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by Alan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 3568

My modular chord harmonica

I finally got a 3d printer and was able to put this together. IMG_4913.jpg Without the harmonicas IMG_4914.jpg I have three big sixes in my BE GooD tuning so with those in place you have power chords in half the circle of fifths. F,C,G,D,A,E I put a regular big six in whatever key I want to play Ric...
by Alan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 15
Views: 4251

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

One interesting question for later is how do you sell this? Completely by the piece? Comb, cover plates, and then whatever reeds you want, or as a experimental kit with say three octaves of chromatic notes. Depending on what kind of tuning you're interested in trying, you might need duplicate notes ...
by Alan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 4464

Re: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects

I've enjoyed the overblow booster on an Easttop. Looking at the Asiabend, there are a couple of challenges. Like a chromatic harmonica, the blow and draw reeds are on the same side of the harmonica, meaning there would have to be an open and closed channel side by side. (thus a smaller target if you...
by Alan
Thu May 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 13
Views: 4672

Re: Pentatonic harmonica

I've ordered two harps from Seydel over the years based on the pentatonic scale, but neither exactly like you suggested. Easy Third which was CEG DFA So had the extra 4 in C but allowed for several other (major and minor) pentatonic scales. The other was my Be Good tuning which is just 4 notes: GD B...
by Alan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Combine a Powerdraw with a Lucky 13 !
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: Combine a Powerdraw with a Lucky 13 !

The second row of tabs, second tab over labelled "Special Tunings (New!)" is where you can order a Lucky 13 power draw or power bender.
by Alan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Q: How to join two harps with magnets?
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

Re: Q: How to join two harps with magnets?

I did this with an acrylic wedge and 1/8 magnets I bought on amazon. No scratches, no problems with seydel steel reeds being affected and plenty strong to hold them together. The edge of the acrylic wedge does hit the corner of your mouth when you play the edges so I wouldn't play a long time with t...
by Alan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: What to do with a 16 hole brass comb eastop?
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

What to do with a 16 hole brass comb eastop?

I'm interested in trying out power chromatic and also wanted to check out the brass comb eastop, so I had in mind to get one and get a set of suzuki reed plates tuned to power chromatic. I bought the eastop through brendan's site and it is as hefty and solid as advertised. I never really liked the s...
by Alan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

Re: Four-chords tuning for six-hole harp

Over the years I've made a number of variations on this kind of harp both in real life and more often on paper. For my ear, the thing that makes an individual chord sound better on a harmonica is having at least one duplicate note an octave apart. For the overall chord progression, having chords in ...
by Alan
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 74
Views: 44449

Re: Power Chromatic

I'm considering trying out an Eastop harmonica and also interested in trying power chromatic, so might just go for both at the same time.

Which model of eastop chromatic would you recommend getting to retune to power chromatic? Any near term power chromatics coming from Brendan's bag of tricks?
by Alan
Mon May 01, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 8529

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

But hang in there, because I have a radical alternative idea coming very soon that will allow us to solve this problem and offer all kinds of other specialist harmonica models without having to rely on the vagaries of working with manufacturers in remote locations. It will be first announced on thi...