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by Brendan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

Thanks for your astute observations Roverharp. Yes, the top draw reeds move a hole to the left when in the draw-bend shift position, but actually I find that great! The reason is that your A and D reeds are adjacent on hole 6 and 7 respectively. This allows for some very cool licks, which I'll demon...
by Brendan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

Here's a how-to video for people who want to make up their own SlipSlider harp from the finished parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LkFRwmfHHs

I will get back to looking at Suzuki, Seydel and Easttop versions soon :-)
by Brendan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

Seydel is more tricky to design a SlipSlider for due to the limited comb area on the ends, but I'll have a go. Paris: You're right, the SlipSlider does make Richter more attractive by overcoming it's main disadvantage: lack of bends. However the movement of the drawplate is necessarily in two direct...
by Brendan
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Unibender
Replies: 24
Views: 2785

Re: Unibender

Yes, pretty much.
by Brendan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

You make good points there Lizzy, hard to argue with them :-)
by Brendan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

On the PowerBender you'd only need a right shift of the lower reedplate for extra bends, because it is a regular breath tuning. Currently you can draw bend every hole 1-10, and that gives nearly full chromaticism. You can overblow every hole to achieve full chromaticism. A SlipSlider version of Powe...
by Brendan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp. It's Weird, but it Works!

MORE OVERBENDS, if you want them... It just struck me that there is even more extra on the SlipSlider than I thought, for some who might want it. Those who play with overbends can continue using their hard-won technique when the harp is in the neutral position, but add to it with new bends AND new o...
by Brendan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Upcoming this Week: Two New Products

Sounds great. If your friend posts some recordings or videos, please share with us :-)
by Brendan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

Ah yes, the hole 7 draw dampener... In my comb design, because of the Richter tuning, there is a large chamber at the crossover between the two breath patterns at hole 7. Without the dampener, 7 draw will stay in the airstream when the lower reedplate is pushed to right or left. That's no good for t...
by Brendan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The SlipSlider - a Revolutionary Blues Harp.
Replies: 42
Views: 1307

Re: NEW PRODUCT: The SlipSlider. A Revolutionary Blues Harp: It's Weird, but it Works!

Good questions. The bends I demonstrated are the only new ones possible on a Richter tuned harp. For key C: Hole 2 blow: E to D# Hole 5 blow: E to D# Hole 6 blow: G to F# Hole 7 blow: C to B and Bb Hole 8 draw: D to C# Hole 9 draw: A to G# That's 6 new bends (7 if you include the two semitones on ho...