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by CrawfordEs
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 73314

Re: Power Chromatic

Great news.
I like half valved Bebop and now it will be an easy retune.
A pair in a switch harp should be fun.
by CrawfordEs
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Serendipity in Action: Inverted-Solo Tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 2343

Re: Serendipity in Action: Inverted-Solo Tuning

This is pretty cool and tempting to try.
I would be tempted to bebop it.
It seems like it might be a fun way to retune a half-Valved Lucky 13.
A bebop D would give full scales in G and D and in a switch harp you could have fast decorations and loads of note choices.
by CrawfordEs
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Paddy richter 10 hole slide
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

Re: Paddy richter 10 hole slide

If not it’s not too bad of a retune on a Slide harp or a Koch chromatic.
I made myself one and like it. I modified the comb and made new covers,...
Or you can get one of Brendan’s Switch Harps and make one that way. Those are very cool.
by CrawfordEs
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 11528

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

You sound Great! I really like my switch harp. Mine is a basically a pair of half- Valved Paddy Richter's. I haven’t had as much time to play or experiment with it as I would have liked but it is a blast so far. The moving mouthpiece feels odd and unwieldy for about 20 minutes, and then it is no pro...
by CrawfordEs
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)
Replies: 2
Views: 2874

Re: Fully chromatic tuning for slideless 10-hole “diatonic” harp (or “Black Badge” tuning)

Check out overblow.com. Lots of tunings there with an awesome interactive chart. (Pentabender is not one) It will save you reinventing the wheel, and give some good ideas / starting points. Also, if you google pentabender or Newton Four Key you can find an article with a chart of a few tunings. It’s...
by CrawfordEs
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 10676

Re: Discontinued

It’s easier for me on the 270, you will need a better memory than me anyway. I just did a major retune (changed the key, and tuning, and made it flatslide) of a crosstuned Easttop Harmonica and made a few mistakes before I made a large simple map to guide me as I soldered and filed and tuned. Now it...
by CrawfordEs
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 10676

Re: Discontinued

Thanks for the advice and links! Technique could definitely be a part of it. I’m a better tinkerer than player. I did get that first one playing better, it still needs a little work though. I had missed some of that. I’ll try the overvalve plates, they shouldn’t be too hard to cut from stock. I’ll b...
by CrawfordEs
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Discontinued
Replies: 15
Views: 10676

Re: Discontinued

I’m having trouble with some of the bends, I did not valve the x reed plate at all. All reeds on that plate are lightly embossed, flat gap, and are 2 semitones below the corresponding active reed. Do you think half valving the x reed plate would help? Or would that defeat too much of the reed intera...
by CrawfordEs
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 11528

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Thanks ,
I’ll be sure to watch out for that when I put mine together.
by CrawfordEs
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 18
Views: 11528

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

Anyone get one yet?
Impressions or issues, or tips for assembly and playing?
I have one on order, but I was just wondering if any regular players had given it a run yet.
Brendan, Boris, and Mitch make it sound great!
But then, they could play blades of grass and sound good.