Energetic Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea gets his new signature bass, and it's just as fun-packed as he is - the Fender Flea Jazz Active Bass is one of the coolest we've seen in a while...

Flea playing his Signature Active Jazz Bass, in Inca Silver Whether you're a huge Red Hot Chili Peppers fan or not, the new Fender Flea Active Jazz Bass has a lot to offer - it's simply a great Jazz Bass with some unique features, such as the choice of Satin Shell Pink or Inca Silver finishes. And it's also a great homage to Flea, who's after all still one of the most creative, talented and irreverent bass players around, whether playing with RHCP or with his side-project with Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Atoms For Peace. [caption id="attachment_50514" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Brand New Active Flea Bass in action Flea In Action With His Signature Active Jazz Bass[/caption] Flea’s funk- and jazz-influenced basslines helped make the Red Hot Chili Peppers household names among those who appreciate the art of groove with attitude, bringing a welcome breath of fresh air to the musical landscape of the past four decades. To celebrate his enduring influence, Flea has worked closely with Fender in the development of a powerful new funk machine with which to power out those killer bass lines he is renowned for.

Understated Aesthetics & Powerful Electronics

[caption id="attachment_50515" align="aligncenter" width="994"]Shell Pink Active Flea Bass Fender Flea Signature Active Jazz Bass, in Shell Pink[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_50516" align="aligncenter" width="999"]New Active Fender Flea Bass in Inca Silver Fender Flea Signature Active Jazz Bass, in Inca Silver[/caption] This bass has been specially-designed to match Flea's hyperkinetic playing style and is packed full new features geared towards increased headroom, stability, and playing comfort. What more can you ask for than a bass created to look cool, play like a dream, and produce a thunderous sound? Key features include:
  • Unique Jazz Bass body shape for increased comfort; crafted from alder with a satin urethane finish
  • Tim Shaw-designed Fender custom humbucking pickup delivers a huge amount of output, and a chest-thumping tone
  • A powerful Aguilar OBP-1 18-volt preamp with a discrete all-FET circuit offers a massive 18dB boost
  • Ultra-stable Quartersawn "C"-shaped maple neck, capped with a 12"-16" compound-radius fingerboard
  • Custom neck plate, engraved with a logo designed by Flea
  • HiMass bridge offers rock-solid sustain, intonation and tuning stability
  • Includes vintage-style G&G hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity
This awesome new Flea Bass is available now to purchase online and in-store*. Come and pay us a visit to try out this amazing bass for yourself! *Be sure to check the product pages to see the stock status at your local PMT!

Watch: Flea Introduces his Fender Active Jazz Bass

Flea Gear Guide:

Ok, so you can get the Flea signature bass, but if you want to try and sound a bit like him, here's some of the gear Flea uses:
  • Malekko B-Assmaster: Flea's favourite.
  • MXR Micro Amp: for slapping or clean boosts on bass solos and lead parts.
  • Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron Envelope Filter: this is also part of his pedalboard, used occasionally.
  • Moog Moogerfooger phaser: used whenever Flea feels like, not on any specific song. Now discontinued.
Flea uses Gallien-Krueger bass heads.

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