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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: 864

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: 1888

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: 864

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: 943

Re: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Yep
I think you are right.
I'm waiting....
by CrawfordEs
Tue May 02, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic Harmonica
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Pentatonic Harmonica

Google pentabender and Fourkey. Pentabender uses 5 holes per octave. The blow holes make one pentatonic scale. The draw holes another. And the 5 draw bends another. With those bends all 12 notes are available. I just got a Lucky Thirteen, and am thinking of retuning it to pentabender. Fourkey is sim...
by CrawfordEs
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Bass Harmonica
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Bass Harmonica

It seems to me that Bass harps in general are neglected, overlooked, and underused. Hopefully now with advances like Suzuki and Easttops octave basses, Tombo and Easttop's pocket basses, Brendan's new slider mouthpiece for the Suzuki and Hohner harps, Low Low harps, and even the Lucky 13 we can see ...
by CrawfordEs
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 3309

Re: Introduce yourself

Enjoy the Contrabass, and please post a review once you play with it a bit!
by CrawfordEs
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 3255

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

Sounds excellent!
I'd prefer it set up half-valved instead of an overblow set up, but that's just me.
The ability to switch combs/ reedplates out easily would be awesome too.
by CrawfordEs
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 3529

Re: What Would You Like to See?

Don't get a minder or trainer. You seem to do well as is. Use your freedom to obsess and focus that's how innovation happens. I had an old boss tell me that "multitasking meant Not getting more than one thing done at a time." Maybe you could collaborate with a writer or organizer to put what you hav...
by CrawfordEs
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 3529

Re: What Would You Like to See?

A Book idea How about a book with some traditional folk tunes (airs and "listening music" too) not just session stuff. Maybe your favorite 10 or 20: Irish Scottish Chinese Japanese Indian Middle Eastern Eastern European Include a Short description of the tune. Your preferred harp tuning to play it w...