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by IaNerd
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Saws for cutting reed plates?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Saws for cutting reed plates?

I have used various hand and power tools for cutting reed plates, but not with good safety or precision. I just noticed a (new?) class of tools called "miniature benchtop cut-off/miter saws". They cost around $50 USD. Have any of you used these tools generally,or specifically for cutting reed plates?
by IaNerd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

These next two would be more difficult re-tuning projects, but I post them here because they are in other respects similar to the tuning above:

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by IaNerd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender versus PowerDraw
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: PowerBender versus PowerDraw

PowerDraw is a departure from standard Richter tuning. It "corrects" what can be viewed as problems or limitations of Richter, ultimately to make various forms of expression easier and/or feasible. PowerBender takes that concept further still, and is even less similar to Richter.
by IaNerd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender versus PowerDraw
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: PowerBender versus PowerDraw

Most 88-key pianos start with the lowest key/tone designated as A0. The first C is C1, the next C is C2, and so on. A "regular-C" harmonica starts with a C4 note, also known as "middle C". But variations such as "low C" (starting at C3) and "high C" (starting at C5) can be purchased. In my diagrams,...
by IaNerd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender versus PowerDraw
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: PowerBender versus PowerDraw

FastFouier: You might find this helpful: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=169
by IaNerd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

DIAGRAM (of what was described on Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:48 pm):

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by IaNerd
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

UPDATE, Part 2: I just re-tuned a K-type 10-hole Easttop of the key of C, as per the post just above. Only four reeds needed to be re-tuned--three of them to "septimal minor seventh", i.e. ET -31 cents. For information on the rationale of that choice, see http://www.brendan-power.com/forum/viewtopi...
by IaNerd
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

UPDATE: I've now re-tuned a set of five Lucky 13s (G, A, C, D and F) to the tuning shown in "2018-03-05 (3).png" above. The most difficult part, as expected, was lowering the 7 draw by two semitones, so that it would match the 6 draw. The tuning works well. I expect it will be especially useful whe...
by IaNerd
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: gaskets?
Replies: 0
Views: 167

gaskets?

I'd be interested in hearing the thoughts of Brendan and others on the subject of using gaskets between comb and reed plates.
by IaNerd
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Circle of thirds variation of Richter tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Circle of thirds variation of Richter tuning

Karl: What are your thoughts on changing one or both dm chords to Dmaj, which in 2nd position G here would give a V chord?