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by Brendan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 6675

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Nice idea Edvin! You should propose it to Jim Antaki :)
by Brendan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 31
Views: 4461

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

This is a great idea! Bertram Becher showed it to me about a year ago, great to see Seydel have now released it :-)
by Brendan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 21
Views: 6394

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Thanks for your comments. For now we're only releasing the diatonic version. The chromatic Gasket-Valve will require all the existing valves to be pulled off and their glue patches thoroughly removed - which is a job most chrom players will not wish to do, I think. For them it still makes more sense...
by Brendan
Thu May 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan's tuning questions/helps
Replies: 6
Views: 2415

Re: Brendan's tuning questions/helps

Sorry, I was just using the C chrom as an illustration of the generic tuning used in "Sweet Bulgarity", relating it to PowerChromatic in C. This could be used for the tune in a different key if you start on the G draw note. Try that :-) For the video of "Sweet Bulgarity" I retuned a G chrom and star...
by Brendan
Thu May 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy Richter to replace Standard Richter?
Replies: 6
Views: 2218

Re: Paddy Richter to replace Standard Richter?

Why not! As you say, Paddy Richter has a lot of advantages, especially for melodic playing, and works well for Blues too. With any tuning, you gain some things and lose others, as you note yourself. It's down to personal choice which factors matter more. The only issue form a learning point of view ...
by Brendan
Thu May 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan's tuning questions/helps
Replies: 6
Views: 2415

Re: Brendan's tuning questions/helps

"Dunovska Horo" is pure PowerChromatic, but "Jig Jazz" and "Sweet Bulgarity" are variations on PC. If you think of PowerChromatic in C, starting on D, the pattern is (blow note to the left, draw at right): DE FG AB CD | DE FG AB CD | DE FG AB CD | In "Jig Jazz" I lower the higher doubled Ds down to ...
by Brendan
Sun May 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 15563

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

The story is that we're in transition to a new valving system. I'm still securing the IP for it; until that's done I can't release it publicly.
by Brendan
Wed May 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Choosing my first harmonica
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: Choosing my first harmonica

This is the best of times and the worst of times for that! The best because there have never been so many options available. The worst because it means the choice can be bewildering.

First, what type of harmonica - have you decided that at least? It would narrow down the options.
by Brendan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any news?
Replies: 32
Views: 17329

Re: Any news?

A bit of news... After much struggle trying many different approaches over the past few weeks on alternative methods for getting easy overbends on stock harps, I've finally arrived at a good solution. It will be an assembly that players can easily retrofit onto existing harps. I'm just now in the pr...