but I enjoy it at least as much, and am better at tinkering. Making a chromabender out of an unused harp sounds like a fun project.
by CrawfordEs
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds

That Nirvana cover was really cool!
I have an Easttop pocket bass, similar to the Tombo but has an additional pair of notes (Bb and G).
I like your idea of an extended version, maybe repeat the pattern across 2 octaves or more to allow short walks.
by CrawfordEs
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 580

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

Ok, I know I want a minichrome and have the Seydel reedplates I want to use in it. I am also curious about the x-reed-unibender. Do I use one set of reedplates tuned and gapped normally and then set them off against a set of plates a semitone Or a full tone lower with the gaps flat? Or is there some...
by CrawfordEs
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 580

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

Nice!
I can't wait. I have some reed plates already so hopefully the mouthpiece assemblies will be available.
I know I'll want a Seydel minichrome. And a Suzuki x-reed. Maybe a Suzuki minichrome too.
Will the Suzuki models fit Easttop reed plates?
by CrawfordEs
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 3403

Re: Introduce yourself

Welcome aboard.
I am also a novice player and a tuning tinkerer ( and a scientist weirdly enough).
The Seydel configurator is great fun, but these days I play more with solder and files when experimenting.
by CrawfordEs
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?

reeds are listed under accessories
http://brendan-power.com/lucky13.php
And don't be embarrassed
The first time I opened up a harmonica I broke a reed.
Maybe two.
Probably everyone does that.
by CrawfordEs
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

That's a great concept.
How does the action feel.
How many of those combs did you have made?