Fender Flea Jazz Bass

Flea’s funk- and jazz-influenced basslines helped propel the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the top of the rock and alternative charts while redefining the role of bass in the modern era. Flea’s unique playing style brought a welcome breath of fresh air to the musical landscape of the past four decades, inspiring countless bassists to add a funky touch to their sound while exploring new techniques and harmonic possibilities. To celebrate his enduring influence, we’ve recreated his prized Shell Pink ’61 Jazz Bass that he received from a fan and used to record the Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway, as well as with the supergroup, Atoms For Peace.

Fender Flea Jazz Bass

Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Roadworn Shell Pink

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Flea’s funk- and jazz-influenced basslines helped propel the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the top of the rock and alternative charts while redefining the role of bass in the modern era. Flea’s unique playing style brought a welcome breath of fresh air to the musical landscape of the past four decades, inspiring countless bassists to add a funky touch to their sound while exploring new techniques and harmonic possibilities. To celebrate his enduring influence, we’ve recreated his prized Shell Pink ’61 Jazz Bass that he received from a fan and used to record the Peppers’ <em>Stadium Arcadium </em>and<em> The Getaway,</em> as well as with the supergroup, Atoms For Peace. A pair of vintage-style, American-made Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups provides classic, original-era Fender tone with clear articulation, clear low end definition, up-front midrange punch and singing high end. The vintage-accurate stacked concentric controls shape the pickups’ volume and tone, as well as allowing the pickups to be blended in any ratio. The Flea Jazz Bass plays fast and easy, thanks to its period-accurate 20-fret “C”-shaped maple neck with a smooth Road Worn® nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the back, plus a 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard with a 1.5” wide nut. The vintage-style bridge sports four threaded steel “barrel” saddles, adding a touch of crispness to enhance the attack for tone that can power through a busy mix. Shell Pink is the rarest of Fender’s classic Custom Color finishes, and Flea’s ’61 Jazz Bass is quite possibly the only one in existence. We’ve carefully recreated his personal instrument’s exact faded shade as it exists today, and then applied an eye-catching Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer finish that perfectly replicates Flea’s playing wear. A special neck plate engraved with Flea’s own artwork commemorates the inspiration behind this instrument. Other aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware, 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard and aged white dot position inlays. Melding rhythm and melody with fierce personal style, Flea’s left his mark on modern music, and the Flea Jazz Bass is the perfect tool to make your own.

Features

  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with "U"-shaped profile
  • 7.25"-radius rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • Warranty Included

General

Model Name
Fender Flea Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Roadworn Shell Pink
Model Number
0141020356
UPC
885978708406
Series
Artist
Color
Shell Pink

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Deluxe Gig Bag
Included Accessories
Gig Bag

Body

Body Finish
Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material
Alder
Body Shape
Jazz Bass®

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
7.25" (184.1 mm)
Fret Size
Vintage-Style
Neck Finish
Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Mounting
4-Bolt
Neck Plate
Special Flea Neckplate
Neck Shape
"C" Shape
Number of Frets
20
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.5" (38.1 mm)
Position Inlays
Aged White Dot

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Middle Pickup
Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass
Pickup Switching
None

Hardware

Bridge
4-Saddle Vintage-Style
Control Knobs
Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Tuning Machines
Fender Vintage-Style

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)