England meets Sweden

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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England meets Sweden

Post by triona » Thu May 07, 2020 3:12 am

English rock harmonica star Will Wilde meets Swedish rock and blues harmonica lady Elin “Luffar Lo” Öberg:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhrt8QBcngg

It is a Seydel promotion video for their harmonicas with the new Will Wilde tuning. This seems to be worthwhile to be discussed here as well btw.


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Re: England meets Sweden

Post by Brendan » Thu May 07, 2020 2:56 pm

It's an excellent video!

Will's tuning is nice, but it's not entirely new. He got in touch with me on Facebook in 2017, wanting to try my PowerDraw and Powerbender harps. I sent him a free one of each. He really liked them, but after a while wanted to change a few things in the middle octave. He loved the top end on both harps, and liked the 2nd Position draw version of hole 6, as on PowerBender. However he also wanted to keep hole 5 as in Richter and PowerDraw. So in the end he made a tuning that is like PowerDraw, but with three notes different.

POWERDRAW TUNING
CD EG GB CD EF GA AB CD EG AC

WILL WILDE TUNING
CD EG GB CD EF EG GB CD EG AC

The two holes that have changed are hole 6 (two notes) and hole 7 (one note). Hole 7 (blow G) is a variation I used myself for a while, but eventually opted for the blow A instead. Hole 6 has a draw G like PowerBender, but gets a deeper bend, making it the same as hole 2 and 9.

Will told me he acknowledges the influence of PowerBender/PowerDraw in creating his Wilde tuning when he explains it to people :) He's a powerful player and nice guy.

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