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by Brendan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: ABS weld solvent
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Re: ABS weld solvent

Triona has found it on that link. You can also use pure acetone.
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 52
Views: 33992

Re: Introduce yourself

Hi friends!

I've just been reading through your life and harmonica stories on this thread. Thanks for taking the time to post them. What a rich and fascinating range of characters, interests and influences we have here! Nice to be in touch with you all :-)

Brendan
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 5195

Re: PowerChromatic realization

David: yes, I was talking about a PowerChromatic in G, starting on A blow: AB. CD. EF#. GA. etc That's an interesting grading system Edvin. What are your criteria for 'good' and 'very good'? I'm assuming you mean something like 'ease of playing' or 'flow'. Here's a video of a PowerChromatic in G goi...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 22
Views: 7969

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

Here's a second Gasket-Valve video, with extra advice on a couple of aspects of fitting the parts:

https://youtu.be/NIbSz9gAhO4
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System
Replies: 22
Views: 7969

Re: Introducing the GASKET-VALVE System

I'll pass this on to David, Edvin.
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 17253

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

It's a location marker on the front of the comb. Info and photos here:

https://brendan-power.com/combs-diatonic.php
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic realization
Replies: 11
Views: 5195

Re: PowerChromatic realization

Glad you like PowerChromatic David. I guess that is one in G?

You can also get enharmonics for many other notes as slide-in draw bends. All the draw slide-out notes can be duplicated this way:

A. B. D. F#

And all the slide-in blow notes:

A#. C#. F. G#.
by Brendan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: TuneMaster harmonica
Replies: 22
Views: 8032

Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Actually it's not necessary to drill holes in the covers, since they are Jim's Turbolids: pull-off snap-on in seconds.
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released
Replies: 26
Views: 17253

Re: Diatonic PowerCombs and Stealth-Valves Released

The new valving solution is finally here, the Gasket-Valve: http://www.brendan-power.com/GasketValves.php Thanks to all for your patience and trust. 🙏 BTW: with the Gasket-Valve's arrival, my diatonic PowerComb range has lost its primary selling point: the valve pockets, to accommodate the bases of ...
by Brendan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Re: Paddy richter slide diatonic creation

Sorry for the delayed reply Jimbo. Thanks to Edvin for the accurate tuning advice. On the D version: high key Switch-Harps suffer from the dreaded Helmholtz Resonance Coupling phenomenon, which makes the upper octave reeds go significantly flat. If you're playing in the lower two octaves it will be ...