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by Tyler
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromonica Restoration Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Re: Chromonica Restoration Advice

Brendan wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:03 am
Yes, there are two versions of PowerComb for the Chromonika if you're interested:

http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-hohner.php#16

Great old instruments :-)
Awesome. Once I can confirm that the rest of the harp works,I will get one. :mrgreen:
by Tyler
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromonica Restoration Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Chromonica Restoration Advice

Came into possession of an old 64. Needs some love. I don't think there are power combs for it, but any other advice on restoring it appreciated!

Reeds look good but I haven't popped it open yet.
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by Tyler
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Placement of "extra" notes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Placement of "extra" notes?

Low end. I prefer the lower notes, generally. Tongue block opportunities, better cords. And depending on breath pattern.
by Tyler
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

Re: reviews of Brendan's harmonicas

The increased competition in the harmonica market coming from China is good for us players and for raising harmonica quality overall. I don't see any down side. This is very true. The quality of harmonicas goes way down when there's no competition. Hohner had famously poor harps for a bit. Once Lee...
by Tyler
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos

Hey Brendan, have you played around with comb thickness for the stacked harps? Custom Combs might allow you to shrink the height, but I've not tested the sound differences or playability of comb thickness.
by Tyler
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 17245

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

tongue blocked single notes are still fine, and a lot of tongue block techniques work on the PowerBender. Octaves, low octave vamping, etc. It's when you play the middle octave with tongue blocking accompaniment that things get funny. 5 blow is now the root of the V chord in crossharp, but holes 1-4...
by Tyler
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chrometta Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Chrometta Mouthpiece

Is that a 270 mouthpiece?
by Tyler
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chrometta Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Chrometta Mouthpiece

Anyone know of a solution to the awful chrometta mouthpiece? Thinking of a different harp's that could be bolted on, or maybe a 3D printed alternative. Those big square holes are no fun compared to an scx.
by Tyler
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 73
Views: 31086

Re: Power Chromatic

Brendan, Just for my clarification... In your excellent report on half-valving here, http://www.slidemeister.com/forums/index.php?topic=1357.0 You say that removing the 2 4 6 8 10 12 valves does not offer more bends due to the semitone relationship in those holes. If I do the retuning like the PC d...