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by Brendan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender in the key of C
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Chromabender in the key of C

Hi Sridhar, Due to supply problems we are phasing out the current ChromaBender, and won't be making any more in C A is actually a better key for bending in the high octave :-)
by Brendan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 22126

Re: Power Chromatic

It WAS a C harp, but what now? There are various ways to easily make a PowerChromatic out of a Solo tuned chrom, and they all change the home key: 1. Retune holes 2/6/10 draw notes up a semitone, and detune holes 4/8/12 blow down three semitones. The slide-out scale starting from hole 1, blow note t...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Any Chance We'll See Melody Maker Tuning?

Thanks for the request Bob. Sorry, we won't be putting out the Lucky 13 in Melody Maker but, as noted, MM is easy to make from Paddy Richter harps, so you could take that route. However Paddy Richter is only available on the Lucky 13 in a limited number of keys. The best idea if you you want it in m...
by Brendan
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 3643

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Very nice!
by Brendan
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Wake Up!

Time to wake up! The first three of the many new items coming are now here:

http://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13Tunings
by Brendan
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 72
Views: 22126

Re: Power Chromatic

Tyler is right. The double benefit of PowerChromatic is that there are no outside valves to stick, and all draw notes bend a semitone.
by Brendan
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 14558

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Hi Jim and everyone: thanks for your patience, the waiting is over!

Here's the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R2rRzKm7R4

And here's the webpage with more info and ordering links:
http://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13Tunings
by Brendan
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 3643

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Several years ago I asked Chris Reynolds to make me a quite radical chrom comb without any transition between the slider and the chambers (see photos). The slide and backplate provide a transition by themselves. It works well.
by Brendan
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 14558

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Good news: I finally have a delivery date for the special-tuned Lucky 13s in PowerBender, PowerDraw and Paddy Richter. It's 6th July to my business partner Roland in Shanghai, so we can start shipping in July. I've shot the intro video on my travels in California, just editing it now, and done the w...
by Brendan
Thu May 25, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?
Replies: 14
Views: 3647

Re: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?

I'm practicing with my mini pitchbender prototype and having fun emulating bends in various tunings. Interactive reed bending on harmonicas depends on the relative pitches of the two reeds in a chamber. The most stable bends are at the lowest pitch possible (eg. the full tone bend on hole 2 of a dia...