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by Brendan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 16
Views: 2183

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

Yes, or Blue Tack could work. However I'd be adopting a single lipped comb model of harmonica for the reedplates, so any custom comb alternatives would be up to the owner to get made. I have prices in for slicing the reedplates and they are acceptable, so next step is to try a few brands/models to c...
by Brendan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lucky 13 Paddy Richter
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: Lucky 13 Paddy Richter

Yes, valves make the low blow reeds play much more strongly.
by Brendan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic tuning with irregular slide notes. Pros and cons?
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Chromatic tuning with irregular slide notes. Pros and cons?

When I played in the Riverdance Show in the 1990s I created a whole batch of bizarrely tuned slide harmonicas to enable me to play the music as written. Bill Whelan's score had some very tricky parts that could not be played at tempo on any conventional harmonica, but these altered chroms allowed me...
by Brendan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 16
Views: 2183

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

Thanks for the ruminations on this topic people, interesting and helpful. I was away in India for a while and laid low with Giardiasis since I got back, but am recovering now and getting back to various projects - including this one. I sent off some reedplates for slicing into strips by a couple of ...
by Brendan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 19
Views: 2888

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Play 10 hole draw on a Richter harp with a very light breath. In fact all the upper-octave draws on Richter work best with a light breath. The tendency for many players is to suck hard on them as they do with the draws in holes 1-6, but that is counter-productive. Alan: the tunes are available digit...
by Brendan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: THE ENTERTAINER - Played on Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning

Glad you're enjoying "The Entertainer" lesson Sachlaw, and thanks for the encouragement to do more PC lessons. Will do!
by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

Robert: there is a way to input tunings here. Please check this thread on the subject:

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by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

This is a copy of a post on Modern Blues Harmonica: -------------- Just for the record, there is nothing 'new' about the ED Harmonica tuning. It's simply the bottom end of Paddy Richter or Melody Maker repeated up the harp - except they start the scale on the A instead of the C. The website says 'Pa...
by Brendan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: urgently searched sparepart
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: urgently searched sparepart

No need to do all that, just use a Hering 5140 slide. And as CrawfordE noted, you could try a slide from one if the Hohner or Koch 10 hole chroms. In fact, just swap in their entire mouthpiece/slider assembly.