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by Brendan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

I will scale up for two Lucky 13s, but for the harps you mention I already have another solution: the DoubleChrom type:

http://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas-twin.php

I am working to reduce the cost and size of these
by Brendan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Asiabend

No secret formula, just LOTS of retuning and then sticking on about 46 valves.... Not worth the effort.
by Brendan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 14
Views: 2823

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

The UniBender has no set tuning or key - it's up to the buyer what scale and bends they want. That can be done via theier Configurator for the Seydel version, or by retuning standard reedplates for other brands. Assuming you have chosen a tuning you like, you won't need to retune reeds unless you wa...
by Brendan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas

Hi Andy, glad you got everything assembled and are enjoying the OctaChrom Selectable :-) Would love to see/hear a video of you playing it - let us know if you post one. As for the Tremolo version: If you used two Tenor C sets of reedplates it should work fine, but I think tuning of the rear unit wil...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Asiabend

Just plan your playing to have small gaps where you can expel your breath. Use your stomach muscles to 'cough' out the air. You can get rid of all of it in a split second. It takes a little practice but after a while becomes intuitive. The AsiaBend is the opposite of wind instruments like saxophone,...
by Brendan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?

We got a big number of orders for the SwitchHarp/MiniChrom and it overwhelmed our capacity to make them quickly. We stopped orders for a short time to improve production systems. The UniBender will be out in about two weeks when we are confident we can make and ship all the TwinDiatonics quickly. Th...
by Brendan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Yes, the S20 reed layout is identical to the Marine Band, Crossover etc BTW, my previous reply that you can mix and match my Stealth-Valves across various brands is not strictly correct. That's because the angle of the reeds from longest to shortest varies. That's where the sets of valves differ, so...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?

When the UniBender is released I'll do a video showing the comparison between it and the AsiaBend. It's easier to explain that way.
by Brendan
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Hi Karl, All brands of 10-hole harmonica except Seydel have a spacing of about 7.5mm between holes and reeds. That means you could mix and match my valves between brands, with a bit of trimming However their reed lengths differ, so I took the time to make subtle adjustments appropriate to Hohner and...
by Brendan
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: How would you tune this Starter or EasyPlay harp?
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: How would you tune this Starter or EasyPlay harp?

With such a small number of holes I'd want to maximise the range whilst keeping the scale simple for beginners, plus giving nice double-stop and chord intervals. This pentatonic tuning ticks all those boxes. I've used it myself for a number of years, particularly on X-Reed harps, and recorded with i...