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Jim Yates
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  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • Canada
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  • Gary McNaughton
  • paul stokes
  • michael schwartz
  • Blackback Gull
  • FloridaGull
  • Jud Hair
  • Jeffrey Thomas
  • TL
  • ra harris
  • GNuck
  • susi Lawson
  • Luis Motta da Silva
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Robert Williamson left a comment for Jim Yates
"Jim , i  do not see you over at the new ACG yet. Did you take another handle there? Acoustic Guitar Cabin"
Jun 15
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Sorry to see it go."
Jun 10
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Tell me about the website being shut down June 30th.  When did we find out about this?"
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"While this capo, D'Addario's NS Ukulele Pro Capo, says on the package that it was "Designed specifically for ukulele," I find it works just fine on my five string banjo.  After one day, I feel sure this will be my…"
Jun 8
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I have never seen these instructions either.  When I capo, it's usually at the second fret, but there are a few songs (You Are My Flower, Jimmy Brown The Newsboy) learned from Earl's paying where I capo at VII.  I carry a second…"
Jun 8
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Robert, When you say, "It was very very difficult to tighten the capo at 5th fret. The knob is much thinner (same diameter) than on the 6-string, cut and ukulele capos," do you mean that yo put the capo on, then try to tighten the…"
Jun 7
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Mike, I had an ES175 that I bought used in 1967 and sold in 1970.  How does a "Herb Ellis" differ from a regular ES175?I shook Herb's hand and thanked him for all the music the last time I saw him play.  Did the same…"
Jun 6
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Congratulations on the gig Stephen.I had a capo on the second fret of my 12-string which I never removed except to change strings.  I tuned the guitar with the capo on there.  The capo never moved and I never used another capo.I do use a…"
Jun 5
Randy Lee Hano replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"That is what I did (tuner pairs) and far more convenient. I guess I am lucky that my headstocks are not that thick. "
Jun 1
Robert Williamson replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"yup I have one on every guitar, mandolin and banjo that does not have a built in,,,they are cheaper to buy in pairs However the micro does not fit the thicker headstock on my Ibanez ArtWood Parlour... :( I use a tuner app or my MeIdeal capo/tuner I…"
Jun 1
Robert Williamson replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"when 2 only had 3....now i have 30, they are on pegboard. "
Jun 1
Randy Lee Hano replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"I too play Ovations and have gone to D'Addarro Micro Tuner for each one. One of my newer Ovations has the built in tuner but found it clunky to look down. Much easier looking at the neck. As for the Capo (which the thread is really about) I…"
Jun 1
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Pete Seeger used a Shubb in the later years of his life."
Jun 1
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"A man carrying a large bag entered an Irish pub and the publican stops him and says, "What do you have in that bag?"The man says, "It's 30 pounds of plastic explosives.""OK, go ahead, "says the publican. "I…"
May 30
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Robert,  I was in that group who changed them when they broke too.  Made for a nicely balanced sound eh.Actually, I would change the whole set at once if I got a set for Christmas or my birthday."
May 28
Jim Yates replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Concert pitch or lower? in the group 12-String Guitar
"I always kept mine tuned a tone low with a capo at the second fret.  That capo only came off to change strings.  I didn't use a capo on the 12-string otherwise.I no longer own a 12-string, but two of my brothers do, so I get to use…"
May 27

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Music festival
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1958 Goya M26, 1962 Martin D21, 1950 Gibson LG1,
2005 Eastman 605 mandolin, 1983 Washburn 2 point mandolin,
TC Octave Mandolin,
Kala Koa concert Ukulele,
Slingerland MayBell banjolele,
Home-made 5-string banjo,
Old catalogue 5-string banjo,
S.S.Stewart tango banjo,
Autoharps, dulcimers, mouth harps...
My wife says,"The concept of 'enough' hasn't gotten through to Jim."
What is your website address?
http://myspace.com/jimyates
What type of music do you like to play?
blues, old time, bluegrass, jug band, Celtic...
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 5:48am on June 15, 2016, Robert Williamson said…

Jim , i  do not see you over at the new ACG yet. Did you take another handle there?

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At 8:31pm on April 8, 2015, GNuck said…

Hey there Jim;

Thanks for the comment about the Eastman guitar. Love mine too. Going to get another Martin someday but looking for a higher end banjo first at some point.

:-)

Gary

At 10:41am on November 14, 2014, Gary McNaughton said…
Thank you Jim I am honoured Gary!
:-)
At 9:40pm on January 28, 2014, Blackback Gull said…

Good Lord, Jim, small world, isn't it? When you head down here again, let me know, and I'll do you up a feed of fish and brewis - I'm about 20 minutes outside St. John's...

At 8:39pm on January 28, 2014, Blackback Gull said…

Hi, Jim - appreciate the invite. If you ever get up Newfoundland way, look me up...

At 6:44am on January 28, 2013, Edward Sparks said…
Hey Jim, I am interested in octave mandolin! Please tell me more about yours...maybe some pics too? What scale length does yours have?
At 12:11am on January 25, 2011, TL said…

Hey Jim,

 

thanks for adding me!

 

Greetings from Hungary,

 

Sunday

 
 
 

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