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by Brendan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 20
Views: 15976

Re: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

THE NEW HARP: THINGS TO RETAIN Many overblow players might profess to be perfectly happy with customised versions of a 19th century harmonica design, but if a 21st century model became available that could do all of what a custom Marine Band can and much more, then I'm sure serious players would be ...
by Brendan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Models from the Big Manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 15145

Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

You're right Gary! And the big tremolo chromatic. Suzuki deserve credit for going out on a limb with such adventurous models.

Tony: check the Turboslide thread for a suggestion re. Major Cross.
by Brendan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

Re: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?

I hadn't seen the video, thanks Gary. One good feature of the Turboslide you didn't mention that is relevant to Major Cross is that it allows extra draw note bending. Major Cross is a good logical tuning, but it has some semitone intervals between blow and draw notes that eliminate the possibility o...
by Brendan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: New Models from the Big Manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 15145

Re: New Models from the Big Manufacturers

Nice one Tony, well done on getting your Major Cross done with Seydel. They are such a player-friendly company, the best of all of the manufacturers in working with players to give us options, by far.
by Brendan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 74975

Re: Power Chromatic

Wow, loving that sound Yeong-shiang! You are really using the bends on the half-valved PowerChromatic well :-)
by Brendan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 30303

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Will be available to order by mid-April, delivery in May/June. If you want it fast, do it by hand.
by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 14341

Re: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!

Hi Weetin, glad you're liking your Auto-Valve PowerCombs :) The Lucky 13 is not Solo tuned, it's 10-hole Richter with an added lower octave. Here is the scale layout for key of C: BLOW C E G C E G C E G C E G C HOLE 1* 2* 3* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DRAW D G B D G B D F A B D F A Check out the Lucky 13 ...
by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?
Replies: 20
Views: 15976

OVERBLOWING - Where to From Here?

THE PROBLEM, AND SOME SOLUTIONS As someone who started playing on the 10 hole diatonic, I share a love for the sound of this little harmonica with the majority of harp players on the planet. Like some of them, as soon as I got proficient and wanted to explore music genres that involved key changes a...
by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?
Replies: 14
Views: 8613

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

Talking of "Interesting Alternative Ideas in the Harmonica Scene", they don't come much more interesting or alternative than the new DM48 MIDI harmonica: http://www.lekholminstruments.com/ I was honoured by the inventor Erik Lekholm to be his beta tester of the first prototype. It was a fascinating ...
by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Why this Forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 22629

Re: Why this Forum?

Hi Patrice, thanks for joining us here :) This forum is partly about my stuff, but also very open to interesting alternative ideas in the wider harmonica scene. So if you know or hear of anything, let us know. For example, since you are French, what's new with the local scene - and Yonberg in partic...