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by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 51
Views: 7694

Re: Power Chromatic

Thanks Gary, a similarly afflicted alt tunings junkie like myself. Though you have it worse, I think... ;) PowerChromatic is designed for half-valved setup, as it allows semitone bends on all draw notes for easy chromatic playing with bends. I often use half-valved PowerChromatic in the Mixolydian p...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3032

Re: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!

Thanks Cathal. Yes, Easy Thirds tuning would be a good option for the Lucky 13 for sure :) For those not familiar with it, Easy Thirds duplicates holes 4/5/6 of the 10 hole-diatonic lower down. So on a C Lucky 13 it would be: BLOW C E G - C E G C E G C E G C HOLE 1 2 3 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DRAW D ...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 7741

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Hi Jomiba, it's coming soon. It will be double Paddy Richter of course: Paddy Richter in both of the two low octaves. I've used that myself for quite a while in a custom-tuned version of the Hohner 365. Here is a video where you can hear Double Paddy Richter in D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Models from the Big Manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 3728

Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

Suzuki had a very fertile period of development and innovation for about 5 years during the period I was working for them. All the chromatics were upgraded to the V2 lipped comb type, with several new models added: Fabulous, G-48, Sirius, and the Manji, Olive, SUB30 in diatonics. Just the low Manjis...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner 270
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Hohner 270

Thanks Ivan. I did make lipped versions of the 270 PowerComb for a while (photos are still up on my website: http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-hohner.php#lipped), but they were tricky to print and sand so I discontinued them However you could glue your Hohner slider assembly backplate on to the fro...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 7741

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Thanks Hannes. If you're looking for 3 Octave single-reed diatonic Solo tuned harps, there are already some options available. Here's a few: 1. Chinese 12 Hole Solo-tuned Diatonics, un-valved. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Swan-Diatonic-Harmonica-12-Hole-Key-of-C-Harmonica-FREE-POST-Best-on-Web-/151...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Models from the Big Manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 3728

New Models from the Big Manufacturers

This thread is related to new harmonica models from Hohner, Suzuki, Seydel, Easttop, Tombo, Hering, and others. If you have any comments about their new harps, or what you'd like to see them make, feel free to post it here. The diatonic scene seems to have been pretty settled, nothing much really ne...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 International Video Competition
Replies: 18
Views: 3635

Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Welcome to my new forum! Thanks for stopping by: I hope you'll register and start posting :) This month we're running an international competition for the Lucky 13 harmonica. Anyone who owns or can beg, borrow or steal one can enter. All the details are here: http://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 4520

What Would You Like to See?

Welcome to my new forum! Thanks for stopping by: I hope you'll register and start posting :) Writing Instructional Books/CDs is very rewarding, but also time consuming. I have four books out now, and each took around a month of total concentration, dropping everything else. It's hard to do that with...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: HARMONICA and BUTTON-BOX: New Album with Tim Edey
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

HARMONICA and BUTTON-BOX: New Album with Tim Edey

I'm lucky to make a living from the harmonica, in two main aspects: playing/recording and designing/making. Sometimes it's hard to get a balance between the two, as the making side in my workshop has absorbed an increasing amount of of my time in recent years. But most years I manage to pop out 2-3 ...