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by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 16514

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

It's a location marker on the front of the comb. Info and photos here:

https://brendan-power.com/combs-diatonic.php
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 4688

Re: PowerChromatic realization

Glad you like PowerChromatic David. I guess that is one in G?

You can also get enharmonics for many other notes as slide-in draw bends. All the draw slide-out notes can be duplicated this way:

A. B. D. F#

And all the slide-in blow notes:

A#. C#. F. G#.
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 7177

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Actually it's not necessary to drill holes in the covers, since they are Jim's Turbolids: pull-off snap-on in seconds.
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 16514

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

The new valving solution is finally here, the Gasket-Valve: http://www.brendan-power.com/GasketValves.php Thanks to all for your patience and trust. 🙏 BTW: with the Gasket-Valve's arrival, my diatonic PowerComb range has lost its primary selling point: the valve pockets, to accommodate the bases of ...
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

Re: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation

Sorry for the delayed reply Jimbo. Thanks to Edvin for the accurate tuning advice. On the D version: high key Switch-Harps suffer from the dreaded Helmholtz Resonance Coupling phenomenon, which makes the upper octave reeds go significantly flat. If you're playing in the lower two octaves it will be ...
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 21
Views: 7213

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Apologies: I was assuming you meant the Solist Pro 12. I didn't realise Seydel had a Solist Pro 10 hole harp. Just found it on their site, it looks like the Classic. Good news: the Seydel sandwich (1847 type) Gasket-valve will fit all their 10 hole harps, including the Solist Pro. I think I have a S...
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 25
Views: 6832

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

Hi Triona,

Sorry, I haven't much experience doing big retuning jobs on Seydels, only harps with brass or phosphor bronze reeds. I suggest contact Bertram for tech advice on steel reeds.

Brendan
by Brendan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: High D diatonic chrom?
Replies: 25
Views: 6832

Re: High D diatonic chrom?

Sorry, just saw this thread! I make my high D slide diatonics from C chromatics. On 'New Irish Harmonica' they were Hohner Slide Harps in C tuned up to Paddy Richter Slide Diatonic. Nat long after making that album I switched to Paddy Solo for Irish music. I've tuned up various 12-hole C chroms to t...
by Brendan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 7177

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Nice idea Edvin! You should propose it to Jim Antaki :)
by Brendan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 31
Views: 5186

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

This is a great idea! Bertram Becher showed it to me about a year ago, great to see Seydel have now released it :-)