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Jul022019

Mark Hoppus auctioning bass to benefit LGBTQ+ charity; more gear going up for sale 

ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182's Mark Hoppus is auctioning off one of his custom basses to benefit the Trevor Project LGBTQ+ charity.

"We call this plaid bass Groundskeeper Willie," Hoppus says, name-checking the well-known Scottish Simpsons character.

"I wrote a great deal of the bass riffs for the [2003] untitled album on this bass. It has the sticker of the unicorn on there and the pink Famous Stars and Straps key chain that has been on here for the past decade and a half."

"I'm auctioning it off to raise money for the Trevor Project, which is a great organization doing great work," he adds.

Hoppus originally announced he'd be donating a bass in support of the Trevor Project a month ago, in response to news that a "straight pride parade" was being planned in Boston.

The auction for the bass is currently open via the online gear marketplace Reverb.com, and will run through July 8. Along with the money from the winning bid, Hoppus will donate an additional $5,000 to the Trevor Project.

Following the conclusion of the auction, Hoppus will be unloading more gear through his own Reverb shop, including basses, microphones and amps from his own collection. Those items will all go on sale starting July 8.

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