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by CrawfordEs
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 25
Views: 9838

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: 85
Views: 4562

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: 85
Views: 4562

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?
by CrawfordEs
Mon May 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4562

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

You can’t go wrong with LEGO! Good idea.
E6000 stinks while curing, but a day or two in garage off-gassing makes it undetectable.
by CrawfordEs
Sun May 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4562

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

I finally put my SlipSlider together. This is fun. I haven’t done much with it yet, just noodled around, and haven’t decided yet how I’m going to do the grip modifications, if any. With Thunderbird covers it does pretty well, maybe just a small dab or two of clear E6000 glue on each side will do the...
by CrawfordEs
Wed May 09, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4562

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

What models do you think will be made for regular breath direction tunings first?
Also, even though only one shift is necessary to get the blow bends will they still be able to shift in both directions? There may be tone differences and deeper bends made possible.
by CrawfordEs
Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Pentatonic harmonica

Is overblow back up? It has been down for a while.
Pentabender and Fourkey are also pentatonic based tunings with maybe a bit more flexibility.
by CrawfordEs
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4562

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: 330

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...