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by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 14359

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

Thanks for joining us Burke, I always enjoy reading your thoughts in emails and other forums. I will emphasise to Easttop again the importance of maintaining standards with tuning. Bit it's good that more and more players, not just harp techs like you, have the skills now to fine tune and gap their ...
by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Re: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences

Winslow, if you know Harland could you make him aware of this forum and invite him to contribute? Or please send me his email address and I'll do it. It would be fantastic to have someone like that here to let us know about some of the weird and wonderful harmonicas produced in the past. It could be...
by Brendan
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 30308

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Well done on being pro-active, looking forward to hearing it :)
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Re: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences

Thanks for that fascinating historical detail Winslow. You state: "The other main ways of building a harmonica, the Wiener (Viennese) and Knittlinger, put blow and draw reeds side by side so as to have two complete sets of reeds (one set on each reedplate) and always sound two reeds (two blow or two...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 75107

Re: Power Chromatic - also Left-Handed Chromatics

Nice one :) I see you're left-handed playing a standard right-handed chrom. Was it strange/annoying having to learn that way, with low notes on the right? Last year I created a bunch of left-handed combs for various chromatic models, including the CX-12: http://www.brendan-power.com/combs-lefties.ph...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asia bend, Auto Valve comb and the Lucky 13!!
Replies: 20
Views: 14359

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

Glad you're liking it Sachlaw. If they are of any help, there are a bunch of videos on the AsiaBend page of my website:

http://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas ... p#asiabend
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Inputting Harmonica Tunings
Replies: 5
Views: 4692

Inputting Harmonica Tunings

The board Admin David Ireland has just shown me how to input harmonica tunings with clarity on this forum. It's really easy, even I can do it! Since alt tunings will feature quite a bit here I'm sure, here's how it's done: 1. Select the </> symbol in the button above the text box. 2. The words (code...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

HAPPY ACCIDENTS: the Law of Unintended (Good) Consequences

We all know the story of how Richter tuning, created by a German in the 19th Century to play oom-pah music on the harmonica in 1st position, turned out to be magically wonderful for playing wailing , soulful Blues music when the harp was played in the 'wrong' key. 2nd Position blues harp was born, a...
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Why this Forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 22719

Re: Why this Forum?

Thanks drumonica. If you don't mind me asking, what's your area of interest?
by Brendan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Anyone Playing the Turboslide?
Replies: 6
Views: 5533

Anyone Playing the Turboslide?

Jim Antaki is someone I admire: a true harmonica innovator who has a day job as a world-renowned biomedical engineer. He's created many original harmonica products, and has been working for more than 20 years on his ELX electric harmonica: a Special 20 with optical sensors under the covers that sens...