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by Brendan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New Types of Irish Harmonica: TWIN DIATONICS
Replies: 1
Views: 306

New Types of Irish Harmonica: TWIN DIATONICS

After intensive R&D over the past couple of years, I've come up with a quick-change double-harp assembly that really works. I'm shortly releasing my ground-breaking Twin-Diatonic harps in a range of exciting options - check out the two videos to see and hear them all in action. Some of them suit Iri...
by Brendan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 565

New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos

The idea of combining two 10-hole harps behind a single mouthpiece is not new, but it's not easy to get good reed response and has never been done convincingly before - until now. After intensive R&D over the past couple of years, I've come up with a quick-change double-harp assembly that really wor...
by Brendan
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48
Replies: 22
Views: 2272

Re: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48

Sounds good! Seems similar to Jam Origin:

https://www.jamorigin.com/

I bought the iPad app and tried it via iRig with my mic, but it was very glitchy. Have you tried Migic with a mic yet?
by Brendan
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 5937

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Thanks Burke! Yes, I can confirm that all 12 keys of the PowerDraw and PowerBender Lucky 13 and keys G,C,D of the Paddy Richter Lucky 13 are now in stock and available for instant posting.

They all have silver covers with closed ends. You can see pics below of the covers and combs.
by Brendan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 3288

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

Igor was great - cruel fate that he died so young. I agree most Blues players are very traditional-minded about the harmonica, but we're talking about overblow players in this context, who aim to play jazz and other forms of music requiring chromaticism. I suppose even they are quite traditional in ...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 3589

Re: What Would You Like to See?

Thanks Rishio for your feedback and suggestions. I'll try and incorporate some in the next PowerBender videos I do.
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy Richter Bend Tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Paddy Richter Bend Tuning

That's a good useful tuning, David. I'd miss not being able to bend the F draw notes, but aside from that, very practical for 2nd position playing. You could tune them up a semitone so it would be like PowerChromatic in the top two octaves, but then you'd have to bend to get the Fs without using the...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted Paddy Richter D/G
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Shifted Paddy Richter D/G

Since CX-12s come in different keys but similar reed lengths, you could ideally make a Paddy Richter CX-12 slide harp by swapping reeds from lower and higher keys to get the reeds you need with little tuning required. For G you could source reeds for the low octave from lower keys down to Tenor C, a...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A cupping back for easier chromatic cupping
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: A cupping back for easier chromatic cupping

Agreed - seems like the Cupping Back is a good add-on, esp. with your rear-button chrom.
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 3288

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

Thanks for the ideas, David and Felix. David: That would be great in theory, but I don't think a simple check valve could work to do what you propose. Since it would be activated to close by the blow breath, how could it distinguish between a normal blow and an overblow? Felix: Both the overdrive or...