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by Brendan
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner Discovery 48 - any way to improve it?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Hohner Discovery 48 - any way to improve it?

I suggest you post this query on Slidemeister:

http://www.slidemeister.com/forums/index.php#c4

I'm sure you will get lots of good advice there :-)
by Brendan
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Switch harp + Hands free?
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Switch harp + Hands free?

Good suggestion David. Vern's vertical shifting HFC system would suit the twin diatonic format for a mini chromatic very well. It would be quite easy to design, much simpler than the interlocking air channels of my TwinHarmonica System. However the concept is Vern's, and I feel it is up to him to pr...
by Brendan
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chordomonica II comb replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Chordomonica II comb replacement

Yes, you can use any Hohner 270 wooden comb or, for a more stable long term solution, check out my 3d printed custom PowerComb:

http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-hohner.php#12

It will fit the Chordomonica II.
by Brendan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New Switch-Harp Models Available
Replies: 0
Views: 55

New Switch-Harp Models Available

I've been busy designing specialist Switch-Harp front units to fit a bigger range of diatonic harmonicas. The latest ones you can fit are the Hohner Special 20, Suzuki lipped harps like Bluesmaster/Harpmaster/SUB30, and the Lucky 13. In addition my own-brand 10-hole PowerBender/PowerDraw harps made ...
by Brendan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 51
Views: 7694

Re: Power Chromatic

@ Sachlaw: Good to hear you're adopting an alternative approach, and you describe the advantages well. The reversed slide is used a lot in India and also by Irish musicians. Here is the great young Indian player Subhranill Sarkar playing reversed slide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUQnqbptiA An...
by Brendan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 51
Views: 7694

Re: Power Chromatic

@ Paris: no, my slide on the PowerChromatic only raises a half-step. Check this video where I explain it, with tuning charts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5J_zVEEfuY I think you're confusing PowerChromatic with my SlideDiatonic. That's a specialist harp I use for playing Irish and other folk tun...
by Brendan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 51
Views: 7694

Re: Power Chromatic

I just had a listen. At 43/44 seconds that's just a slide push and a couple of blow notes, no bend.
by Brendan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Discontinued

Well done on making it! Not sure why you're having trouble with the bends (I presume you mean the new blow bends mostly?). Maybe it's just a matter of practice, since you won't be used to blow bends in the lower range I assume. But if the harp is airtight and gaps are god they should kick in easily....
by Brendan
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Easttop Brass comb
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Easttop Brass comb

Yes, the combs are well ramped in the high end, no need for PowerPlugs.
by Brendan
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 51
Views: 7694

Re: Power Chromatic

Can't remember. Where is it in the track, I'll have a listen