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

Wild and Crazy Banjos
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Nov 6.

Hot air auction
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 1.

Unusual banjo alert!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Jun 18.

 

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Jody Stecher commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Funeral March for an old Jaw Bone..."Bolsover Gibbs"

"Six stars! Well done in every way. "
5 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Devil-May-Care (Olly Oakley)
"Marc, I think "Oakleighesque" is worthy of the final round of a spelling bee.  "
Dec 12
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NING DISCUSSION POST PROBLEM
"And a third bug that causes this thread to appear twice."
Dec 6
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NING DISCUSSION POST PROBLEM
"There is another bug that causes the homepage to open showing the most recent message to be one from weeks ago. Refreshing the page brings it up to date."
Dec 6
Jody Stecher replied to Greg Adams's discussion 2018 Banjo Gathering Survey
"I'm not sure I understand, Greg. The response form seems to be for those who have attended past gatherings. You seem to be asking all members of this forum to respond.  Please de-confuse-icate us. Thanks."
Nov 7
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Wild and Crazy Banjos
"Sitar also has a hollow neck. But no fingerboard! I would love to play a hollow neck Windsor to find out how it sounds. I've never seen one except in photos. "
Nov 6
marc dalmasso replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Wild and Crazy Banjos
"i also have a Windsor with a hollow neck ; there are supposed have been made by a  "Cello " luthier ; a luthier who have the habbit to make cello " necks  ;    when the cello need to have a new fingerboard ,…"
Nov 6
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Wild and Crazy Banjos
"Me too."
Nov 6
Trapdoor2 replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Wild and Crazy Banjos
"The big one (with an insane number of brackets) very likely has a hollow neck. The inlays appear to have piercings into the cavity. My Windsor #1 also has a hollow neck and "vented inlays". I love goofy stuff like this!"
Nov 6
Jody Stecher posted a discussion

Wild and Crazy Banjos

Whoa! check out these wild and crazy banjos. I can't tell exactly how big the big one is. That's a lot of brackets though.https://www.ebay.com/itm/152772720101?ul_noapp=trueSee More
Nov 5
Jody Stecher replied to Texican65's discussion Ossman technique question
"It's a triplet followed by another note or by all three notes played at once as a chord. Call it a quadruplet or diddly-bum or twiddly bits or whatever. Separate fingers as you describe is what he's doing. When this is done with the back…"
Oct 31
Jody Stecher commented on Samurai Banjo's video
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A Twilight Melody / composed by Emile Grimshaw

"Excellent! Thank you for recording and posting this. That was a splendid combination of a good sounding banjo, good banjo playing, and an unusual piece of music that shows that there are many ways to count 1234."
Oct 21
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Unwanted Harmonic
"OK!  so what is activating the annoying overtone in both cases seems to be D natural fingered at fret 7 of the 3rd string. The d minor is activating A 440, the same pitch found on fret 7 of the first string. Well within your hearing range. And…"
Oct 17
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Unwanted Harmonic
" I think your hearing aid is magnifying the sound and that is why it is bothering you. The lower strings on all string instruments do this all the time. These overtones (harmonics)  are what give the higher strings character and color.…"
Oct 17
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Chris Cloffi. Personal chat, his banjos, his workshop and love for Classic Style
"Oh yes, we always referred to the duo as SLOB.  I can think of several better current representatives than me  but thank you for the compliment.   I'm just back from running some errands (actually I was walking) and half way…"
Sep 17
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Chris Cloffi. Personal chat, his banjos, his workshop and love for Classic Style
"When Bill Evans and I were touring as the Secret Life of Banjos, a good 35% of our program was classic banjo music. This always was well received by the bluegrass banjoists in the audience. The most puzzling reaction we got was from one Southern…"
Sep 17

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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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