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

The Big Banjo Auction
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 17.

A different kind of banjo contest/ Samurai style?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Mar 7.

UK Banjo Alert
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Feb 27.

 

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Jody Stecher replied to Dante Flores's discussion Hi, I'm new here!
"You might have a "false" string.  If the bridge is in the right place and the other strings are in tune up the neck then that probably means the problem is with the string. Either that or the bridge. What happens when you use a…"
18 minutes ago
Jody Stecher replied to Dante Flores's discussion Hi, I'm new here!
""Wrong" in what way?  Usually when there is a disturbing sound on a banjo it is not really a banjo problem. It is a component problem. Like nut problem, bridge slot problem, loose screw in a tuning button problem, rattling tailpiece…"
1 hour ago
Jody Stecher replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion 4th string sympathetic resonance
"Oh yes, I sure know what you mean. First, some possible solutions. Some of what you are hearing might be coming from resonance between the bridge snd tailpiece. Rubber grommets, or weaving a ribbon or leather strip through the strings will silence…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Dante Flores's discussion Hi, I'm new here!
"Hi Dante, I saw your comment about a banjo sounding better than a Recording King. Any model of Recording King should sound excellent for classic banjo if it is set up right. The bridge, the strings, and the  tailpiece make a surprisingly big…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"I would use the same strings as on a full size five-string banjo. The banjeurine is tuned as a full size banjo sounds at the fifth fret. If the banjeurine scale (nut to bridge) is the same or close to the measurement of fret 5 to bridge on a regular…"
Sunday
Jody Stecher and Jason Cornwell are now friends
Jul 28
Joel Hooks replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"Well now that we are officially off subject... For my Anniversary/Birthday/Christmas present I got a Spanish guitar.  As a change from my norm, I went with a "new" (second hand-- I am not a fool that would buy new) guitar based on the…"
Jul 17
Trapdoor2 replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"LOL, I did go out and download the Carcassi method (1880's Ditson pub?). Crazy-overwhelming. I'm not sure I'll do anything but mess around with some of the etudes. However, I did find a version in tab (even crazier). I did not…"
Jul 16
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"I see. Thanks."
Jul 16
Joel Hooks replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"I think FVE did not like gold plate.  From the stories I have heard he seems to have been very certain of himself and he was likely mad because someone altered a banjo he built for no good reason.  I forgot to mention that Robin also put…"
Jul 16
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"That is a very pretty banjo!  How would gold ruin it?  It does have an effect on sound but not a bad one, just a little different."
Jul 15
Joel Hooks replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"Um.. Thoroughbred (horse) Congrats Marc!  Looks like it is strung with nylon and that is a good thing.  People are bad about putting wire strings on banjos but old guitars collapse on themselves and lose their bridges, not to mention…"
Jul 15
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"Insects count. Does that include a Paramount Style B (ee) ?  A well set up vintage Gibson flathead Masetrtone has been sometimes praised for being a "hoss"..    I had a Bruno banjo. It was a bear. A friend of mine has a…"
Jul 15
Trapdoor2 replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"LOL...and most of the Lion Banjo Co. production went to dealers in California...well, Southern CA. Obviously you don't spend enough time in pawnshops down there. ;-) My first banjo was a Korean 'bottlecap' ($50) and it had an Eagle…"
Jul 15
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"Congratulations, Marc!  I've never seen a Lion guitar *or* banjo. But my sister-in-law bought a guitar at Buffalo Brothers and the Eagle Music shop refused to sell me a Clifford Essex banjo claiming it was already sold. And…"
Jul 15
Trapdoor2 replied to Jody Stecher's discussion The Big Banjo Auction
"LOL, I won lot #0720, a "Lion" parlor guitar! I own a Lion banjo and have been researching the company for some years. I've never seen a Lion guitar...didn't even know they offered a guitar. I was interested in it from the…"
Jul 15

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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.

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 22:16

Comment Wall (18 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 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

At 7:32am on May 14, 2012, thereallyniceman gave Jody Stecher a gift
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Jody, Bill and Scott get out the glasses and have a celebratory drink on me! Ian, thereallyniceman

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