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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. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    I can't say that I wouldn't have laid down the $449.00, grabbed the Tele and ran for the hills.....:D
     
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  2. Me too. The only people he helped was the pawn shop's profits. The original owner wouldn't have benefited.
    Although if it was at a yard sale from a little old lady selling her deceased husbands instruments then i'd probably have offered double which would have made her happy and me happy at the same time.
     
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  3. Tim Schnautz

    Tim Schnautz

    Jan 30, 2000
    I really don't believe much of that either. Did he have time to pull the neck to check for the date[s?] Was he called in my his buddy (like on pawn stars) to look it over? "let me call a buddy Here in Las Vegas who happens to be a expert on 3000 year old tugboat paddles and have him check it out..."

    Why would he throw a note in there from Greg thee employee, to vouch for his 'integrity? You don't know i Greg said anything like that or not. Come to think of it, you don't know if there is even a Greg or not. More I could say but...
    Karma? whatever...
    Little Jack Horner...
     
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  4. Clark W

    Clark W Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    "I hope it helps refill my karma bank for the ******** I have put others through...."

    The only way to refill that bank is make good to those he owes basses / money too.
     
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  5. Robus

    Robus

    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    It's not coming to anybody.
     
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  6. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Now THAT is funny! :roflmao:
     
  7. Mark 63

    Mark 63

    Apr 3, 2012
    Connecticut
    Why would the pawn shop let him unbolt the neck on a $449 guitar? They don't let people click the triggers on rifles (a sound policy).
    Also, pawn shops know the difference between Fender USA and imports. So unless Chumly was behind the counter, a Fender USA with Bigsby wouldn't be priced anywhere 450.
    And he has pictures of the guitar lacking the under-priced tag or the exciting neck date.
    DH needs to make his lies more plausible.
     
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  8. glocke1

    glocke1

    Apr 30, 2002
    PA

    I'm not so sure I buy any of that. In the age of the internet it would have taken less than ten minutes for the pawn shop owner to look up the history of that guitar and determine its worth.
     
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  9. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    That story is a lie. There was a thing with that guitar at the pawn shop and those pictures were taken and he reworked it into a story that he thinks makes him look good. He's a compulsive liar and fraud, IMO.
     
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  10. Mark 63

    Mark 63

    Apr 3, 2012
    Connecticut
    The real audience for this tale might be his sponsor.
     
  11. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    from the looks of this thread, he might be busy with steps 8 and 9 for quite some time...
     
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I placed my order 16 years ago this month. I'm not asking for the big consolation prize because others have been waiting longer than I. Just marking the anniversary.



     
  13. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    How does the saying go? Tragedy plus time equals comedy? Unfortunately the math doesn't work after you subtract a few grand.
     
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  14. LOL! He probably watched another customer planning to buy it and then decided to spill the beans.
     
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  15. It’s 16 years old now! Maybe it will drive itself to you!
     
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  16. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    16 years is a long time. It's comedy. I chalk it up as an expensive lesson learned back in my "youth".
     
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  17. glocke1

    glocke1

    Apr 30, 2002
    PA

    16 years. Wow. Do you think you’ll ever see it?
     
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  18. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Hang in there a while longer and it'll be "vintage".
     
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  19. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    It'll look pretty young but just be back-dated. You could try another bass, of course, a subs...
     
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  20. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    and now, The Who is in my head. :)
     
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