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Old Mark Hoppus Bass Vs Modern?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Bass' started by Thing1, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Thing1

    Thing1

    Feb 24, 2014
    I have been on a major hunt for a first gen Mark Hoppus bass lately (ebay, craigslist, etc.) but man are those things hard to find in good shape :(. I have found a modern one faily cheap however, but I'm not sure how much I like the idea of the reversed pickups. I was just wondering if anyone who has played/owned one would chime in and say which bass is best for playing music from Dude Ranch - Take off your pants and jacket? As far as I know his 1st gen was based off that tone, and his modern one is for more of a +44 tone, but I could be wrong. Let me know what you guys know! Thank you very much :).
     
  2. DudeWheresMy182

    DudeWheresMy182 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Milwaukee
    I think this may be in the wrong area, so Mods, please move if necessary.

    I would like to consider myself a Hoppus fan, in fact he was one of the reasons I started playing. If you're looking at Dude Ranch, the man played an Ernie Ball Stingray (just look at the music video for 'Josie') but also played a standard P-bass (music video for 'Dammit'). Enema of the State was pretty much all P-Bass. He got his signature between there and TOYPAJ, which is pretty much the P-bass but in a Jazz body. So if you're looking for that tone, go for the first gen model. The new gen is cool too, I like the transparent paintjob and new neck.
     
  3. BMizar

    BMizar Perpetual Beginner Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Ogden, Utah
    Someone was selling one of the first gens on the forum yesterday.
     



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