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by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 73027

Re: Power Chromatic - also Left-Handed Chromatics

Nice one :) I see you're left-handed playing a standard right-handed chrom. Was it strange/annoying having to learn that way, with low notes on the right? Last year I created a bunch of left-handed combs for various chromatic models, including the CX-12: http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-lefties.ph...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 14132

Re: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!

Glad you're liking it Sachlaw. If they are of any help, there are a bunch of videos on the AsiaBend page of my website:

http://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas ... p#asiabend
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Inputting Harmonica Tunings
Replies: 5
Views: 4621

Inputting Harmonica Tunings

The board Admin David Ireland has just shown me how to input harmonica tunings with clarity on this forum. It's really easy, even I can do it! Since alt tunings will feature quite a bit here I'm sure, here's how it's done: 1. Select the </> symbol in the button above the text box. 2. The words (code...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences
Replies: 6
Views: 3993

HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences

We all know the story of how Richter tuning, created by a German in the 19th Century to play oom-pah music on the harmonica in 1st position, turned out to be magically wonderful for playing wailing , soulful Blues music when the harp was played in the 'wrong' key. 2nd Position blues harp was born, a...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Why this Forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 21563

Re: Why this Forum?

Thanks drumonica. If you don't mind me asking, what's your area of interest?
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?
Replies: 6
Views: 5442

Anyone Playing the Turboslide?

Jim Antaki is someone I admire: a true harmonica innovator who has a day job as a world-renowned biomedical engineer. He's created many original harmonica products, and has been working for more than 20 years on his ELX electric harmonica: a Special 20 with optical sensors under the covers that sens...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Models from the Big Manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 14682

Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

We got a glimpse of Seydel's new 16 hole chromatic at the NAMM Show - hopefully it will officially see the light of day at Frankfurt.
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Why this Forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 21563

Why this Forum?

Hello friends! This Forum is for intelligent discussion on all things innovative and different with respect to harmonicas. There are two main boards: Brendan’s Custom Harmonicas, Tunings etc is devoted to my stuff in all its forms: harps, tunings, books, recordings etc. Since my custom harps and tun...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 73027

Re: Power Chromatic

Thanks Gary, a similarly afflicted alt tunings junkie like myself. Though you have it worse, I think... ;) PowerChromatic is designed for half-valved setup, as it allows semitone bends on all draw notes for easy chromatic playing with bends. I often use half-valved PowerChromatic in the Mixolydian p...
by Brendan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 14132

Re: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!

Thanks Cathal. Yes, Easy Thirds tuning would be a good option for the Lucky 13 for sure :) For those not familiar with it, Easy Thirds duplicates holes 4/5/6 of the 10 hole-diatonic lower down. So on a C Lucky 13 it would be: BLOW C E G - C E G C E G C E G C HOLE 1 2 3 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DRAW D ...