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WARNING: Darrin Huff Basses / Zeller Guitars

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

  1. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    You've got your finger on the pulse on this and I genuinely feel for you. I wanted to have faith in DH but it looks like more procrastination.

    What a disappointment .
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  2. Dluxe


    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I was really hoping for the 5/15 delivery date. He made it seem like it was a possibility. That was 5 months ago....
    Pendulous and Fuzzbass like this.
  3. slowburnaz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Well, he is good at that...
    EddiePlaysBass likes this.
  4. tadawson


    Aug 24, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    . . . and you clearly are not familiar of the busiiness acumen of the underpants gnomes . . .

    the 'Profits!' comment was pure gold!
    caasi91, Duder, DrMole and 2 others like this.
  5. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Maybe the best.
    Pbassmanca likes this.
  6. DrMole

    DrMole Supporting Member

    You missed the South Park reference.;)

    And obviously, Mr Huff does NOT understand business.:whistle:
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  7. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    I did sort of. It is all coming back to me now though.

    The latter we can all agree on.
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  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I've been trying to avoid negativity, but won't avoid realism. He's delivered one bass in the past 2 years (longer than that I believe but I've stopped counting). Now he says he'll be rid of his backlog by 2020, just 2 months away.

    Let's say he misspoke and really meant backlog-free by 2021 (the end of 2020). That's still incredibly optimistic, to put it politely. Bottom line: it's in his power to buck up and prove the pessimism wrong.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2019
  9. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I wish I had tons of money.

    I would bankroll a 300 pound Thumb Breaker named Tony or Guido to baby sit Huff.

    Then all you guys could have your basses that you paid for.
  10. BlueShox

    BlueShox Registered Turtle

    Jul 14, 2007
    West Columbia, SC
    I can try to put a positive spin on it. I did a quick facebook troll, it looks like he did finish at least 10 guitars this year - maybe closer to 15 but there were a few that I was not sure of if they were duplicates or not because sometimes he switches hardware and pick-ups out. So, I know that does nothing to move forward on the back catalog of basses and the work and craftmanship involved in the basses is much higher than the guitars he is making, but there is proof that he does posses the ability to finish some instruments in a timely manner.
  11. Robus


    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    Nothing is moving forward the backkog. Not one of this scammer's victims will get the bass they paid for. Not in 2020. Not ever.
    nomaj, kohanmike, DrMole and 2 others like this.
  12. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
  13. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    I see that Mr. Huff has come up with a business to replace his yo-yo success story...:rollno:
  14. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    So much free time on his hands.

    What to do...what to do?
  15. BlueShox

    BlueShox Registered Turtle

    Jul 14, 2007
    West Columbia, SC
    I didn't know people actually used those string winders, much less would want one made with an exotic wood.
    S-Bigbottom likes this.
  16. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Just like I didn’t know that some guitar makers would rather do anything other than build guitars.

    The world is a strange place.
  17. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Those winders are more useful on a guitar than a bass but I think an exotic wood winder would be cool. The point here is that there are still a number of paying customers without anything to show for it. How about focusing on making that right before devoting time and energy into an exotic string winder venture? :meh:
  18. rodneyat


    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The bigger question is how long will it take to get one????
  19. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    I would tend to assume that Huff's idea here is to get some use out of all the scraps of exotic wood that he has (or would have) left over from cutting up boards to make his laminate sections. But it makes less sense than yo-yos, in that I want a winder (and I do use one once in a great while if I'm doing a complete change on a guitar) that is lightweight and ergonomic, not one that is cool looking.
    Pbassmanca likes this.
  20. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    I foresee a very long thread in the future of TalkStringWinders.com
    Haans, 5tring, S-Bigbottom and 16 others like this.

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