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by Brendan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4521

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

Ah yes, the hole 7 draw dampener... In my comb design, because of the Richter tuning, there is a large chamber at the crossover between the two breath patterns at hole 7. Without the dampener, 7 draw will stay in the airstream when the lower reedplate is pushed to right or left. That's no good for t...
by Brendan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4521

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

Good questions. The bends I demonstrated are the only new ones possible on a Richter tuned harp. For key C: Hole 2 blow: E to D# Hole 5 blow: E to D# Hole 6 blow: G to F# Hole 7 blow: C to B and Bb Hole 8 draw: D to C# Hole 9 draw: A to G# That's 6 new bends (7 if you include the two semitones on ho...
by Brendan
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

That's an interesting Slide Diatonic you made there, Crawford. What were the two tunings?
by Brendan
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 85
Views: 4521

The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.

Yay! Been working on this cool little harp for quite a while, good to finally launch it. Check out the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4go9MKwBIU8

And here is the web-page:

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

Interested to hear your thoughts :)
by Brendan
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

Actually, we got one of them out, and it's a pretty cool harp: the SlipSlider.

Here's the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4go9MKwBIU8
by Brendan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

Egg-on-face time sorry folks: Been working hard all week on these babies but encountered a couple of unforeseen problems which necessitated going back into the R&D phase to overcome, and just ran out of time to complete everything for a proper launch. Got to focus elsewhere for a while: I'm off to T...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

A pre-annoncement that two new products will be launched this coming week - keep an eye out :-)
by Brendan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 26475

Re: Power Chromatic

The Lucky 13 samples in Solo and PowerChromatic arrived from Easttop. Sounding good - will see how they work half-valved.
by Brendan
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 4114

Re: Unibender

Rick, check these babies out: http://www.smartproducts.com/check_valves_series_100_cartridge_specialty.php The smallest ones could be arranged in line in a diatonic harmonica mouthpiece (hole spacing is 7.5mm). However, I doubt two things: 1.Their lowest operating pressure of 0.09 psi is low enough ...
by Brendan
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 30
Views: 4114

Re: Unibender

Interesting posts people :-) I'm off to Denmark and Sweden tomorrow doing a few gigs, and am taking a couple of UniBender prototypes to play and show a couple of friends. One is Joel Andersson, an excellent young harp tech, who works ubder the Hohner Affiliated Customiser scheme. He has shown quite ...