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by CrawfordEs
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 7391

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

Thanks!
It sounds like an elegant solution to the spacing problem.
by CrawfordEs
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 7391

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

I’m even more interested now.
Sorry for doubting earlier but it was April first....
The hole 7 thing, I assume it would not be needed for tunings unrelated to Richter?
Or is it needed to isolate the hole because of spacing issues with the slide mechanism?
by CrawfordEs
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 7391

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

Hmmm.
I like the concept.
Some tunings with little bending ability could be made very expressive.
An orchestra bebop or a fourkey that could now have bends all the way up and down would be nice.
Still, I’m a bit leery about the execution.
Maybe it’s just today.
by CrawfordEs
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

I owed him a big Favor for some assistance he gave to my son and I. I started with a Koch in G. The top plate I did in a Rast Makam. In the Paddy Richter pattern. The Bottom Plate was a Hicaz ( I think) in PR pattern. I embossed it lightly, and half valved it. I smoothed and tightened up the mouthpi...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

No worries. Busy people are busy, and usually for good reason. Of course my head may explode if I have to wait to much longer to find out what new toys you have for us. I made a slide harmonica for a Turkish Saz player, it has one makaam on each reedplate so he can switch back and forth, but the not...
by CrawfordEs
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 29530

Re: Power Chromatic

Great news.
I like half valved Bebop and now it will be an easy retune.
A pair in a switch harp should be fun.
by CrawfordEs
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Serendipity in Action: Inverted-Solo Tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Serendipity in Action: Inverted-Solo Tuning

This is pretty cool and tempting to try.
I would be tempted to bebop it.
It seems like it might be a fun way to retune a half-Valved Lucky 13.
A bebop D would give full scales in G and D and in a switch harp you could have fast decorations and loads of note choices.
by CrawfordEs
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Paddy richter 10 hole slide
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Paddy richter 10 hole slide

If not it’s not too bad of a retune on a Slide harp or a Koch chromatic.
I made myself one and like it. I modified the comb and made new covers,...
Or you can get one of Brendan’s Switch Harps and make one that way. Those are very cool.
by CrawfordEs
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 4583

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

You sound Great! I really like my switch harp. Mine is a basically a pair of half- Valved Paddy Richter's. I haven’t had as much time to play or experiment with it as I would have liked but it is a blast so far. The moving mouthpiece feels odd and unwieldy for about 20 minutes, and then it is no pro...
by CrawfordEs
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)

Check out overblow.com. Lots of tunings there with an awesome interactive chart. (Pentabender is not one) It will save you reinventing the wheel, and give some good ideas / starting points. Also, if you google pentabender or Newton Four Key you can find an article with a chart of a few tunings. It’s...