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by Brendan
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TWIN-CHROMATIC
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: TWIN-CHROMATIC

Ah, the DoubleChrom - sorry! You're right, there are not a lot about. They're expensive and perhaps add more note options than most people want. Roni Eytan uses his Quartertone version quite a bit in groups with Middle Eastern musicians, and has developed a good method of controlling the sliders. He...
by Brendan
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Modulation Added to the Mini PitchBender for DM48
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Modulation Added to the Mini PitchBender for DM48

In association with electronics expert Tim Jacobs, I developed an add-on accessory for the brilliant Lekholm DM48 MIDI harmonica. Called the Mini PitchBender, it's a small 4 way toggle unit that gives you controlled bending. There were 4 bends programmed in, but I found I wasn't using he up-bend at ...
by Brendan
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: TWIN-CHROMATIC
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: TWIN-CHROMATIC

They are selling pretty well thanks Slava :-) And yes, they are perfect for blues style bending with half-valving, as you can see in this video by Boris Plotnikov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A36Q1_DoRig&t=26s
by Brendan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Switch-Harp store issue
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Switch-Harp store issue

I just checked and all is working.

For Special 20, choose the "Hohner Lipped Comb" option and you can buy just the front unit. Nothing else will be selected.
by Brendan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Switch-Harp store issue
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Switch-Harp store issue

In the DIY section you can buy just the front units. Have you looked there?
by Brendan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Seydel Saxony
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Seydel Saxony

I think Seydel do a pretty good job with reducing the chamber volume in the high holes of their chroms, acrylic and alloy.
by Brendan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Unibender

Maybe... My trouble is that I have too many designs I'm working on and tend to get completely focussed on the latest one. It's hard to break off from the buzz of the new to do the necessary final tweaks on earlier ones to get them out there. To launch something for sale also involves working out ord...
by Brendan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Question about length of chamber
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Question about length of chamber

Correct - lengthening the chamber will detune the reed, and eventually stop it sounding altogether.
by Brendan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slide for "tongue block" effect?
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Slide for "tongue block" effect?

My new OctaHarp Selectable could be configured in a way to give desired extra notes that kick in with a slide push. It's intended for octave play but the rear harp could be a fifth below, for example. Or you could go to a lot of trouble and tune the rear harp so it gave a variety of intervals depend...
by Brendan
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power plugs for hohner chromatic 16 holes
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Power plugs for hohner chromatic 16 holes

Yes, as long as the draw reeds face in and the blow reeds face away. Some earlier models had the opposite arrangement.