Koch Powerbender

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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hooligan6a
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Koch Powerbender

Post by hooligan6a » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:12 pm

Just found this forum. I posted this on Slidemeister. Would it be possible to tune a Richter Koch harp to a Powerbender? That way I can have a slide harp with the same tuning as my diatonic's.

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Re: Koch Powerbender

Post by Brendan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:36 am

Yes, this is something I've done myself a few times. For the tip two holes I recommend swapping blow and draw reeds, otherwise tune with solder.

Another option is to make a PowerBender mini-chromatic using two PB diatonics in my SwitchHarp. You'll need to do some tuning compensation in the high end, but not difficult. Video on the SwitchHarp page:

http://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas ... -minichrom

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