Search found 352 matches

by Brendan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings

Solo in G:

De Gf# Ga Bc De Gf# Ga Bc De Gf# Ga Bc De
by Brendan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Installing powercomb on 260
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Installing powercomb on 260

Actually you can avoid using a tap if you want to. Make sure you have a drill bit of a genuine 1.4mm size. If so, the supplied steel screws will self-tap into the reedplate. I should have put this in the video but, since drill bits are often under their nominated size, thought it best to advise usin...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Buffers for 260
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Buffers for 260

You can cut them from the ink tubes of ballpoint pens. They come in different sizes, so find one that suits the 260 comb indent.
by Brendan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings

Thanks for the comments - to answer: Sachlaw: Yes. my custom comb will fit these new Lucky 13 variants, and has special LookDots that are appropriate for the repeating scale to help you find your way around. Jazmaan: Not planning a Lucky 13 in C# at this stage, so if you want one the easiest idea is...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Hi Triona, AFAIK Easttop are sticking with welded reeds for the bulk of their models - the popular T008K diatonic is an exception. My new PowerBender/PowerDraw use T008K reedplates combined with the open-back covers from their Blues Player model, but with a single central cover screw. Riveted attach...
by Brendan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings
Replies: 7
Views: 173

NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings

They've been a long time coming, but are finally here! This weekend at the APHF in Beijing and then SPAH in St. Louis I'm launching two new Lucky 13 models in tunings designed for melody and improvisation. The extended length of the Lucky 13 lends itself well to harmonica tunings that repeat every f...
by Brendan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps
Replies: 4
Views: 120

New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

I'm pleased to announce the release of my new-generation PowerBender and PowerDraw 10 hole harp models in five keys: Low F, G, A, C, D. Made to my specifications by the respected Easttop harmonica company, they have phosphor-bronze reeds, close reed/slot tolerances, riveted reeds, traditional sandwi...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider Mk2 - Special 20 on Steroids!
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: The SlipSlider Mk2 - Special 20 Gets the Bends

Since these harps have never been made before, interesting new effects/abilities from the sliding reedplates keep coming to light. Roverharp (who made the first prototype Special 20 version) thought of one: If you move the draw plate only half-way in either direction, the draw reeds are stopped by t...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider Mk2 - Special 20 on Steroids!
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: The SlipSlider Mk2 - Special 20 on Steroids!

Yes, I think so. I'm in France now and then only have a short window before flying to Beijing for the APHF festival, and after that only a week till SPAH. in the gaps I'll be busy with orders and preparing stuff for the festivals. Making alternate versions of things takes care and attention and quit...