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Offline George Miklas

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The all new SLIDERBASS
« on: March 28, 2016, 07:24:15 PM »
Welcome to a new concept in bass harmonica: the Slider Bass Harmonica! Based on Brendan Powers patent-pending TwinHarmonica System, He has scaled up the design to fit existing bass harmonicas of the traditional type. Now, instead of having to jump awkwardly between two separate units as in the past, the player can stay on one comfortable rounded mouthpiece and get all chromatic notes via a sprung slider, just like a normal chromatic harmonica. Aside from the advantages in comfort, speed and accuracy, it offers bass harp players new techniques never possible before - like legato semitone playing, slider trills and more!   

For more information, click on this link http://www.harmonicagallery.com/repair/sliderbass
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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 08:05:35 PM »
Wow, that is an impressive beast! Kinda makes me wonder why no one did that before? very cool  8)

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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 09:06:37 PM »
Just saw that clip of you playing the SliderBass George, cool! I don't play bass myself, so it's great to see my creation in action by a real bass player.

Love to hear some more when you have time, BP

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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 09:51:25 PM »
Sounds great George
Can't wait until Brendan makes one for the Suzuki SDB-39

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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 10:14:52 PM »
Sounds great George
Can't wait until Brendan makes one for the Suzuki SDB-39

It's in the works
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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2016, 09:10:00 AM »
Welcome to a new concept in bass harmonica: the Slider Bass Harmonica! Based on Brendan Powers patent-pending TwinHarmonica System, He has scaled up the design to fit existing bass harmonicas of the traditional type. Now, instead of having to jump awkwardly between two separate units as in the past, the player can stay on one comfortable rounded mouthpiece and get all chromatic notes via a sprung slider, just like a normal chromatic harmonica. Aside from the advantages in comfort, speed and accuracy, it offers bass harp players new techniques never possible before - like legato semitone playing, slider trills and more!   

For more information, click on this link http://www.harmonicagallery.com/repair/sliderbass

very cool, George. Most interesting that you can get the first 'trills' on a bass!

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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 01:43:32 AM »
Brendan has discontinued making the SliderBass parts. There might be a future opportunity to bring back the product, but it comes with substantial financial investment. Before I can personally commit to such a commitment, I need to collect data and survey interest.

When Brendan inventoried the parts, he charged £250 ($331 USD). The cost of installation was $200 USD. So the total cost of the conversion was approximately $531.00, above and beyond the cost of your bass harmonica because either the customer supplied the bass or else bought one to be converted.

If the SliderBass has a future, I have to buy a minimum order of 10 units, paid for up front. My SliderBass conversions numbered approximately 6-8 per year for 3 years. I'm trying to weigh the facts, seeking to find interest in the product that would make it viable for me to invest in the parts to continue to offer SliderBasses to the public.
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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 12:31:05 PM »
George: did you post this on your facebook page? might garner some more widespread attention there? I know there are a few harmonica 'pages' where people post constantly, including trios and groups.

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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 01:08:31 PM »
Brendan has discontinued making the SliderBass parts. There might be a future opportunity to bring back the product, but it comes with substantial financial investment. Before I can personally commit to such a commitment, I need to collect data and survey interest.

When Brendan inventoried the parts, he charged £250 ($331 USD). The cost of installation was $200 USD. So the total cost of the conversion was approximately $531.00, above and beyond the cost of your bass harmonica because either the customer supplied the bass or else bought one to be converted.

If the SliderBass has a future, I have to buy a minimum order of 10 units, paid for up front. My SliderBass conversions numbered approximately 6-8 per year for 3 years. I'm trying to weigh the facts, seeking to find interest in the product that would make it viable for me to invest in the parts to continue to offer SliderBasses to the public.

Hi George,

I actually noticed he discontinued it when I went on his site a few days ago.  I hope it can be continued and perhaps further improved.  I was actually interested in ordering a second one for the discontinued Extended slider bass model as a back up.  Do you still have any slider bass parts in stock? 

Thanks.

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Re: The all new SLIDERBASS
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 01:15:40 PM »

Hi George,

I actually noticed he discontinued it when I went on his site a few days ago.  I hope it can be continued and perhaps further improved.  I was actually interested in ordering a second one for the discontinued Extended slider bass model as a back up.  Do you still have any slider bass parts in stock? 

Thanks.

I do have one Extended sliderbass kit in stock. Contact me offlist for more information.
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