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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: 272

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: 3317

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...
by Brendan
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Seydel PowerChromatics now Available!

Thanks David. Looking forward to trying PowerChromatic Seydel plates with your excellent new chromatic harmonica design:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEJJAwBlNA&t=250s
by Brendan
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Irish Session Diatonic Reed Plates
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Irish Session Diatonic Reed Plates

Hi Paul, Hering are under new management but one thing hasn't changed: their poor communication. Emails go unreplied as often as not. It's the main reason I stopped dealing with them. For your plates, I suggest teaching yourself how to replace reeds. It will give you much more control over playing t...
by Brendan
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48
Replies: 22
Views: 2321

Re: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48

I've really been getting into Thor on iPad with the DM48 this past week. Bernzilla's patch set is good: http://www.berniekenerson.com/sound_design/ As you say Lizzie, its so user friendly. Nearly ready to take it on a gig, quite a threshold to cross! The Mini PitchBender are nearly ready to ship, ju...
by Brendan
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Hi David, I saw on Harp-L you have an update to your excellent chrom, but the link didn't work. Always interested to see your new stuff, so please keep us informed here :-)

Your machined comb looks beautiful BTW.
by Brendan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 42
Views: 5974

Re: Power Chromatic

Actually PowerBender is the same as PowerChromatic for some of its range. On a 10-hole harp, the scale from hole 4 to hole 8 is PowerChromatic. So some of the stuff from my PowerBender book/CD will transfer over. I'm just awaiting a Seydel in PC to use to make an explanatory video on the tuning. It ...
by Brendan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 3777

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

I've been getting into the Thor app on iPad. Bernzilla (Bernie Kenerson) has a good patch set for it, as does Patchman. Links: http://www.berniekenerson.com http://www.patchmanmusic.com I'm finding I need to constantly change Sensitivity settings on the DM48 for different patches. Also for these pat...
by Brendan
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted Paddy Richter D/G
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Shifted Paddy Richter D/G

Good to hear that quirky CX-10 is still going and giving you pleasure Jack :-) If you have any videos or recordings playing it, I'd love to hear examples of what you describe.
by Brendan
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 3646

Re: What Would You Like to See?

I do have an instructional book/CD for PowerBender already, in case you hadn't seen it:

http://www.brendan-power.com/instructio ... owerbender

But I will put more up on YouTube in due course, thanks for the enthusiasm and encouragement :-)