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by Brendan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: PowerChromatic realization

Reeds only fail as a result of bending if you bend past the note you're after and go very flat, to the floor of the bend. Doing that over and over can strain the reed to breaking point.

If you bend in tune, the reeds will last indefinitely, as others have stated.
by Brendan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: ABS weld solvent
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: ABS weld solvent

Triona has found it on that link. You can also use pure acetone.
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 39
Views: 24638

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi friends!

I've just been reading through your life and harmonica stories on this thread. Thanks for taking the time to post them. What a rich and fascinating range of characters, interests and influences we have here! Nice to be in touch with you all :-)

Brendan
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: PowerChromatic realization

David: yes, I was talking about a PowerChromatic in G, starting on A blow: AB. CD. EF#. GA. etc That's an interesting grading system Edvin. What are your criteria for 'good' and 'very good'? I'm assuming you mean something like 'ease of playing' or 'flow'. Here's a video of a PowerChromatic in G goi...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Here's a second Gasket-Valve video, with extra advice on a couple of aspects of fitting the parts:

https://youtu.be/NIbSz9gAhO4
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

I'll pass this on to David, Edvin.
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 9770

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

It's a location marker on the front of the comb. Info and photos here:

https://brendan-power.com/combs-diatonic.php
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: PowerChromatic realization

Glad you like PowerChromatic David. I guess that is one in G?

You can also get enharmonics for many other notes as slide-in draw bends. All the draw slide-out notes can be duplicated this way:

A. B. D. F#

And all the slide-in blow notes:

A#. C#. F. G#.
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 3817

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Actually it's not necessary to drill holes in the covers, since they are Jim's Turbolids: pull-off snap-on in seconds.
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 9770

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

The new valving solution is finally here, the Gasket-Valve: http://www.brendan-power.com/GasketValves.php Thanks to all for your patience and trust. 🙏 BTW: with the Gasket-Valve's arrival, my diatonic PowerComb range has lost its primary selling point: the valve pockets, to accommodate the bases of ...