Without a doubt one of the finest bassist's ever to pick up the instrument, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea is a music legend who has always forged his own way. The funk- and jazz-influenced basslines produced by his fearless fingers have ensured that both he and RHCP have wowed millions for decades, and continue to push musical boundaries. The Fender Flea Signature '61 Jazz Bass Guitar in shell pink replicates the model he received from a fan, and aided him in laying down tracks for both RHCP albums "Stadium Arcadium" and "The Getaway".
Classic Jazz Bass-style
The Fender Flea Signature take on the classic offset waist body profile of the 1961 Jazz Bass. The contoured shape of the body creates a delightfully comfortable playing feel, whether you are stood up or sitting down with the instrument resting on your knee. Crafted using alder, the body produces a smooth response that sings with a clear midrange energy, offering plenty of pop with each string hit.
The Shell Pink finish is the rarest of Fender's classic Custom Colour finishes, and according to Fender, "Flea’s ’61 Jazz Bass is quite possibly the only one in existence". To guarantee a completely faithful rendition of the instrument, Fender has replicated the road worn finish and treated it to a coating of nitrocellulose lacquer.
Fast playing maple neck
Fitted to the body is a fast playing maple neck, which is carved to a "C" shaped profile for speed and accuracy. The neck plate is engraved with Flea's own artwork to commemorates the inspirational player behind this bass. In order to create a smooth, fast playing feel, the back of the neck has been finished in road worn nitrocellulose lacquer to prevent unwanted stickiness or tackiness from developing. Married to the neck is a sublime rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20 vintage-style frets that are adorned with aged white dot position inlays to guide your way in style.
Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass pickups
Fitted to the body is a pair of vintage-style, American-made Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, a partnership that delivers classic, original-era Fender tone. Expect crystal clear articulation across the fingerboard, clear low-end definition with a rumbling energy, punchy midrange attack with a confident presence, and a singing high end that shines brightly. Control comes in the form of sophisticated stacked concentric volume and tone controls, with knurled knobs for simple to use, responsive authority over your tone.
The body is equipped with a vintage-style bridge that is houses four threaded steel “barrel” saddles. These add a subtle crispness to each note that enhances the attack. Whether you're picking, plucking, slapping or tapping, you can rest assured that intonation remains true, and your bass has the tight bounciness that you desire. No matter how complex the mix, your tone will cut through it like a knife.
The Fender Flea Signature '61 Jazz Bass Guitar in Shell Pink is every bit as awesome as the man himself, grab yours now!
Manufacturer Fender Model Flea Signature '61 Jazz Bass Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Neck Profile "C" Shape Scale length 34" (864 mm) Fingerboard Material Rosewood Bridge Hard tail Bridge/Tailpiece 4-Saddle Fender Vintage-Style No. of Frets 20, Vintage-Style Position Inlays Aged White Dot Pickguard 4-Ply Tortoiseshell Active/Passive Passive Tuners Fender "F" Lightweight Vintage-Style Paddle Keys with Tapered Shafts Pickup Configuration Single-coil/Single-coil Pickups Middle/Bridge: American Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Controls Stacked Concentric Controls:
Volume 1. (Neck Pickup)
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching None Finish Shell Pink with Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer
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