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by Sachlaw
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender in the key of C
Replies: 3
Views: 3521

Re: Chromabender in the key of C

I was trying to buy an A one myself. I just recently picked up a C and that is a great harp. I would love to see it back.
@Brendan, I know it is discontinued, but are you aware of any dealers that might be sitting on old stock? If so, I would like to pick up a couple of other keys.
by Sachlaw
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Chromabender x-reed setup question (PC tuning)
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

Chromabender x-reed setup question (PC tuning)

I just recently setup a C chromabender to PC CEbGBb/DFAC. For the x-reed, I tuned holes 1 to 3 down to a point where I can get a full step out of the bend. I am a bit confused the 4th x reed. I am assuming it's is for the draw interaction. I dropped it a bit also; however on 4 blow, (depending how I...
by Sachlaw
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 29686

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

What is a Power Chrome? And since you use both Powerbender and Powerdraw, What do you like better about powerbender than powerdraw? Power Chrome, Power Chromatic, or "PC" Is a Brendan Power alt tuning for a chromatic. The best way to explain this is if you are already using the Power Bender tuning,...
by Sachlaw
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 29686

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

@rishio I primarily TB on only Power Bender and Power Chromes now. You aren't missing out on anything that you can't live without. When I first picked up the PB, coming from Richter, I started focusing on TBing both sides and forward. It really helped me overcome the "different-soundedness" of PB to...
by Sachlaw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: What Would You Like to See?
Replies: 26
Views: 18339

Re: What Would You Like to See?

So just saying that I vote for more Powerbender stuff. I will ditto this one. @ poster: I moved over to powerbender myself this year. If you have not already, order that PowerBender book. The book is great, and the audio files will be invaluable. After you walk through the written lesson in the boo...
by Sachlaw
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 73215

Re: Power Chromatic

I retuned same model easttop in this tuning. It worked great. I'm going to modify it to have the start note on A but "HOME" at G. Seydel's new offering is also set up that way it appears. It's great that Seydel is making PCs now, and we will see more people learning and playing and if we all cross o...
by Sachlaw
Mon May 08, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 73215

Re: Power Chromatic

I am glad I came across this thread, to begin with. I took a crack at tuning to the PC myself this weekend. I am not completely finished, but to did get the first two octaves finished (slide out). This is a great tuning. The pulls/slaps/etc sound great. I keep a ukulele tuned (LowG)CEA also, so this...
by Sachlaw
Fri May 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter
Replies: 36
Views: 29686

Re: Lucky 13 in PowerBender, PowerDraw & Paddy Richter

Hi Brendan: For double Paddy conversions my two bits would be that it's maybe easier and less accident prone to have replacement reeds for the Paddy notes already 2 semi tones up for the 3 and 6 blows, and install them. Particularly with the lower reed , it's a lot of filing to get to the paddy not...
by Sachlaw
Fri May 05, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 73215

Re: Power Chromatic

I have a 12 holer East top Dreamer coming in soon that I plan to make PC. All this talk got me interested. Update: the East top Dreamer just came in. I see a few resources on this tuning¬° however, does anyone have anything definitive on how to do the Half valve portion of the setup. FYI the dreamer ...
by Sachlaw
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 16
Views: 14634

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

I would like to try bebop.
@brendan. I have never tuned an xreed. Do you have any suggestion for a video resource?
Also, when you say 30 cents sharp, is the asiabend tuned like that normally?