Jody Stecher
  • 68, Male
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn McSweeny Feb 3.

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It's Perfect
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Allert Dec 28, 2014.

 

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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Mr Yankee (1905)..Charles Linus Cobb
"The book "The Banjo On Record" does not list Mr. Yankee.  "
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Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Tab Request
"And it's finger style. It's very straightforward.  "
Feb 23
Jody Stecher replied to Patrick Garner's discussion Classic banjo and blues banjo
"You are talking about influences on musicians. Musicians are musicians and always will be. They play what appeals to them and are open to anything musical. I am talking about influences on types of music. Whole nuther thing.  We know what…"
Feb 22
Jody Stecher replied to Patrick Garner's discussion Classic banjo and blues banjo
"And right back-atcha, Tony. Excellent analysis! I also agree with you.  "
Feb 22
Jody Stecher replied to Patrick Garner's discussion Classic banjo and blues banjo
"Chad, we are having this friendly discussion, hardly a debate, because the things we are discussing are not common knowledge at all in 2015. Information on the internet is rarely reliable.  You are right that whites and blacks always learned…"
Feb 22
Jody Stecher replied to Patrick Garner's discussion Classic banjo and blues banjo
"I would say that you are mostly correct. When I first started listening to bluegrass music as a boy in the 1950s it was a young man's music played by young innovative musicians who were proud of their innovation and who played up their…"
Feb 22
Jody Stecher replied to Hal Allert's discussion Radiused Fingerboards
"Great website. "
Feb 22
Jody Stecher replied to Hal Allert's discussion Radiused Fingerboards
"The distance from string bottom to fret is uniform on a scalloped fingerboard, assuming well cut notches on bridge and nut.  It would be a nightmare to use a slide on a scalloped fingerboard because the action is very low on these. The slide…"
Feb 22
Jody Stecher replied to Hal Allert's discussion Radiused Fingerboards
"The question Thomas Edgar asked was  about radiused boards, not scalloped ones.  "
Feb 22
Jody Stecher replied to Patrick Garner's discussion Classic banjo and blues banjo
"There are two things here I don't understand and one thing I partially disagree with. What pretense re bluegrass are you referring to?  And what are the popular mystified ideas of revivalists?  I don't entirely agree about…"
Feb 21
Jody Stecher replied to Hal Allert's discussion Radiused Fingerboards
"quite the opposite. You want the strings higher off the fingerboard for that, not lower. The radius in effect makes the middle strings closer to the board. . "
Feb 21
Jody Stecher replied to Hal Allert's discussion Radiused Fingerboards
"First of all it creates the feeling of having more space. Each string is on a different plane. There is no cramping with a radius. But there's more. Our fingers are also curved, not flat. I'll give the simplest easiest-to-understand…"
Feb 21
Jody Stecher replied to Patrick Garner's discussion Classic banjo and blues banjo
"Thanks for the Major Blast of Info, Tony. One jewel, be it deliberate or a typo , is "intermingingled", at the bottom of your second reply in this thread.  That  has got to be the best original word I've seen since I came…"
Feb 21
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Orpheum banjos
" Indeed. "
Feb 19
Jody Stecher replied to Hal Allert's discussion Radiused Fingerboards
"Here are some peg heads from Joseph Daniels banjos from the period. Each of these banjos has a tunneled high drone strings. The ones with 6 pegs are that way because the banjo had an "extra" bass string.  "
Feb 19
Jody Stecher and Texican65 are now friends
Feb 19

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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 (17 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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