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by CrawfordEs
Tue May 02, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic Harmonica
Replies: 2
Views: 865

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: 2280

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: 6021

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: 5144

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: 6226

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: 6226

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...
by CrawfordEs
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 4180

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

Oops, not sure if we are allowed to mention other vendors here so, if it is frowned upon, I apologize.
by CrawfordEs
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 4180

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

Tremolo harps are nice for melodies, no missing notes with the Suzuki, Tombo, and Easttops in Asian tuning (some have the bottom few holes set up for chords though). Hohners and some Seydel are Richter tuned. Tremolos are fun, but just don't seem to have the expression you can get out out of a singl...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 4180

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

Maybe there is a new version of the slide diatonic coming? It is way too cool of idea to let slide. 😐 Rockin Ron and New Harmonica both stock Paddy Richter harps. I just built myself a slide diatonic Harmonic minor harp out of an old Koch C harp. It's a lot of fun to try and play middle eastern and ...