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by EdvinW
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: NEW: Seydel All Minor
Replies: 31
Views: 11040

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: 1938

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: 4992

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: 4992

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...
by EdvinW
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double stack Reed plates
Replies: 13
Views: 4992

Re: Double stack Reed plates

It is certainly possible, but I don't know if it has any advantages over the normal configuration. I've tried this but only in passing and never very seriously, just to verify that I get a sound. I have heard a rattling which I suspect is caused by bad alignment, but It could be due to the reeds act...
by EdvinW
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

... low D ... There are a few low C chromatics on the market, but having to raise so many notes by a full fourth I went with the comfortable option this time. ? ? ? from low C to low D a full forth? For me it seems more to be 2 semitones. Or did I miss here something? Sorry for the confusion! I wro...
by EdvinW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

Thanks for the advice! In the end I ordered a custom Seydel de Lux after all. Realizing that a D chromatic is actually rather shrill, and that I would rather had started with a low D, there were not so many options. There are a few low C chromatics on the market, but having to raise so many notes by...
by EdvinW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB
Replies: 3
Views: 3225

Re: New PowerChromatic Video with Notes & TAB

Nice! In addition to being a cool tune in itself, it highlights the chromatic qualities of the Power Chromatic tuning: One couldn't really do this on a Richter tuned instrument! (except possibly with really solid overblowing skills..) Could this by any chance have anything to do with the name of the...
by EdvinW
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Half valved chromatic for retuning or maybe in custom tuning. Which model to buy?

I've been experimenting with some new tunings on my DM48 lately, and I think it's time to try my ideas in a real harmonica. One of the main advantages of a real, reed-equipped instrument is that it allows for bends, and I would thus prefer a model suitable for half valving. I'm thinking about retuni...
by EdvinW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 10
Views: 6882

Re: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

Hi Edvin, har jag föståttdet riktigt, att ticketen koster SEK 1.300 och inkluderer tillgången till workshoperna och konserter? Kanske du kan svara så snabbt som möjligt, för jag är på en resa och har ingen tillgrepp till internäten altid. Tack så mycket häsningar triona The 1300 SEK ticket includes...