Monday, December 27, 2010

Strings, Strings, Strings...all Tuned up & ready to go

So did you get a new instrument for Christmas - or did you want one but Santa decided you were'nt good enough? Want the next best thing?

New Strings!

Refresh your instrument with a brand-spankin' new set of strings. YAMS has them - whether for acoustic guitar, electric, bass, violin, viola, cello, banjo, mandolin - we probably even have a set for resonator guitar around here somewhere.

What, you don't need new strings? Then, how about a tuner? Keep your instrument tuned up at a special YAMS price. We have a variety of types and price ranges - come on by and check them out!

Young America Music School
Middle Georgia's Best Music Store

[in our humble but accurate opinion!]

Monday, December 20, 2010

Drums, Drums, Drums - I think the Drummer is restless!

If you have a drummer in the family - and who doesn't? - you really need to come buy Young America Music on Zebulon Road and check out all the "drum stuff" we have available. Hey, it's Christmas next week! Your drummer needs a practice pad, for instance, so he or she can beat on something OTHER than the furniture.

Another advantage? Practice pads are QUIETER than regular drums!

We also have a variety of cowbells [MORE COWBELL!], sticks, gloves, and miscellaneous stuff that will make your drummer smile.

We're on Zebulon Road in Macon, between Zaxby's and Polly's Restaurants - and two doors down from CVS pharmacy, where they have a nice selection of earplugs!

Friday, December 10, 2010

MiPro MA-705 portable PA system - battery powered!

YAMS has a selection of portable PA systems - some are even battery powered - that sound pretty darn good if the webguy says so himself.. This is one of the bigger units - the MiPro MA-705. As you can see [from the admittedly fuzzy pictures] it is battery powered, yet puts out an amazing 70 watts for over 5 hours of use. It can be table or stand mounted, and can fill a room of up to 500 people.

It has a built-in echo unit for special effects, and a road-ready touch durable housing, and you can plug in an external sound source in addition to the microphone - like a CD player, iPod, whatever!

So come on by Young America Music and take a look at the selection - all of it at the special YAMS "beat the internet guys" pricing.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blueridge Guitars at Special Christmas YAMS pricing! [LIMITED TIME OFFER]

We have several "last year models" Blueridge guitars at a special price - from $50 to over $100 off YAMS special "beat the internet guys" pricing.

Models include the BR-60, BR-140, BR-160, BR-180, and even the BR-341. CLICK HERE for some details on each of these models.

Come on by YAMS and pick one up - these are indeed unbeatable deals, even on eBay! We only have one or two of each model, so come by soon!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas is coming - Consider a Keyboard!

Yes, the YAMS writer is full of his alliterative self again - but don't that stop you from coming by the store and checking out the keyboards that we have in stock. We have all sorts of keyboards, and can special order anything from Roland.

We also offer lessons so you can learn to play the thing.

So come on by Young America Music School - the best music store in Macon and Middle Georgia!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

SRM150 Compact Active PA System - now at YAMS!

This is a powerful, great-sounding 3-channel PA system that is ultra-compact, versatile and expandable. The Mackie SRM150 is ideal for a wide variety of applications ranging from boardroom A/V to live musical performance in coffee houses, piano bars, or rehearsals.

The built-in three-channel mixer features two combo XLR/line inputs (with true 48V phantom power), a stereo channel for CD/MP3 players, and Mackie's powerful 3-band Active EQ. The SRM150 can even be mounted on a mic stand, making it the ideal personal monitor. 

Put simply, with its tremendous feature set and 150-watts of world-class sound, the Mackie SRM150 is the perfect solution for any application requiring superior sound quality and portability.

Click here for more detailed information from Mackie - and then come on by Young America Music to pick up a pair. You'll be surprised at how good they sound, and even more surprised at YAMS "beat the internet guys" pricing!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Keep your Instrument clean!

YAMS has a selection of cymbal cleaners, drum cleaners, and fingerboard/fretboard cleaners that will make your instrument look better AND play better.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's Fall - time for some new strings!

C'mon - you know you need to replace those aging strings on your guitar. Whether acoustic or electric, YAMS has a variety of strings in a variety of price ranges and sizes. 

We also have sets for 12-string guitars, dobros, bass, mandolins, banjos, and even orchestral instruments (violin, viola, cello...)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Practice WITHOUT annoying the neighbors, dogs, spouse, or even your parents!

Here at YAMS we believe in maintaining the peace - which is why we have these ROCKMAN headphone amps in stock. There are models specifically designed for Guitar and Bass, and they sound excellent! Just plug in your axe and headphones and rock (ahem, "practice") away to your ear's content.

Swing on by and take a look!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Save your mouthpiece!

This is one of those products that seems strange until you actually need it. It's an inexpensive way to protect your expensive woodwind mouthpiece (clarinets, saxophones) from premature wear and tear from your teeth.

Hey, it's difficult keeping that instrument in your mouth while bouncing around the football field!

So come by YAMS and pick up a package of these and save your mouthpiece - they are a lot cheaper then replacing the entire mouthpiece!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Keep your Band Instrument working!

We have a variety of Instrument Maintenance Kits at YAMS, in a  variety of price ranges. These contain most or all of the supplies you'll need to keep your instrument in top shape - including cleaning rods, cleaning cloths, cork grease, valve oil, cleaning brushes - and it's designed for your specific instrument. Come on by and see!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Keep the Band running!

YAMS has a variety of Band instrument supplies to keep those instruments in shape, including lyres, drummer's gloves, trumpet valve guards, and a variety of "Care Kits" for specific instruments.

So come on by and keep those band instruments in top shape. We're less than halfway through marching season!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Take care of your Band instrument!

You KNOW your instrument has been dinged up, what with rehearsals, toting that thing through the school day, and all those footbal games. Come on by YAMS and check out our nice selection of slide oil, valve oil, plus a variety of instrument care kits (most in both regular and economy types). Take care of your instrument - you'll sound MUCH better if you do!

Everything is, of course!, all at special YAMS pricing!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Guess who's here at YAMS?

Young America Music School is now a proud

Yes, Mackie is now in Macon!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Band & orchestra instruments for rent

Yams rents all sorts of Band & Orchestral instruments. These are not cheap junk instruments - they are quality student instruments that are even insured against damage. Get more info HERE or just come by the store!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Get yer Sticks Ready - the Stick Depot

Keep an extra pair of sticks conveniently within reach in case you need them! The Stick Depot is easy to attach to cymbal stands or other hardware - and has that incredible "beat-the-famous-internet-guys" pricing. Come by the store and check them out in the drum room!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Piano Books (Yeah, I just want to bang on the keys all day)

Need piano books? We've got them! We have an excellent selection of books from the Faber & Faber series of piano methods for several age ranges.

We also have a great selection from the venerable John Thompson piano method. You really need to swing by the store and see what's in stock - a very usable selection!

Come by and take a look at Young America Music - Middle Georgia's best music store

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hey, quit drumming on the furniture!

Drum Practice Pads at YAMSBeginning drummers need to practice a lot (and are generally beating on things all  the time anyway!). Your drummer needs a practice pad - they can beat on these all day, no worries!

The surfaces are designed to give a real drum feel, but they are a LOT quieter. Come by the store and take a look at all  the options we have at Young America Music School - Macon & Middle Georgia's best music store!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Drum Books (Yes, I want to bang on a drum all day)

Drumming book at YAMS, Macon's best music store

Hey, drummers - need to learn how to play? We have a GREAT selection of books covering a variety of styles that can help YOU master the art of the drums.

We also have an excellent drum teacher - Mark Williams (of the Joey Stuckey Band, the Mosely Dixon Project, and others....) who can help you learn to play much faster.

So come on by the store and see what we've got in stock. Things are always changing at YAMS [Middle Georgia's best music store].

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Korg CA-30 tuner

Korg CA-30 - The Ultra-compact, LCD Needle-Style Chromatic Digital Tuner

High accuracy & superb functionality have made Korg chromatic tuners the worldwide favorite. The CA-30 offers a pitch reference tone and marks for pure major thirds and minor thirds, the CA-30 digital tuner packs basic functionality and convenient tuning functions into an ultra-compact body. This is a superb Compact Chromatic Tuner, ideal for brass band or orchestra instruments as well as guitar and bass.

The CA-30 offers a Wide range of pitch detection - from C1 (32.70 Hz) all the way to C8 (4186.01 Hz). The High-precision LCD needle-type meter for stable tuning. The Sound Out feature produces a reference tone from the internal speaker, and the Calibration Function supports a variety of concert pitches.

You can even attach an external contact microphone for tuning in noisy situations.

Auto Power Off function conserves battery life, although you do get about 100 hours of continuous use from the batteries. There's even a Memory Backup function.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Roland Demo Day - Saturday June 5th

Roland Demo Day @ Young America Music School:
Coming Saturday June 5th

YAMS will host our first Roland Demo Day on Saturday, June 5th. We'll be featuring performances by Macon's own Matt Moncrief as well as the Mosely Dixon Project (all of whom teach at the store).

After the performances the guys will split out and demonstrate, along with Roland rep Dan Quisenberry, a whole slew of interesting gear from Roland, Boss, and Edirol.

Tom Rule will be talking about keyboards & combo amps & music technology in general,
Mark Williams will demo Roland's electronic drums and the Rock-Band compatible software that's available,
and Bobby Hall & Matt Moncrief will talk guitars and Boss effects pedals.
Dan Quisenberry will float, answering all those questions the other guys can't answer.

We're trying to talk Dan into doing some of the killer demo stuff he does - we hear he's incredible!

We’ll have 2 sessions:
one from 11:00 to Noonish,
and the second from 1 - 2 pm(-ish!).

No registration needed – but please share the word on Facebook, email, or tell a few people. It’s sure to be fun!

(oh, yeah – free hotdogs, too!)

YAMS Roland Demo Day
Saturday June 5th
11 am-12 pm and
1-2 pm
Spread the word!

For more information:

Call the store at (478) 474-4264.

The Mosely Dixon Project
Contact Mark Williams at (478) 737-7410

Spread the word
Share this event,
leave a comment,
send an email.

It's gonna be a blast!

[...and oh, yeah - free hot dogs as well!]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Deering Banjo: The Boston

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For parking lot picking the Boston rings out loud and clear.

The thick steel rim [which is unique to the Deering line] produces a sound similar to a bronze tonering and enables you to get a much more affordable banjo.

The Boston provides exceptional tone, which is far superior to the tone of the die-cast brass tone-rings or aluminum rims of the imports.

Hey, playing is always more fun when you enjoy the sound of your banjo!

The Boston has the same adjustable mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, and satin finish as the higher-priced Sierra. The primary difference is in the drum assembly which is a 3/16" thick steel rim but rings like a tone-ring. The 24-piece flange and steel rim give you a very bright, sparkling, crisp tone. We use high quality sealed guitar-style tuners because they provide a 6:1 gear ratio for accuracy in tuning. The fifth peg is geared as well.

The 24-piece flange design allows you to convert this banjo to open-back by removing the flange pieces and resonator.

You'll progress much faster and enjoy playing more with a Boston compared to a lower priced import that's hard to play. The Boston banjo makes playing easier because the banjo works with you, not against you.

The Deering Boston Banjo Features:

  • American Made

  • Tropical American Mahogany

  • Slender Deering Neck Shape

  • 3/16" Steel Rim, 24-Piece Flange

  • Geared Tuners

  • Nickel Plated

  • Satin Finish

  • Lifetime Warranty

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Roland HD-1 digital drums - AFFORDABLE QUALITY!

Roland HD1 drums at YAMS

Roland’s V-Drums are the most popular electronic drums in the world, but not everyone has the room or budget for a full V-Drums kit. Introducing the new Roland HD-1. It's forged from the same technology as its predecessors, but it's much simpler to use. It’s also incredibly quiet, thanks to the newly designed kick beater, cushioned tom pads, and snare head. The HD-1 is also conveniently compact and stylish — perfect for every home, school, studio, etc. — and it's priced for the masses. Most of the HD-1’s components are mounted on one stand for easy setup and transport, and for a clean look. Just take it out of the box and play.

It might look small, but the HD-1 sounds and performs impressively large. With Roland’s legendary V-Drum know-how at the core, this little kit is a dream for first-timer or casual players as well as for parents, since the volume level can be completely controlled via volume knob and/or headphones.

What is the HD-1? It's an all-in-one drum kit for those on a budget......and even more affordable at the YAMS "beat-the-internet-guys" pricing. Come on down and take a look!

Need even more info? CLICK HERE to visit Roland's site, complete with audio and video!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deering Banjo: Sierra at YAMS

Deering Sierra Banjo at Young America MusicThe Deering Sierra is an Heirloom Quality handmade Banjo at an affordable price - and even MORE affordable when pruchased through Young America Music!

  • Tuned G D G B D

  • Genuine Deering 06 Bronze Tone Ring

  • Three ply Maple Rim

  • One piece cast resonator flange

  • Mahagony neck and resonator

  • Satin finish on the nexk and resonator

  • Ebony fingerboard for durability

  • two way adjustable truss rod in teh nexkl

  • Mother of pearl dot position markers

  • Geared 5" string tuner

  • Deering 5" planetary tuner

  • Nickel plated

  • Handmade in Spring Valley, CA

  • Lifetime warranty

June 5th: Roland Demo Days!

Just announced: YAMS will host a Roland Demo Day, featuring the great Roland, Edirol, and Boss products we're carrying.

Roland Gear at Young Amercia Music School

Things are still being firmed up, but we do know that our Roland Rep and overall great guy - Dan Quisenberry - will be on hand for detailed info. We'll have the Mosely Dixon Project performing  and demonstrating some of what's available.

What type of stuff will be there?

  1. Some Roland keyboards, including the flagship Juno-G

  2. Combo Amps, including the KC-550

  3. All sorts of Boss pedals

  4. Edirol recording gear

  5. Digital Drums & software

  6. ....and lots more!

Go ahead and put it on your calendar!

Saturday June 5th at Young America Music School

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Need more Cowbell?

Need more cowbell in your life? YAMS has got you covered, with several types of cowbells available in the Drum area - all at special "beat-the-internet-guys" pricing. Come by the store and take a look!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Weber Mandolins at Young America Music

YAMS is an authorized Weber dealer, and has several Webers in stock. Come on by the store to take a look, and to see what the special YAMS "beat-the-internet-guys" price is!

Welcome to Weber

Bruce Weber started this business to be independent while doing what he loves, and provide work and a good living for other like-minded people.

As a Christian, Bruce tries to run his shop under Biblical principles. One that we are all familiar with is the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Customer Service is paramount at Weber.

All at Weber realize that a high-end, heirloom quality instrument is a major investment for most people. Thus, our goal is to provide you with the best hand-built acoustic guitars and mandolins in the world. You can be assured of not only excellence in quality, but reasonable delivery times and the best price.

Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments traces it's origins to Flatiron Mandolin and Banjo Company in Bozeman, Montana. Several of us also started around 1987 when Flatiron become part of Gibson Guitar. The 'Montana Era' of Gibson/Flatiron is remembered for the consistent, high quality of the instruments that were built here.

In 1996, Gibson decided to move Flatiron to Nashville. Paula Lewis, who many of you know for her years of excellent mandolin customer service and sparkling laugh, expresses it the best. "None of us were willing to move. We live in Montana because we like the scenic beauty of the mountains, the fresh air, and the people who live here. Bruce Weber, the general manager and head luthier of the Gibson/Flatiron Division found Sound To Earth, Ltd. so that we could continue to build the instruments that we love in the midst of the country we love."

In March of 1997 Bruce Weber, Joe Schneider, Bob McMurray, Steve Birch and Paula Lewis moved into the shop at Bruce's house excited to build acoustic instruments their way. They were soon joined by Helen Beausoleil and Vern Brekke and others who had worked with us over the years.

With orders coming in and an expanding line of mandolin family instruments Bruce moved the shop into Belgrade, Montana in 1998. It was a time of enormous creativity and around 20 different models of Mandolins were established with a Mandola, Octave and Mandocello in each model. These models cover the entire range of music genres through instrument design. Weber acoustic instruments cover many price ranges from affordability by offering models that are 'stripped down' to the basics to highly ornamental instruments with special woods- all offering the same detail in building and tonal excellence. There is always room at Weber for new ideas, while keeping the beauty and integrity of the traditional.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The World's Smallest Metronome: MetroGnome by Korg

The MetroGnome is a tiny earpiece-style metronome for highly private timing guidance.  This is perfect for those situations when no-one needs to know you're using a metronome, or when you really want the click to be "in your face".

The MetroGnome is the world's smallest, lightest metronome, and you can see has a unique design.

You can't beat the the digital accuracy - this thing has everything you need for complete rhythm training. It's comfortable on your ear -  Only you can hear it.

Tempo Range: 40 to 208 bpm.

Meters: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4 time signatures.

Duplet, triplet, and quadruplet beats.

Long life lithium battery for cable-free use

Battery life 500 hours.

Dimensions: .64” wide x 1.83” deep x .66” high

Weight: .2 oz.

PLUS it's at the standard YAMS "beat-the-internet-guys" pricing. Come by and check it out!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Deering Banjo: Golden Era at YAMS

Deering GOlden Era Banjo at Young America Music in Macon, GA

The Golden Era banjo is a unique model of the Deering line. It's designed to reproduce the most sought-after five-string banjos of the pre-war era. The Golden Era has a thicker neck shape which creates more sustain and a deeper resonator which provides that warm gutsy tone.

This banjo offers an ebony fingerboard. The flame Eastern hard rock maple of the neck and resonator are stained with a cremona sunburst stain. Mother-of-pearl inlays are the traditional "Hearts and Flowers" pattern.

The Maple rim is turned to traditional dimensions and mounted with a zinc flange, twenty-hole virgin bell bronze tone-ring and presto style tailpiece with careful attention to original dimensions to recreate the sound and performance traditionalists desire.

You can hear the sound of the Golden Era banjo on many albums by fine musicians such as John Hickman and Byron Berline's "Double Trouble" album, Josh Williams' "Old Town of Home" album, and on Herb Pedersen's Desert Rose Band album, "Life Goes On".

  • Weight: 11 lbs

  • Length: 38.5"

  • Neck Width (under nut): 1 3/16"

  • Head Size & Type: 11" Remo frosted

  • Neck: Maple

  • Fingerboard: Ebony

  • Rim: Three ply Rock Maple

  • Genuine Deering 20-hole Sandcast Bell Bronze Tone Ring

  • One-Piece Cast Resonator Flange

  • Cremona Stained (sunburst) Maple Neck and Resonator

  • Resonator: Maple

  • Tuning Machines: Planetary; geared 5th string

  • Frets: 22

  • Tailpiece: Presto

  • Inlay: M.O.P. Headstock, Hearts & Flowers

  • Finish: Stained High Gloss

  • White/Black/White Binding

  • 2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod

  • Standard 11" Diameter Tone Ring

  • Internal Tapered Resonator Walls for Volume and Response

  • Deeper Cut Resonator for the Darker Hollow Tone

  • Glued-In Frets

  • Double Co-Ordinator Rods

  • Nickel Plated

  • Lifetime Warranty

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's a sign, it's a Cymbal!

YAMS has a nice selection of Sabian cymbals available for checking out. Come by the Drum Room and see what we have in stock!

YAMS - Macon's best music store.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Deering Banjo: Vega Woodsongs Longneck

Deering Banjos are legendary for their quality. Handmade in America, they all come with a lifetime warranty when purchased through Young America Music.

Come by the store and check out all the Deering Banjos in stock at YAMS!


  • Tuned E, B, E, G#, B for popular folk music

  • 25 frets; scale length 32 ¼"

  • Traditional Vega peghead shape

  • Vega name in white on peghead

  • Special vine and leaf Woodsongs design on peghead

  • Mahogany neck with satin finish

  • Ebony fingerboard for durability

  • Mother of pearl dot inlays on the fingerboard

  • Slender, fast, comfortably shaped neck

  • Exclusive Deering tuners

  • New fully adjustable Deering tailpiece

  • Elegantly sculpted armrest

  • Multi-ply maple openback rim

  • Shiny black 11" high crown head

  • Nickel plated

  • Handmade in California, USA

  • Lifetime warranty

Young America Music School - Macon and Middle Georgia's best music store!

Deering Banjos at YAMS

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Musical Stylin' with a Musical Shawl...uh.....Poncho

Yes, it's another in a long series of YAMS puns - but for a mere $5 you can come by Young America Music and pick up one of these musical shawls..... but some are calling them Musical ponchos. Regardless, they are domestically woven - i.e. they are Made in the USA - and are Jaquard woven from the finest pre-dyed yarns.

You can tell that Marie and Sydney look really good, and are enjoying theirs!

100% cotton - machine washable on gentle cycle. "One Size fits most" - the label says it's 47 x 47 (which we presume is inches).

Musical Stylin' for only $5.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New at NAMM 2010: Boss Me-25 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

Boss ME25 at Young America Music in Macon, GABrand spankin' new at the NAMM show this year, YAMS just got in the new BOSS ME-25 multi-effects pedal. It has a TON of features, including looping, amp simulators, downloadable presets....... yet it's easy to use!

It also comes with a copy of Sonar LE - a light version of the professional software Sonar (many pro studios use Sonar, including Joey Stuckey down at Shadowsound studios).

Like Boss says: it's a Powerhouse FX with Stompbox Simplicity

Here's a list of features:
  • Powerful COSM® amp models onboard, from classic to contemporary

  • Super simple user-friendly interface

  • SOUND LIBRARY provides extensive collection of ready-to-use tones; simply choose a category and select a variation

  • Sounds can be instantly edited with the Drive, Tone, and Level knobs and Expression pedal

  • SUPER STACK adds immensely heavy low-end and punch

  • Phrase Loop function with 38 seconds of recording time

  • Functions as a USB audio interface

  • Built-in AUX input for jamming along with external music devices (MP3/CD players, etc.)

  • Runs on six AA batteries or AC adaptor

  • Includes Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 LE software and dozens of audio loops, rhythms and songs for jamming or practicing

  • Free downloadable Librarian software

  • The librarian software will allow you to keep TONS more presets than the unit can carry - and stash them, all on your computer.

    .....and you can hook it up to your computer with a USB cable - and use it as an audio interface! So for a ridiculously low price (really!) you've got a multi-track recording studio when coupled with your computer.

    You really need to come by and see this thing! Emmett has priced the Boss ME25 BELOW what the "famous internet store" has - come take a look!

    Boss ME-25 at Young America Music in Macon, GA