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by Brendan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

I response to requests, I've just asked Easttop to make the Lucky 13 in a new model: Diminished Tuning! It will be half-valved, so you can bend every draw note whilst obtaining valved bending expression on the blow notes. Diminished is a great tuning for the diatonic, allowing full chromaticism with...
by Brendan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

My unique Look-Dots (small position markers on the front of the comb) make it easy to know where you are on the Lucky 13 Mk2. Here's a video showing how they work for the standard Richter model. The same info applies to the PowerBender, PowerDraw and Paddy-Richter harps too. https://youtu.be/2jQx8uz...
by Brendan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Middle C on Lucky 13 Solo?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Middle C on Lucky 13 Solo?

Actually the Lucky 13 in Solo tuning starts on the G below middle C. Middle C (C4) is in holes 2/3 of the 13 holes. Here's the chart:
https://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13SoloPC

The range is the same as a 14-hole chromatic, without the highest hole.
by Brendan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan’s webinar
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Brendan’s webinar

Basically getting the out-of-the box playability better. Being an un-valved harmonica with a mouthpiece/slider assembly, it really benefits from embossing. I'd like to be able to offer it as an option at the Easttop factory for a reasonable extr sum, but that's proving difficult to implement from th...
by Brendan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

Thanks Edvin for your helpful comparison of the two tunings.

One point I take from it is that I should add a Lucky 13 Solo in the key of D to the keys available!
by Brendan
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

I think it's better to stick with pure Solo tuning. It's a great option for Irish music. However, if you want to do the retune from Paddy-Richter, it's not too difficult but you'd be best using solder to lower the appropriate reeds.
by Brendan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

The Look-Dots are my favourite aspect of the Lucky13 Mk2 - so handy! I'll be doing a special video on them soon. If you already have a lucky 13 and want to upgrade with the new Look-Dot comb, it's possible: https://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.php#lucky13Accessories I'm looking into getting a Dimin...
by Brendan
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How to half-valve a chromatic?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: How to half-valve a chromatic?

Hi Ken, I show how on the first video on this page, from about 4:30: https://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas-irish.php After the valves are removed, reduce the relevant blow reed gaps and the draw reed response should improve significantly. If it doesn't, it indicates that you have sir loss elsewhe...
by Brendan
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double Paddy Wilde Rock Lucky 13!
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Double Paddy Wilde Rock Lucky 13!

You'd have to do the retune to Paddy, but it's only two reeds and quite easy.