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Flea Breaks Down His Signature Jazz Bass

Written by on July 13, 2016

Flea Bass
Who better to break down the new Fender Flea Jazz Bass than the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist himself?

Modeled after Flea’s rare ’61 Shell Pink Jazz Bass, this killer instrument features a beautiful road-worn finish, American Vintage ’64 pickups and a custom neck plate that is based on a drawing from the influential bassist.

“The ’61 Fender Jazz Bass is magic. It’s truly the greatest bass I’ve ever played,” says Flea. “Fender embodies everything I love about music and individuality. It reflects the soul of rock, punk, R&B and funk. It’s this bass that pushes me to give more each time I play. The Flea Jazz Bass is a true resurrection and possesses that wave of energy a bass should give you when it’s in your hands.”

of the Flea Jazz Bass, as part of the esteemed Fender Signature Series. Fender and Flea have crafted a precise recreation of his classic Shell Pink ’61 Jazz Bass, focusing on every last detail of his most beloved instrument.

Watch Flea in his element in the clip below and click here for more on the Flea Jazz Bass.