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by CrawfordEs
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds

That Nirvana cover was really cool!
I have an Easttop pocket bass, similar to the Tombo but has an additional pair of notes (Bb and G).
I like your idea of an extended version, maybe repeat the pattern across 2 octaves or more to allow short walks.
by CrawfordEs
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos

Ok, I know I want a minichrome and have the Seydel reedplates I want to use in it. I am also curious about the x-reed-unibender. Do I use one set of reedplates tuned and gapped normally and then set them off against a set of plates a semitone Or a full tone lower with the gaps flat? Or is there some...
by CrawfordEs
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos

Nice!
I can't wait. I have some reed plates already so hopefully the mouthpiece assemblies will be available.
I know I'll want a Seydel minichrome. And a Suzuki x-reed. Maybe a Suzuki minichrome too.
Will the Suzuki models fit Easttop reed plates?
by CrawfordEs
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 5323

Re: Introduce yourself

Welcome aboard.
I am also a novice player and a tuning tinkerer ( and a scientist weirdly enough).
The Seydel configurator is great fun, but these days I play more with solder and files when experimenting.
by CrawfordEs
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?

reeds are listed under accessories
http://brendan-power.com/lucky13.php
And don't be embarrassed
The first time I opened up a harmonica I broke a reed.
Maybe two.
Probably everyone does that.
by CrawfordEs
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 2559

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

That's a great concept.
How does the action feel.
How many of those combs did you have made?
by CrawfordEs
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?

But it is a small box of tools. A set of small screw drivers, a cheap dremel type tool and polishing/ grinding burrs and a set of gap feelers, a reed wrench (you can make your own). And you can get a prepackaged set if you want. The Hohner kit is pretty nice, and it comes with winsavers for chromati...
by CrawfordEs
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 2559

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

That looks pretty sweet.
I'm interested in that hole in the back?
Is that going to have a coil spring inside that hole on the back?
It looks to me like it should work almost like a ballpoint pen if you have an arm on the slide that extends back there.
Or I could just be imagining that.
by CrawfordEs
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?

For a C melody maker you first Paddify the harmonica, then make the Fs into F# s.
See:
http://www.overblow.com/?menuid=26#10
You can check out lots of cool tunings there.
by CrawfordEs
Mon May 22, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Yep
I think you are right.
I'm waiting....