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by CrawfordEs
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic tunings
Replies: 6
Views: 139

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: 3
Views: 68

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: 145

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: 28
Views: 10973

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: 145

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: 145

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: 7395

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.
by CrawfordEs
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 28
Views: 10973

Re: Introduce yourself

Welcome!
This is definitely the place for harmonica loving tinkerers to hang out.
Paddy Richter is fun. So are many other systems.
by CrawfordEs
Thu May 24, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 7395

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

I did E6000 pads for a grip. Not impressed. I thought the idea of the SlipSlider at first was amazing. My first experience using it, not so much. Ok now try this. The amazing came back. (Mine is PR) Practice a scale or 2 (boring right?, not now) C scale all the way up and back. Easy, no slide. Now p...
by CrawfordEs
Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 7395

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Nice!
Are regular breath direction combs going to be available for other makes too?
Seydel has the configurator. But other companies have reeds that are easier to modify.
Is there a Lucky 13 version in the works? Or are they too long to work properly?