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NOFX/Fat Mike's current bass


Mr. Man wrote at 2006-08-03 03:57:59
no fat mike plays a danelectro.

Thuemen wrote at 2006-11-11 09:07:33
Actually, Fat mikes playing a Danelectro DC bass

i own one myself, and your right, it is a hollow body, beutiful bass.  I have a 1962... not sure of the year of his, but the copper colour  means its between 1959 and 1967


minority27 wrote at 2006-12-13 15:55:41
Dude the orange odd looking bass is a Dan Electro bass (I don't know the exact model)

Thuemen wrote at 2007-04-17 17:54:45
He's playing a DanElectro DC vintage beetween 55-65

Same one that I have :D

dls182 wrote at 2007-05-28 11:46:08

Sorry I can't be more specific, but I saw NOFX play live this year, and Fat Mike plays a Danelectro Bass of some sort. I can't seem to find out what kind it is though.

brandon ferrazzi wrote at 2007-10-20 18:02:05
fat mike uses danelectro basses and they our about 150 bucks

bill wrote at 2008-05-07 17:50:34
Fat mike has been using a Danelectro DC bass since the War on Errorism, but in the past he used a Fender American Precision bass (the one covered with the stickers that say Mike)

as for amp I am not sure for mike

Hefe - 1972 Fender American Series Tele with EMG-T pickups

his amp is a mesa boogie mark III

he uses a crybaby 535Q wah pedal too

Melvin - ESP Les Pauls with dimarzio distortion 2 Humbuckers

melvin's amp is a mesa boogie mark iv

Aristeo wrote at 2009-10-28 18:00:45
Ahh, Fat Mike's bass is not a vintage copper dc bass. Its a hollo body reissue that has a custom paint job. The original DC copper basses were short scale. Fat Mike's bass is regular scale. Imagine trying to play the intro to the decline or stickin' in my eye on a short sclae bass. Wouldn't work out well. In any case, its a danelectro dc reissue bass with a custom paint job.

ScavengerType wrote at 2012-11-30 11:25:55
Fat Mike records on a Fender American Standard P. Maybe a Deluxe, whatever. Live, he plays a pretty inexpensive Dano DC. Custom Color to match a vintage look, as mentioned. It's possible (unlikely) it's a vintage body but if so, it would have been repainted/finished. The head/neck are switched out as soon as they start to But he digs it. Makes it easy and inexpensive. He may be a millionaire, but he's still Jewish. Band joke, not mine. Anyway, that amazing sound on the records is a combination of the instrument and his head unit (which try as I might, can't figure out -- likely he switches up depending on where he records -- some say that's punk, some say lazy, some say those are the same thing). Looks like a Mesa Head, live. Definitely through an old Ampeg 8x10. His sound is REALLY different live. Seriously. I'm not saying his sound isn't good, but it is notably different from the recordings. It's just due to the setup. They're different. I've heard to match the (recorded) sound, Fender American P, crank the lows, drop the mids, run the treble anywhere between 1/3 and 2/3 depending on the song. And make sure you're playing like you don't give a flying F@#. Tada! Fat.


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