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by Paris
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 21409

Re: Power Chromatic

Right! That's exactly my point in a way. On my power chromatics, when I push the slide in it raises the pitch a half step, so in essence I have a Bb(slide out) and B (slide in). BUT, your slide gives you a whole step, so are you using a power chromatic configired as slide diatonic(slide press giving...
by Paris
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 21409

Re: Power Chromatic

It's right at 43 seconds into the tune.
by Paris
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Replacement parts.
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Replacement parts.

Brendan,
I've seen your videos on replacing reeds on an scx-48 reedplate. Very informative!! Wondering if you know of a place where I could order individual reeds for that harp as well as those self-tapping screws! Its for my C power chromatic (stock scx-48-G)
Thanks!
by Paris
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 21409

Re: Power Chromatic

Brendan, I was listening to "What a Wonderful World" from "back to back" which is jusy incredibly beautiful by the way! There's a point in the melody where you go from a G to an A and it sounds like a button push us happening.  It got me wondering if you ever configure your power chromatics like a s...
by Paris
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Brendan, I was listening to "What a Wonderful World" from "back to back" which is jusy incredibly beautiful by the way! There's a point in the melody where you go from a G to an A and it sounds like a button push us happening. It got me wondering if you ever configure your power chromatics like a sl...
by Paris
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Re: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!

I posted this before but I thought I'd put it in the 'proper' thread. Here's a clip of me trying to play Brendan's awesome solos from hesitation blues with Andrew White. Transcribing these solos and working on playing them has really helped me get familiar with PC tuning and its fun! A little rough ...
by Paris
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

I too had become quite used to a stock chromatic before i tried PC tuning. In my opinion, a half valved PC is superior to a standard chromatic. Way more expressive and intuitive. You will probably be surprised at how little adjustment period there is. give it a chance!
by Paris
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

It all depends on how you want to do the retune. With a stock C the two easiest option are:

G: CD/EF#/GA/AB
or
Bb: CD/EbF/GA/BbC
by Paris
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Re: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!

Glad I could help haha! Love that descending 5ths progression of dom7th chords in the middle there! Do you happen to remember what harp you used for the recording? Sounds to me like some sort of X Reed set up.
by Paris
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?

Not to speak for Brendan, but I think it's safe to say that he would never prefer a fully valved harp. Unless I'm mistaken, he hasn't recorded on a fully valved harp since he invented half valving in 1980.