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by IaNerd
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Table of reedplate dimensions?
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Table of reedplate dimensions?

Can anyone share a table showing, for various makers (e.g. Hohner, Suzuki, LO, Seydel) and notable models (e.g. Manji, MB, Big Six) with each model's reed plate dimensions (e.g. plate L, W, o.c. reed slot pacings, reed slot widths)?
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)
Replies: 2
Views: 342

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

As for my "Disclaimer/Disclosure" (above), my suspicion has been validated. On the Slidemeister forum, Gary Lehmann pointed out that "Black Badge" is identical to, and preceded by, PentaBender tuning by Roger Myerson . I thank Gary for the correction and congratulate Roger for "getting there" first.
by IaNerd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"

The final four chambers (i.e. 3-6) of the "Solo Buddy" tuning above has become part of larger, more chord-enabled tunings that I call "mullet" tunings. On this Forum, see "Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp and also "Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp.
by IaNerd
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp
Replies: 1
Views: 99

“Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp

NAME: “Blues Mullet" tuning for 12-hole harp BASIC CONCEPT: This tuning is an extension of my earlier “Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp , which itself was a fusion of two of my earlier tunings. The first eight chambers are an extension of my "Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for...
by IaNerd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: "Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp

I suggest that you compare this tuning to the newest one in the Topic called "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp. The two tunings are very similar in their overall goals and capabilities, but they have very different structures. I ask for your thoughts on these two approaches.
by IaNerd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: "High Octane" blues tuning for 10-hole harp

I suggest that you compare this tuning to the one in the Topic called "Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp. The two tunings are very similar in their overall goals and capabilities, but they have very different structures. I ask for your thoughts on these two approaches.
by IaNerd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp
Replies: 1
Views: 103

"Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp

NAME: “Blues Mullet" tuning for 10-hole harp BASIC CONCEPT: This tuning is a fusion of two of my earlier tunings. The first six chambers are exactly my "Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six . (See the Topic of that name.) The final four chambers are from my "Big Six Blues Sol...
by IaNerd
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: "Big Six Blues Solo Buddy" or "Drei Blaue Tonleiteren"

Just a few minutes ago I documented, in a Topic called "Diagrams of well-known tunings", a tuning created years ago by Heiner Krüger. I then noticed that my "Solo Buddy" (diagrammed above) has a lot in common with Krüger's "Optimized Blues Tuning" . The differences are few, but details matter. I wou...