"Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

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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"Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

Post by IaNerd » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:38 pm

NAME: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole harp Switch Harp


BASIC CONCEPT:
The chords are in chambers 1-4. Then there is a blank/plugged hole. Then the remaining chambers are the scales for the I, IV and V scales.


WHEN/HOW: December of 2017. I have not yet had one made.


LAYOUT/DETAILS:


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Re: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

Post by IaNerd » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:53 pm

At this time (December 2017) Brendan does not offer a non-reentrant 12-hole Switch Harp system. As a get-by, the essence of this tuning could be had with currently available materials by the elimination of channels 4 and 5. I haven't yet tried to load that 10-hole tuning into Seydel's configurator. But I predict that it would fit.

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Re: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

Post by IaNerd » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:02 pm

I wonder if this 12-hole tuning is feasible in a properly valved slide "chromatic" harp such as the DeLuxe or DeLuxe Steele. My comprehension of valving is poor, so I invite your thoughts.

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