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Jim Yates
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  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • Canada
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  • FloridaGull
  • TL
  • ra harris
  • susi Lawson
  • Luis Motta da Silva
  • Ted Hechtman
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Olav Loef
  • Dave Nachmanoff
  • Edward Sparks
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Jim Yates replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"I use either a Paige or a Shubb.  I do leave the Paige above the nut when I'm not using it.  The Paige is black and I turn the sleeve over so the gold lettering is not visible.  The Shubb goes in my pocket whern I'm not…"
yesterday
Robert Williamson replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"I dont spend much of my time looking at headstocks while playing. Anyways...there's no room on my  Seagulls for both capo and clip-on tuner :) The Fender Hellcat 12 headstock  on the other hand...is so big you could flip pancakes with…"
yesterday
tim mc nulty joined Jim Yates's group
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High Strung Guitars (Nashville Tuned)

Usually the bottom four strings are tuned an octave higher.  The high strung guitar is a six string guitar with the higher strings from each course of a 12-string. See More
Saturday
Edward Sparks replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"This is the tuner I use on my acoustics: This is the capo I use: "
Friday
Edward Sparks replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"First of all in my opinion the headstock is not the place to store a capo! It's ugly and unprofessional looking. I do use the new planet waves nanotuner, the smallest one I have ever known and I keep it upped to the headstock. Because it clips…"
Friday
kevin replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"i agree it looks really ugly--kind of draws my mind back to when it was 'cool' to not clip the excessive strings from the tuning posts.  when i use my tuner it goes in my pocket or on the music stand when im done.  if im using my…"
Thursday
Jud Hair replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"Honestly, it only bothers me when I'm wanting to know what guitar someone is playing and the clip-on stuff makes it hard to read the head stock.  Aesthetically it doesn't worry me much at all, however, I agree with those who say that…"
Thursday
CLindsey5808 replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"I play an Ovation with a built in tuner and if I use a capo during a song when finished I clip the capo to my music stand. Some younger players might think it's cool to clip the capo to the headstock. I have friends that have over the…"
Thursday
Paul Stoddard replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"Hi Jim I agree it looks ugly, but I am afraid of misplacing my capo and tuner. Paul"
Thursday
Jim Yates added a discussion to the group Capo Users Group
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Capos on the headstock

I was involved in a jam the other day and when I put the tuner on my headstock, one of the other players said, "Jim, I hope you're not gonna leave that tuner on there." I agree with him.  I strongly dislike stuff clipped to the headstock of instruments.  It gets especially bad when I see someone with a beautifully inlayed banjo peghead with a clip on tuner and a Keyser capo both sticking out of the headstock, but I don't like it even on a plain old Martin headstock.What do you think?See More
Thursday
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Looks great Edward.  Do you keep it tuned in standard, or lower?"
Apr 6
Jim Yates commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Welcome Reg,    You could start us off with a review of that Outdoor Ukulele.  How does it sound?"
Mar 22
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Custom decals"
Mar 20
Jim Yates commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"For the 100 year olds, these old standards might work: My Blue HeavenFive Foot TwoAin't MisbehavingSweet Georgia BrownSunny Side Of The StreetLet Me Call You Sweetheart For the 70 year olds, maybe some Beatles, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Hank…"
Mar 18
Jim Yates replied to michael schwartz's discussion UV aging guitars in the group Martin Owners
"I recall a Guild flat top sitting in the window of a music store in Cobourg with a strap hanging across the front.  When the strap was removed, there was a light coloured stripe on the top."
Mar 14
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Hofner Guitars
Feb 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 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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