Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

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Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by Brendan » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:19 pm

I response to requests, I've just asked Easttop to make the Lucky 13 in a new model: Diminished Tuning! It will be half-valved, so you can bend every draw note whilst obtaining valved bending expression on the blow notes. Diminished is a great tuning for the diatonic, allowing full chromaticism with draw bends alone, and easy modulation to all 12 keys. The longer length of the Lucky 13 allows over 3 full octaves in the range.

I've also ordered Solo tuning in the key of D (to add to G and C keys), and PowerChromatic tuning in the key of C (adding to D and G keys).

It will take some time to get them made - I'll update you when they arrive.

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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by Gerhard62 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:14 am

Brendan wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:19 pm
I response to requests, I've just asked Easttop to make the Lucky 13 in a new model: Diminished Tuning! It will be half-valved, so you can bend every draw note whilst obtaining valved bending expression on the blow notes. Diminished is a great tuning for the diatonic, allowing full chromaticism with draw bends alone, and easy modulation to all 12 keys. The longer length of the Lucky 13 allows over 3 full octaves in the range.
A Lucky 13 in Diminished tuning is a dream. What in what key will this Lucky 13 be? Are the blow notes something like A/C/D#/F# etc. or B/D/F/G# etc. or A#/C#/E/G etc.?
I first got a Diminished Seydel Session Steel with A/C/... which is great even for harmonic minor in A and C. Now I ordered another one with B/D/F... for playing D harmonic minor etc. with the same blow pattern. I know, that this is not necessary, but it's just more fun in the beginning.

Greetings and thanks for your great ideas,
Gerhard

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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by Brendan » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:55 pm

Hi Gerhard, Thanks for your enthusiasm for a Diminished Lucky 13 :)

Given the available reeds plus the intention of bending all the draw notes, I decided the best range would be this, starting on A3, ending on B6:

AB CD D#F F#G# AB CD D#F F#G# AB CD D#F F#G# AB

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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by Gerhard62 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:09 pm

Brendan wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:55 pm
Given the available reeds plus the intention of bending all the draw notes, I decided the best range would be this, starting on A3, ending on B6:
AB CD D#F F#G# AB CD D#F F#G# AB CD D#F F#G# AB
Yes, if the reeds only for this available, that's seems good: My Session Steel starts with A3 and ends with D6 and the high notes are much more difficult to bend exactly than the lower ones,

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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by Malarz » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:56 pm

looking forward to it.

ken

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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by Brendan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:54 am

Here's a pic of the top cover. Delivery date is early September 👍
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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by mortentm » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:00 pm

Are there any news on when the diminished tuned Lucky 13 is available in the he online store?

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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by Brendan » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:10 pm

Yes! Stock has finally arrived and we're just getting the webpage up. Hopefully tomorrow 🤞

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Re: Lucky 13 in Diminished Tuning! New Keys for Solo & PC

Post by triona » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:57 pm

Brendan wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:54 am
Here's a pic of the top cover. Delivery date is early September 👍

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That looks like they are chrome plated or with any other silver shiny blank sheet metal surface. Isn't it?


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