A Fender Mark Hoppus Jazz Bass can be seen in this photo posted to Facebook by Tycho. In a [reddit post](https://www.reddit.com/r/Tycho/comments/21mi8m/that_bass_sound_on_awake/cgix3co/), a user asks about the bass sound on Tycho's Awake: > "First of all, the instruments sound absolutely fantastic on Awake. I know it was recorded with a lot of live instrumentation. As a bass player, I can't get over how awesome the bass sounds (especially on the title track). That pick twangy sound with the right amount of mid and low end just sounds so good - I can't get enough of it. Anyone know what rig the bass player is going through?" Tycho replies: > "Thanks! I played that part on a Fender Mark Hoppus bass through a UA 6176. Used a lot of plugins to further shape things but that initial input did most of the coloring. I'm also not a great bass player so I don't play the parts correctly and generally only play the top two strings so that always effects the sound (the live bass player plays with the top 3 strings and it never sounds the same to me). If I recall I used a pick. Also haven't changed the strings since I bought the bass new about 4 years ago. It's the same bass we use live, here's Zac playing it (the stripes are console tape): http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/p3zVjRS9qrE/hqdefault.jpg When I first got the bass I had the pickups angled so that the higher strings were more muted. the pickups are closer "more
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