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WARNING: Darrin Huff Basses / Zeller Guitars

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


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  1. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    Yes, it's really sad. The people here could have had their basses and maybe something as beautiful. Whether it's mental illness or something else it seems to be he needs someone to do everything that isn't carving wood or drilling holes so he can't mess things up for everyone including himself. I am sort of saying hate the sin, love the sinner, or something like that. It is Sunday, after all. :)
     
  2. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    The things he claimed to do were things like inventing brand name drugs or flying planes through national monuments (he didn't have a pilot's licence). But he really did believe in everything he said. But he wouldn't have harmed a fly if his life had depended on it.
     
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  3. glocke1

    glocke1

    Apr 30, 2002
    PA
    This guy makes some damn nice basses.

    I’d buy one if there was a completed one available
     
  4. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'd take one if it was given to me. Then I'd tell people who ask all about the maker and how he lies to people and keeps their money for decades. Then when I'd have my fun, I'd sell it. I don't like these kinds of basses.
     
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  5. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    I have no dog in this fight.

    That being said it seems to me that Mr. Huff needs some serious supervision. That and therapy and most likely medication.

    The Dude is incredibly talented. It is so sad that he has chosen this path.

    Moonshine :bassist:
     
  6. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    It's not my style of bass. I'm glad for the update with video of the actual bass.
     
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  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    It's a pretty nice bass. It's not nearly 15 years worth of nice. I wouldn't trade a Zon for it. Actually, I wouldn't trade a Stingray for it. But @Gorn has a pretty good idea for it if it were given to him :D
     
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  8. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    obviously 'truth and reality' should have read 'fantasy and reality'.
     
  9. Robus

    Robus

    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    It would look nicer without the scroll. Still looks like wall art. Does it play or sound any better than a Squier?
     
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  10. glocke1

    glocke1

    Apr 30, 2002
    PA

    I think the scroll looks good. But after looking again what gets me is the point at the bottom be offset.
     
  11. mr. zero

    mr. zero

    Sep 21, 2001
    Lansdale, PA
    I'm going to assume that it's coming to me. And the bass, itself is not 15+ years old, just the "order" for it.
     
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    The scroll was a big selling point for me. It's essentially a tribute to Carl Thompson. Darrin offers two varieties: the "ball" scroll as shown above, and a carved spiral scroll, like this:
    For Sale - D. Huff 3D Scroll Rainbow Bass

    FWIW, mine will have the carved scroll, but without the horizontal "racing stripes". And again, my order is not even really started yet, so I expect I'll be at the back of the queue.
     
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  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Just leaving this here.

     
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  14. He should have flipped it for a profit to fund all of your basses!

    This is just him bragging about his (selective) morality. If a business puts a price tag on something it’s fair game. And yet he decides to take this small moral act and brag about it in an effort to obscure his large moral shortcomings.

    His post in completely paradoxical.
     
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  15. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Why is he at a pawn shop when he should have his sorry ass in his shop doing something?
     
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  16. My thoughts exactly. Good luck, guys.
     
  17. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    My best guess is the guitar was his and he pawned it for a quick buck. Conjured up some story for facebook and went on his merry way to his drug dealer.

    If he stated the sky was blue I would feel compelled to double check.
     
  18. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    He might legitimately be looking for tools for cheap. We don't know.
     
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  19. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    What for? He doesn't need them. Tools are for people who actually work.
     
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  20. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Maybe he is buying up cheap guitars to part out components for his new builds.
     
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