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by EdvinW
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 9978

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

A serious harp player who is not totally focused on a single genre should see the sense in owning at least one modular instrument. Just imagine going to a gig, knowing that in your bag sits precisely the harp that you need for every song! But you should be aware, that just this application usually ...
by EdvinW
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 17
Views: 9978

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

I would buy this in an instant, no matter the format, and I would happily pay good money for it too! I like to experiment with ideas for tunings, but due to the large effort of actually changing the pitch of a reed most of the time i spend is with pen and paper; only one idea in a hundred ever reach...
by EdvinW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 43987

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

The Super-Circular/PowerChromatic look nice, how would a minor version look? One way would be to do something like the following: e g b d f a c d f a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 f a c e g# b d e g# b This is a harmonic A minor tuning that can play natural or melodic minor with draw bends. As for chords it ...
by EdvinW
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: EDharmonica, by Seydel
Replies: 8
Views: 4297

Re: EDharmonica, by Seydel

This is a nice tuning, but they make some rather odd selling points. The oddest, in my opinion, is that they claim chromatic playing is much easier, since you ONLY need to learn overblows and draw bends, and can skip blow bends and overdraws. I think overbends, in both directions, are much harder th...
by EdvinW
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Cleaning a TurboSlide harp?
Replies: 0
Views: 2180

Cleaning a TurboSlide harp?

I think the turboslide qualifies as an interesting alternative harmonica idea, but I have seen very little written about them save for the mere observation that they exist and Brendan's noting that they give deeper draw bends. I am awaiting a turboslide harmonica which should arrive any day now, but...
by EdvinW
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 52
Views: 32073

Re: Introduce yourself

I reread my introduction, and saw I put the digits of my birth year in the wrong order... I'm in my very late 20's, not my very early 20's :D

The rest of the post wouldn't make sense had I been born in '98...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 7836

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

So I finally tried the OB! I started off buying the MB Delux model instead of the Crossover model, I don't know how I could confuse them! I went on a trip before it arrived, so I didn't notice until weeks after when I got home. I then spent a week looking for a MB Delux, and finally found one in D. ...
by EdvinW
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Is Helium a quick fix for Helmholtz resonance?
Replies: 0
Views: 2929

Is Helium a quick fix for Helmholtz resonance?

I see some people here who seem to struggle a lot with Helmholtz resonance, and I have been thinking some about this problem on and off for a while. Some time ago it struck me that the resonance frequency of the cavity would be significantly raised if one could add some helium to the air! The reed f...
by EdvinW
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The OVERBLOW BOOSTER - Overblows Made Easy, New OB Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 7836

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

I just ordered one! I never thought of myself as much of an overblower, but there are those occasional notes in those occasional tunes where I wish that I would had put those hours of effort to actually learn. If this is all that it promises to be it will revolutionise my playing! Can't wait to try ...
by EdvinW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: A family of new modded-Richter tunings
Replies: 92
Views: 43987

Re: A family of new modded-Richter tunings

IaNerd: That would work too I guess. I still prefer my way though. My two reasons for choosing the bottom c is that with this choice it is easier to play melodies, and that it is very out of the way when you don't use it. You could play all the normal I-IV-V-stuff with nice big chords, and then add ...