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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2010, 01:59:11 pm »

ssltech wrote on Wed, 11 August 2010 10:04

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 the motherboard says Designed by David Hinson. That's too bad, it's a nice pre.



I don't think that's a bad thing, at all...

Whatever John's difficulties, he's one hell of a guy when it comes to making tube gear sound good.

Keith



THE most talented, acquisitive abilities I've ever seen at massaging and optimizing audio circuitry of certain vintages. No digital skills really, but intuitive and inspired at applying the knowledge he HAS accumulated over the years. At the same time, he made some HUGE mistakes in diagnosing fairly simple problems with a couple of pieces we have here. Again, at odds with the norm.

Talent and skills are not the problem...except for the fact that they're the bait. Some get burned. Some don't...more obfuscation for the mix. After it was too late, I was warned by people that go back WAY further than 6 years. All major players in this field.

We paid him well. We bought him clothes, made his child support payments, glasses, food, cigarettes and generally treated him like royalty. All because I felt he deserved another chance and we were in a position to offer it.

I miss his charm, wit, abilities, laugh and appreciation for history. He taught me how to properly brew tea and how to bias an A/B circuit. The equipment he built and taught us to build for the studio is my favorite gear in here. Period. I hope I never see the OTHER side again in any human being.

I would do damned near anything to see him find a cure, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2010, 03:31:13 pm »

J.J. Blair wrote on Wed, 11 August 2010 19:49

Ryan, these aren't recent developments.  Some reports of this behavior go back a long ways.  Also, substance addiction did not seem to be part of the problem.  He did suffer from very debilitating depression, much like another borderline I know.  The other borderline I know had sociopathic tendencies, as well.  


Ok, skip that theory then..

indeed with 'kookiness' there is often a lot of crossover of symptoms which is known as comorbidity. One of the problems with the psychiatric 'manual' the DSM, is that people have found symptoms overlap & often don't fit into a neat categorical definition/set list of traits. Depression is apparently a frequent comorbid feature of Borderline fwiw.

The other borderline - a certain 'model' I assume? Definitely seems a candidate.. The Borderliner I was around, among so much other strange behavior, had moments where things resembled an actual horror movie, which I learned later was their psychotic side coming to the fore. Nightmare.

Anyway, such a bizarre story, someone with so much promise & apparent actual talent with electronics - yet with such faults...

(IMO if someone were a 'full on' sociopath you'd think they'd as an example, do something like blag their way into an electronics job possessing few true qualifications - not having the focus & determination to become accomplished, steal the designs, get someone else to make the units with borrowed money, claim it all as their own work, get orders, skip town leaving a trail of bills)

Bipolar could possibly fit with a profile of depression, high skill & creativity, coupled with periods of completely messing up in ways that are impossible to comprehend and leaving a trail of wreckage.


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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2010, 04:52:44 pm »

phantom309 wrote

He taught me how to properly brew tea...



Tch... that info is already available on the internets...

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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

I have the feeling that I have more experience in my little finger than you do in your whole body about audio electronics..

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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2010, 06:50:27 pm »

Jim Williams wrote on Tue, 10 August 2010 09:46

Perhaps he can utilize his prolific talents in prison. John Stevens rewired all of the intercoms and reworked the TV reception in a California prison, it made him some needed "friends" for protection.


Was Bubba on his side? Or was he protecting against  Bubba?  Laughing
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2010, 12:05:25 am »

ssltech wrote on Wed, 11 August 2010 14:52

phantom309 wrote

He taught me how to properly brew tea...



Tch... that info is already available on the internets...

Razz

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Dang, Keith...you and Barks have this stuff down to a science. At least I had the Hobbknobs biscuits right.
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2010, 12:11:29 am »

Could another word for 'sociopath' be 'lead singer'?
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2010, 12:39:53 am »

No that's another category in the DSM - the affliction of infamy: LSD - Lead Singer's Disease
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2010, 10:20:54 am »

RSettee wrote on Wed, 11 August 2010 15:50

Jim Williams wrote on Tue, 10 August 2010 09:46

Perhaps he can utilize his prolific talents in prison. John Stevens rewired all of the intercoms and reworked the TV reception in a California prison, it made him some needed "friends" for protection.


Was Bubba on his side? Or was he protecting against  Bubba?  Laughing


I was told the story by Doug Messinger in NoHo, he knew John well as he has his machines.

John was bored in I believe Vacaville Prison. He volunteered to rewire the prison intercom system. That was a great success so he next rewired the TV antenna and wiring to the prison cells.

One day the big boss man of the prison, a very large black "Bubba" approached him in the prison yard. John thought he was in big time trouble.

Bubba said; "My TV never looked so good. If anyone messes with you just bring it to me".
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2010, 07:22:10 pm »

Jim Williams wrote on Thu, 12 August 2010 09:20

RSettee wrote on Wed, 11 August 2010 15:50

Jim Williams wrote on Tue, 10 August 2010 09:46

Perhaps he can utilize his prolific talents in prison. John Stevens rewired all of the intercoms and reworked the TV reception in a California prison, it made him some needed "friends" for protection.


Was Bubba on his side? Or was he protecting against  Bubba?  Laughing


I was told the story by Doug Messinger in NoHo, he knew John well as he has his machines.

John was bored in I believe Vacaville Prison. He volunteered to rewire the prison intercom system. That was a great success so he next rewired the TV antenna and wiring to the prison cells.

One day the big boss man of the prison, a very large black "Bubba" approached him in the prison yard. John thought he was in big time trouble.

Bubba said; "My TV never looked so good. If anyone messes with you just bring it to me".


That is awesome, man. You never know what talents will save your ass in jail!
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2010, 08:26:38 pm »

RSettee wrote on Thu, 12 August 2010 17:22

Jim Williams wrote on Thu, 12 August 2010 09:20

RSettee wrote on Wed, 11 August 2010 15:50

Jim Williams wrote on Tue, 10 August 2010 09:46

Perhaps he can utilize his prolific talents in prison. John Stevens rewired all of the intercoms and reworked the TV reception in a California prison, it made him some needed "friends" for protection.


Was Bubba on his side? Or was he protecting against  Bubba?  Laughing


I was told the story by Doug Messinger in NoHo, he knew John well as he has his machines.

John was bored in I believe Vacaville Prison. He volunteered to rewire the prison intercom system. That was a great success so he next rewired the TV antenna and wiring to the prison cells.

One day the big boss man of the prison, a very large black "Bubba" approached him in the prison yard. John thought he was in big time trouble.

Bubba said; "My TV never looked so good. If anyone messes with you just bring it to me".


That is awesome, man. You never know what talents will save your ass in jail!


No. Sorry.
What would have been "awesome" was if he had NOT gone to jail in the first place and was able to complete the mind blowing ideas he had on the books and drawing table before they hauled him off. You have no idea what we narrowly missed having from the mind of John StePHens.
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2010, 09:14:49 pm »

phantom309 wrote on Thu, 12 August 2010 19:26

RSettee wrote on Thu, 12 August 2010 17:22

Jim Williams wrote on Thu, 12 August 2010 09:20

RSettee wrote on Wed, 11 August 2010 15:50

Jim Williams wrote on Tue, 10 August 2010 09:46

Perhaps he can utilize his prolific talents in prison. John Stevens rewired all of the intercoms and reworked the TV reception in a California prison, it made him some needed "friends" for protection.


Was Bubba on his side? Or was he protecting against  Bubba?  Laughing


I was told the story by Doug Messinger in NoHo, he knew John well as he has his machines.

John was bored in I believe Vacaville Prison. He volunteered to rewire the prison intercom system. That was a great success so he next rewired the TV antenna and wiring to the prison cells.

One day the big boss man of the prison, a very large black "Bubba" approached him in the prison yard. John thought he was in big time trouble.

Bubba said; "My TV never looked so good. If anyone messes with you just bring it to me".


That is awesome, man. You never know what talents will save your ass in jail!


No. Sorry.
What would have been "awesome" was if he had NOT gone to jail in the first place and was able to complete the mind blowing ideas he had on the books and drawing table before they hauled him off. You have no idea what we narrowly missed having from the mind of John StePHens.



No doubt. I just thought that was a cool story about making the best of a bad situation.
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2010, 09:56:24 pm »

What the heck did Steven's have to go to jail for?
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2010, 12:39:37 am »

mazoaudio wrote on Thu, 12 August 2010 19:56

What the heck did Steven's have to go to jail for?


It's spelled "Stephens".

I'm sure the details are in here somwhere-
http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/mv/msg/15367/0/0/ 15129/
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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2010, 01:02:19 pm »

What a sad, sad, story!!

I have a lot of tube equipment I purchased both directly from John and from David Kean (who you can rely on 100%) while John worked there, and it's my favorite audio gear. I hope John gets some professional help to put him back on the rails because he's extremely talented.

Kudos to both Davids for giving him opportunities, a pity it wasn't appreciated!

Cheers,

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Re: Theft From My Shop: David John Hinson Pleads No Contest, is Sentenced
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2010, 12:38:24 pm »

David Kulka wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 17:56


This event turned my little world upside down. At first it was impossible to comprehend, because I was trying to logically understand something that was not logical. But professionals have said that my experience is common, and unremarkable. Below are some general warning signs. Not all were present in my situation but I think these are important things to look out for, in combination:

Person has been in the industry for years, but has little/no activity with previous clients, little/no cell phone/email activity, no apparent "network".
Person has no wife, girlfriend, or partner, and no circle of friends.
Person gets into mysterious fights and/or disputes with people.
Person seems dishonest about trivial matters, even when there is no apparent benefit.
Person is charming, charismatic, glib, seems skilled at controlling others.
Person does not seem to have genuine sympathy or empathy for others.
Person tells stories that portray him or her as a victim to elicit your pity, help, or money.
Person is bored easily and craves excitement.
Person shows occasional, random bad judgment in business or social situations, or loses temper unexpectedly.
Person seems to have shallow emotions.

Listen to your intuition. If the little voice in your head says that something is not right, that is definitely a red flag.

Based on this list there are more than a few people who I need to be suspicious of...

We need to be careful not to make monsters out of everybody....
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