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by Brendan
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 6510

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Nice diagrams and analysis Rishio.

Since you've been playing this tuning for a while now, do you have any video or recordings you'd care to share?
by Brendan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 7843

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

Yes. Progress is being made with intention to release, but I've have struck a couple of unforeseen issues and am working through them. Can't give a release date at this stage - "as soon as practicable" is as much as I can offer.
by Brendan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Legal question about new harmonica ideas. Spreading freely vs patent?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Legal question about new harmonica ideas. Spreading freely vs patent?

Edvin asked a good question: "For a person who doesn't build harmonicas for a living, what is a wise course of action when one makes an original discovery or invention? What is a good level of secrecy?" If you believe you have a new idea or method of significance, the first thing is to check that it...
by Brendan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 21
Views: 4242

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Thanks for the helpful feedback Edvin and others. For riveted reed harps, it helps to sand the draw reed flat. However since that's beyond the skills of most players I've started to add rivet holes in the Gasket-valves, allowing the rivet stubs to poke through and ensure they lay flat on stock reedp...
by Brendan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Double stack Reed plates

Just came back to this thread after a week or so. I see it's moved along into the area of practicality, thanks to Edvin. Nice drawings and discussion :-) Not to take anything away from your enthusiasm for a promising concept Dodtsair & Edvin, but just as a factual note: I have already done some work...
by Brendan
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Double stack Reed plates

It couldn't work with standard reedplates. Besides, the reeds won't "work in different directions". When you move the draw reedplate to the top of the comb, the reeds become blow reeds. That's because they are now under the reedplate instead of being on the outside, as they were when the drawplate w...
by Brendan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB

Good commentary Edvin, thanks! Yes, it's a good example of a tune modulating between three keys using easy draw bends as opposed to overblows etc. The keys are F Maj (A part), Gm (B part) and Bm (C part). I don't think it would be possible to play this tune convincingly with attractive feeling on a ...
by Brendan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

Great you're coming to Harpmeet Triona, looking forward to seeing you there :-)
by Brendan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB
Replies: 3
Views: 952

New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB

Here's an original tune recorded with LA musicians Ross Garren and John Schroeder, the Sheriffs of Schroedingham: THE BLACK NOTES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M92eXa5-s0M The melody is played on a Lucky 13 in PowerChromatic Tuning, key of G. Notes and TAB are available here: http://www.brendan-po...
by Brendan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

Hi Edvin, retuning chromatics is not difficult or slow if you use the right tools. For upward retunes of a semitone or more I'd suggest a rubber buffing disc in a Dremel-type rotary tool. I use the Proxxon ones, #28 294: https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/tools-polishing-agents.php For detunes of a...