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Willie G. Moseley

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About Willie G. Moseley

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday 07/19/1950

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    Hank Williams Territory
  • Interests
    My family, writing, the Space Race + early experimental aircraft history, cardiovascular weight training, acting

Previous Fields

  • guitars
    No Hamers; G & L L-1000 basses (2), G & L SB-1 bass, G & L SC-2 (matches the SB-1s), custom-made Robin Savoy (only one ever made w/ maple fretboard), Robin Wedge, Gittler, R.C. Allen 18" acoustic archtop prototype, R.C. Allen 16" archtop electric, Gibson Explorer, Peavey Mystic, two Peavey Patriot Basses (one wide neck, one narrow neck), Harmony H-44, Harmony H-14 Silhouette, Harmony H-22/1 bass, Alden's-by-Harmony H-45, Airline-by-Harmony H-14, Danelectro Convertible, Kalamazoo KG-2 (all instruments following the Harmony H-44 are autographed)
  • amps
    Coupla Peaveys, Hartke cabs
  • fx
    Electro Harmonix---Small Stone, LPB-2; Danelectro chorus, distortion, and tuner (separate stomp boxes)

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  1. Vintage PERSONAL band publicity photos

    ^^^^Excellent image. Hazard Ware's take on that iconic photo is still a hoot, and back in the '90s they marketed a poster of it as well. In a brilliant marketing move, the company got Jim Leavelle (now 97 years old) to sign posters at the Dallas guitar show one year. I've got the poster on my office wall but the t-shirt I own has the "No You Can't Sit In" Vietnam image. And talk about a witness to history X 2: Leavelle was also in the Navy and was at Pearl Harbor on the USS Whitney when the attack occurred.
  2. This could be fun: While sorting thru (and getting rid of a lot of) memorabilia, I pulled out some older band publicity photos (the oldest of which was homemade), and noting some of the instruments used by yours truly and others was an interesting time warp. I thunk it might be cool if participants in this forum could post actual "publicity" shots from decades ago, in order to compare instruments (if shown in such images) to what we're using or collecting these days, as well as physical appearance, hairlines and hair length, etc. Basic guidelines: Performance photos don't count, unless it was released as a bona fide publicity photo (ain't seen many of those). Solo shots of you--performance or posed--don't count, unless it was released as a publicity photo for a solo effort. Submitted for your approval, in chronological order: 1968 (I honestly forgot the name of this short-lived trio, but vaguely recall the moniker may have been esoteric/pseudo-intellectual): 1974: "McIntosh" 1976: "Sunstorm" 1983: (solo shot for album publicity) 1988: "Executive Rock" These days, nostalgia ain't what it used to be...Others?
  3. BEST PLAYING GUITAR? Hmmmmmm.........

    For me the top factor would be ergonomics--both the neck and the way the body feels/hangs. You can always modify it electronically if desired. I've got a couple of custom-made Robins that have incredible necks---one set-in (Savoy), one bolt-on (Rawhide) and the bodies feel fine. I owned a late-'70s Ibanez Artist in the late '80s that felt great, all over. As for basses, it'd prolly be a Rick 4001; I have 20/20 hindsight about about having let several of those go, and wish I had a time machine.
  4. I may have asked this several years ago, but as I was going over some of the Black Friday deals online, I noted Gibson Les Paul "Traditional" and "T" models. I thunk it had something to w/ construction (maybe multiple-piece bodies and/or tops) but would appreciate any clarification. Thanks in advance.
  5. R.I.P. Wayne Cochran

    Helluva lotta funk and soul for a white boy. Enough to be signed to James Brown's record label. Never quite broke out nationally, IMO, although I thunk he was on syndicated shows like Upbeat outta Cleveland. Exciting live revue that included the greatest pompadour in the history of popular music. Not really surprising that he ended up becoming an evangelist. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/obituaries/article186039993.html
  6. The largest *production* guitar?

    Here's a link to an article by George Gruhn about one of the archtops I referred to: http://www.vintageguitar.com/3262/stromberg-master-400-2/
  7. Double WOW Neck

    Dunno if I participated in the "loooong HFC debate years ago" about this instrument, but my first reaction upon seeing it would have been "floor sweep"---rarity made to use up parts. May have had some utilitarian value but should it be lauded as a "collectible"? If somebody famous used it, that would add to the interest...and the debate. That said, I've owned some "floor sweep" instruments made by other mfrs. over the decades and I still have a couple that would probably be categorized as such. I can legitimately proclaim that one has a custom color and custom pickguard on accounta those facets were not in the model description in the catalog...and it's a great instrument (Reechard's seen it in person).
  8. David Cassidy In Hospital

    Paraphrasing John Adams (1735-1826): "Danny Bonaduce survives..."
  9. The largest *production* guitar?

    Decades ago, there were some Stromberg archtops and maybe some Larson Bros. guitars that had a 19" wide lower bout; they were made by luthiers, not on a production line, but they may have been considered 'standard' models for those builders. I am unsure how many, if any, were made for store stock vs. custom orders from players. If you want to include basses, there was Gibson's Mando-Bass (ca. 1912-1930, 24"-wide lower bout, full upright bass scale of 42") and the Ernie Ball Earthwood, (18 3/4" wide at lower bout; two depths--6 5/8" and 8 1/4")
  10. What does his singing voice sound like nowadays? It was pretty unique when I heard him open for Cream 49 (!) years ago, and I wonder how standard human aging processes might have affected his vocals. I'd expect that his range wouldn't be as wide, but otherwise...?
  11. TDC - Pentti “Whitey” Glan

    Slight tangent: Glan and the bassist on R & R Animal, Prakash John (Indian heritage--the sub-continent type, not Native Americans) had played w/ a Canadian band called Bush, which also featured Dominic Troiano (later with the James Gang and the Guess Who). No relation to the band of the same name featuring Gavin Rossdale that did "The Chemicals Between Us", etc. And don't forget the yowl of "Lou Reed sucks!" at the end of "Sad Song," from Lou Reed Live (same show where Rock & Roll Animal was recorded). One of the more memorable "audience participation" episodes found on classic albums, but I'm still partial to the dialogue between Jim Morrison and some hippie chick about astrology on American Prayer.
  12. You Might Be Getting Old When...

    Father and son. The elder Blanda played at the University of Kentucky with my father in the late '40s. Coach was Bear Bryant. Met the younger at the Fender facility once when taking a tour.
  13. Divulging full serial number?

    ^^^^ This
  14. Coming in 2018 (at long last)

    Finally: Hard cover, full color, 240 pages. Signed copies will be available direct from author.
  15. Is That A Guitar Or A Table?

    Bottom line, how does that thingamabob differ (implicit aesthetic and sonic reasons) from that semi-Explorer-shaped multi-stringed instrument that was reportedly created for Maestro Alex Gregory a couple of decades ago? It showed up at a California guitar show back then but I've never seen or heard anyone, including Gregory, play it. And while we're at it, I've always wanted to know how and why Mr. Gregory acquired the "Maestro" designation.