Flea’s funk- and jazz-influenced bass lines 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. To celebrate his enduring influence, Fender has precisely
recreated his prized Shell Pink ’61 Jazz Bass, used to record the Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway.
Fender carefully reproduced his personal instrument’s faded Shell Pink finish, as it exists today, and then perfectly replicated Flea’s playing wear. A special neck plate engraved with Flea’s own artwork commemorates the inspirational
bassist behind this instrument.
The rest of the bass is as vintage-accurate as possible, paying homage to “the greatest bass I’ve ever played…” Flea’s unique playing style has 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. Melding rhythm and melody with fierce personal style, Flea’s left his mark on modern music—just as Fender continues to do—and the Flea Jazz Bass is the perfect tool for players to unleash their own style on the world.
Flea Jazz Bass®
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Finish: Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Frets: 20, Vintage-Style
Position Inlays: Aged White Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.5″ (38.1 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
Scale Length: 34″ (864 mm)
Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoiseshell
Pickups: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Jazz Bass (Bridge/Middle)
Controls: Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck
Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2.
(Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome/Black Concentric
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS,