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by Brendan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

I'm bringing some along, see you in Norrköping :-)
by Brendan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

@Crawford: Re. marketing, I think these things will only have niche appeal really. Not sure it would be worthwhile to sell them. At this stage it's just for fun :-)
by Brendan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

Yes Triona, Joel will be there - he's one of the main organisers of Harpmeet. He lives a little inland from Malmö, so it's quite a way south off your track from Varburg to Norrköping. Possibly we may be traveling on the 11th as well, not sure. Anyway we're bringing lots of tools and stuff to keep th...
by Brendan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

This week I'm getting back to messing with harmonicas made with accordion reeds. In the past I made a couple of test instruments, which showed the potential and allayed any concerns over steel reeds rusting. They don't, if you let the harp dry off after playing and it's kept in a dry environment. A ...
by Brendan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Larry Adler Pro 12
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Larry Adler Pro 12

Thanks Triona for your helpful and accurate replies. Yes, my Universal Hohner 12 hole chromatic comb will fit the Larry Adler, because the only things different about it from the 270 are the coverplates.
by Brendan
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

One more observation on your Inverted Bebop tuning. Your intention was to start the C major scale on a draw note, and you get this arrangement (blow note to the left): Bb-C. D-E. F-G. A-B. * Bb-C. D-E. F-G. A-B. * etc Check PowerChromatic in F, starting on hole 3: Bb-C. D-E. F-G. G-A. * Bb-C. D-E. F...
by Brendan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Shifted/Inverted Bebop tuning for non-slide AND SLIDE harps

Hi Patrick, finally you've come up with a tuning I like ;-) Not that I don't appreciate your many other proposals, but they are often based on chordal possibilities which I think are pretty much unusable outside the bottom octave. This Inverted Bebop ticks my boxes because it allows draw bends on al...
by Brendan
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 20
Views: 7950

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: 8776

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: 387

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...