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by harpdog123
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

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: 5
Views: 504

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: 314

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: 21
Views: 3335

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...
by harpdog123
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A cupping back for easier chromatic cupping
Replies: 1
Views: 273

A cupping back for easier chromatic cupping

Here's a test I've devised to determine whether this smaller back on a chromatic will affect volume and tone. To my ears its a subtle difference if any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HMytnkfpfA&t=45s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_31pnSLcWYY

David Pearce
by harpdog123
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The Pogomatic Harmonica has arrived
Replies: 0
Views: 285

The Pogomatic Harmonica has arrived

I've got 19 ready to go. Here are the benefits: 1. An open cross-tuned slider. (I've done lots of A/B comparisons between slides with small holes and slides with larger holes. Larger holes enhance vibrations and harmonics. Smaller holes dampen them.) 2. Airtight mouthpiece slide assembly sealed by m...
by harpdog123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!

You're playing on "Swing Fellas" with the Power Chromatic tuning is brilliant.

David Pearce
by harpdog123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy Richter Bend Tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Paddy Richter Bend Tuning

This is my favorite tuning for my half-valved chromatic. I think it does a great job of splitting the difference between diatonic and chromatic. I can play blues and melodies. Holes 1-6 are regular Paddy Richter, but the notes for holes 3-6 are repeated in holes 7-10. Holes 11 &12 repeat the pattern...
by harpdog123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Thanks for letting me know Brendan! If you have any suggestions for a catchy name let me know. I hope to have something to sell in the very near future. I'll keep you updated on my progress.
by harpdog123
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

The action is very smooth. I'd say it's a bit more slippery and light than my East top chromatic, and because the slide is made of pure PTFE/Teflon there are no issues with the slide sticking. I'm in the bad habit of playing while I'm drinking coffee with cream and sugar and wine and all that crud n...