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by Alan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: beginner harp for irish/folk
Replies: 20
Views: 14322

Re: beginner harp for irish/folk

Is this book available digitally?
Any plans to update it for the paddy richter Lucky 13?
by Alan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 7320

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Assuming you stick with the pairs of power chords I put together you start one chord on the 1 and the other on the 5. So there are two options: 1 2 3 4 5 6 C G C G C G - blow E A E A E A - draw or 1 2 3 4 5 6 G C G C G C - blow A E A E A E - draw I prefer lower notes so I've chosen the lowest possib...
by Alan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 7320

Re: My modular chord harmonica

I tried for a while to come up with a spiral tuning to allow me to play lots of chords. There are many different options on paper, but I found when I built one and tried it out I didn't like the way it sounded. To my ear, a harmonica chord sounds best when at least one note is repeated as an octave....
by Alan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 7320

Re: My modular chord harmonica

Yes I printed it with supports and a raft. Or maybe its a castle model.
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by Alan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: My modular chord harmonica
Replies: 12
Views: 7320

My modular chord harmonica

I finally got a 3d printer and was able to put this together. IMG_4913.jpg Without the harmonicas IMG_4914.jpg I have three big sixes in my BE GooD tuning so with those in place you have power chords in half the circle of fifths. F,C,G,D,A,E I put a regular big six in whatever key I want to play Ric...
by Alan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 10552

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

One interesting question for later is how do you sell this? Completely by the piece? Comb, cover plates, and then whatever reeds you want, or as a experimental kit with say three octaves of chromatic notes. Depending on what kind of tuning you're interested in trying, you might need duplicate notes ...
by Alan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 8246

Re: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects

I've enjoyed the overblow booster on an Easttop. Looking at the Asiabend, there are a couple of challenges. Like a chromatic harmonica, the blow and draw reeds are on the same side of the harmonica, meaning there would have to be an open and closed channel side by side. (thus a smaller target if you...
by Alan
Thu May 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic harmonica
Replies: 13
Views: 7970

Re: Pentatonic harmonica

I've ordered two harps from Seydel over the years based on the pentatonic scale, but neither exactly like you suggested. Easy Third which was CEG DFA So had the extra 4 in C but allowed for several other (major and minor) pentatonic scales. The other was my Be Good tuning which is just 4 notes: GD B...
by Alan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Combine a Powerdraw with a Lucky 13 !
Replies: 5
Views: 3406

Re: Combine a Powerdraw with a Lucky 13 !

The second row of tabs, second tab over labelled "Special Tunings (New!)" is where you can order a Lucky 13 power draw or power bender.
by Alan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Q: How to join two harps with magnets?
Replies: 4
Views: 3570

Re: Q: How to join two harps with magnets?

I did this with an acrylic wedge and 1/8 magnets I bought on amazon. No scratches, no problems with seydel steel reeds being affected and plenty strong to hold them together. The edge of the acrylic wedge does hit the corner of your mouth when you play the edges so I wouldn't play a long time with t...