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by harpdog123
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic G Root
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Power Chromatic G Root

My favorite half-valved Power Chromatic configuration has a lower G root. Had a lot of fun doing this delta spin on Brubeck's Take Five. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwJyiHc0Wvw

David Pearce
by harpdog123
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: PowerChromatic realization

Triona, I've been playing half-valved chromatics with interactive note bending for years and have not had issues with detuning. I use Seydel's stainless steel reed plates and have played them literally all day for weeks on end and with no detuning. I'm in the bad habit of playing too hard and do hav...
by harpdog123
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: PowerChromatic realization

Is this G? (A/B C/D E/F# G/A A/B) That's how is labeled on Seydel's website. What other keys do you use or do you play everything on one harmonica?
by harpdog123
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

PowerChromatic realization

Hi Brendan, I missed a very obvious perk of your PowerChromatic tuning. As a richter addict I didn't like the fact that the G was a blow note. I rebuilt some Seydel plates in your PowerChromatic configuration and realized that the G is also a draw note slide-in! My 2nd realization is that the C can ...
by harpdog123
Mon May 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 31453

Re: Easttop SlipSlider?

Is an Eastop SlipSlider in the works? I'm sold on the brand and the price!

Best Regards!
David Pearce
by harpdog123
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Switch harp + Hands free?
Replies: 1
Views: 2247

Switch harp + Hands free?

I'd be interested in a Brendan Power switch diatonic harp designed for rack playing that uses Vern Smith's hand free design so rack players could play chromatically with their diatonics.

David Pearce
by harpdog123
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?
Replies: 6
Views: 4619

Re: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?

So Brendan, are you saying that if you had a chromatic that was optimized for half-valving you would always play half-valved? Even in solo tuning? Are there times when you feel like a fully valved chromatic is a better choice?


David Pearce
by harpdog123
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?
Replies: 6
Views: 4619

When not to use a half-valved chromatic?

I'm always asking the question "Which harmonica is going to create the best final effect?" So, when would a half-valved chromatic harmonica not be the best choice? (Or is it always the best choice?)

David Pearce
by harpdog123
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: David Pearce's diatonic/chromatic hybrid update
Replies: 0
Views: 2668

David Pearce's diatonic/chromatic hybrid update

An update, mission statement, and justification for my new diatonic/chromatic hybrid harmonica.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjsgOWsrqMU&t=13s
David Pearce
by harpdog123
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 20
Views: 14902

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

How about a valve that would open and/or close when the player used their overblow technique? The valve would automatically shut off the non overblow reed when an overblow was played or take you into another chamber with an overblow reed similar to Winslow's discreet comb. Where's Jim Antaki when yo...