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by Brendan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic tunings
Replies: 16
Views: 1875

Re: Pentatonic tunings

Out of interest: If you want all chromatic notes without bends, why not play a chromatic harmonica?
by Brendan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

If it's a G it will be the low reeds, they are very heavy and will vibrate when you move the harp.
by Brendan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Books PLAY IRISH MUSIC ON THE CHROMATIC HARMONICA
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Books PLAY IRISH MUSIC ON THE CHROMATIC HARMONICA

Sorry for the slow reply Triona!

The books are identical except for the keys of the harmonicas. I recommend the G/D book because those keys are the correct ones for playing with other Irish musicians, but for C-only chrom players the C book is best.
by Brendan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider Mk2 - Special 20 on Steroids!
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: The SlipSlider Mk2 - Special 20 on Steroids!

You can make the magnetic force stronger quite easily. Romove the upper coverplate and lower reedplate/coverplate combination. Use a small screw-driver or similar and push the comb magnets down to the draw side. The closer they are to being flush to the comb the stronger the force will be. I still r...
by Brendan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings
Replies: 28
Views: 3663

Re: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings

Solo in G:

De Gf# Ga Bc De Gf# Ga Bc De Gf# Ga Bc De
by Brendan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Installing powercomb on 260
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Installing powercomb on 260

Actually you can avoid using a tap if you want to. Make sure you have a drill bit of a genuine 1.4mm size. If so, the supplied steel screws will self-tap into the reedplate. I should have put this in the video but, since drill bits are often under their nominated size, thought it best to advise usin...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Buffers for 260
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Buffers for 260

You can cut them from the ink tubes of ballpoint pens. They come in different sizes, so find one that suits the 260 comb indent.
by Brendan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

Re: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects

There is a fitting video on this page that could prove useful for getting a good seal:

http://www.brendan-power.com/OverblowBo ... lowBooster
by Brendan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings
Replies: 28
Views: 3663

Re: NEW HARPS: Lucky 13 in Solo and PowerChromatic Tunings

Thanks for the comments - to answer: Sachlaw: Yes. my custom comb will fit these new Lucky 13 variants, and has special LookDots that are appropriate for the repeating scale to help you find your way around. Jazmaan: Not planning a Lucky 13 in C# at this stage, so if you want one the easiest idea is...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Hi Triona, AFAIK Easttop are sticking with welded reeds for the bulk of their models - the popular T008K diatonic is an exception. My new PowerBender/PowerDraw use T008K reedplates combined with the open-back covers from their Blues Player model, but with a single central cover screw. Riveted attach...