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by Roverharp
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender versus PowerDraw
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: PowerBender versus PowerDraw

Yes, the SkipSlider does level the playing field. So, to add to the ever increasing number of tunings I'm thinking of trying this variation: C E G C E F A C E A D G B D F G B D G C Pluses - this tuning restores Hole 5 to Richter (you get the DF warble back in familiar territory. - consistency. all E...
by Roverharp
Thu May 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Haha. My kid plays with those mini fingerboards. Just yesterday I was looking to nick some of the sandpaper type. Now I can order from ebay and not upset my kid :) I think I have a decent understanding of the harp's mechanics and a good grasp om theory so I might have a similar blind spot Brendan. I...
by Roverharp
Thu May 24, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

The good - This harp's innovations are great in that they are what i would call transparent. By this i mean that you can play it as you would a totally stock harp and only employ the new bends when you want to. It's not like changing a tuning from standard Richter where the new note is always presen...
by Roverharp
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

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

Hmm, yes those adjacent A and D notes could be pretty cool. Brendan, could you comment on the air tightness? It's the one thing i'd be most worried about. Well placed, appropriate strength magnets might keep things snug at the ends but with nothing in the middle to pull the Draw plate how does the h...
by Roverharp
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

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

I haven't ordered yet but if I understand the design correctly here's a few other tidbits about the SlipSlider. Assuming a 'C' harp: 1) The two high draw bends are actually executed one hole down from where the bent note usually resides. So, the shift left is made and the A6 can be bent down to G#6 ...
by Roverharp
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4563

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

Very clever. Very cool. Can the slide mechanism be operated quickly enough to play lines that incorporate both the new and regular bends? Is it essentially as fast as the button on a chromatic? A couple other questions - when sliding left do the new pairs of reeds in a particular air stream allow fo...
by Roverharp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 4204

Re: Unibender

It occurs to me that using auxiliary reed plates might require significant re-tuning unless the design allows you to flip a Blow reed plate to act as the Draw X-reeds with the regular Blow reeds. This wouldn't personally deter me from having a go with the Unibender but is something to think about. A...
by Roverharp
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 4204

Re: Unibender

I'm also wondering if the elves will have produced a few of these in time to squeeze them into Santa's sack.
by Roverharp
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Stretch Harps
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: Stretch Harps

Yes, I like Andrew's stuff but they are all still sandwich style combs. I'm having success with the stock combs and when cut in the channel there is no seam at the front to come in contact with your mouth. I just would prefer a recessed comb as I find then more comfortable and I play a little faster...
by Roverharp
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Stretch Harps
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Stretch Harps

I've been experimenting with building some 11 hole stretch harps. I like this alternative size; still small enough to comfatably hold and you can use the stock cover plates which are just long enough to cover the extra hole. The tuning is essentially an extension of PowerBender into the top octave a...