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Fender Flea Jazz Bass 2019 in Shell Pink

£1,200.00

Fender Flea Jazz Bass In excellent condition with Fender Gigbag Made in Mexico 2019 Among the bass community, Flea (Michael Peter Balzary) is best known for being the highly animated bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP). His generally animated character, both on and off the stage, is where his…Read More

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Fender
Flea Jazz Bass

In excellent condition with Fender Gigbag

Made in Mexico 2019

Among the bass community, Flea
(Michael Peter Balzary) is best known for being the highly animated bassist for
Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP). His generally animated character, both on and off
the stage, is where his nickname comes from – though there are various specific
stories on exactly how and when the name came about. Flea was born in 1962 in
Melbourne, Australia, though his family moved to the USA in 1969. He’s led a
storied life, though not all those stories are good. However, he also had the
benefit of being in a house where many jam sessions happened, and was exposed
to a broad spectrum of music from some great musicians who played there. His
first instrument was drums, but his first “instrument love” was for the trumpet
– which he still loves and plays, even today, including with RHCP (as well as
piano, as long as we’re at it). One of the highlights in his life was meeting
Dizzy Gillespie, one of his jazz heroes.

The body of this bass is made of
alder. The Shell Pink finish is Road Worn® nitrocellulose lacquer, which has
been distressed to mimic Flea’s original bass’ wear and tear. The bass is
34”-scale, using a 20-fret maple neck, with a classic “U” shape. The U shape is
basically a deeper and rounder version of the popular “C” shape we’re more familiar
with, these days. It’s held on by a classic 4-bolt plate, except it’s inscribed
with artwork Flea created. The “slab” rosewood fingerboard has a vintage 7.25”
radius, aged white dots (to simulate the old clay dots Fender used back in the
day), and a 1.5” synthetic bone nut. The tuners are distressed and “reverse”
operation, just as the old Fenders used to be. The pickups on this bass are
Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coils, and the controls are the “stacked”
(concentric) knob configuration of a separate volume on top and (passive) tone
control for each pickup, which is the black ring on the bottom. The tone
controls also have detented action (they “click” several times as you rotate
them). The bridge is vintage-style bent-plate, with adjustable barrels for each
string, and the truss rod adjustment is faithful to the original, being a
“flat-head” style, and pretty much buried in the neck pocket. The strap buttons
are the classic cone shape. The bass comes with a fairly basic gig bag.

condition

Mint

make

Fender

model

Flea Jazz Bass

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Rockstock.store