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by Brendan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Notes from the Workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Notes from the Workshop

Hi Friends, I know new product releases have been quieter of late, but that doesn't mean nothing's happening. Quite the contrary! I'm currently in a purple patch of workshop development where it feels as if many strands are coming together: a virtuous circle of improving skills, discovering new mate...
by Brendan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 52
Views: 33992

Re: Introduce yourself

Welcome Jazmaan, good to have you here! A harmonica friend of many years, always interested in new ideas and with plenty of your own!
by Brendan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 52
Views: 33992

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi All, I've just been dipping into new members' introductions and re-reading earlier ones. What a diverse range of back stories and life/work skills we bring to this forum! Over the years I've found one of the best things about playing and designing harmonicas is that it's brought me into friendly ...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 - Best harp I've played!
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Lucky 13 - Best harp I've played!

Thanks for sharing your Lucky 13 feedback, Dylan. Comments like these make all the struggle with developing new harps and parts worthwhile :-)
by Brendan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Andrew White please
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Andrew White please

Thanks for your suggestion Ron! It's a bit tricky as Andrew lives in New Zealand and I live in England. But, that being said, all our previous recordings were made on a brief visit he made here when he was living in Canada... I'm going to NZ in January and have been talking to Andrew about getting t...
by Brendan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Irish music on the blues harp
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Irish music on the blues harp

Thanks Triona!
by Brendan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Gasket Valve sets for MARS KongSheng ?
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Gasket Valve sets for MARS KongSheng ?

Confirmed! It took about 4 hours today to make all the subtle changes to fit a Gasket-Valve set for the Mars. The comb is quite different inside to the Amazing 20. A nice design and injection moulding job, well done to Kongsheng.
by Brendan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September
Replies: 10
Views: 3455

Re: Brendan Power attends Swedish Harp Meet in September

It was so nice to meet up in person with a couple of the Forum members at Harpmeet: regular posters Triona and Edvin. Edvin had brought along a chromatic in a very interesting original tuning of his, quite a different approach to most. We also talked over the reedplate-stacking idea and made plans f...
by Brendan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments
Replies: 12
Views: 2430

Re: Accordion Reed Harmonica Experiments

I had a few Accordion-reed prototypes at Harpmeet, and it was good to get feedback from Edvin, Triona and others who tried them. The overall impression was positive, which was encouraging. This week I'm working on various improvements: 1. Enlarging the chambers to 'open out' the sound 2. Swapping th...
by Brendan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Valve Gasket Set
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: Valve Gasket Set

I'm glad you like your Gasket-valves Paul! Thanks for taking the time to post your impressions - feedback like this makes the time spent in thinking up and perfecting new harmonica ideas worthwhile :-)