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by Brendan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3960

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

I ddn't quite understand what you mean - can you describe in more detail what you'd like to see?
by Brendan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 5109

Re: "OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?" - a Thought Experiment.

Don't worry Tony, there is life outside and beyond overblows! This thread is simply trying to imagine a new kind of harp which would allow serious overblowers to take their existing skills to a new level, by giving them what they have already - plus extra functionality. Like you, I don't use overblo...
by Brendan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Inputting Harmonica Tunings
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: Inputting Harmonica Tunings

Looks nice, though I'm never keen on semitone intervals between blow and draw notes in tunings. Have you recorded anything with it Gary?
by Brendan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 5109

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

THE NEW HARP: THINGS TO RETAIN Many overblow players might profess to be perfectly happy with customised versions of a 19th century harmonica design, but if a 21st century model became available that could do all of what a custom Marine Band can and much more, then I'm sure serious players would be ...
by Brendan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Models from the Big Manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 5055

Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

You're right Gary! And the big tremolo chromatic. Suzuki deserve credit for going out on a limb with such adventurous models.

Tony: check the Turboslide thread for a suggestion re. Major Cross.
by Brendan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?

I hadn't seen the video, thanks Gary. One good feature of the Turboslide you didn't mention that is relevant to Major Cross is that it allows extra draw note bending. Major Cross is a good logical tuning, but it has some semitone intervals between blow and draw notes that eliminate the possibility o...
by Brendan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Models from the Big Manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 5055

Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

Nice one Tony, well done on getting your Major Cross done with Seydel. They are such a player-friendly company, the best of all of the manufacturers in working with players to give us options, by far.
by Brendan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 60
Views: 11611

Re: Power Chromatic

Wow, loving that sound Yeong-shiang! You are really using the bends on the half-valved PowerChromatic well :-)
by Brendan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 10741

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Will be available to order by mid-April, delivery in May/June. If you want it fast, do it by hand.
by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3960

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

Hi Weetin, glad you're liking your Auto-Valve PowerCombs :) The Lucky 13 is not Solo tuned, it's 10-hole Richter with an added lower octave. Here is the scale layout for key of C: 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 G B D G B D F A B D F A Check out the Lucky 13 ...