Jody Stecher
  • 67, Male
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
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Jody Stecher's Discussions

Barnes & Mullins z-b

Started Apr 12

old banjo cylinder!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Moss Apr 9.

Test for Ian
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Apr 3.

 

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Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
" I hear 3 imperfect notes out of several hundred. That's a better batting average than anything I have posted to this forum."
Tuesday
Alan Sims left a comment for Jody Stecher
"What I was getting at Jody and Mark was while I was learning the banjo .mandolin practice was going a drift. so now I have learned to give them both the same attention in my practice times , and not to favour  one over the other."
Apr 16
Jody Stecher commented on marc dalmasso's video
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"Oooooh!  goooood!"
Apr 16
Jody Stecher replied to Alan Sims's discussion Torn between instruments
"Mutli-tasking is playing mandolin and banjo at once. No one can do that. But anyone can play and practice them sequentially.  A string is a string is a string. The same strings that go on a steel strung guitar go on a mandolin. The same soft…"
Apr 16
Ginny Matheson and Jody Stecher are now friends
Apr 14
Jody Stecher replied to Ginny Matheson's discussion Cammeyer banjo almost ready
"Ginny, "Patent" is the name of the model. Confusing, yes.  All the models had the name and the number.  My Patent (which is in need of restoration) is Patent 4421. Apparently that means it was 4421st Cammeyer banjo made,…"
Apr 14
Jody Stecher replied to Ginny Matheson's discussion Cammeyer banjo almost ready
""Much", yes. "Most"  or "the best", I hope not. What amazes me is that newcomers do not ask the same questions over and over. It's usually something new or a new angle on an old topic. "
Apr 14
Jody Stecher replied to Ginny Matheson's discussion Cammeyer banjo almost ready
"I think a zither-banjo Properly Set Up is a versatile instrument and can accommodate all techniques. But it cannot be strung all steel or all nylon. It has to be very light gauge steel for string 1,2 and 5, gut or nylon for the third string, and…"
Apr 14
Jody Stecher replied to Ginny Matheson's discussion Cammeyer banjo almost ready
"It's the weekend, Ginny. It ebbs and flows around here. Is your Cammeyer an open back or a zither-banjo? If the latter, it has to be set up  *Just So* or it will sound unmusical. Do a site search for zither-banjo and/or zither-banjo…"
Apr 14
Jody Stecher posted a discussion

Barnes & Mullin z-b

There is a specimen of a Barnes & Mullins pre-Abbott Amboyna in captivity in Birmingham Alabama and up for auction at what might be too high a price for the condition it is in. The wood seems rather plain in the photos and I wonder if it is something else other than amboyna wood. Still worth a look, to get a sense of history.…See More
Apr 12
Jody Stecher replied to Dave Houle's discussion Joe Morley's Autograph?
"It looks to me like Caffowlasax. In pencil. "
Apr 11
Jody Stecher replied to Dave Houle's discussion Joe Morley's Autograph?
"He was Himalaya Gasex's brother. "
Apr 11
Jody Stecher replied to Dave Houle's discussion Joe Morley's Autograph?
"What about this Clifford Essex signature from a busted vellum on an early "pre-war" (the Great War)  CE Imperial banjo? Stamp or hand-done by CE himself? "
Apr 11
Jody Stecher replied to Dave Houle's discussion Historic Banjos for Sale
"It's not unusual for Americans to prefer their middle name. I don't know why.  "
Apr 10
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Well really! Any suggestions on what has happened to this Weaver Banjo??
"Doesn't the neck wood and its finish look suspicious?"
Apr 9
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Well really! Any suggestions on what has happened to this Weaver Banjo??
"This appears to be a bunch of disparate parts. The perch pole may be from a Weaver banjo.  "
Apr 9

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Jody Stecher's Blog

Banjo Benches at San Francisco Airport!

 I was taking a flight out a new terminal at San Francisco the other day and was surprised and amused to see the shape of some comfortable new benches with a new shape.  Off topic because they look like plectrum banjos? No indeed, these are Zither Banjo Benches!  I'm afraid my mobile phone takes horrible quality pictures but at least the shape was captured. The wave of the future?

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Posted on November 17, 2011 at 4:06 — 5 Comments

Dave, here's the heel

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 22:33

clear photos of the missing banjo

Note the copper bass string, the red binding around the pot and the inlay "The Cammeyer Vibrante Royal" These are distinctive.…


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Posted on November 28, 2010 at 22:16

Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 4:06 on April 7, 2009, Trapdoor2 said…
Jody, regarding the banjo I'm playing in my videos: that's one of Bob Flesher's "Cotillion" (12") models; my main axe for about 6 yrs. Thanks for the kind remarks, I've gone from archtop Stelling "shrill" to "tubby" over the years (in more ways than one!). I have a fiberskyn head on it, Aquila Nylgut strings and one of those Cole 5-footed bridges. I have a small collection of banjos but the Flesher gets all the playing time these days.
At 1:08 on April 12, 2009, Paul Hostetter said…
Then I shall cheer your posts.
At 5:54pm on March 14, 2010, Joel Hooks gave Jody Stecher a gift
At 8:11 on August 19, 2010, Liz McElwain said…
Thanks, Jody. Hope to be able to meet you over the Didmarton weekend.
At 17:08 on September 11, 2010, Anthony Peabody said…
I enjoyed meeting you at Backwell, and I am afraid that I assumed that you were a newcomer to Banjo, so please erase from your hard drive any superfluous and quite unnecessary advice. You don't need any encouragement either. I was the bass banjo at the end of the line, filling in the blanks, and wishing I could play better. So you see, you encorage me!
Anthony Peabody
At 17:48 on December 22, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…

Thanks Jody, to add me as a friend, i am deeply  honored !

I would be to give you some piece of information about my banjos making, give me please your e-mail, mine is : eric.pat-luths@orange.fr .

About your music,  many people in France like bluegrass & old timey  music, and play it, there is many bands, many american banjo players come to France every  years to teach, and have many pupils, there is summer country festivals...i was myself a pupil of Tony Trishka in 1978 and and Ben Eldrige in 1982/83, but we can speak about it  by  mail. Classic banjo is  unknow or very few people know  this kind of banjo music.

Eric

At 14:09 on August 3, 2011, Pam Tointon said…

Thank you Jody I enjoyed that. Nice to hear an original composition, but well beyond me yet as a beginner I'm afraid.

 

regards Pam

At 12:51 on October 18, 2011, Neil Angus Goodwin said…
Thankyou for the info, that might explain why it is the only Cammeyer I have seen with the metal bands.
At 23:51 on March 5, 2012, allan ideson said…

thanks jody for your input.ime a guitarist .i have good instruments ...this banjo .has a lot of volume .also the neck and fingerboard are a work of art .after all these years the neck is straight .....no truss rod.when i master the beast ill put some tunes on ....thanks...allan

At 21:34 on March 8, 2012, skip sail said…

hi Jody,met you on your australian tour,we talked Fred Macdowell and Robert Petway and jammed a bit on some fingerpicked blues at Camperdown. Thanks for the welcome to the forum! Skip

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