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Fender FLEA & HIS SHELL PINK REPLICA JAZZ BASS
Flea’s funk- and jazz-influenced basslines helped make the Red Hot Chili Peppers a household name 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, Fender has recreated his prized Shell Pink ’61 Jazz Bass that he received from a fan after requesting in his online tour journal if anyone knew where he could get a pre-CBS Jazz Bass so he could be “as cool as John Paul Jones.”
ROAD WORN BODY
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 inspirational player behind this instrument.
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’ voice to be blended in any ratio to craft a unique sound.
The vintage-style bridge sports four threaded steel “barrel” saddles, adding a touch of crispness that enhances the attack for tone that can power through a busy mix.
“IT’S JUST A MAGIC BASS. IT’S BEEN A BASS FOR SO LONG I GUESS IT STOPPED BEING A TREE ALONG TIME AGO.”
|Model Name:||Flea Jazz Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, Roadworn Shell Pink|
|Body Shape:||Jazz Bass®|
|Body Finish:||Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||34" (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.5" (38.1 mm)|
|Neck Plate:||Special Flea Neckplate|
|Neck Finish:||Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Position Inlays:||Aged White Dot|
|Bridge Pickup:||American Vintage '64 Single-Coil Jazz Bass|
|Middle Pickup:||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)|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender Vintage-Style|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)|