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by Alan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Notes from the Workshop

I always enjoy hearing about your current projects! Thanks for the update.
by Alan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 7502

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

So I just got my Tunemaster today and have had a chance to give it a quick trial run. Based on my first run through I would say you can expect to be able to tune any note down a 1/2 step. With the magnets removed, my harp was about a 1/4 step sharp. You could get down a bit more than a 1/2 step but ...
by Alan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Hohner Multitune
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: Hohner Multitune

I'm guessing that's an April Fool's Day joke. But in a similar vein, I just got a newsletter from Turbo Harp that their TuneMaster is now available. The FAQ says you can adjust the pitch of both blow and draw notes. They don't answer specifically, but I'm inferring the amount of change is a half ste...
by Alan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 7502

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

I haven't seen one of these, but I do have a couple of turbo slide harps. I'm confident this is a real instrument and equally confident that it works as shown the in the video. I would guess that you are all right about this model only having tunable blow reeds. There might be some way to place a ma...
by Alan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New Tool and Method for Improving Harmonica Reed Response
Replies: 5
Views: 3122

Re: New Tool and Method for Improving Harmonica Reed Response

This is definitely worth a try. Did you try using it along the entire edge of the reed plate vs just 1/3 + embossing?
by Alan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 7153

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Looks like its just images that can be attached. Not sure if Brendan can adjust the settings to allow mp3?

IaNerd: I sent you a pm.
by Alan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 7153

Re: My modular chord harmonica

I recorded a couple of tracks to compare the traditional chord harmonica to the power chord harmonica, but I can't attach mp3 or m4a files. Are there any types of sound files that can be attached to messages in this forum?
by Alan
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Easttop Melody Bass Harmonica - Layout Question

I've seen these pop up mostly on eBay. Does anyone have any insight why the notes are layed out this way?
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by Alan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Paddy Richter and Tequila
Replies: 6
Views: 3744

Lucky 13 Paddy Richter and Tequila

Several years ago I was playing with a band with a saxophone player. The band called out the song Tequila which has a classic saxophone riff and he didn't know it! I muddled through on diatonic but it wasn't great. I just got my Lucky 13 Paddy Richter and discovered with these I can play those riffs...