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by triona
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Mind-instrument or Orientation on different harps
Replies: 4
Views: 3629

Re: Mind-instrument or Orientation on different harps

Quite instressting, focusing on a few and practise. Ok thanks. I use many different types and tunings. First I try which one seems to be suitable best for a certain piece I want to play. This one I use always for these pieces. Then I practice to play. Afterwards I usually have no difficulties when ...
by triona
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Re: Pocket bass extended, bass with draw reeds

Nicely done. That is exactly the way I play this wonderful little instrument too. 1. It is not impossible to build a Blow-and-draw-bass, at least technically. For a test I turned around one of the reedplates on my Tombo pocket bass. The draws come clearly in the same sound as blown. The approach and...
by triona
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New and Unique TWIN-DIATONIC HARPS - Demo Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 6229

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. For lower notes thicker combs seem to be to prefer. At least Seydel started with thicker comb...
by triona
Fri May 05, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: LUCKY 13 RECOMMENDED CUSTOMISERS/REPAIRERS
Replies: 2
Views: 2602

Re: LUCKY 13 RECOMMENDED CUSTOMISERS/REPAIRERS

Ben Bouwman is not only a very good harp player. He is said to be one of the top customers here around too. His customized Seydels are widely considered to belong to the best stuff you can get. (There are two versions of embossing available by him.) And his prices are modest as well. A good choice f...
by triona
Wed May 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: links to lyrics and notes in the www
Replies: 8
Views: 6002

links to lyrics and notes in the www

COMPILATION OF LINKS TO COLLECTIONS OF LYRICS AND NOTES IN THE WORLDWIDE WEB last verification on 240917 if there is a date behind the link, then it is attached later best wishes for joy making music from Triona http://up.picr.de/23282902lo.jpg http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/irish-songs-ballads-...
by triona
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What to seal combs with.
Replies: 5
Views: 4048

Re: What to seal combs with.

Bees wax is certainly a good advice too, from which I already have heard of.
Should be available in Ireland too.

dear greetings
triona
by triona
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What to seal combs with.
Replies: 5
Views: 4048

Re: What to seal combs with.

You can seal the comb with walnut oil. Take only a little amount. Just rub it in with a soft cloth and take away the excess, leaving a thin coat. It is air-drying. It will not turn rancid. The drying time is about 1 week. Repeat the procedure every now and then. I think it must be to get in Ireland ...
by triona
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Comparison Lucky 13 to Seydel Solist Pro 12 Steel - Low Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 6638

Re: Comparison Lucky 13 to Seydel Solist Pro 12 Steel - Low Octave

Middle C is the C4 depicted on the layout sheet, and is Hole 1 on a regular C-harp and is also the C in the fourth hole (however it may be numbered) on both the Lucky 13 and the Solist Pro. Then I guess the following layout sheet should be correct now? http://thumbs.picr.de/29026625qr.jpg (click to...
by triona
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Reeds Attached with Screws
Replies: 5
Views: 6148

Re: Reeds Attached with Screws

... try "super glue" to attach it. Much to my surprise, it actually worked and is still working weeks later. :o ... to my big surprise too ... You have a really Lucky one. :) But I'm quite sure, it fly fly away one time again. But if it's sounding well and is still in tune, you can repeat this oper...