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by Paris
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 43
Views: 1747

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

That's exactly what I'm currently doing with my diatonics Sachlaw. Love PB tuning and love steel reeds! Brendan's tunings have gotten me pretty much off richter tuning and i didn't think i would ever use it again. BUT the Slip-Slider looks awesome! This might be the thing that makes richter tuning r...
by Paris
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TUNE-A-DAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: TUNE-A-DAY!

Wow, thanks for the explanation! I see now that you show this variation in the geek zone:)
that explains why, when i try to play along with jig jazz, my chording always sounds slightly off...haha!
definitely going to try this variation. Thanks Brendan!
by Paris
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 22195

Re: Power Chromatic

If you're just trying to decide if learning the tuning is worth your time, you might try purchasing Brendan's exclusively power chromatic album such as "back to back" or "swingfellas" Listen to his playing and think about whether or not you can accomplish the same sounds with the tunings you were us...
by Paris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 22195

Re: Power Chromatic

@Nick I find the doubled A or the 5th scale Tone, If You Are playing in second position (D major), to be very useful. For instance if I know I want to warble between the 5th and the 7th tone (A-C) all use the blow note because the 7th would be the adjacent 6 blow allowing for quick transition betwee...
by Paris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Tools for reed replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Tools for reed replacement

Brendans own brand harps (orange comb) are welded reeds. You will need a reed wrench, proper size drill bits, drill tap, replacement screws or self tapping screws. Either a drill press or pencil vise. AND of course, the right sized replacement reed. Here is a step by step Brendan video on suzuki wel...
by Paris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TUNE-A-DAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: TUNE-A-DAY!

Brendan, love your tune-a-day resolution!

all write-ups are interesting and i particularly enjoyed today's on "Lament for the 21st century"!

I'm curious what this alternate PC tuning you mention is?!?!

Thanks!
by Paris
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?

I think you make an excellent point! Perhaps the only thing that makes PC tuning more suitable with sliders are the bend enharmonics that are available. But other than that, I can't see why not use the tuning in a 10-hole harp.
by Paris
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 22195

Re: Power Chromatic

Oh I see, I see. It hadnt occured to me that you might be playing in 1st postition! Thanks Brendan! Such a gorgious rendition. Listening to it now. Sometimes I can't decide which i enjoy more on PC, 1st or 2nd!
by Paris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 22195

Re: Power Chromatic

Perhaps I'm confused on what harp you're playing on the tune. Is it not a P.C. Bb scx-56 played in 2nd position-F?
Your trasitioning from the G to the A with a button push?