Jody Stecher
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  • San Francisco, CA
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Jody Stecher's Discussions

G banjo and Patent
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Apr 18.

"Panama"
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Mar 27.

Bidding is already up to One Penny
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Mar 19.

 

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Jody Stecher replied to marc dalmasso's discussion 1920 ' Windsor parallel
"I think perhaps "parallel" refers to the two sides of the neck and fingeboard. No indentation between the 5th fret and nut."
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Fred Van Eps in a moment of madness or maybe desperation!
"Yeah, you're right, Marc. There are still pockets of strange speech here and in the UK. I remember a "conversation" on a bus in South Yorkshire with an old coal miner. I understood one word in 10. The most impenetrable accent (for me)…"
May 18
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Fred Van Eps in a moment of madness or maybe desperation!
"On this one I agree with the description "diabolical".  That sounded like an impression of a rural black accent as done by an alien from another planet. An analogy is how American actors and particularly actresses were taught to speak…"
May 18
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Fred Van Eps in a moment of madness or maybe desperation!
"I've always liked and enjoyed this recording. As Marc says, these are classic American rural "types". I also agree with Marc about New England. The rhythms and cadence of the speech and some of the vowels are not far from rural Maine…"
May 17
Jody Stecher commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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My new Cello !!! Funeral March For & By Frank.B.Converse...Green Method 1865...

"Thanks! So only the first and fifth are unwound, right?"
May 13
Jody Stecher commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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My new Cello !!! Funeral March For & By Frank.B.Converse...Green Method 1865...

"Yeah!!   Both banjos sound excellent. What strings are you using on the cello? (brand and diameter). What is the scale length? "
May 13
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NEW ! MORE original scores available soon in the MUSIC LIBRARY
"yow!  I hope your scanner is a place where it is comfortable to use. Mine is not. 10 pages is enough to wear me out."
Apr 30
Trapdoor2 replied to Jody Stecher's discussion G banjo and Patent
""Sherman, set the wayback machine to April 1st." "Yes, Mr. Peabody...""
Apr 18
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion G banjo and Patent
" Actually in 1958 I heard  a woman in an antique shop in New Hampshire call a tenor banjo a "B flat banjo". My dad and I were instrument hunting and we asked the proprietor if she had any banjos for sale. She did, They were at…"
Apr 18
Trapdoor2 replied to Jody Stecher's discussion G banjo and Patent
"It simply is a method of differentiating it from the more common Eb or "Alto" banjo."
Apr 18
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion G banjo and Patent
"As far as I know "G banjo" is a term confined to Britain and her former colonies.  Bluegrass players play with the bass string tuned to C as well as to D. This includes  Earl Scruggs.  My impression is that "G…"
Apr 18
Trapdoor2 replied to Jody Stecher's discussion G banjo and Patent
"At $123 shipping to the US! Not this time."
Apr 18
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion G banjo and Patent
"Nice banjo... You NEED another Jody! I always thought that the "slang" term for a Bluegrass banjo tuned with open strings as a Gmaj chord was a G Banjo as opposed to the "Classic Style" with the lower bass C string.   But…"
Apr 18
Jody Stecher posted a discussion

G banjo and Patent

Good Banjo Alert: there's a "Patent" Model Cammeyer Zither-Banjo in South Yorkshire up for auction on eBay.  Those can be very good instruments and are usually in poor shape when for sale. This one looks to be in good shape. It's listed as a "G banjo". I've seen that reference in print from time to time and could never make sense of it. Does anyone know what it means?http://www.ebay.com/itm/192160974993?ul_noapp=trueSee More
Apr 17
Jody Stecher commented on marc dalmasso's video
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Georgia Walk round_J Morley_Rémi Bj & PC

"Six stars out of five. Excellent. Not "good for a kid". Just plain good. "
Apr 9
Jody Stecher replied to Frank Coyne's discussion Re: Morley's An Old Fashioned Breakdown
"Frank, right now is a very busy time for me. But even if i had time to make and post the video I don't know if the difference would survive the heavy compression that happens to sound on youtube videos. But you don't need me to find out.…"
Apr 3

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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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