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by Brendan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 326

PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Using draw bends to get the sharps and flats on PowerChromatic makes playing in all 12 keys easier and smoother than on a standard chromatic. I show how in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDsP4k8-N8g More Info and Ordering here: https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/sec4e3e7a343...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss

Hi Ed - currently I have the MiniChrom designed for Hohner, Seydel & Suzuki diatonics, and will add Easttop as well. There are only subtle differences between Hohner/Suzuki/Easttop sizes, but of course the Seydel version has wider hole spacing. We're just working on getting all the ordering options ...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas

Thanks Triona for the comprehensive reviews. Google Translate works better and better. As for harmonicas made in China: we'd better get used to them, because more and more of us will be playing Chinese harmonicas in the future if present trends continue. Manufacturers like Easttop and Kongsheng are ...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

Are the reed pitches going up for a 3 octave range, as on a normal harp? If so, this one shouldn't be too hard to make.

I suggest you do that and treat us to the sounds it produces :-)
by Brendan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss
Replies: 2
Views: 284

MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss

I sent one of my Richter 10-hole MiniChrom prototypes to New York player Mitch Weiss to evaluate. Mitch has been playing my old custom Richter CX10s for many years. He found the small size and moving slider/mouthpiece a bit odd at first, but he seems to be adapting pretty well - judging by the sound...
by Brendan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp

Theoretically good La Nerd, but how would you make it? Existing chromatic reedplates are not suitable. It would require purpose-made reedplates and comb, a very expensive investment for any company.
by Brendan
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps

Sorry, this thread was just brought to my attention by David, my website manager. I wasn't trying to avoid the issue, just missed it is all! Don't worry, we have mechanisms in place. Re. the ChromaBender: Gary Lehmann in San Diego is available to do repairs, including reed replacement. For the Lucky...
by Brendan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromatic Harmonica for Indian Classical Raaga
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Chromatic Harmonica for Indian Classical Raaga

Hi RN, I have thought about this a lot, because I love Indian classical music. Conventional harmonicas can't do all the bends (meends) that Indian singers and instrumentalists use. I created one that I think can do better, called the AsiaBend, but I would love your honest opinion. As a test I played...
by Brendan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

DIATONIC POWER-COMBS 3D Printed, 15 Colours, Valve Pockets, Slotted Screwholes, Personalised Name Option and... The LookDot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpJVcNMqhb0 STEALTH-VALVES Easy, fast system for valving many popular diatonic harmonicas. My laminated Stealth-valves are rugged, quiet and re...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 42
Views: 6083

Re: Power Chromatic

@ Rishio: Yes indeed, PowerChromatic and PowerBender have one octave in common. PowerChromatic is a symmetrical tuning: every octave is the same. PowerBender has PowerChromatic in the mid-range holes 4-7, but diverges in the bottom and top range. Richter holes 1-3, and a repeat of Richter holes 8-10...