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by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 16
Views: 9595

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

Use a screwdriver with a bigger handle but the correct small tip. The reeds are phosphor bronze. They will take solder well if you lightly scrape or polish off the outer surface. However taking them down a fifth or more could dull the tone. It would be better to alter them less by starting the tunin...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner 270
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: Hohner 270

Hi Paris, sorry for the slow reply. There are various ways to do it. A safe and effective way would be to stick a piece of double-sided tape to the back of your baseplate (or the front of the comb), cut out all the holes with a sharp scalpel blade and stick on. The tape would act as a gasket as well...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: HIGH-END LICKS in POWER-DRAW TUNING - Lucky 13 in A
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

HIGH-END LICKS in POWER-DRAW TUNING - Lucky 13 in A

PowerDraw tuning offers a fabulously expressive draw-bending top octave added on to the regular holes 1-6 of standard Richter tuning. I slow down and explain the licks in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfI2k8SwVwY PowerDraw is now available on the Lucky 13 in all 12 keys: http://www.bre...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chrometta Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

Re: Chrometta Mouthpiece

For several years I offered my Hot Chrometta, which had a metal mouthpiece stuck on the front (see photo). Not doing this any more, but it's not that difficult to do.
by Brendan
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy-Power-Bender
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Re: Paddy-Power-Bender

The good news is that The Lucky 13 is now available to order in PowerBender in all keys: http://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13Tunings Much less retuning involved :-) It's also available in Double Paddy Richter in G,D, C. Of course with the Paddy-PowerBender combo you do get a virtually co...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 10332

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

As mentioned earlier in this thread, I've been working over the past few months with London electronics guru Tim Jacobs to make a mini pitchbender for the DM48, and I think we've cracked it. I've also designed a 10-hole diatonic-style mouthpiece for blues harp players. Check out the video to see the...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?
Replies: 14
Views: 5146

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

The DM48 has incredible functionality and expression, but two things about it make it less appealing to diatonic harp players: an inability to controllably bend notes, and a 12-hole chromatic-harmonica-size mouthpiece. For my own playing and to help make the DM48 more user-friendly for all harp play...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48
Replies: 22
Views: 10942

Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48

The Lekholm DM48 is a very impressive MIDI Harmonica, only just released. As the first beta tester, I helped the inventor Erik Lekholm add extra tweaks to its amazing range of useful features. The DM48 has incredible functionality and expression, but two things about it make it less appealing to dia...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Playing the Paddy Richter 10 or 13 hole
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: Playing the Paddy Richter 10 or 13 hole

We sell Paddy Richter reedplates for the Promasters, and individual reeds for the Lucky 13s.
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: 2046

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 :-)