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by Brendan
Mon May 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 17022

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

I'm working on a mini pitchbender for the DM48. It can work with any tuning. Here is a sample of some tests with Richter tuning. C harp scale played in 2nd Position style:

https://soundcloud.com/user-509216178/d ... ding-tests
by Brendan
Sun May 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slider Bass
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Re: Slider Bass

'Same size' = yes.

'Similar' = probably not, unless the dimensions are within 0.5mm overall in length and width.

If you can send photos and exact measurements I can give you an assessment.
by Brendan
Fri May 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: LUCKY 13 RECOMMENDED CUSTOMISERS/REPAIRERS
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

LUCKY 13 RECOMMENDED CUSTOMISERS/REPAIRERS

I'm honoured to partner with three respected harmonica customiser/repairers in USA and Europe, equipped with Lucky 13 reed sets and ready to service requests for custom tunings, reed work, reed replacement etc. They are Burke Trieschmann (USA), Jeff Wilson (Canada) and Ben Bouman (Holland). Click th...
by Brendan
Thu May 04, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 12021

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

I meant later THIS month... :-) Apologies for the delay. This is just one of a slew of new harp models I have coming out soon and I'm reorganising my systems to improve production efficiency. I want to get everything in place before the first release, and various preparatory steps (writing patents, ...
by Brendan
Thu May 04, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Pentatonic Harmonica
Replies: 2
Views: 2875

Re: Pentatonic Harmonica

The Pentatonic scale is a lot of fun. The minor pentatonic uses the same notes as the major but starts on the sixth note of the scale. In 1st position it could look like this:: CD. EG. AB. CD. EG. AB. Repeat up the harp Essentially my Paddy Richter bottom end repeated in all octaves. It's not strict...
by Brendan
Tue May 02, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 17022

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

Set Solo Assist to 20, that will help with clear single notes.
by Brendan
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 17022

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

Chis Hein has a chromatic harmonica MIDI patch set out:

https://www.bestservice.de/en/chris_hei ... onica.html

Erik Lekholm has tried it on the DM48, sounds good. Though to me the point of a MIDI harmonica is NOT to sound like a harmonica: I have plenty of traditional ones for that.
by Brendan
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Rampless Chromatic Comb
Replies: 14
Views: 9977

Re: Rampless Chromatic Comb

Looks like the Easttop brass chromatic combs, David :-) They have the integral front lip also. You must have access to a nice CNC machine to make your design, if you're doing it in metal. Comb ramps should rightly be called Tate Ramps, because Douglas Tate was the one to invent them. All they do is ...
by Brendan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: The need for valves.
Replies: 8
Views: 5862

Re: The need for valves.

In my experience Nick, it's best to take valves off standard Solo-tuned chromatics in a selective manner. The valves that cause sticking problems are the outside ones, due to condensation from your breath on the reedplates holding the valves down with capillary attraction. Trimming the outside valve...
by Brendan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 16
Views: 15311

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

Oops yes, spiked fiddle :-)