Mark Hoppus Auctions Personal Gear for Charity
Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has launched a shop on Reverb to auction off nearly 80 pieces of his music gear. Ranging from basses to amps to microphones, the auction benefits the Trevor Project which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth. Hoppus says he will also donate $5,000 on top of any money raised.
One of the major highlights includes his infamous plaid bass. “We call this plaid bass Groundskeeper Willie. I wrote a great deal of the bass riffs for the  untitled album on this bass. It has the sticker of the unicorn on there and the pink Famous Stars and Straps keychain that has been on here for the past decade and a half,” Hoppus said of the bass guitar. “I’m auctioning it off to raise money for the Trevor Project, which is a great organization doing great work.”
Other pieces include a custom Fender Precision he used on tour, a pair of Avalon U5 direct preamps he used for live shows, his road-worn Ampeg SVT Classic amp, and more. Get a rundown from Hoppus himself:
The auction is running now through July 8th. For more information, check out the auction’s Reverb page.