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by Brendan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Double Paddy Wilde Rock Lucky 13!
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Double Paddy Wilde Rock Lucky 13!

Depends what you call 'major surgery'. That looks to me like a pretty easy change from a Lucky 13 in PowerDraw tuning: only 3 reeds to change. If you develop the skills it would take under 5 minutes. Certainly the major 7th in cross harp would be available as a partial bendbin the middle octave, but...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Notes from the Workshop

Early chromatics such as the ones on those links avoided the long distance to the reeds. I hope I can update their designs for a new model along similar lines.
by Brendan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Notes from the Workshop

After a long hiatus the Rn'D bug has returned, and I've recently been spending time happily tinkering away in my workshop again. The main idea I'm exploring is how to make a chromatic harmonica with a different air shifting mechanism to the conventional front mouthpiece and slider. For inspiration I...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: 'Honeysuckle Rose' on PowerChromatic
Replies: 0
Views: 22

'Honeysuckle Rose' on PowerChromatic

Here's another 'Bikes and Harps' track, a live recording from 2004, featuring a chromatic with half-valved setup in PowerChromatic Tuning. Harmonica is in Bb, tune's in F:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJnllHfSSVo
by Brendan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Slightly Used PowerChromatic Available Cheap
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Slightly Used PowerChromatic Available Cheap

Thanks ken! Will update you via email.

BP
by Brendan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Slightly Used PowerChromatic Available Cheap
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Slightly Used PowerChromatic Available Cheap

For our USA readers: An American customer who bought a PowerChromatic harp in D via Rockin' Ron wants to return it. RR doesn't do returns so, rather than have him post to me in England, it would make sense for him to post it within USA. I'm offering it to someone who lives in America for a low price...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings

In my case I was using a preset patch called 'Arena' in a small multi FX unit called the Korg Pandora. It's now discontinued, but you can buy them second hand. You could find or make similar patches in any multi FX unit, on an iPad, or using discreet effects pedals. The main elements of the sound ar...
by Brendan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: PowerBender key choice

Hi Triona,

You're right to point out I wasn't quite clear. I am playing a C Powerbender in Em (5th Position) on the Will Wilde tune, and I recommend an Eb PowerBender for playing in Gm (5th Position).
by Brendan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: PowerBender key choice

I would choose an Eb PowerBender for Gm/Bb. 5th Position is really nice on the PowerBender. That's what I'm using on the Will Wilde video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5V0mPDpxYk

Also listen to the last track on the PowerBender demo from 8:25:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNoxhd0EdLU&t=215s
by Brendan
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings

Thanks... It's interesting to compare the Wilde Rock and PowerBender tunings, each has strong and weak points - as with all tunings! PB & Wilde Tunings.png Will got in touch with me to ask about PowerBender and PowerDraw when he was working on his own tuning. He liked both and has kept the top o...