Wow... just wow! You guys are something else. It's actually hilarious all the assumptions people have made about me. But I expect nothing less from people on the internet these days. So here it is... I have perused talkbass.com since 2016 and mainly because of this topic (courtesy of Google). I wanted a scroll bass because Les Claypool is one of my influences and I love unique looking instruments (go figure as I'm sure I'm not the only one). I came across one of Darrin's basses on other websites and then found one for sale on Ebay. I bought it. I was blown away by the craftsmanship and I own other custom built instruments to compare it to as well as do wood work myself. But... I was upset in reading the stuff people have gone through. So I tracked Darrin down back then to get the story from him and talk to him about the bass I got. He was very humble and told me his side. The thing that struck me was that he still wanted to make right with customers despite his life events that apparently put everyone in the situation that still looms today. The only thing I can personally relate to is having gone through similar situations with other people and them disappearing. I gave him credit for at least trying. Now, what I mean by him attempting to make good for customers is that he has posted pictures on his personal page about building basses (when he is able to between working to pay bills) for past customers and made note that he's no longer making scroll basses other than what he owes people. Not too terribly long ago I believe he shipped one overseas. I can only take that at face value. Obviously, there are many of you who've had first hand experience with giving him your hard earned money and nothing to show for it. No... I'm not one of those people in this instance but I'm sympathetic. However, I'm also nobodies puppet. I'm merely weighing in on a topic that truthfully I'd all but forgotten about. It's really only been recently that talkbass has sent me emails about updated posts in this topic. Also, why I'm now responding... I got an update email yesterday only to find the many lovely comments and assumptions about me. So if that clears things up than great! If not.... believe what you want. You can keep bashing me and making all the assumptions you'd like. Personally, I could care less. I make custom guitar parts and know great quality when I see it. I really want Darrin to make good for people so they can either try play his basses for themselves or at least have something to recover some funds. I hope people can at least appreciate when someone is trying whether that's at the speed they want or not. I guess reach out to him if you can and get an update?