The TurboSlide

Picture it! A Harmonica with a Whammy Bar with features of the Seydel Session Steel then customized with our patented Magnetic Slide System. Available in variety of Keys and Comb Colors. Designed and Assembled in the USA

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    The TurboSlide is custom made from the fabulous Seydel Session Steel featuring our patented magnetic slide system that 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 TurboSlide Session Steel also lets you introduce your very own tremolo so you can achieve the unique sound of a Hammond organ.


    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

    TurboSlide US Patent # 8,802,949

    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

    User Guides

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    TurboSlide User Guide
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Possibly. It has been on our to-do list for years. (As has been The TuneMaster.) If the harmonica gods are willing… we will get to it eventually.

    Yes, totally. This is a perfect job for The TurboSlide.

    Customer Reviews

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    michael raphael
    One of a kind

    I love what Jim did with the turbo-slide. One of the most innovative ideas I’ve ever seen with the harmonica. All my friends that play pedal steel are jealous!!!!

    Mickey Raphael

    Doug Glazier
    Turbo harp in low D.

    Love the function of the turbo slide harp. My only problem is that I did not intend to buy a low D. I just wanted a straight D but I guess I checked the wrong box.

    John Thompson
    No TurboSlide yet

    I assume this auto generated and my harp is still working its way through the dreaded supply chain from Germany. Let me know if I should be worried that I haven’t received it yet. Hope you are all healthy and harping! John

    I'm glad that it finaly wended its way to you, JT. Sorry about the auto-generated message - i wish I could figure out how to turn that off. I appreciate your support.

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