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by rishio
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Doesn’t make a difference to me. I’ve always enjoyed going off on tangents, even musically :D But I will reply back on the new thread regarding this... I just started a new thread where I talk about shifting tunings. I have been thinking about it since before this thread, and I use another quite dif...
by rishio
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t like the idea of the note shifting with every different key of harp. I feel like I’d have to make that mental adjutment everytime I switch harps and remember things such as where my root notes are in each key which feels which like it would be more of a mental b...
by rishio
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

There is one thing that puzzles me though: Why don't you set them up to play diatonically in ALL keys? The G-harp and the A-harp overlap, in that both are capable of playing in keys G and D, while none of the three are capable of playing in keys B or Bb. If you would instead use, for instance, ED-t...
by rishio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

I personally like the size of 10 holes and since ED tuning starts on the A below the C, and is slightly more than 3 octaves - I get enough of the low and high to meet my needs musically. Infact, 10 holes feels just about perfect for me. FYI, if anyone wants to try ED without messing with tuning, ama...
by rishio
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Hey Brendan, Thanks for chiming in with the your expert advice. I owe a lot of my progress musically to your sharing of your creations. I think Winslow put it best when he said that he considers Richter a tuning that’s 3 octaves wide rather than 3 octaves. I do have a sense of loss, in that aspect, ...
by rishio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

I used PowerBender exclusively for the past 2.5 years and it’s been fantastic. I also studied BP’s PowerBender book which was really helpful in learning the tuning. It’s worth the change from Richter.. so much better in my opinion. That said, I am now switching to the ED tuning full time (which is t...
by rishio
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Will Wilde tuning out now
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: Seydel Will Wilde tuning out now

Well now I just discoveres the EDHarmonica tuning with which I am enamored. On paper it looks good. I think I might try and and see if I am to stick with Powerbender or go for the ED full time. The layout makes a lot of sense to my brain. I still like the PowerBender. Have been using it exclusively ...
by rishio
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Seydel Will Wilde tuning out now
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: Seydel Will Wilde tuning out now

I still like the PowerBender. Have been using it exclusively for almost 3 years now. I find the Will Wilde tuning a bit eccentric with the double blow E in holes 5 & 6 blow and don’t like the lack of a bendability in hole 5 draw. Powerbender is a nicer balance of simplicity and flexibility for a gen...
by rishio
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 23
Views: 8993

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

I still don't understand the point of the powercombs. Seydel just puts the valves on the reedplates using their regular combs. What advantage does having a slot on the comb for the valves do?
by rishio
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 74
Views: 52780

Re: Power Chromatic

I just noticed PowerChromatic is the same as PowerBender if you start on hole 3 but almost the same as PowerDraw if you start on hole 1. Is there any place I can read more about this tuning? It has me a bit baffled. I mean, if it's meant to be like Powerbender, why isn't it like this: CD DE FG AB CD...