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by Brendan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New Album: UNADORNED
Replies: 1
Views: 480

New Album: UNADORNED

24 Years after New Irish Harmonica, a return to traditional Irish music, using some of the new types of harmonica I've developed in the intervening period.

MP3 clips and more info here:
http://www.brendan-power.com/UNADORNED.php
by Brendan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TUNE-A-DAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: TUNE-A-DAY!

TUNE-A-DAY #38: Sally Gardens (Air & Reel) Two very different but attractive tunes with a similar name, it seemed natural to put them together. http://www.brendan-power.com/tuneaday.php Harmonicas: AsiaBend on the air, Slide Diatonic in Paddy Solo Tuning on the reel From the new album UNADORNED: htt...
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerParts Kits Available for More Products
Replies: 0
Views: 369

PowerParts Kits Available for More Products

PowerParts kits with detailed instructional videos on how to finish/assemble them are available for a widening range of my harmonicas and accessories. So far it's the OctaHarp, OctaHarp Selectable, Switch-Harp, un-lipped Chromatic PowerCombs, and Diatonic Power Combs. If you're the handy type they m...
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Power Chromatic in non-slider harps?

I've recently retuned a couple of Lucky 13 harps to Power Chromatic. With half-valving it's a really nice combination for tunes which are more harmonically complex but where you still want to retain that funky diatonic tone.

Playing them on a gig tomorrow. Will post a recording or video soon.
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromonica Restoration Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Chromonica Restoration Advice

Yes, there are two versions of PowerComb for the Chromonika if you're interested:

http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-hohner.php#16

Great old instruments :-)
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Just read your earlier review David - thanks! The moving mouthpiece/slide does take a bit of getting used to but I find it comes quite quickly after a bit of playing. Sounds like that's happening for you. Interesting comparison with the X-Reed SUB30. I appreciate your support over the years for my e...
by Brendan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 3027

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Good to see you're enjoying your Switch-Harp David. I notice you use your index finger for the slide. Have you tried cupping like a normal harp and using your thumb? I find it's good for hand wah effects and getting that close cupped sound playing with a mic.
by Brendan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TO HARMONICA CUSTOMISERS EVERYWHERE
Replies: 0
Views: 433

TO HARMONICA CUSTOMISERS EVERYWHERE

I’m now offering PowerParts Kits – raw parts of my unique own-design harmonicas and accessories that customisers can buy cheap to finish and re-sell in their own business, with their special touches. Each product comes with a detailed instructional video on the finishing/assembly process. Please che...
by Brendan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TUNE-A-DAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: TUNE-A-DAY!

TUNE-A-DAY #22: Tip of the Iceberg Set
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHfJLhBV1e8

PowerBender harp in C half-valved
by Brendan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TUNE-A-DAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: TUNE-A-DAY!

Hi Paris, it's basically PowerChromatic with one note change. If you think of it made from a C chrom in key of G, the A notes in normal PowerChromatic are taken down to G: CD EF# GA GB | CD EF# GA GB | CD EF# GA GB (Slider raises all notes a semitone). The harp on the track is in D, and this gives t...