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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 commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Mandolin Players
"Does anyone understand the Eastman serial numbers?Mine is the 605, A5 style mandolin made in 2005 with a serial number of 120.My friend David has a 614, F4 style Eastman with a serial number of 64.I'm pretty sure they'd made more than 64…"
Monday
Jim Yates commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"Does anyone have any experience with the Irig acoustic mic?Can I run this straight into the board with no direct box?Does it need a pre-amp?Can I switch instruments during a set using the same Irig mic?"
Jan 30
Jim Yates commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Mandolin Players
"Who makes that one Robert?"
Jan 30
Jim Yates commented on Downtown Freddy Brown's group Real (5 string) banjo players
"Raymond Faichild's Home Sweet Home & Reuben's Train Any users of D-tuners here?Anyone wish you were, but can't afford them? Have a look at what Raymond Fairchild does."
Jan 28
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"There is a fellow named Phil Parker who just couldn't get used to playing his Backpacker, so got a friend to build some wings that fasten on with Velcro, so that it can be used as a travel guitar."
Jan 27
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Dave, Are the first and sixth strings on the backpacker meant to be wound on the outside of the tuning pegs?  It is symmetrical and if it works, why not, but it does jump out at me."
Jan 27
Jim Yates commented on Downtown Freddy Brown's group Real (5 string) banjo players
"Kurt, I use open G (gDGBD), Double C (gCGCD), drop C (gCGBD), G minor (gDGBbD) and sometimes sawmill tuning (gDGCD) for 5-string.  Since my arthritis got bad, I don't play bluegrass style on banjo."
Jan 22
Jim Yates commented on Downtown Freddy Brown's group Real (5 string) banjo players
"I used to play a lot of Irish Trad on the tenor.  I tuned it DAEB, a full tone higher than standard.  Very few fiddle tunes utilise the low G string, so I could play them on the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings and the high B got rid of some…"
Jan 22
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Harp all you want - Harmonica Players do.
"John Sebastian Sr. - MaleguenaI must admit that my favourite Chromatic harp players are Toots Thielman and Stevie Wonder, but here's a taste of John Sebastian Sr. "
Jan 22
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Harp all you want - Harmonica Players do.
"Remember when "albums" really were "albums'.  The records (78rpm or 45rpm) came in a book with envelopes for the records, like a photo album.This one I found at a flea market is by a classical harmonica player named John…"
Jan 22
Jim Yates commented on Downtown Freddy Brown's group Real (5 string) banjo players
"I believe it's a left handed tenor, but I like the combination even though it looks like the punch line to a joke."
Jan 22
Jim Yates joined Jud Hair's group
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By far the most active brand-dedicated group in the AGM online community!!  For those who own, play and love their Seagull Guitars ... (or any other Godin acoustic) wonderful, top-quality instruments made in Canada, Seagulls (as well as Godin, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie, La Patrie, and Richmond) are ideal choices for anyone who wants a first-rate guitar for a reasonable…See More
Jan 21
Jim Yates replied to David Shade's discussion Why do you still play? in the group Oldies, But Goodies
"I am 71 and am also feeling the effects of arthritis.  So far it effects my thumbs.  I can still finger-pick (not quite as fast) and it hasn't effected my left hand much, but I have given up playing Scruggs-style…"
Jan 13
Jim Yates commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Mandolin Players
"Similar to a reverse dulcimer capoed at the third fret with fewer frets.  I've never seen a Seagull mandolin before."
Dec 30, 2015
Jim Yates commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Mandolin Players
"That was lovely Robert.I'd love to have one of those old Lyon & Healys (and be able to play it like that)"
Dec 25, 2015
Jim Yates commented on Downtown Freddy Brown's group Real (5 string) banjo players
"A skill everyone with a floating bridge (banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, arch top guitar.. .) should have Robert.  Did you mark the head?"
Dec 22, 2015

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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