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by winslowyerxa
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lipped comb & Hemholtz Resonance
Replies: 6
Views: 10498

Re: Lipped comb & Hemholtz Resonance

Could these effects be the reason for the conical design of the reed slots by yonberg too? http://en.yonberg-harmonica.com/content/8-technology Is here to find one of the reasons, why bending and overblows are working better or worse with some reeds / channels / harmonicas than with others? Another...
by winslowyerxa
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The need for valves.
Replies: 8
Views: 5334

Re: The need for valves.

I find valve-less chromatics like the ones mentioned unbearably leaky and poor in volume and overall power of sound. Putting each reed in its own chamber doesn't solve the problem, either. I remember discovering half-valving as a teenager - Gee, what happens if I pull off the outside valve? Cool - t...
by winslowyerxa
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Reeds Attached with Screws
Replies: 5
Views: 5981

Re: Reeds Attached with Screws

If all else fails, instead of threading the rivet hole, simply use a longer screw and use a nut to accept the thread on the other side of the reedplate.
by winslowyerxa
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Comparison Lucky 13 to Seydel Solist Pro 12 Steel - Low Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 6472

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. The Solist Pro is available on both solo tuning and in the same tuning as the Lucky 13, in two versions of C (...
by winslowyerxa
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 16
Views: 13918

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

I'm very tempted to tune the X-reeds lower to widen the bending range. One change to solo tuning that I used on some of my chromatics is to change the leftmost double C down to an A. That way I have a blow A and Bb, and I also have an A minor chord as well as a C major chord. Are there any plans to ...
by winslowyerxa
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Lipped comb & Hemholtz Resonance
Replies: 6
Views: 10498

Re: Lipped comb & Hemholtz Resonance

By "slot," do you mean the chamber in the comb (as opposed to slot in the reedplate)? My experience with long, narrow chambers is that it makes the pitch problem worse. Both the Suzuki SCT-128 tremolo chromatic and the Hohner Harmonetta place one reed behind another in a long, narrow chamber, and bo...
by winslowyerxa
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 20
Views: 15023

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

One way you can bend up using standard techniques is to start with a bent note and release the pitch upwards. If your starting bend is a note that makes sense, this approach can work well. Listen to Mick Jagger on Midnight Rambler. Not exactly a paragon of technical finesse, but he makes this simple...
by winslowyerxa
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 International Video Competition
Replies: 18
Views: 10798

Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

FWIW I just improvised into Quicktime on my laptop - not a "great" recording setup, just what was easy to do quickly. I thought about coming up with an elaborate accompaniment arrangement but didn't have time. For my second entry, though, I did re-use a guitar part from another project. Lucky 13 com...
by winslowyerxa
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Old style 280s
Replies: 2
Views: 3191

Re: Old style 280s

Only if they're both of the wood comb vintage. The Chromonika III and the 280 are the same harp - *if* the vintage matches. Both switched to plastic combs and to cross tuning at the same time.
by winslowyerxa
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences
Replies: 6
Views: 3699

Re: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences

A major collector such as Harland Crain might know if such a single-reedplate blow-draw harp was made in the 19th century. There were all-blow chord harps that were basically a reedplate with a ribbed wooden shell covering the side that had the reeds. A few of these still exist, and the reedplates s...