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by EdvinW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

I've been playing with my Seydel All Minor, which has a magnet over the 2B reed as well. Without the magnets it's in standard tuning, in the key of A. No totally conclusive results so far. I've managed to bend the draw note down to one half step below 1D, which is the same distance Kan Osumi demonst...
by EdvinW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

The Turboslide magnets are adjustable and can be moved closer to or further from the reeds. Doing this increases or decreases the strength of the magnetic field, and thus increases the lowering effect. You can lower most notes at least a full step. This is also mentioned in the instructions for the ...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

Looking at this again: is this really different from the Antaki effect? It seems the magnet is positioned to affect the blow reed. I'd love to see what note he would get if he were to just blow normally. With a Turboslide, the blow reed is magnetically tuned down, so even though the draw bends get l...
by EdvinW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: THE OSUMI EFFECT - Extra Bends and Overblows

Thanks for the links! For blues and similar styles in second position, could this effect be especially useful on hole 5? The 6B tonic is normally a boring blow note, but this way it could be played as an overblow instead. I know this is to already possible on a well set up normal harp, but if the ma...
by EdvinW
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Overblows on chroms?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Overblows on chroms?

André: That's really cool, both the harmonica and the playing! Thanks for sharing! Does the slider raise every note 1 half step? Especially in the bottom octave there seems to be many interesting ways to tune the slide-in notes, depending on whether you prioritise more chords or more clean notes. Br...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Re-tuning from Solo to "inverted" Dorian (with chords!)
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Re-tuning from Solo to "inverted" Dorian (with chords!)

Long time no see, nice to have you back! :) Your inverted Dorian (except for the chord-y bottom octave) seems to coincide with what is often called "Classical tuning" for chromatics. It does make more sense than Solo in many ways.. It's discussed in "a lot" (to be an alternate harmonica tuning..) of...
by EdvinW
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Overblows on chroms?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Overblows on chroms?

I was taking a chromatic apart just now to check on a buzzing in-side valve; I must have damaged it somehow last time I opened it, and it wouldn't lie flat. I couldn't bend it back, and since it was a fairly high note, a hole 10 A, I thought to try and just remove it to see how it would play. Valves...
by EdvinW
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Help on altered 12 solo tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Help on altered 12 solo tuning

Welcome to the forum! I don't know if it's an established tuning, though I actually do have one harp tuned like that. I use it mainly for playing Am and Dm tunes. Though they are not the most common Irish keys they do show up now and then, and they are common in some other genera. I've not tried to ...
by EdvinW
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning - Just Released
Replies: 15
Views: 3109

Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning - Just Released

I sent an email to the enquiries address the other day, haven't heard back: I'm interested in a Lucky 13 harp in diminished tuning with gasket valve system. I don't see diminished as an option for tuning for the gasket system. How do I get that? Brendan said in the forum that there is a gasket with...
by EdvinW
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning - Just Released
Replies: 15
Views: 3109

Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning - Just Released

Regarding "phrase map" code (by Edvin) discussed above: Is there a thread or website where we can learn more about this? They are generated from code in a language called TikZ ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TikZ ) which I normally use to make figures for math publications. It is used within anothe...