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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
  • TL
  • ra harris
  • GNuck
  • susi Lawson
  • Luis Motta da Silva
  • Ted Hechtman
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Olav Loef
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Jim Yates replied to Margaret Galbraith's discussion 9th v 20th fret marker in the group Old Folkies
"The standard position markers for guitar is at the 9th, rather than the 10th.  For some reason that I don't understand, most other fretted instruments have markers at the 10th."
Jun 23
Jim Yates commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"All of my mandolins, octave mandolin, ukuleles, banjos and even my Filipino banduria have markers at the tenth fret, but my guitars, a Martin, a Gibson, a Gretsch and a Goya (made in Sweden) have 9th fret markers.  Most guitars seem to have 9th…"
Jun 23
Jim Yates commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"John Herald's playing on the Ian & Sylvia and Greenbriar Boys records was my introduction to bluegrass style flat-picking.  I was shocked and saddened in 2005 to hear of his tragic death."
Jun 23
Jim Yates commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"This is the photo I meant.  Just asking about the guitar that the late John Herald is holding."
Jun 23
Jim Yates commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"I posted this photo and essentially the same question in a Facebook group today.  When I took a closer look at the guitar, I noticed that there is a position marker at the tenth, rather than the ninth fret.  While this is normal for…"
Jun 23
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Hofner Guitars
"My son Darcy's bass arsenal, including 2 Hofners."
Jun 20
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Robert, Those look great, but unfortunately, they are spring loaded and not adjustable and, like the Keysers, they'll likely pull your guitar out of tune when you put them on."
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Sonic Youth's Lee Renaldo with his Ami"
Jun 2
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Dan Walsh (pre-beard) also paid as much for the pick-up as for the Ami."
Jun 2
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Sam Baker plays his left handed."
Jun 2
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Gurf Morlix used to take two of these Amis on stage with different tunings.  He told me that he spent more on the pick-ups than the guitars."
Jun 2
Jim Yates replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? in the group 12-String Guitar
"This is probably the first 12-string I ever saw.  It was different from the Gibsons played by Gord Lightfoot in that it had sloped shoulders and used six string tuners, spaced the same distance as on a six string, makig for a very long…"
May 18
Jim Yates replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? in the group 12-String Guitar
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4mGH_3lzhw I had never heard that version of Walk Right In Robert.  It's very different from this one that he recorded. "
May 18
Jim Yates replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? in the group 12-String Guitar
"Yes Robert Williamson, I just recalled that I saw Ian Tyson playing his Gibson 12-string in 1961 at the Mariposa Folk Festival.  At that time I believe Gord Lightfoot was still playing tenor guitar in the TWO TONES (or was it TU TONES?), but he…"
May 17
Jim Yates replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? in the group 12-String Guitar
"Like you Alan, my earliest memory of a 12-string was "Walk Right In" played on the 24 strings of Eric Darling and Bill Sevano (sp?).  At the time, I was a teenager, playing guitar in a folk trio patterned after the Kingston…"
May 14
Jim Yates commented on Jim Yates's group High Strung Guitars (Nashville Tuned)
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnxdDZUuybY Here's another example of Ian Tamblyn's playing on his Harmony Sovereign High Strung guitar.  "
May 12

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 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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