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by EdvinW
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Playing chords by pushing the slider half-way in! (Is this a thing?)

I don't recall reading about this anywhere When pressing the slider of a slide-endowed harp half way in, one can sound both reedplates. One use for this on a standard chrom could be to emulate blue notes, notes outside the standard chromatic scale. I know some people do this by rapidly shifting betw...
by EdvinW
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Notes from the Workshop

Nice to hear about the progress! This place HAS been a little quiet lately, and looking back i find I haven't posted in almost two months. Mostly this is due to my work, where it's becoming increasingly clear a PhD thesis doesn't write itself. (Who would have thought, huh?) I hope to get some more t...
by EdvinW
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 31
Views: 6212

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

After having been sold out, it seems to be back for sale again! :D

Edit: This must have been very temporarily... It's not there now. Or I was mistaken. I was told by Triona that it will likely be back in a few weeks though.
by EdvinW
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

@Crawford: Re. marketing, I think these things will only have niche appeal really. Not sure it would be worthwhile to sell them. At this stage it's just for fun :-) You're probably right... :/ But if these accordion blocks are available for sell, maybe enough people would be interested in buying ju...
by EdvinW
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

This week I'm getting back to messing with harmonicas made with accordion reeds. In the past I made a couple of test instruments, which showed the potential and allayed any concerns over steel reeds rusting. They don't, if you let the harp dry off after playing and it's kept in a dry environment. A...
by EdvinW
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2576

Re: Double stack Reed plates

Just came back to this thread after a week or so. I see it's moved along into the area of practicality, thanks to Edvin. Nice drawings and discussion :-) Not to take anything away from your enthusiasm for a promising concept Dodtsair & Edvin, but just as a factual note: I have already done some wor...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 31
Views: 6212

Re: NEW: Seydel All Minor

I noted that the All Minor allows one to adjust for quarter steps. It would be great if all reeds could be adjustable. I play piano, too, and in my town we have three public pianos available 24/7. Two are okay to play harps against, the third is tuned to "A 430", or so says the tuner's note. That p...
by EdvinW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Legal question about new harmonica ideas. Spreading freely vs patent?
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Legal question about new harmonica ideas. Spreading freely vs patent?

This is motivated by the discussion by dodtsair. I don't see myself building a full harmonica like the one we discuss anytime soon, and it doesn't sound like dodtsair is either. I would hope that it could become commercially available, but there are some legal questions to consider. I would gladly l...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2576

Re: Double stack Reed plates

I thought along similar lines! With standard blow and draw reed plates and an extra sympathetic draw reed plate outside the blow reed, you could use a standard harmonica valve on the lone reed plate to get nice interactive bends for both blow notes and draw notes. I also had the idea of using double...
by EdvinW
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2576

Re: Double stack Reed plates

@dodtsair: THIS IS SUPER COOL! :D :D Thank you for suggesting this! I've experimented further and to answer your questions: Will the reeds will still play? Yes. Will they respond differently than in the normal configuration? YES!! (though a little different than normal) Before going into details, le...