New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

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Brendan
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New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Post by Brendan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:53 pm

I'm pleased to announce the release of my new-generation PowerBender and PowerDraw 10 hole harp models in five keys: Low F, G, A, C, D.

Made to my specifications by the respected Easttop harmonica company, they have phosphor-bronze reeds, close reed/slot tolerances, riveted reeds, traditional sandwich-comb design and higher covers to eliminate reed rattle in the low keys. Affordable quality harps, they make a good introduction for those wanting to try PowerBender/PowerDraw without breaking the bank.

Here's the demo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Wc7Iqqt9s&t=94s

And the webpages:
http://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas-10hole.php

I'll have some with me at the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival in Beijing this weekend and SPAH in St. Louis immediately after.

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Re: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Post by triona » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:59 pm

Not that this tuning were an option to me at the moment, but
Brendan wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:53 pm
... riveted reeds ...
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Back to the roots. Is this an exception, or does it mark a new standard in the Easttop production? Will Lucky 13 maybe return to riveted reeds too one day? This would be an advantage for maintenance and repair. And it could eliminate some problems with correct alignment of reeds as well.


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Re: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Post by Sachlaw » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:31 am

Great to hear these are now available.
I went directly to all PB on diatonic and have not looked back.

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Re: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Post by Tyler » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:50 am

Sounds great!

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Re: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Post by Brendan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:17 am

Hi Triona, AFAIK Easttop are sticking with welded reeds for the bulk of their models - the popular T008K diatonic is an exception. My new PowerBender/PowerDraw use T008K reedplates combined with the open-back covers from their Blues Player model, but with a single central cover screw.

Riveted attachment does make reed replacement easier, but it's not that hard to swap welded reeds either. A Lucky 13 player posted a good video on how he does it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAiMsUXQpLc

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Re: New PowerBender and PowerDraw Harps

Post by alexa » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:19 am

Great vid!
Okay, first of all, luck had nothing to do with it. I've found out what tool backpack is good. This is very suitable for both learners and advanced people. I just enjoy a good old fashioned.

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