In the early days of Green Day Mike played a Gibson G3 which for a long time was his main bass. In this music video for "Basket Case" he can be seen playing it. Also, in an interview with guitar center he said "I used to use a Gibson G3 bass years ago. I played at least 700 shows out of that thing before Tre accidentally broke the neck on it twice on stage by pushing over my amps." http://gc.guitarcenter.com/interview/greenday/ He also says "On Insomniac, I played my Gibson G3; you can really hear it on Kerplunk and Insomniac. It’s distinctive, like on the intro to “No One Knows.”" http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/holy-trinity-mike-dirnt-and-green-day/26887more
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