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by Brendan
Fri May 25, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 82
Views: 3464

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Thanks all of you for your interesting and helpful contributions. Great to get a spread of ideas, impressions, suggestions. On a personal note I think I should clarify something. I created the SlipSlider as a (hopefully) useful harmonica for the biggest group of harmonica players: those who play unv...
by Brendan
Thu May 24, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 82
Views: 3464

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Thanks so much to Crawforde and Roverharp for your impressions. That level of detail is really useful. The main lesson I take away from it is that, if 'early adopters' like you two found it tricky to learn in the early stages, I need to explain and demonstrate the SlipSlider in small, easily absorbe...
by Brendan
Wed May 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 82
Views: 3464

Neoprene Strips for Grip

I think I've found the perfect grip solution. I tried many things, and have settled on 1mm neoprene foam adhesive strips that can be stuck on the top and bottom covers. They give excellent grip without being bulky , and can be repositioned many times if desired without losing adhesion. They don't ma...
by Brendan
Wed May 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 82
Views: 3464

SlipSlider Playing Impressions

Those of you who have a SlipSlider: how is it working out for you, now that you've played it for a while? My feeling after I first got it working was "Wow, if I was a player of the unvalved Richter harmonica, why would I go back to playing a standard harp after experiencing this wonderful extra bend...
by Brendan
Wed May 23, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 3718

Re: Unibender

Yes
by Brendan
Wed May 23, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 82
Views: 3464

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

The Lucky 13 SlipSlider is in the works, and will come in both Richter and PowerBender/PowerDraw versions.

An Easttop version is coming too. They all have their quirks snd it takes time to get each one optimised, plus I'm working on other unrelated stuff at present, so they will take a little time.
by Brendan
Wed May 23, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 82
Views: 3464

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Hi Lizzy - yes, I've designed and made it, you can see it in the Seydel assembly video from 22:00: https://youtu.be/GWBCzDFUQLE It will fit all Seydel 1847 combs: standard, and both types of SlipSlider. You can see it on offer at a reduced price (30% off) if bought with the Raw Parts Kit here: http:...
by Brendan
Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 82
Views: 3464

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

The regular-breath SlipSlider for tunings like PowerBender/PowerDraw is now available. Here's the demo video (last third deals with this variant): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eEhTgZbi6Y And here's the info page, including a special assembly video for those who want to make their own Seydel Slip...
by Brendan
Fri May 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 3718

Re: Unibender

It's pretty much ready, though I'd need to double check everything as I haven't looked at it for a while. There is another product coming after I have all the SlipSlider versions out, then I'll get to the UniBender.
by Brendan
Fri May 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Recent Live Videos and their Harmonicas
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Recent Live Videos and their Harmonicas

We can get a bit dry on this forum talking about tunings, slides, rocker-arms and other technical stuff, but it's good to remember that these things are all just means to an end: to play the music we love in a pleasing way! In the case of this forum, they are alternate approaches that can hopefully ...