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by Brendan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: 1 Draw on Low EastTop Powerbenders
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: 1 Draw on Low EastTop Powerbenders

Thanks for the message. I'll talk to Easttop about it to see of we can get some deeper bottom covers. It could take a while, however! In the meantime, here are some quick solutions: 1. If you're the handy type and are willing to be proactive, it is possible to induce a higher clearance at the bass e...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

Low low reeds swing a lot more than standard reeds, so they will always be more airy. The valves on the Mk2 models are intended to counteract this. You say 'some' of your harps are more airy. Maybe you bought a mix of the new harps with low end valves and the older ones without? Without photos it's ...
by Brendan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Re: The Mk2 Lucky 13 is released!

Could you post s couple of photos of your harps Steve? Especially close ups of the bass end, to see if they have valves.

Thanks, BP
by Brendan
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister

Thanks Edvin for your interesting-as-always insights and suggestions. And now you have invented a new Theorem to boot! Maybe we should call it Wedin's Law? Plus a new tuning variation for Crazy Bob's harp based on your Law - wow, a good days' work! As you say, it has advantages and disadvantages, li...
by Brendan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister

You got me scratching my head there Edvin. Not for the first time! Damn, you're right again! It's because in my suggested tuning the intervals between holes alternate between a small and a larger one. I hadn't spotted that - thanks. Hmmm... My wholetone-based tuning scheme for this harmonica, whilst...
by Brendan
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Valveless Chromatics thread on Slidemeister

I've been following this thread on Slidemeister about valveless chromatics: https://www.slidemeister.com/forums/index.php?topic=14960.new#new In the last few pages, an interesting bespoke chromatic commissioned by Crazy Bob from the Chinese custom maker Will Wu is discussed. I think people here migh...
by Brendan
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Switch Harp Kit - Hohner Rocket Fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Switch Harp Kit - Hohner Rocket Fit?

Yes, the Lipped Comb Hohner Switch-Harp will fit the Rocket 👍
by Brendan
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Middle C on Lucky 13 Solo?
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Middle C on Lucky 13 Solo?

Good points Triona. However the Look-Dots on the MK2 version address the 'marking the octaves' issue now 🙂 As for the numbers, they are set fo now. But you can ignore them and use the Look-Dots, faster and more intuitive I think. Yes, the range for the G Solo Lucky 13 is lower than the C. It starts ...
by Brendan
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Here's a pic of the top cover. Delivery date is early September 👍
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by Brendan
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: An Idea in Need of an Application - Suggestions?

Getting back to the diatonic-only Reverse-Action reed harmonica option, which is currently the one I can make fairly easily, so far these seem to be the best suggestions: 1. (EDVIN WEDIN) Make a selective version, to get new chords/double stops in certain places. Edvin suggested Paddy-Richter could ...