TurboSlide SSX

Think of it as The Harmonica with a Whammy Bar! Features Seydel Session Steel stock with our patented Magnetic Slide System with our patented TurboLid. Assembled in the USA

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    The TurboSlide SSX is the SSSuperior version of our popular TurboSlide harmonica. It is customized from the Seydel Session Steel stock by adding our patented magnetic bending technology, milling down the overall width, and then fitting it with our patented TurboLids. Like The TurboSlide, the SSX allows the player to bend either one or all the blow notes at once. With up to one whole step of bending power, it is like having both a diatonic and chromatic harmonica in one. The SSX also lets you introduce your very own tremolo so you can achieve the unique sound of a Hammond organ.

    It's the SSSuperior version of the Harmonica with a Whammy Bar!

    • Bend one or all of the blow notes
    • Features the Seydel Session Steel & our patented Magnetic Slide System
    • Available in most keys
    • Custom Tunings including the popular PowerBender by Brendan Power
    • Choose from a variety of Seydel comb colors
    • Upgrade to a BlueX Lab comb
    • Choose from a variety of TurboLids

    TurboSlide US Patent # 8,802,949
    TurboLid US Patent # 6,291,751

    Harmonica Key

    Seydel Session Steel Reed Plates
    Available Keys:
    A, Ab, B, Bb, C, D, Db, E, Eb, F, G, Low D, Low E, Low F

    Seydel Session Steel Combs

    Choose a standard Seydel Session Steel comb color
    Or, Upgrade to a BlueX Lab Plexiglass Comb

    TurboHarp Seydel Session Steel Combs BlueX Lab Upgrade for TurboSlide SSX
    Seydel SS Combs
    Standard Colors
    BlueX Lab Combs
    Plexiglass Combs

    Available in 12 different colorful lids
    Or, Upgrade to a Designer TurboLid

    Custom Tunings

    TurboHarp offers a variety of Custom Tunings on many of its harps. The type of Custom Tunings available is dependant upon the harp, so be sure to check the Product Options for available tunings.

    • Natural Minor
    • Harmonic Minor
    • Paddy Richter
    • Country Tuned*
    • Hong Bender*
    • Special Custom Tuning
    • PowerBender Tuning
    • PowerDraw Tuning

    * Please allow 2 weeks build time for Country Tuned & Hong Bender

    About PowerBender Tunings

    Invented by famous harmonica player Brendan Power, PowerBender Tuning builds on the best parts of the traditional Richter Tuning while altering the scale to make the real juicy and important notes much easier to obtain throughout the whole three octave range.

    • Same familiar breathing pattern in the upper-middle registers
    • All draw notes bend everywhere, holes 1-10
    • On the un-valved version you can overblow every hole 1-10, for full chromatic playing
    • Overdraws and blow bends are no longer possible or needed on a PowerBender - they are replaced with simple draw bends
    • On the half-valved version, a mix of normal draw bends and valved blow bends gives full chromatic-ism
    • Top octave easy to play (intuitive) as many familiar phrasings can be adopted from the bottom octaves
    • Easy to play in the common positions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, and 12th

    About Special Tunings

    • Use the following layout to indicate your tuning preference
    • Create a file (image or document) containing your layout
    • Upload the file using above Product Options
      * an upload file box will appear when you select Custom Tunings, and then Special Tuning
    • Or, Email Us the tuning information to info@turboharp.com

    How to Operate

    It's super easy - just press the button!
    You can press the button before blowing to play a fixed pitch or while you're blowing to produce a bend.

    • Press the button repeatedly while blowing to produce a tremolo effect. It sounds like a Hammond organ
    • Play a chord, then bend all the notes at once for a slow-motion effect
    • Try bending any of the lower notes in the usual fashion, then depress the slide: notice how they go even lower!
    • You can also press first, bend later.

    How it Works

    The TurboSlide represents a new generation of harmonica, somewhat adopting the characteristics of both the diatonic and chromatic harp. By sliding our patented magnet toward/away from the reed, the pitch can be adjusted manually.
    The current version of the TurboSlide is equipped with 10 magnets attached to a common carriage - one magnet for each blow reed (we're currently working on a model with draw reeds included in the system as well).
    Putting it all together, the current version of the TurboSlide provides the "missing" flatted semitones on the blow notes and greater control over the blow bends of the top register.

    TurboSlide US Patent # 8,802,949
    TurboSlide - How it Works

    About TurboLids

    TurboLids are our patented and revolutionary design in custom harmonica cover plates - they are the Harp Cover of the Future! The "futuristic" look sets them apart from all the rest, and provide high quality functionality. TurboLids are ergonomic & airtight in design, have nice smooth edges, and are made from durable poly-carbonate which is virtually unbreakable. TurboLids not only look amazing but they will eliminate all sharp edges and screws that are found on your typical blues harmonica.

    The sleek and stylish two-piece housing unit is a stunning custom harmonica with an ergonomic design that helps eliminate hand-cramping. It provides an improved hand-cupping seal to give you better volume, tone, and expression. You can now get those “wah-wah” sound effects like never before. With so many colors and designs to choose from, you can truly show off your own style and unique personality.

    • Sleek and stylish two-piece snap on cover plates
    • Streamlined form factor – no sharp points or edges anywhere
    • Moustache & facial hair friendly!
    • Fits your hand ergonomically and improves hand-cupping abilities
    • Increases forward sound-projection
    • Hypoallergenic and non toxic
    • Easily removable for tuning or cleaning
    • Available in a wide variety of colors and styles
    • Chrome & Gold plated TurboLids are engravable

    TurboLid US Patent # 6,291,751
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    TurboSlide User Guide
    Frequently Asked Questions

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