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by Brendan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

DIATONIC POWER-COMBS 3D Printed, 15 Colours, Valve Pockets, Slotted Screwholes, Personalised Name Option and... The LookDot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpJVcNMqhb0 STEALTH-VALVES Easy, fast system for valving many popular diatonic harmonicas. My laminated Stealth-valves are rugged, quiet and re...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 54
Views: 9383

Re: Power Chromatic

@ Rishio: Yes indeed, PowerChromatic and PowerBender have one octave in common. PowerChromatic is a symmetrical tuning: every octave is the same. PowerBender has PowerChromatic in the mid-range holes 4-7, but diverges in the bottom and top range. Richter holes 1-3, and a repeat of Richter holes 8-10...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Custom
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Lucky 13 Custom

Check this page and talk to one of these guys:
http://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.ph ... dRepairers

Of them all, Ben Bouman is the best known for his embossing work, but I'm sure all of them can do that kind of stuff.
by Brendan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic modded for more chords
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: PowerChromatic modded for more chords

Sure - but theory and diagrams are one thing, the actual sounds these tunings create are another. Looking forward to hearing you PLAY some of these things :)
by Brendan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: When not to use a half-valved chromatic?

Winslow: Yes, valved bending as on a stock fully-valved chrom gives you big bends, but not easily CONTROLLABLE bends. There is not a single chrom player i know who uses valved bending to get sustained notes. They just use them for colour and inflection. Nice - but nothing like the expression and ben...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Unvalved chromatic or double diatonic
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Unvalved chromatic or double diatonic

An Overblow Chromatic is a good aim and one I'm sure will come to fruition. Ideally it should be the same size as a 10-hole diatonic, because overblowers come from that background. One possibility is shown here, and will be out there very soon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK_wXODAQ0Y&t=5s I'm in...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Diagrams of well-known tunings
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Diagrams of well-known tunings

Thanks IaNerd - very useful to see all these tunings with such a clear graphical display.
by Brendan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds

Interesting thread! And cool clip, Boris :) As someone who has modified existing big bass harmonicas for sliders (a very tough project in design and making!) I share your and Triona's wish that they could be designed differently to be smaller and blow/draw. The big ones are so cumbersome, heavy and ...
by Brendan
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 19
Views: 5181

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi all, I've just been reading the interesting posts about your backgrounds and interests. Thanks for contributing and being here, you all bring a lot to the discussion. Some of you I know from meeting in person, like Patrice, others from online contacts. Great to have pro players and customisers li...
by Brendan
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic Demo Video with Tuning Diagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: PowerChromatic Demo Video with Tuning Diagrams

Good to hear from you Ed. Thanks for the extra strong points you mention - any examples? Would love to hear some of your work on PowerChromatic Tuning.