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by Brendan
Wed May 16, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: X-Reed Chromatic Twin-Harmonica Mk3
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: X-Reed Chromatic Twin-Harmonica Mk3

You can actually make one already using two Suzuki SUB30s in the Switch-Harp. Since the SUB30 only comes in three keys you'll need to buy two in the same key and tune one a semitone higher. If you want to do this, choose the Suzuki lipped version of the Switch-Harp: http://www.brendan-power.com/harm...
by Brendan
Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Spanish tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Spanish tuning

This tuning lends itself to lots of nice bending, an essential part of any good harmonica tuning I think. Would love to hear you playing it Triona, if you fancy posting a music clip sometime.
by Brendan
Tue May 15, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6153

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Send some photos of your SlipSlider harps with those add-ons people, I'm curious to see them :)

Wouldn't double-sided tape work instead of glue? Removable in case you want to try something else.
by Brendan
Mon May 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 4903

Re: Unibender

It's not easy getting things working well in these tiny instruments, good luck!
by Brendan
Mon May 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6153

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Interesting checking out your grip solutions, E6000 glue and finishing washers. I've ordered some to check out. While researching grip tapes I also discovered the strange world of fingerboarding, that I never knew existed... They have some interesting looking finger grip tapes, either with grit or n...
by Brendan
Sun May 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6153

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

@Harp: can you post some photos of your grip solution? Sounds great :-)

The Manji version is now out:

http://www.brendan-power.com/SlipSlider ... iderSuzuki

Glad you're liking your SlipSlider. How are you using it in a musical sense?
by Brendan
Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6153

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

@ Crawforde: On bidirectional SlipSliders for regular-breath tuned harps: I made a test Easttop PowerBender SlipSlider with uniform comb tines and the ability for a right and left shift of the drawplate. The right shift is short (3.75mm) but the left shift is long (7.5mm), allowing the draw reeds to...
by Brendan
Sun May 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6153

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

I've made a few Seydel SlipSliders now and they play much the same as stock Seydel 1847 harps out of the box. If you like the standard 1847 without embossing, then the SlipSlider version will be similar. Seydel harps have a big following and some good points that make them attractive in the SlipSlid...
by Brendan
Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6153

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

A bit simpler in construction/assembly, because no rocker-arm reed dampener is required for PowerBender and PowerDraw tuned SlipSlider harps. Otherwise they are use the same number of parts. Their combs look a bit different because they have a regular pattern in the tines; Richter and similar harps ...
by Brendan
Mon May 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 88
Views: 6153

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

SEYDEL and SUZUKI SlipSliders

The SlipSlider is now available for the Seydel 1847 and Suzuki Manji harps:
http://www.brendan-power.com/SlipSlider.php

More brands/models coming soon...