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Mark Hoppus Tone???

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassistSVT, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. BassistSVT


    Nov 25, 2007
    I'm IN LOVE with Mark Hoppus's tone from his Blink 182 days.

    A great example of the sound I'm talking about is their 2000 private show in San Diego. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=yYxq-r77Y1o)

    Does anyone know what settings i need to get this tone?

    I'm using a 1998 Fender Jazz and a KUSTOM PA system, the exact model I'm not sure of. There is no bass input on said PA so its just through one of the regular inputs.

    :help: :help: :help: :help:
  2. dreadheadbass


    Dec 17, 2007
    a rough guess from what i hear would be turn the treble up add a tiny bit of mid and play fairly hard with a hard pick

    but its just a guess i aint a blink fan n play with fingers:bag:
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I honestly don't understand how anyone could be "in love with" that so-called "tone". You can't even hear him except when the guitarist stops playing. It's just plain P bass through an average PA with nothing at all helping it tone-wise. If you have a PA amp you're already there. Maybe scoop your mids a bit so that you can't be heard in the mix, just like in that video clip. Oh yeah, and play with a pick.
  4. assboglin

    assboglin Banned

    Jul 13, 2007
    P Bass + Ampeg.
  5. assboglin

    assboglin Banned

    Jul 13, 2007
    Forget it I just looked at the clip and you don't even need the ampeg for that. But a Sansamp probably wouldn't hurt you.
  6. dreadheadbass


    Dec 17, 2007
    i think the main key to that "tone" its play hard with a heavy pick

    and is it just me or does his tone sound "empty"
  7. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I'm not a fan of the band, but I thought maybe the problem was just that it was a live clip. But here's the video with the album track, where it's still buried in the mix.

    But to answer the OP's question, it's his custom Fender (a Jazz Bass body with an SD P-bass pickup and neck) played with a pick through an Ampeg and EQ'd to be bass heavy, mid scooped and light on the treble. Personally I think it's like a muffled version of Mike Dirnt's tone.
  8. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    This might just be me, but to get his tone you need a p bass with the tone knob on full, dunlop tortex .60 picks, and keep the eq pretty much flat.
  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Well, that was unimpressive.

    ...with the exception that I recognized the venue and have played that very stage.
  10. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Perhaps this will impress you:

    "They call me the Rhymenoceros
    Not because I'm fat, not
    'cause I got birds on my back
    but because I'm horny, I'm HORNY"
  11. They call me the Hiphopopotamus
    My lyrics are bottomless............
  12. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    "They call me the HipHopappotamus
    because my lyrics are bottomless...
  13. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
  14. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    my favourite is still "If You're into It."

    "In the buff being rude
    Doin' stuff with the food
    Getting lewd with his food
    We heard thats what you are into"
  15. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Then on our next date
    Well, you could bring your roommate
    I don't know if Stu is keen to
    But if you want we could double-team you

    How about you
    And two dudes?
    Him, you and Stu
    In the nude
    Being lewd with two dudes with food
    Well, that's if Stu's into it, too
  16. I'm quite partial to "Bret you got it goin on" myself

    Its the conclusion that I've come to
    But that doesnt mean that I want to bum you
  17. markdavid


    Jun 29, 2007
    All you need for the Mark Hoppus tone is a P Bass with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Pickups and roundwounds (newer is better with regards to the strings) , then boost the treble a little
  18. Aside from that, and not to go too far off topic, but Tom Delonge shot have been fired from the band there and then for the way he handled his broken string. Totally un-professional IMO.
  19. I didnt know that was considered tone....

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