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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
  • Dave Nachmanoff
  • Edward Sparks

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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…"
Monday
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. "
Monday
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…"
Sunday
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
Jim Yates replied to Peg Andrae's discussion Reso action reset in the group Resonator Players
"If you use a normal slide, then I'd advise having no radius.  I have seen concave slides made from wine bottle necks."
May 6
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"My very first capo looked something like this (circa 1960)"
Apr 26
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I think the best looking capo is the black Paige with the sleeve turned around so the gold lettering goes against the board. "
Apr 26
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Perhaps if you have really low frets a Kyser will work without re-tuning, but Keysers and any other spring loaded/non-adjustable capos push the strings right down to the fretboard.  I like something I can tighten just enough that it stops the…"
Apr 23
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Shubbs are good and fast if you only capo at the 2nd or 3rd fret.  If I have to play a tune with the capo at VII (You Are My Flower) I'll bring an extra Shubb set for the 7th fret.  Mostly if I capo, I only use it at the…"
Apr 23
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"The Quickdraw must be the material they're made of.  It doesn't roll, but it seems almost friction free.  Steafan has been using them for years on his guitars and bouzoukis and they have done no damage to the necks.  Mine…"
Apr 22
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFGlOAO3pVU  My  friend Steafan gave me a Quickdraw capo for my birthday (actually it was his birthday party, but mine is 2 days later).These are hard to get on, but once you get them on, they can stay there…"
Apr 21
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Last time I saw Pete he was using a Shubb."
Apr 18
Jim Yates commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Mandolin Players
"Edward, here's a really grainy, out of focus photo of John Doyle and Bruce Molsky playing at Celtic Colours, Cape Breton in the fall of 2013.  John is playing a guitar shaped OM ."
Apr 16
Jim Yates commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Mandolin Players
"I just noticed that I'd already posted my photo 3 years ago."
Apr 16
Jim Yates commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Mandolin Players
"I like the bone saddle Edward.  Did you add that? Above is my mandolin arsenal.  Washburn Country mandolin, TC octave mando, Eastman 605."
Apr 16

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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