For you Blink heads!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Nov 30, 2001.

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  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    For all of you Hoppus freaks, GC now has the Hoppus sig bass for $489. :rolleyes:
  2. overpriced P-bass?
  3. No, a freak of the bass world, a j-bass with a p-style pickup something like that dies a slow painful death... Be afraid be very afraid!
  4. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    If this turns into another Blink 182/Mark Hoppus argument, it is getting closed.

    (just a warning in advance;) )
  5. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    reasons why I hate it already:

    • Theres no control plate!
    • It has a J neck and not a P neck. Mark's actual Custom Shop Fender has a P neck. Besides I hate J necks anyway; theyre too thin for my tastes.
    • You'll look like an idiot for playing one of them. Everyones gonna assume that you suck even before you play a note, and if you are good, people that hate blink will still think you are an idiot for using that bass.
    • I dont think thats a J body, it looks deformed. Or maybe Im just not used to seeing a J with no control plate... :confused:
    • Its MIM so it loses all snob appeal. Of course, the reason why Fender did this is because all the newbs who have no money and like blink can buy it, and then quit playing the bass in 2 months. Its perfect marketing; kudos to Fender. Seriously.
    • THE HEADSTOCK SAYS MARK HOPPUS BASS ON IT!!!! :mad: thats a big thumbs down! It should just say Jazz Bass.

    I like Mark Hoppus by the way, I just hate his bass. He inspired me to start playing and I still like the CD Dude Ranch. Its up there with Green Day in the best pop punk CD ever category.
  6. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    Ryan Lunneborg,this is not meaning to be an anti-mark hoppus post...

    I was wondering why Mark Hoppus got a signature before other players such as Matt Freeman,hell if I worked for Fender,theres a million bass players I'd choose for a signature for mark(sorry blink fans).Yeah and I know alot of you will say," why should matt freeman get sig bass before insert a bass player who deserves a sig here ".I guess some companies will do anything to get money.although i do love fender and I'm saving up for a jazz or p MIM next summer.
  7. Just saw the picture of it in the GC catalog. I think it is a normal J body, but the lack of the bridge pickup really throws off the look. I think that, aesthetically, it's pretty difficult to design a single pickup bass with a pickguard. That's why the Sting Ray is so successful.
  8. While Matt Freeman may not have a 'signature' bass, he does have what seems to be a custom Ibanez model. Does this count for anything?
  9. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    matt freeman plays ibanez,i thought he played fender.i saw him at a show and he had fender p-bass.strange,huh?
  10. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I can give you a couple reasons:

    1. He's a punk rocker and would hate to have a signature bass.

    2. No one would buy it because Rancid arent a popular band (compared to blink-182) you have to look at this from the point of view of Fender, and how much money they stand to gain. More people will buy a Mark Hoppus bass because blink 182 is a very popular act.
  11. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    oh yeah, and he doesnt use Fender. He uses Ibanez basses.
  12. BillyBishop


    Feb 7, 2001
    link?(unfortunately I am clueless to this "GC" you speak of")
  13. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    I know about the whole endorsing thing, I just think Mark gets too much credit and alot of people try to fight me for it,and they say "well he has to sing too,ive heard him play awesome basslines backstage!".look at Rush,look at Rancid(matt sings once in awhile),plenty of other bass/singers that are good at bass.IF mark was such a great bassist,then he could play at least some intermediate tunes while singing.I can't sing and play at the same time,but im a starter,maybe in a while...

    I heard and thought,and saw that Matt played Fender.I didn't know Ibanez made p-bass models(hehe)...
  14. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    one would think that he would play these "awesome bass lines" on stage... :rolleyes:

    maybe the next time they play the Electric Factory, Ill get some backstage passes and see this for myself.
  15. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    lo-end i meant for that post to be saying that mark probably cant play good basslines,and i meant it to say that people think he can.and why didnt u respond to my post before yours?
  16. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    I'm not much of a Mark defender, but I'm gonna play this from the otherside of the normal opinion and is based on my honest opinion. I saw Mark on stage play a very melodic bass solo at the beginning of a song...of course he went to banging roots while singing, but who cares...lot of people bang roots...hell Sting bangs roots....has anyone seen that show called Reverb on HBO? I saw this dude in a band called Oysterhead, who was a lead singer/bassist and he had a Carl Thompson and he was just rocking it while singing...takes some talent to multitask like that...tons of Phil Collins(drummer/singer) has coordination...guy can do at least 6 things at once...
  17. but mark hoppus is a "punk rocker" too, oh wait, no hes just riding the wave of whats popular
  18. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I like it, i wouldnt ever buy it. but i like it. but hasnt he been playing a fender MIA P-Bass lately? in the new vid hes got a p-bass. but im guessing he doesnt play it all the time.
  19. im so sick of this argument, someone close this thread PLEASE!

  20. I can probably think of a smart remark to go back to that statement, but I think I'll refrain from doing so....

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