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by CrawfordEs
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?
Replies: 8
Views: 5306

Re: Asiabend or solo-tuned unibender?

Can you guess at a possible release date? It’s not like I need one, but I probably won’t be able to resist buying one. I can’t wait to try the minichrome too. I really appreciate that you made these so modular and it looks simple to switch the harmonicas in and out. Easy key changes, or switching fr...
by CrawfordEs
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps
Replies: 5
Views: 4135

Re: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps

It wasn't my question but thanks for the answers!
Gary is a good guy and easy to deal with.
I get to tinker more than I get to play, but I enjoy it at least as much, and am better at tinkering. Making a chromabender out of an unused harp sounds like a fun project.
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: 2855

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: 6229

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: 6229

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: 52
Views: 31598

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: 4549

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: 9254

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: 4549

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: 9254

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.