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by Sachlaw
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 65
Views: 13812

Re: Power Chromatic

I have been tempted to try PC but is unsure what benefits i can use with it compaired to what i already are using. I have used halfvalved powerbender since it came out. My goal with it was to be able to play all chromatic notes. That is achieved and i can play all 12 major scales but maybe i am are...
by Sachlaw
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re:

https://youtu.be/d1LzQOZqtp4 Here is a video of me playing "Kitchenaire" from the awesome album, "Lament for the 21st Century". Here I play it on a Key of C, Hohner CX-12 that I put in Bb P.C. tuning. Im playing with the button in (mostly) so the home key of the tune is B major! @Paris (Thumbs up) ...
by Sachlaw
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 65
Views: 13812

Re: Power Chromatic

@Slava -
Sorry if I was not clear on it.

I wrote up some stuff on it last night, posted it, but on reflection this morning. I think i may have made errors, so I pulled it off. I will throw a comment back out soon.
by Sachlaw
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Discontinued

For the Chromabender type harp: .... Do you have advice as far as valving the reeds on the active plate? I am looking at the same thing myself. I asked up a bit further how to do it for PC tuning, which is close to what you have done. Given his comment that "You don't want to put any valves in that...
by Sachlaw
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Discontinued

You don't want to put any valves in that will interfere with the airflow between active red and x-reed. Assuming you put your x-reeds on the bottom reedplate (as with the ChromaBender), and it's in Solo tuning, you should not put on any inside valves holes 1-3 or an outside valve on hole 4 (or the ...
by Sachlaw
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Discontinued

I just finished making my own chromabender. ..... The one I finished is in C, made from 270 reedplates. C6 tuning. @CrawfordE I am working on the same thing. If you don't mind me asking, how did you set up the valves on the X-reed plate? Or did you set up any on them at all. That seems to be a piec...
by Sachlaw
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 65
Views: 13812

Re: Power Chromatic

It had never occurred to me to do this before but seems like a very intriguing modification! @ Paris. If you like Diatonic then you might like something I am working with. I just flipped the plates. That way, when I am pushing the slide, I am always "Going Down," so to speak. Couple of things this ...
by Sachlaw
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Discontinued

The Asiabend is great. You will get used to the all draw faster than you think. It just takes a different kind of breath regulation. There is some discussion deeper in this board on them. I missed the ball also on Chromabenders, unfortunately. I probably would have picked up a set if I was paying at...
by Sachlaw
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender in the key of C
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Chromabender in the key of C

I was trying to buy an A one myself. I just recently picked up a C and that is a great harp. I would love to see it back.
@Brendan, I know it is discontinued, but are you aware of any dealers that might be sitting on old stock? If so, I would like to pick up a couple of other keys.
by Sachlaw
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender x-reed setup question (PC tuning)
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Chromabender x-reed setup question (PC tuning)

I just recently setup a C chromabender to PC CEbGBb/DFAC. For the x-reed, I tuned holes 1 to 3 down to a point where I can get a full step out of the bend. I am a bit confused the 4th x reed. I am assuming it's is for the draw interaction. I dropped it a bit also; however on 4 blow, (depending how I...