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by EdvinW
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation

I cannot answer your questions about the particular hardware, airtightness etc., but your plan for the tuning looks right :) To make the G slide diatonic (SD), you just raise 3B on the G harp one full step from standard Richter, and the modification of the A harp isn't too difficult either: Differen...
by EdvinW
Tue May 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy Richter to replace Standard Richter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Paddy Richter to replace Standard Richter?

I play Paddy Richter as my main tuning, and occasionally use standard Richter for special purposes. The two main reasons I can see not to switch to Paddy are 1: You lose much of the classical blues stuff, like some tongue blocking techniques and octaves. 2: First position major tunes will have less ...
by EdvinW
Wed May 15, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap
Topic: LOOKING FOR LEKHOLM DM 48 PITCH BENDER
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: LOOKING FOR LEKHOLM DM 48 PITCH BENDER

While you wait, I recommend checking the bending settings, if you haven't already done so. You can change both the threshold and the "shape" of the bending sensitivity, and thus achieve better response than factory settings :)
by EdvinW
Mon May 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Alternative harmonica holders
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Alternative harmonica holders

I got inspired to start this thread after seeing that Seydel apparently started to stock these: https://www.footdrums.com/product/gecko-harp-holder/#configuration They differ from other harmonica holders I know of in several aspects, and the ones I find most interesting are these: 1) There is a "mem...
by EdvinW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: harmonica goes parliament
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: harmonica goes parliament

I thought we were going to keep our infiltration of the power a secret until we were stronger... ;)

Nice to see though!
by EdvinW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 5305

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

And it seems to actually cover all the 20 reeds, both blow and draw! To me that makes a world of difference. I need to consider this for my next harp, since custom Seydel harps seldom seem to be that well tuned.
by EdvinW
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier

No worries! (0)1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Richter: c e g c e g c e g c d g b d f a b d f a 0-9: g c e g c e g c e g b d g b d f a b d f Lucky 13: c e g c e g c e g c e g c d g b d g b d f a b d f a With standard numbering of the holes, the 0-9 would look like this: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0-9: g c e g c e g ...
by EdvinW
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: "Zero to nine" tuning by Fernando Xavier

The picture shows a standard Richter tuning and compares it to the Zero-to-nine tuning. The only difference seems to be that you remove hole 10 and add an extra "hole 0" at the bottom: Richter: c e g c e g c e g c d g b d f a b d f a 0-9: g c e g c e g c e g b d g b d f a b d f The main advantage se...
by EdvinW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

Re: Old Swedish harmonica music (and a harmonica with bells!)

I don't know. (I never have played one. The only ones I had ever seen were in showcases in museum.) But I guess most probably they are not. But it is not difficult to tune them. Just take a file for higher pitch, solder (or wax, resin ...) for lower pitch, or anything alike. Same procedure as on ha...
by EdvinW
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Bending very far, and quarter notes
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Bending very far, and quarter notes

Some musical traditions use quarter notes that fall between the steps of the western chromatic scale. One way to handle this would be to use something like Brendan's QuarterTone, but a more accessible way is to simply use bends. On most of my harmonicas most of the holes with a half step between blo...