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by Brendan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender in the key of C
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Chromabender in the key of C

You could try posting on the various harmonica chat groups. Or see my other post on the various ways you can get a new one.
by Brendan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 1005

Re: Discontinued

The ChromaBender was discontinued due to problems with the maker, Hering. They have been taken over by new management and communication, always difficult, became too tiresome to deal with. Eventually the hassle factor outweighed everything else and it was simply easier to cease dealing with the comp...
by Brendan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Exotic Harps, Spare Parts, No Longer made Harps

Easier and faster to assemble. You can replaced welded reeds without a drill press if you're careful with a regular drill. Reeds can even be attached with Superglue if you don't like drills and screws.
by Brendan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

Re. Prices: Note that they all include International Postage. That's not cheap but, as David says, multiple buys bring the per-kit price down. Try buying single valves online and compare the prices including postage - you'll find most are higher than mine in the final tally, and single valves don't ...
by Brendan
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 950

PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Using draw bends to get the sharps and flats on PowerChromatic makes playing in all 12 keys easier and smoother than on a standard chromatic. I show how in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDsP4k8-N8g More Info and Ordering here: https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/sec4e3e7a343...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss

Hi Ed - currently I have the MiniChrom designed for Hohner, Seydel & Suzuki diatonics, and will add Easttop as well. There are only subtle differences between Hohner/Suzuki/Easttop sizes, but of course the Seydel version has wider hole spacing. We're just working on getting all the ordering options ...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas

Thanks Triona for the comprehensive reviews. Google Translate works better and better. As for harmonicas made in China: we'd better get used to them, because more and more of us will be playing Chinese harmonicas in the future if present trends continue. Manufacturers like Easttop and Kongsheng are ...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Blues tuning **with 7ths** for 10-hole harp

Are the reed pitches going up for a 3 octave range, as on a normal harp? If so, this one shouldn't be too hard to make.

I suggest you do that and treat us to the sounds it produces :-)
by Brendan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss
Replies: 2
Views: 439

MiniChrom Prototype, played by Mitch Weiss

I sent one of my Richter 10-hole MiniChrom prototypes to New York player Mitch Weiss to evaluate. Mitch has been playing my old custom Richter CX10s for many years. He found the small size and moving slider/mouthpiece a bit odd at first, but he seems to be adapting pretty well - judging by the sound...
by Brendan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: All 24 major and minor triad chords in 12-hole slide harp

Theoretically good La Nerd, but how would you make it? Existing chromatic reedplates are not suitable. It would require purpose-made reedplates and comb, a very expensive investment for any company.