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by EdvinW
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Double stack Reed plates

Just came back to this thread after a week or so. I see it's moved along into the area of practicality, thanks to Edvin. Nice drawings and discussion :-) Not to take anything away from your enthusiasm for a promising concept Dodtsair & Edvin, but just as a factual note: I have already done some wor...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 29
Views: 2271

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

I noted that the All Minor allows one to adjust for quarter steps. It would be great if all reeds could be adjustable. I play piano, too, and in my town we have three public pianos available 24/7. Two are okay to play harps against, the third is tuned to "A 430", or so says the tuner's note. That p...
by EdvinW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Legal question about new harmonica ideas. Spreading freely vs patent?
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Legal question about new harmonica ideas. Spreading freely vs patent?

This is motivated by the discussion by dodtsair. I don't see myself building a full harmonica like the one we discuss anytime soon, and it doesn't sound like dodtsair is either. I would hope that it could become commercially available, but there are some legal questions to consider. I would gladly l...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Double stack Reed plates

I thought along similar lines! With standard blow and draw reed plates and an extra sympathetic draw reed plate outside the blow reed, you could use a standard harmonica valve on the lone reed plate to get nice interactive bends for both blow notes and draw notes. I also had the idea of using double...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Double stack Reed plates

@dodtsair: THIS IS SUPER COOL! :D :D Thank you for suggesting this! I've experimented further and to answer your questions: Will the reeds will still play? Yes. Will they respond differently than in the normal configuration? YES!! (though a little different than normal) Before going into details, le...
by EdvinW
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Double stack Reed plates

It is certainly possible, but I don't know if it has any advantages over the normal configuration. I've tried this but only in passing and never very seriously, just to verify that I get a sound. I have heard a rattling which I suspect is caused by bad alignment, but It could be due to the reeds act...
by EdvinW
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

... low D ... There are a few low C chromatics on the market, but having to raise so many notes by a full fourth I went with the comfortable option this time. ? ? ? from low C to low D a full forth? For me it seems more to be 2 semitones. Or did I miss here something? Sorry for the confusion! I wro...
by EdvinW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

Thanks for the advice! In the end I ordered a custom Seydel de Lux after all. Realizing that a D chromatic is actually rather shrill, and that I would rather had started with a low D, there were not so many options. There are a few low C chromatics on the market, but having to raise so many notes by...
by EdvinW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB

Nice! In addition to being a cool tune in itself, it highlights the chromatic qualities of the Power Chromatic tuning: One couldn't really do this on a Richter tuned instrument! (except possibly with really solid overblowing skills..) Could this by any chance have anything to do with the name of the...
by EdvinW
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

I've been experimenting with some new tunings on my DM48 lately, and I think it's time to try my ideas in a real harmonica. One of the main advantages of a real, reed-equipped instrument is that it allows for bends, and I would thus prefer a model suitable for half valving. I'm thinking about retuni...