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Aug 11, 2022 - 3:54:08 PM
65 posts since 8/9/2007

Does the yahoo group ode banjos still exist?

Aug 11, 2022 - 4:23:58 PM

615 posts since 5/29/2015

https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/367089

 

Do a Google Search for "Ode banjo groups forums" and you will find other options.

Aug 11, 2022 - 5:07:17 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26316 posts since 6/25/2005

Note that the current Ode banjos have only a slight, almost name-only, connection to rhe old ones.

Aug 11, 2022 - 5:23 PM

65 posts since 8/9/2007

Thx everyone; I have a banjo (Baldwin) that was a subject on the group site years ago. I haven’t played it in years, wondered, out of curiosity, if the site was still going.

Aug 12, 2022 - 5:27:10 AM

tlong

USA

190 posts since 2/5/2009

To answer your question, the answer is no. The site belonged to Doug Hutchens I think if I remember right he grew tired of having it hacked and having to deal with getting it streightened out. It was a great site with a lot of scarce information on ODE banjos. I have missed it.

Ted

Aug 12, 2022 - 8:36:50 AM
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rmcdow

USA

1203 posts since 11/8/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Bill Rogers

Note that the current Ode banjos have only a slight, almost name-only, connection to rhe old ones.


The current ODE banjos, as well as the UTE and OME banjos, are all made in the OME factory in Boulder, overseen by Chuck, his daughter Tanya, and son Zen.  I've visited their facility several times, and it is a craftsman's workshop in the best possible way.  The connection between the current ODE banjos and the earlier ODE and ODE/Baldwin banjos is through Chuck Ogsbury.  Chuck has been making banjos longer than any other person alive, and his insights and skills have continuously developed since he first decided to make the ODE banjos with the cast aluminum pots.  The workshop there is a place I would definitely recommend that anyone interested in banjos visit, as there is a long history of banjo making there.

Aug 12, 2022 - 11:32:35 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26316 posts since 6/25/2005

I wasn’t clear. I meant the banjos themselves. The new Odes are very different from the old ones.

Aug 17, 2022 - 6:57:07 PM

1403 posts since 11/29/2004

I haven't grown weary, but with an internet and phone service that has not provided service for 23 days since June 15 of this month..... I've had little to say.

Doug

Aug 20, 2022 - 4:47:43 AM

65 posts since 8/9/2007

So! There you are! Wondered about you…..

Aug 22, 2022 - 12:22:57 PM

Muskrat

USA

358 posts since 3/29/2012

quote:
Originally posted by 

... Chuck has been making banjos longer than any other person alive, and his insights and skills have continuously developed since he first decided to make the ODE banjos...


I have two Ome banjos and they are both wonderful. And my uncle has owned an Ode banjo for about 60 years.

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