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by IaNerd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blue Moon combs
Replies: 0
Views: 4641

Blue Moon combs

On the Slidemeister forum someone asked if Blue Moon combs are compatible with Brendan's Twin Harp system. I tried two Blue Moon combs on a 10-hole Twin Harp front piece.  One comb is aluminum and the other is brass.  They do NOT fit the Twin Harp, because the walls of their lips are thicker.  One m...
by IaNerd
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?
Replies: 3
Views: 3219

slide-harp plus "diatonic" harp?

Brendan-- Do you suppose that the hole-spacing of some "slide/chrom" harp is close enough to that of some "non-slide/diatonic" harp that the two could be joined into a Twin system? An example would be a chrom of any chrom-ish tuning wed to a circular-tuned diatonic, for all of its dyads, triads and ...
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 3377

Re: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

I wonder if this 12-hole tuning is feasible in a properly valved slide "chromatic" harp such as the DeLuxe or DeLuxe Steele. My comprehension of valving is poor, so I invite your thoughts.
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 3377

Re: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

At this time (December 2017) Brendan does not offer a non-reentrant 12-hole Switch Harp system. As a get-by, the essence of this tuning could be had with currently available materials by the elimination of channels 4 and 5. I haven't yet tried to load that 10-hole tuning into Seydel's configurator. ...
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 3377

"Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole Switch Harp

NAME: "Dirt Simple" blues tuning for 12-hole harp Switch Harp BASIC CONCEPT: The chords are in chambers 1-4. Then there is a blank/plugged hole. Then the remaining chambers are the scales for the I, IV and V scales. WHEN/HOW: December of 2017. I have not yet had one made. LAYOUT/DETAILS: 2017-12-26...
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 4
Views: 4934

Re: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

An arguably better "Backpack" for Richter tuning can be seen in the topic entitled "PowerBender/PowerDraw's "Backpack" ... for Twin-Harp system".
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 4
Views: 4934

Re: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

An arguably better "Backpack" for Richter tuning can be seen in the topic entitled "PowerBender/PowerDraw's "Backpack" ... for Twin-Harp system".
by IaNerd
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerBender/PowerDraw's "Backpack" ... for Twin-Harp system
Replies: 2
Views: 2970

Re: PowerBender/PowerDraw's "Backpack" ... for Twin-Harp system

A big part of the "Richter magic" lies in the ability to chug-chug away on those lovely I and IV cords in the low octave, i.e. chambers 1-4. No wonder that this critical part of the original Richter tuning is retained in both PowerDraw and PowerBender. Please note that in this "Backpack" tuning, tho...
by IaNerd
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: “Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six
Replies: 1
Views: 3144

Re: “Scale and Skinny/Fat Chords” Blues Buddy tuning for Big Six

I have developed ten- and twelve-hole extensions of this tuning. You can find them under their "Mullet" titles on this forum.
by IaNerd
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Super-Duper Chord Buddy" ... for BP's Quad-Six system
Replies: 2
Views: 3622

"Super-Duper Chord Buddy" ... for BP's Quad-Six system

NAME: "Super-Duper Chord Buddy" ... for Brendan Power Quad-Six system BASIC CONCEPT: In my original Chord Buddy, I fit four useful chords (a I, IV, V and vi) into the diminutive Seydel Big Six. I later expanded upon that idea using a Twin Big Six comb (i.e. two Big Sixes, side-by-side). That led to...