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Mark Hoppus bass settings?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Kylemcgregor96, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Kylemcgregor96


    Aug 8, 2012
    I own a mark hoppus signature model bass with an ashdown five fifteen mini stack at 100w with 2x10" speakers.

    I need some growl which i can't find and it sounds too boomy and trebbly. I've tried every EQ.

    I can't seem to get his tone. Is it maybe the strings i got with it or do i need a pedal which sounds like his ampeg SVT?
  2. JFOC


    Oct 23, 2010
    new hampShire
    " it sounds too boomy and trebbly"

    boost mids, cut highs n lows!

    no experience but I've heard a tech 21 can work wonders..
  3. do you know if he mic's his cabs, or uses a DI?

    edit: it looks like he uses a DI but I didn't look very hard. You'd be surprised how different a bass can sound direct vs through your amp.
  4. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    It says on the Dunlop site he uses a MXR DI+. his tone is also very midrange-y. He's not longer using SVT's, he's using New Vintage cabs and he uses Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings. Live, he's been using a NS-2 and a Fulltone Bass Drive Mosfet.
  5. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Most bassists who have signature models rarely, if ever use them it seems.
  6. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    It's in his mind and hands.

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