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by Brendan
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 9369

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Thanks Burke! Yes, I can confirm that all 12 keys of the PowerDraw and PowerBender Lucky 13 and keys G,C,D of the Paddy Richter Lucky 13 are now in stock and available for instant posting.

They all have silver covers with closed ends. You can see pics below of the covers and combs.
by Brendan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 21
Views: 4644

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

Igor was great - cruel fate that he died so young. I agree most Blues players are very traditional-minded about the harmonica, but we're talking about overblow players in this context, who aim to play jazz and other forms of music requiring chromaticism. I suppose even they are quite traditional in ...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 5308

Re: What Would You Like to See?

Thanks Rishio for your feedback and suggestions. I'll try and incorporate some in the next PowerBender videos I do.
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy Richter Bend Tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Paddy Richter Bend Tuning

That's a good useful tuning, David. I'd miss not being able to bend the F draw notes, but aside from that, very practical for 2nd position playing. You could tune them up a semitone so it would be like PowerChromatic in the top two octaves, but then you'd have to bend to get the Fs without using the...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted Paddy Richter D/G
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Shifted Paddy Richter D/G

Since CX-12s come in different keys but similar reed lengths, you could ideally make a Paddy Richter CX-12 slide harp by swapping reeds from lower and higher keys to get the reeds you need with little tuning required. For G you could source reeds for the low octave from lower keys down to Tenor C, a...
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: 363

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: 4644

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: 711

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: 663

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: 4261

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...