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WARNING: Darrin Huff basses: over TWELVE YEARS and still waiting

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fuzzbass, Jun 16, 2006.


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  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    The D Huff Facebook page is going to be closed soon. Hopefully all the TBers owed instruments are on it. Thanks @stacker for mentioning this to me.

    d-huff-guitars-.
     
  2. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    A TBer emailed me about updates on the Facebook page regarding refunds. I can't print the screen (anyone else able to?) but has anyone been able to get a refund at all? I'm opening this thread up again.
     
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  3. rodneyat

    rodneyat Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 10.57.40 AM.
     
  4. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  5. rodneyat

    rodneyat Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    It looks like this was still back in March and someone commented in May about what was the status....No surprises there
     
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  6. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Yeah, agreed.

    There's a post on May 23 about refunding a customer, so if that person is here in this thread, please post. But for some reason, I'm skeptical.
     
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Stuff he posts has a tendency to disappear. It happened in the various forums he hosted, and now in the FB group. This is the latest post I see:

    dhuffgroup.

    EDIT: I got the page confused with the group. The latter is closed to those who have ordered basses.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2016
  8. stacker

    stacker Banned

    Feb 24, 2010
    scotland
    Didn't he close the group to customers only??
     
  9. stacker

    stacker Banned

    Feb 24, 2010
    scotland
    Seems that page is still active!
     
  10. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    I honestly don't know why I read this thread, it get's me depressed and I'm not one of the unfortunate victims.
     
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  11. Does he honestly still think that anyone believes a single word out of his mouth at this point? His tone is still awfully smug for somebody who stole thousands of dollars from people over a decade ago and he's still peddling the same tired story and continues to give people false hope. Despicable.
     

  12. Mental illness aint fun for anyone
     
  13. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    I posted this in the Dr. Bass cab sticky, but it's just as relevant here:

    To anyone new to this thread:

    Please do not blame the victims and do not think that every effort was not made to recoup losses. This is not a "whiny baby" thread, this is an attempt to put the word out that there's a strong potential to get burned if you deal with this guy.
     
  14. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Truth!
     
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I posted a "what's up?" in the DHuffGuitars closed group and Darrin replied that I should e-mail or text him directly, so I e-mailed him the specifics of my order ($$$ paid up front in particular) for his review and confirmation. He e-mailed me back within a couple of hours: no comment at all on my specifics; in short, he said that his plan was to pay everyone back by sometime in 2017.

    Just posting the update here without further comment.
     
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  16. scarswebare

    scarswebare

    Jun 2, 2016
    I just recently bought a bass Darrin made from someone on Ebay. Looking at the quality, I am very excited to receive the bass. The work he's done obviously gave him a reputation of a quality builder in the beginning. However, today, I stumbled across this forum and am incredibly shocked! Hope he makes good on what he says cause that's some BS! Seems like he was once all about making bass guitars but lost the passion for it and is hiding behind a lot of excuses. Maybe I'm wrong but you don't take people's money like that!

    Sorry to hear you guys are going through this!
     
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  17. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Congrats on your DHuff. And thanks for the support, but don't let the builder's bad behavior affect your enjoyment of the bass.

    I'm a little curious to know whether yours was truly a pre-owned bass, or one of the ones Darrin built within the past few years that was sold brand new by proxy outside of his waiting list, under various pretenses. You probably don't know -- if not, don't worry about it. But post some pictures if you can, I'd love to see your bass. As you say, he does great work (when he gets around to it).
     
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  18. stacker

    stacker Banned

    Feb 24, 2010
    scotland
    You just bought one and suddenly found this forum?
     
  19. BadJazz

    BadJazz Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    That's the point of this stickied post. It shows up second when anyone googles his name.
     
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