Jody Sez . .









Jody's comments will be in Fender Yellow,
 responses will be in green, blue, red or purple.


March 17, 2006
From Jeff Foxworthy

Who are those two chicks with Jody?   man oh man he sure knows how to pick em . .



March 18, 2006

From Sheldon Nosegay III

The blonde is a hottie!  Jody's still got it . .







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Sept 18, 2005

  THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A FENDER  OFTEN COPIED BUT NEVER EQUALED


Hi Guys Who sez a Fender is not the Best steel guitar made.
Leo was da man there will never be another LEO FENDER

any comments???



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Rick Alexander and Jody Carver  will record a new CD  titled  Dualing Fender Steel Guitars

  from Rick Alexander:

don't you mean Drooling Fender Steel Guitars?


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from Sandy Miller

Look for the release within two weeks of the cd by sandy miller,
I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed recording this cd
  thank you for helping us..
"The Sands Of A Time Gone By" my sincere thanks to all of you ,
and to you Rick Alexander for being Jody's friend.
Fondly
Sandy Miller

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Sept 19, 2005

from Hank Pell

I think its great that Guys like Rick Alexander and Jody Carver are Keeping the Fender non pedal Steels alive ,
I am sorry that i sold my 3 neck stringmaster about 30 years ago for 120 dollars.
 i wish i had it now ,i would never let it go

Hank Pell


Hank Pell and myself have been friends for over 50 years. His musical expertise
as a Steel Player has not been acknowledged as it should have.
Hank is a fine human being and a sincere friend to me, I admire Hank for
the man he is as well as being one of the Great Steel Players on the East Coast.
 
Thank you Hank for your friendship over the years.
 
Jody

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from Rick Alexander:

Jody, look what I won on eBay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4768097243&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1

Yr Pal,

RA


I recorded Steel Guitar with Vaughn Monroe about 1958 and I dont have a copy.
I never listened to anything I recorded over the years

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from Loni Specter

Hi Jody,
What a small world, my mother Charlotte and your friend Sandy are good friends.
Also, I'm really looking forward to hearing all the new music from every colaboration!
You da man!

take care,
Loni Specter
Lapdancer Guitars






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Sept 20, 2005
from Ron Brennan
Rick,

Thank you and Jody for the invitation....I appreciate you guys.....I've been extremely tied up these day's. While my job at the airline is relatively secure....those of us who are left have to pick up the slack from the large layoffs. We are not in Bankruptcy and intend to stay that way. Plus my youngest daughter entered college and, well, we've just been busy. I look forward to reading your post's on SGF. I have learned a lot from you guys...Please know, I appreciate being invited to the new venue (Jody Sez). Any new song's you been working on? I have been working on a very hard song for me..."I love you so much it hurts" PSG version by Jeff Newman...because I'm no Jeff Neuman and I'm a proud non-pedlar, 8 strings not 10, I have to use the whole neck, slants, reverses & pulls to do it. I'm almost done with it...got the positions down, just working smoothness and interpretation....practice is like meditation to me these days...I need it.... Rick, have a great day!!!...Pray to keep Rita away, Hmmmm, that could be a new title & song for ya.....TX
rgds,
Ron

from Rick Alexander

Ron, thank you - that could be a good song!
Rita is going by right now, we haven't lost power yet.
I hope we don't, I hate when that happens . . .
I've been going Supro crazy lately.
Did you know Jody started on a Supro?
So did Buddy Emmons, and many other greats . .
I'm working on some new songs with both Supros & Console Steels in them . .
Keep working up that non pedal stuff -
your toes will be free to tap . .

Rick

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I played at Madison Square garden years back with a Hawaiian group,The Icecapades.
My custom was slipping all over the ice, that's
when Floyd Tillman wrote "Slipping Around" so
I put chains on the legs.

Jody Carver Aug 19, 2002

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Years back a musician tried to "sue" Fender
 as he claims his front "middle leg" broke off during playing
(he played standing up).
It went to court but the judge ruled it out
as the guy didnt have "a leg to stand on"

Aug 21st, 2002


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The direct string pickup trapezoid is what put fender on the map,
I have Stringmasters and Customs & like them both
if push came to shove,,,,I would choose the
direct string pickup...but I have 2 of each so "it's easy for me to say"


May22, 2001

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The amplifier market lost a great amp when Leo left Music Man,,,Tom Walker, Fender's original west coast rep designed the MM amps. Tom did some design with Leo during his early Fender days,,,Tom designed the "Fender Blender" us old guys remember that..I had a tough time convincing people how great a Music Man amp was back in the 70's,,,,but like everything else ,,,,when something is no more,,,,everyone wants to know why.
I own three MM amps 2 Fender Tweed Twins and wouldnt part with any of them,,,yes Speedy was a great MM amp fan as was Merle Travis and many others,,,most of the country artists got on the MM bandwagon when they learned that Leo was involved,,,Wayne Newton another big MM fan, Glen Campbell & Eric Clapton also,,,it was a sad day in my life when MM closed its doors,,, I took a big gamble by resigning from Fender when Leo called me to rep for MM,,,but at the time Fender was under the corporate structure of CBS and there was really nothing left of the old Fender,,,,but they (Fender) have got it together again,,,when MM opened its doors they woke a sleeping Giant in Fender,,,you all may recall that Fender was on a down slide and MM was coming on strong,,,but,,those of you who own a MM amp,,,keep it,,,I don't believe there are any better on the market than MM was,,,the self adjusting "bias" was in itself a boom,,,didnt have to do that "voodoo" matched tube routine,,,the amp took care of that,,,like a pacemaker keeps the heart rhythm....I get calls from former MM dealers who still ask if there are any out there for sale in good condition...I believe Ernie Ball who owns the name and patents will in time have a MM amp again,,,but don't hold me to that,,,there are an overabundance of amps out there now,,,does the world need another amp??? I think it does,,,,if it were a Musicman as I knew them.

Feb 3, 2001


from Rick Alexander

Music Man amps are awesome,
 I have 3
HD-130 212s in the studio and we use them a lot.
They sound great with Stringmasters & Customs,
and they sound killer for lap steel - Supros, Rickys, Fenders
2 of them I've had since the 70s, one I got on eBay a couple of years ago.
Arguably the finest American production tube amp ever.
I'd take it over a Fender amp any day of the week.








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