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by CrawfordEs
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)

Check out overblow.com. Lots of tunings there with an awesome interactive chart. (Pentabender is not one) It will save you reinventing the wheel, and give some good ideas / starting points. Also, if you google pentabender or Newton Four Key you can find an article with a chart of a few tunings. It’s...
by CrawfordEs
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Discontinued

It’s easier for me on the 270, you will need a better memory than me anyway. I just did a major retune (changed the key, and tuning, and made it flatslide) of a crosstuned Easttop Harmonica and made a few mistakes before I made a large simple map to guide me as I soldered and filed and tuned. Now it...
by CrawfordEs
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Discontinued

Thanks for the advice and links! Technique could definitely be a part of it. I’m a better tinkerer than player. I did get that first one playing better, it still needs a little work though. I had missed some of that. I’ll try the overvalve plates, they shouldn’t be too hard to cut from stock. I’ll b...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Discontinued

I’m having trouble with some of the bends, I did not valve the x reed plate at all. All reeds on that plate are lightly embossed, flat gap, and are 2 semitones below the corresponding active reed. Do you think half valving the x reed plate would help? Or would that defeat too much of the reed intera...
by CrawfordEs
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Thanks ,
I’ll be sure to watch out for that when I put mine together.
by CrawfordEs
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Anyone get one yet?
Impressions or issues, or tips for assembly and playing?
I have one on order, but I was just wondering if any regular players had given it a run yet.
Brendan, Boris, and Mitch make it sound great!
But then, they could play blades of grass and sound good.
by CrawfordEs
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 8
Views: 762

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: 15
Views: 1036

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: 8
Views: 707

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: 736

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.