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by Brendan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

One other possibility, a bit over the top maybe: There is a doubled C in hole 3 with draw slide-in. You could detune it to A#, detune the current blow 3 slide-in A# to G#, and detune the current hole 2 slide-in G# to F#. However it would alter the slider pattern in those holes, and you'd lose a bend...
by Brendan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Glad you're liking your version too Crawford :-) David: ah, you mean the F# on a C harp. In Richter you would have two G# slide notes and could conceivably tune one down to F#, but it has to be a bend in Melody Maker tuning. However as you say you can get the F# as a shallow bend slide-out or a deep...
by Brendan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

David: If your two Melody Maker harps are a semitone apart you have the deep draw bend on hole 2 slide-out as a slide-in blow note on hole 2.

On a C harp that would be the F note.

Glad you're liking it overall :-)
by Brendan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New Album: UNADORNED
Replies: 1
Views: 76

New Album: UNADORNED

24 Years after New Irish Harmonica, a return to traditional Irish music, using some of the new types of harmonica I've developed in the intervening period.

MP3 clips and more info here:
http://www.brendan-power.com/UNADORNED.php
by Brendan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TUNE-A-DAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: TUNE-A-DAY!

TUNE-A-DAY #38: Sally Gardens (Air & Reel) Two very different but attractive tunes with a similar name, it seemed natural to put them together. http://www.brendan-power.com/tuneaday.php Harmonicas: AsiaBend on the air, Slide Diatonic in Paddy Solo Tuning on the reel From the new album UNADORNED: htt...
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerParts Kits Available for More Products
Replies: 0
Views: 49

PowerParts Kits Available for More Products

PowerParts kits with detailed instructional videos on how to finish/assemble them are available for a widening range of my harmonicas and accessories. So far it's the OctaHarp, OctaHarp Selectable, Switch-Harp, un-lipped Chromatic PowerCombs, and Diatonic Power Combs. If you're the handy type they m...
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?

I've recently retuned a couple of Lucky 13 harps to Power Chromatic. With half-valving it's a really nice combination for tunes which are more harmonically complex but where you still want to retain that funky diatonic tone.

Playing them on a gig tomorrow. Will post a recording or video soon.
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromonica Restoration Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Chromonica Restoration Advice

Yes, there are two versions of PowerComb for the Chromonika if you're interested:

http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-hohner.php#16

Great old instruments :-)
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Just read your earlier review David - thanks! The moving mouthpiece/slide does take a bit of getting used to but I find it comes quite quickly after a bit of playing. Sounds like that's happening for you. Interesting comparison with the X-Reed SUB30. I appreciate your support over the years for my e...
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Good to see you're enjoying your Switch-Harp David. I notice you use your index finger for the slide. Have you tried cupping like a normal harp and using your thumb? I find it's good for hand wah effects and getting that close cupped sound playing with a mic.