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by Lizzy
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: HARMONICA TUNING DIAGRAMS = An Alternative Approach

I like Brendans layout. Its both logical and practical. Its easier to see and do, then to know note names on the reedplate. What you see is what you need, for me at least. I dont read notes either and this layout is easier to see whats easier/difficult to manuver in certain tunings depending if you ...
by Lizzy
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 6167

Re: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?

Even if i have get used to more blow patterns i actually prefer draw patterns. Ex. G Powerchromatic playing in Bm pentatonic have most of the notes in a draw pattern. I dont know all tunings, but to me, it seems that not that many tunings can be played with minor pentatonic scales with the majority ...
by Lizzy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning - Just Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4052

Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning - Just Released

If you dont want to spend hundreds of dollars to customize a harmonica to overblow/overdraw in the need of playing a chromatic scale, the diminished tuning is the way to go. Dont suits everyone because you need to be a little more conscious in your playing. But if you are used to bending this is a v...
by Lizzy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 12
Views: 5760

Re: Notes from the Workshop

Brendan..you are describing the reason why i often prefer the diatonic before the chromatic...to long distance between mouthpiece and reed and to thick comb and other small things. You have to choose between a big chromatic or a small diatonic and almost nothing between. Even if i emboss, reshape an...
by Lizzy
Fri May 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerChromatic, Inverted Bebop, Diminished and all their relatives. A complete list!
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Re: PowerChromatic, Inverted Bebop, Diminished and all their relatives. A complete list!

I think the dimi is the most versatile tuning but the conformity to law makes it, at least to me not so forgiving to improvise with like the powerchromatic. It would be good to have an alternative 10 hole powerchromatic tuning to switch with but i dont have the theory mind like you guys :D And bends...
by Lizzy
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 18
Views: 14148

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

I use both PB and PC. PB have i used for several years and PC about 2 years. Latley my addiction have been more on PC but use PB from time to time. I like PC because only one note is missing and only a half bend on all holes. This simplifies it for me and i think it is a very versatile tuning for ma...
by Lizzy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Status Update
Replies: 3
Views: 4796

Re: Status Update

I guess you dont reveal which selected design you are talking about? ;)
by Lizzy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 9
Views: 24009

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

I have heard so many opinions about the magnet slider compaired to a spring slider but as usual, opinions are just opinions without reality. You actually have to try to know what works in the end. Glad it seems to work for you. I only wish all chromatics could have the same respons like a diatonic. ...
by Lizzy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!
Replies: 9
Views: 24009

Re: Seydel Symphony 48 now available as configurable!

I cant answer many of the questions, but regarding polished reeds...my experience is that polished reeds even out many imperfections in the reeds that can evolve to a crack in the future (well, everything breaks sooner or later) but they sure last longer if you ask me. Many imperfections are not vis...
by Lizzy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 6315

Re: Notes from the Workshop

Good news Brendan! Always fun to read about your progress :D . One question: i was curious when you in April mention something about an alternative method for getting easy overbends on stock harps, That you finally arrived at a good solution on this. You invented some sort of assembly that you could...