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by IaNerd
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: PowerBender/PowerDraw's "Backpack" ... for Twin-Harp system
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

PowerBender/PowerDraw's "Backpack" ... for Twin-Harp system

NAME: PowerBender/PowerDraw's "Backpack" (Gen. 2) ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System BASIC CONCEPT: Many players are tuning into the PowerBender and PowerDraw tunings by Brendan Power. This "Backpack" allows those users to retain the Power system(s) while extending chordal capabilities, esp...
by IaNerd
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Question about length of chamber
Replies: 2
Views: 2527

Question about length of chamber

Combs are fashioned such that each chamber is only as long as is needed to have the reed swing freely. What happens when a chamber is longer than that?
by IaNerd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: A visual comparison of Richter and three Brendan Power tunings
Replies: 3
Views: 3239

A visual comparison of Richter and three Brendan Power tunings

BASIC CONCEPT: My intention is help people (first of all me) to better understand the structural/functional differences among four tunings. I intend to show this as an almost evolutionary progression. Because I don't know how to post more than one picture per post, this will require four posts. 201...
by IaNerd
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 4
Views: 3894

Re: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

It could be interesting to change chambers 5 and/or 9 to B-flat blow and C# draw, with a partial draw-bend from C# to C.
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 4
Views: 3894

Re: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

Replacing the 4, 7 and/or 10 blows with E would make for nice draw-bends from G to F in those chambers.
by IaNerd
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System
Replies: 4
Views: 3894

"Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System

NAME: "Richter's Backpack" ... for the B. Power Twin Harmonica System BASIC CONCEPT: Many players are devoted to the iconic Richter diatonic tuning for 10-hole harps. This "Backpack" allows them to retain every iota of the Richter system and incorporate additional musical capabilities . WHEN/HOW: D...
by IaNerd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 6 PowerChrom tuning for 13-hole switch harp
Replies: 0
Views: 4448

Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 6 PowerChrom tuning for 13-hole switch harp

NAME: “Goldschmidt/Sowards Gen. 6 PowerChrom tuning for 13-hole switch harp BASIC CONCEPT: The Gen. 4 version of “Goldschmidt/Sowards” tuning took a step forward by splitting the Slide In-Draw up into two sets of notes, such that the right half of the comb’s chords could be in roughly the same regi...