Flea Jazz Bass®

Model #: 0141020356

Express Who You Are

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.

Features
  • Offset alder body; Road Worn Faded Shell Pink nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and 1.5” nut width; Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer finish on back of the neck
  • 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets
  • Dual Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • Special 4-bolt neck plate with engraved artwork by Flea
  • Highlights

    SHELL PINK
    SHELL PINK

    In a way-cool blast from the past, the Flea Jazz Bass sports a unique Faded Shell Pink finish; this automobile-inspired custom color was originally used on our instruments in the 1960s.

    ROAD WORN LACQUER FINISH
    ROAD WORN LACQUER FINISH

    This instrument includes a vintage-authentic nitrocellulose-lacquer finish that allows the body wood to breathe with more natural resonance. The Road Worn finish imparts a cool aged look and feel, reflecting the playing miles Flea has put on it.

    FLEA LOGO NECK PLATE
    FLEA LOGO NECK PLATE

    In a special touch, the neck plate on the Flea Jazz Bass is engraved with a logo designed by Flea himself.

    PERIOD-CORRECT NECK SHAPE
    PERIOD-CORRECT NECK SHAPE

    This instrument’s thicker "C"-shaped neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) is sculpted to the most accurate period-correct spec possible, imparting an authentic vintage playing feel straight from the individual model year. This neck profile shape is ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

    PURE VINTAGE PICKUPS
    PURE VINTAGE PICKUPS

    A major part of the vintage-style sound, look and appeal of this bass are its vintage-style pickups, which deliver pure bass tone, power and performance evoking the great Fender basses of the 1960s.

    VINTAGE-STYLE BRIDGE
    VINTAGE-STYLE BRIDGE

    Channel the early days of Fender thanks to a vintage-style bass bridge with single-groove saddles for a classic look with plenty of stability and sustain.

  • Specs

    Body
    • Body Material
      Alder
    • Body Finish
      Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Body Shape
      Jazz Bass®
    Neck
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Finish
      Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Neck Shape
      "C" Shape
    • Scale Length
      34" (864 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius
      7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      20
    • Fret Size
      Vintage-Style
    • Nut Material
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.5" (38.1 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      Aged White Dot
    Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup
      Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass
    • Middle Pickup
      Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass
    • Controls
      Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    • Switching
      None
    • Configuration
      SS
    Hardware
    • Bridge
      4-Saddle Vintage-Style
    • Hardware Finish
      Nickel/Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      Fender Vintage-Style
    • Pickguard
      4-Ply Tortoiseshell
    • Control Knobs
      Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
    • Neck Plate
      Special Flea Neckplate
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings
      Fender® USA, NPS, (Gauges .045 - .105)
    • Legal Notice
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Deluxe Gig Bag
    • Included Accessories
      Gig Bag