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by Brendan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Irish music on the blues harp
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Irish music on the blues harp

Thanks Triona!
by Brendan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Gasket Valve sets for MARS KongSheng ?
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Gasket Valve sets for MARS KongSheng ?

Confirmed! It took about 4 hours today to make all the subtle changes to fit a Gasket-Valve set for the Mars. The comb is quite different inside to the Amazing 20. A nice design and injection moulding job, well done to Kongsheng.
by Brendan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 10
Views: 2921

Re: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

It was so nice to meet up in person with a couple of the Forum members at Harpmeet: regular posters Triona and Edvin. Edvin had brought along a chromatic in a very interesting original tuning of his, quite a different approach to most. We also talked over the reedplate-stacking idea and made plans f...
by Brendan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

I had a few Accordion-reed prototypes at Harpmeet, and it was good to get feedback from Edvin, Triona and others who tried them. The overall impression was positive, which was encouraging. This week I'm working on various improvements: 1. Enlarging the chambers to 'open out' the sound 2. Swapping th...
by Brendan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Valve Gasket Set
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Valve Gasket Set

I'm glad you like your Gasket-valves Paul! Thanks for taking the time to post your impressions - feedback like this makes the time spent in thinking up and perfecting new harmonica ideas worthwhile :-)
by Brendan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

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: 12
Views: 1860

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: 12
Views: 1860

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: 12
Views: 1860

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: 1008

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.