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by Brendan
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: sub-30 + overvalve plate + turboLiner?
Replies: 1
Views: 2091

Re: sub-30 + overvalve plate + turboLiner?

The Tuboliner only fits Hohner harps, the Special 20 specifically. I have a LOT of respect for Jim Antaki and always applaud his inventions that I like. However the Turboliber, while theoretically a good idea to supposedly replace embossing, in practuce just doesn't deliver the microscopic-level clo...
by Brendan
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?
Replies: 14
Views: 8618

Re: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?

Nice! I'm sure it will work great. Assuming on-board mounting on the DM48, I'm trying to get the size down quite a bit. There is something to be said for a longer travel for fine pitch control, but when you're holding the harp at the same time its not so easy to free up a finger to move several cent...
by Brendan
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Stretch Harps
Replies: 6
Views: 4762

Re: Stretch Harps

Nice work Roverharp. Yes, hiding that reedplate join was the main reason I used lipped combs. The key to sanding ABS is to keep the speed way down to avoid the melting you mention. Just do the sanding by hand, that will ensure it won't overheat. You can still use guides to make the cut at 90 degrees...
by Brendan
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 International Video Competition
Replies: 18
Views: 11614

Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

I've been travelling and it's been a few days since I checked in here. It's really heart-warming to read the enthusiastic posts about the competitition and the Lucky 13, and interesting to hear how you did your videos. Wow, that iPhone must have a good selfie camera and mic Bill, because your footag...
by Brendan
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 11553

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

Mention anything you like, this is an easygoing space for open discussion :-) Re. Availability of Paddy Richter Slide Diatonic and Irish Session harps... They are niche items, not widely used. We got them made to order by Hering in small batches, but experienced various problems (long delays in deli...
by Brendan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 International Video Competition
Replies: 18
Views: 11614

Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

LUCKY 13 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION PRIZES ANNOUNCED! Thanks to all entrants in the competition – 66 videos in all! It was tough deciding the prize winnners, but after much conferring we judges have reached agreement. NOTES 1. Several contestants took the opportunity to send more than one vide...
by Brendan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 16519

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

Absolutely Chris! The DM48 perfectly fits the category of "Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas" :) Good info on suitable platforms is in the DM48 manual: http://www.lekholminstruments.com/DM48_Manual.pdf I'm using the EwiReasonSounds Refills in the free demo version of Reason. They are fantastic...
by Brendan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 International Video Competition
Replies: 18
Views: 11614

Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Wow, 66 entries in the competition! Thanks to everyone who submitted :-)

Today I'm conferring with the other two judges, my business partners David Ireland (UK) and Tu Hua (China), to finalise our scores. Announcement of all 10 prize winners will be by the end of today USA Pacific time. Till then!
by Brendan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: HARMONICA and BUTTON-BOX: New Album with Tim Edey
Replies: 8
Views: 5865

Re: New Album with Tim Edey

Announcement will be next week, after the Frankfurt Musikmesse
by Brendan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Suzuki Sub30
Replies: 1
Views: 2720

Re: Suzuki Sub30

It's not easy to go back to the original state, but try this:

Remove the reedplate, look along to see where the bend is, put that point on a fulcrum of some kind (a raised edge) and GENTLY apply pressure on both sides in the opposite direction. Keep checking to see when it looks straight again.