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by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 24
Views: 9501

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

The new valving solution is finally here, the Gasket-Valve: http://www.brendan-power.com/GasketValves.php Thanks to all for your patience and trust. 🙏 BTW: with the Gasket-Valve's arrival, my diatonic PowerComb range has lost its primary selling point: the valve pockets, to accommodate the bases of ...
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation

Sorry for the delayed reply Jimbo. Thanks to Edvin for the accurate tuning advice. On the D version: high key Switch-Harps suffer from the dreaded Helmholtz Resonance Coupling phenomenon, which makes the upper octave reeds go significantly flat. If you're playing in the lower two octaves it will be ...
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Apologies: I was assuming you meant the Solist Pro 12. I didn't realise Seydel had a Solist Pro 10 hole harp. Just found it on their site, it looks like the Classic. Good news: the Seydel sandwich (1847 type) Gasket-valve will fit all their 10 hole harps, including the Solist Pro. I think I have a S...
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

Hi Triona,

Sorry, I haven't much experience doing big retuning jobs on Seydels, only harps with brass or phosphor bronze reeds. I suggest contact Bertram for tech advice on steel reeds.

Brendan
by Brendan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

Sorry, just saw this thread! I make my high D slide diatonics from C chromatics. On 'New Irish Harmonica' they were Hohner Slide Harps in C tuned up to Paddy Richter Slide Diatonic. Nat long after making that album I switched to Paddy Solo for Irish music. I've tuned up various 12-hole C chroms to t...
by Brendan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 3570

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Nice idea Edvin! You should propose it to Jim Antaki :)
by Brendan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 24
Views: 343

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

This is a great idea! Bertram Becher showed it to me about a year ago, great to see Seydel have now released it :-)
by Brendan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Thanks for your comments. For now we're only releasing the diatonic version. The chromatic Gasket-Valve will require all the existing valves to be pulled off and their glue patches thoroughly removed - which is a job most chrom players will not wish to do, I think. For them it still makes more sense...
by Brendan
Thu May 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan's tuning questions/helps
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Brendan's tuning questions/helps

Sorry, I was just using the C chrom as an illustration of the generic tuning used in "Sweet Bulgarity", relating it to PowerChromatic in C. This could be used for the tune in a different key if you start on the G draw note. Try that :-) For the video of "Sweet Bulgarity" I retuned a G chrom and star...