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by Paris
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: instruction book cds for power-bender
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: instruction book cds for power-bender

http://www.brendan-power.com/instructio ... owerbender

That page has an option for the book only.
A lot of Brendan's Power Chromatic licks from his recordings also transfers over nicely to the PowerBender harps, as the middle octave is identical to a PC harp.
Anyways, Have Fun!
by Paris
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 21916

Re: Power Chromatic

A little while ago I bought an SCX-48 in the key of A and tuned it to G(PC) and half-valved it. Absolutely love it! Very responsive and airtight even if you don't emboss it. Helps a lot to minimize blow reed gaps.

Looking forward to that power chromatic video Brendan!
by Paris
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

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

I think that a half-valved chromatic is the best choice when you are using a "power chromatic tuning". This tuning allows for draw bends on every hole and takes full advantage of the half valving. Also makes getting true(pitch-bending) vibrato a lot easier in my opinion. I play half valved Suzuki sc...
by Paris
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 7673

Re: What Would You Like to See?

Hi Brendan, I would be very excited to see videos that feature your own tunes! Maybe include info on the harp/tuning you used to record the track and any tips on learning the tune! I would be most interested in POWER-BENDER or POWER-CHROM tunes personally. Just to throw one out there, "The Dingle An...
by Paris
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy-Power-Bender
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Paddy-Power-Bender

I completely see your point, thank-you for the insight! With that in mind, I'm going to order your course and use Paddy-Solo Tuning! I think my biggest hurtle with Richter Tuning is the switch in the breathing pattern at hole 7. For this reason your Paddy-Solo tuning really appeals to me!
by Paris
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy-Power-Bender
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Paddy-Power-Bender

You are correct, 2 draw reeds have to be raised-----> 9, 10 DRAW
However, 6 blow reeds and 2 draw reeds, must be lowered,
if your starting from Paddy Richter Tuning----> 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 BLOW and 5, 6 DRAW.
by Paris
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner 270
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Hohner 270

I also upgraded to the extreme powercomb on my 270! Do you just glue the ends of the backplate to the comb?
by Paris
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy-Power-Bender
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Paddy-Power-Bender

After buying a few of Brendan's own-brand Power-Bender harps I've become quite fond of the tuning and have made myself a half-valved set of them using blu-tak and a rubber grinding wheel. I even find myself avoiding richter-tuned harps these days :? Brendan, Raising the 3 blow a whole tone, in PB tu...
by Paris
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 21916

Re: Power Chromatic

Yes, absolutely, should of clarified. :D
I used the first method you describe (tuning diagram from the geek zone) so it is now a G chromatic as you point out.