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by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48
Replies: 22
Views: 2371

Re: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48

In your music software. I'm using Reason patches on the demo, and I changes the default 2-semitone pitch bend for each patch.
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Jamming with Tim Edey - Various Harps
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Jamming with Tim Edey - Various Harps

Yesterday my musical buddy Tim Edey and I got together for a quick play before our first gig in a year. Here are a few snippets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFQL0HR8-9I For those interested in the harmonicas, tunes and tunings: 1. Dallas Airport Rag (E) - PowerBender SUB30 Lucky 13 in A 2. The S...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas
Replies: 5
Views: 544

BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas

The rich octave sound, two reeds playing together an octave apart, is one of the most appealing free-reed tonalities. It has never been available on slider chromatics before - but now it is, in two types! My unique OctaChrom and patent-pending OctaChrom Selectable give you that rich double-reed timb...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What to seal combs with.
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: What to seal combs with.

As an alternative idea, I'll be releasing some 3d printed PowerCombs for the Hohner 12 and 14 hole diatonics soon. Prototypes are made and tested, just got to do the webpage, video etc
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48
Replies: 22
Views: 2371

Re: Blues Harp Mouthpiece and Mini PitchBender for the DM48

Sorry for the slow reply Lizzie. The adjustment must be made in the sound patch. Most are set for 2 semitones of bend.
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chrometta Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Chrometta Mouthpiece

You can use any 12 hole metal mouthpiece. I think that was from a Suzuki Leghorn (now discontinued).
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 3697

Re: What Would You Like to See?

Thanks for the ideas everyone.

I'm currently in a phase of reorganising my workshop/production system to allow me to free up more time for videos etc. July/August will be busy with releasing a backlog of new harps etc but hopefully after that!
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

Use a screwdriver with a bigger handle but the correct small tip. The reeds are phosphor bronze. They will take solder well if you lightly scrape or polish off the outer surface. However taking them down a fifth or more could dull the tone. It would be better to alter them less by starting the tunin...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner 270
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Hohner 270

Hi Paris, sorry for the slow reply. There are various ways to do it. A safe and effective way would be to stick a piece of double-sided tape to the back of your baseplate (or the front of the comb), cut out all the holes with a sharp scalpel blade and stick on. The tape would act as a gasket as well...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: HIGH-END LICKS in POWER-DRAW TUNING - Lucky 13 in A
Replies: 1
Views: 353

HIGH-END LICKS in POWER-DRAW TUNING - Lucky 13 in A

PowerDraw tuning offers a fabulously expressive draw-bending top octave added on to the regular holes 1-6 of standard Richter tuning. I slow down and explain the licks in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfI2k8SwVwY PowerDraw is now available on the Lucky 13 in all 12 keys: http://www.bre...