PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

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BlackHat
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Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Post by BlackHat » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:24 pm

I've gotten pretty comfortable with my C tuned Saxony so I'm hesitant to go to a G tuned PC. I'm still a rookie with chromatic but I really like the idea of being able to bend notes so I really want one. At this stage I just don't want to start from scratch re-learning the few tunes I've gotten comfortable with.

Paris
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Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Post by Paris » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:06 am

I too had become quite used to a stock chromatic before i tried PC tuning. In my opinion, a half valved PC is superior to a standard chromatic. Way more expressive and intuitive. You will probably be surprised at how little adjustment period there is. give it a chance!

Paris
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Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

Post by Paris » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:54 pm

Brendan, I was listening to "What a Wonderful World" from "back to back" which is jusy incredibly beautiful by the way! There's a point in the melody where you go from a G to an A and it sounds like a button push us happening.

It got me wondering if you ever configure your power chromatics like a slide diatonic?? where the slider raises to the next scale tone.

Then i also wondered if you ever tune the slider a whole step up respectively.
For instance a G pc slider out and an A pc slider in (as opposed to Ab)


Anyways I'm really just wondering how you get that quick transition from the G to the A!

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