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by Brendan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender key choice
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

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: 1248

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: 9
Views: 1445

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...
by Brendan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings
Replies: 9
Views: 1445

Blowdown with Will Wilde: Comparison of two Tunings

I recently completed a fun video collaboration with British rock harmonica specialist Will Wilde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5V0mPDpxYk We're playing our own harp tunings, which are similar but different. The track is in Em, he's using a Wilde Rock Tuning harp 2nd Position in A, I'm using a Po...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 6820

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

To answer Malarz: The key of A is a very popular blues harp key, and an easier range for beginners to get the high end draw bends. Some have said I should have chosen a key C harp because the music reading would be easier - true, maybe I'd do it that way if I were starting again. However I think mos...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 6820

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

One easy way to get the PowerBender book tracks in other keys is simply to pitch shift them. Many programs will do this; Audacity is a free and popular one. I'll bear in mind the option to get Lucky 13 PowerChromatic harps made in other keys, but right now that's an option which will work to help yo...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D
Replies: 31
Views: 6820

Re: Lucky 13 Power Chromatic key of D

I'm playing a D PowerChromatic Lucky 13 in this recent video:

THE ROYAL GARDEN BLUES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ykh9XfN3g
by Brendan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Any plan to build a diminished lucky 13?
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Any plan to build a diminished lucky 13?

It's certainly possible, and I have considered it. I've made a couple already from PowerChromatic Lucky 13's in half-valved setup, and they play well.

I just wonder how many would sell. Do you have any idea how many diatonic players use Diminished Tuning?
by Brendan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Half-valved PowerChromatic Lucky 13 meets Overblow Richter 10-hole
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Half-valved PowerChromatic Lucky 13 meets Overblow Richter 10-hole

It's not that difficult actually... Some info to help:

I'm using a Lucky 13 PowerChromatic in D. First half of the tune is in E, second half is in A. That should get you started 🤗