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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: 1177

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: 73
Views: 32628

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: 7080

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...
by Alan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Retuning a Hohner Vineta
Replies: 3
Views: 3644

Re: Retuning a Hohner Vineta

Wow! Thanks for the info. It looks like maybe trying to find the Gm Dm Am version would make a nice complement to the one I have. Still interested in anyone's chord suggestions. At it's simplest, I suppose the question is this: If you have C, F, G and C7, G7, D7, what next 6 chords would you most li...
by Alan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Retuning a Hohner Vineta
Replies: 3
Views: 3644

Retuning a Hohner Vineta

I recently bought a hohner Vineta and have really enjoyed this bass/chord instrument. In case you don't know: The Vineta is a no longer produced harmonica with 6 sets of reed holes. There is a two reed bass section adjacent to a 6 reed chord section. The most common layout is: F/Fmaj C/Cmaj G/Gmaj b...
by Alan
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?

The turbo slide installs on the upper reed plate using the existing screw holes with a few different length screws in places to accommodate the slide. The cover plate has to be cut to accommodate the slide. Replacing the reed plate isn't much different than on a standard session steel harp. It's bee...
by Alan
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 7080

Currently available paddy richter harmonica

Hi,

I've been interested in trying a paddy richter harp and the slide diatonic seems interesting but currently not available. What are the current options for paddy richter? Are there any plans to bring back the slide diatonic paddy richter?
by Alan
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 16
Views: 8694

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

Oh, I see. I completely missed the x-reed part so was really confused by all the # and thought there was some bebop scale I hadn't heard of. :)
by Alan
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 16
Views: 8694

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

I appreciate your response. With regards to bebop, maybe I'm using the wrong term, but I just meant tuning the lower numbered duplicate C to Bb.
by Alan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Be Good Tuning
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

Be Good Tuning

Here's a fun tuning I had Seydel make on their Big Six. Since it only has 4 reeds per octave, you can't go 10 holes before you run out of standard reeds. The same four notes repeated as shown below. I called it Be Good tuning, but if you chose a different key you might have change the name. :D In se...