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by IaNerd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects

Brendan-- Congrats on the OB Booster! I have a set of questions. They all start with: "What are the implications (if any) for bending when ..." A. ... the blow reed is four semitones higher than that channel's draw reed? B. ... the blow reed is three semitones higher than that channel's draw reed? C...
by IaNerd
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 18
Views: 2414

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

EdvinW: That is a clever and intriguing idea. I like how, in your modification, it is still possible to in-out chug the I and IV chords on the 2-3-4 channels. However, I tend to think of the vi as having a high voicing, relative to the other chords. So what would you think of lowering the 4 blow, ra...
by IaNerd
Fri May 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: Pentatonic harmonica

Brendan shared some related thoughts here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=135&p=739&hilit=pentatonic#p739
by IaNerd
Mon May 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 25
Views: 10512

Re: Introduce yourself

"Thank the blues gods that Brendan exists, a world-class harmonica player who doesn't overblow. Otherwise, I'd probably quit."

AGREE! :D
by IaNerd
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Saws for cutting reed plates?
Replies: 1
Views: 417

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: 18
Views: 2414

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: 11
Views: 1189

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: 11
Views: 1189

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: 11
Views: 1189

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: 18
Views: 2414

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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