Blink-182 inspired me to pick up a bass and start a band back in the day. With their new California album I got to thinking about the basses Mark Hoppus (bassist for Blink) used over the years. I’ve put together this chronology for anyone who is interested. All photos are linked instead of embedded so the post isn't all clogged up. Sorry if the links don't work for all of eternity. 1987 - 1991(?) MAKO PRECISION BASS (Black) Given as a gift from his dad at 15, Mark used this in his teenage bands The Attic Children, Pier 69, and Of All Things. In Mark's MTV Cribs episode you see he still has it. Photo by excalone - Mark showing the bass in MTV Cribs 2002 (I had to screengrab this) https://www.talkbass.com/media/mako-p-bass.2831/full - Not the actual bass but same model https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h-bbdIohjwQ/maxresdefault.jpg - This is is the best shot out there of him with this bass, although it's not very good. 1991(?)-1994 FENDER PRECISION BASS (Black) Sometime between 1990 and 1992, Mark acquired a black Fender Precision Bass. He is shown with it in the earliest photos of Blink. He presumably used it on the Flyswatter demo, Buddha, and Cheshire Cat albums. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Blink-182_at_the_Gorilla_Pit_in_October_1993.jpg - Blink in 1993 at The Gorilla Pit in San Diego. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/96/58/78/965878c4e94645ada61371eacd8fd706.jpg - Random Mark picture, sometime after 1992 (based on the Green Day - Kerplunk shirt) 1995-1997 MUSICMAN STINGRAY (Black) This is my favorite Mark bass. He used it for all of their early tours. I'm not sure if he only had one or several black Stingrays but he is shown using that model/color exclusively throughout those years. It saw a lot of action and there a ton of photos of him using it. http://www.sonic1029.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/blink2.jpg\ - 1996 Warped Tour https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...e_Showcase_Theater_in_Corona_July_18,1995.jpg - 1995 Good Times Tour Backup Bass - He also had a blue Precision Bass that made some appearances during this time, most notably the "Dammit" video. (DAMMIT - Comment #298 added by rjb at D- Dammit...) 1998 MUSICMAN STINGRAYS (blue, orange, maybe green) Blink 182 had their first taste of mainstream success with 1997's Dude Ranch and could afford some new gear. Mark got a few new Stingrays in cool colors like light blue and orange. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LzOsCdob9-A/hqdefault.jpg - Australian TV 1998 http://www.geocities.ws/fenixtx_2000/pictures/Vegas1.jpg - Probably the 1998 Poo-Poo-Pee-Pee Tour. 1999 FENDER PRECISIONS (various colors: blue, red, surf green) During the recording of Enema of the State, Mark switched to Precisions as his main bass thanks to producer Jerry Finn. Mark was widely photographed with these during the 1999 part of the Enema of the State touring/promo cycle, including the "What's My Age Again" and "All The Small Things" videos. http://ebeqsne.cloudimg.io/s/resize/630/http://images.fasterlouder.com.au/1285/1285702.jpg - 1999 Warped Tour https://i.ytimg.com/vi/x-xvMncGcvU/hqdefault.jpg - No idea, but it's 1999. 2000-2002 FENDER MARK HOPPUS SIGNATURE VERSION 1 (various colors, mostly surf green) Sometime at the end of 1999, Fender got with Mark and designed his signature model that he used at the height of Blink's fame. This particular model has the Jazz body and metal tailpiece but P pickups and single volume knob. The first time I saw him with it was on SNL in January 2000, using the green one he nicknames "Lettuce". This is probably the bass most associated with Mark. http://41.media.tumblr.com/lvWy3bFrSq5yjk3s2e1xK34vo1_500.jpg - 2000 MTV VMAs https://i.ytimg.com/vi/g_yZJkaghrY/maxresdefault.jpg 2000 in Melbourne. 2002-2006 FENDER MARK HOPPUS SIGNATURE VERSION 2 (various colors, mostly hot pink) In 2002 Fender released the Mark Hoppus Signature for sale but changed the design to make the control plate all pickguard plastic instead of metal, much to my disappointment. Mark's personal basses reflected this change in 2002. http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/2439323-mark-hoppus-of-blink-182-performing-at-the-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=OCUJ5gVf7YdJQI2Xhkc2QPHf4E5l0tgz8cqVSIziIbIQskASn/O8sr2fPkp3j9E+2ocMjT7bmgkm+9sT6gt6MQ== - 2002 Pop Disaster Tour, which I sadly had to miss https://cbswhfs.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/51320792_10.jpg - 2004 MTV Icon: The Cure 2006-2015 FENDER MARK HOPPUS SIGNATURE VERSION 3 (various colors, mostly blonde or cream) After Blink 182 went on hiatus in 2005, Mark decided to alter his design by reversing the position of his Precision pickups. He used that version in +44 and in the post-2009 Blink reunion. Later models have the Octopus logo from his online store. https://www.google.com/search?q=MARk+Hoppus+2006&safe=off&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=643&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDprHi3-LNAhUM4SYKHWcXCvEQ_AUIBigB#safe=off&tbm=isch&q=MARk+Hoppus+2007&imgrc=DSadQ8THujLvkM%3A - 2007 Honda Civic Tour http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28400000/Blink-blink-182-28485483-500-333.jpg- 2013, somewhere. 2015-Present FENDER JAGUAR BASSES, CUSTOMIZED (various colors) Presumably to match new guitarist Matt Skiba, Mark started using Fender Jaguars in 2015. At first they seemed to be production models. However with the new album/tour/promo they have obviously been customized to have the backward P-pickups and crazy paint jobs. https://cdn.la-lights.com/news/2016...nk-182-siapkan-album-paling-keren-160120q.jpg - 2015. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos...s-on-abcs-good-morning-at-picture-id544074488 - A really good look at the custom Jag. Good Morning America 2016. OTHER BASSES- Fender Acoustic Bass - In the past Mark used a Fender acoustic. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Gde9VAVw5Bc/maxresdefault.jpg UPDATE - Taylor Acoustic Bass - More recently he has been using a Taylor acoustic https://i.ytimg.com/vi/fa9gc6LGVAw/hqdefault.jpg Fender VI Bass - During the Self-Titled phase he toyed with a Fender VI. Interia - Polska i świat: informacje, sport, gwiazdy. And there you have it! Hopefully this will be a good reference for any Mark Hoppus Blink 182 fans!