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Image for Mark Hoppus Is Auctioning Off Some Vintage Blink-182 Gear For A Good CauseMark Hoppus With Blink-182 Live In Sydney, 2013 / Photo: Ashley Mar

Mark Hoppus Is Auctioning Off Some Vintage Blink-182 Gear For A Good Cause

Written by Emmy Mack on July 4, 2019

Blink-182 bassman Mark Hoppus is auctioning off some classic pieces of Blink gear for a very good cause.

He’s just put his 2002 Fender Custom Pink Plaid Precision Bass guitar under the hammer to raise money for The Trevor Project, which provides life-saving crisis intervention and mental health services to LGBTQ+ youth.

“We call this plaid bass Groundskeeper Willie,” Hoppus explains, adding that the vintage four-string also holds a special place in Blink history.

“I wrote a great deal of the bass riffs for the [2003] untitled album on this bass,” he continues. “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.”

Mark has also promised to donate an extra $5,000 to the charity out of his own pocket too #bless

The auction runs til on July 8th and you can check it out here.

Meanwhile, Mark is also set to auction off a whole range of other gear – including basses, mics and amps — as he explains in the video below.

It comes on the heels of the release of Blink’s new single ‘Happy Days’ off their forthcoming new album.

We’re still waiting on that Australian tour, too btw.

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