Fender Fender USA Flea Jazz Bass Active Satin Shell Pink

Code: Fender USA Flea Jazz Bass Active Satin Shell Pink
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Fender USA Flea Jazz Bass Active Satin Shell Pink

Want to achieve the iconic and thundering sound of Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist? The Fender Flea Jazz Bass is a signature model from Fender's artist series. Providing you with a thunderous sound and a massive output for keeping up with Flea's fast-paced and hyperactive style.

Fender have recreated Flea's original Jazz Bass, bringing you a step closer to an instrument that has ruled the world of bass within the rock industry. Offering a comfortable C-shaped neck, a custom shaped Jazz Bass body, and a humbucking Fender pickup paired with an Aguilar 18 volt preamp.

Overall - the Flea Jazz Bass offers a comfortable playing experience with easy access to upper frets combined with an enormous and powerful sonic-output. Send your funk to the back of a venue and crank out thunderous bass-lines with ease.

About Flea

Flea is primarily known as the bassist and co-founding member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea’s funk and jazz-influenced basslines helped propel the RHCPs to the top of the rock and alternative charts, while redefining the role of bass in the modern era. Flea’s distinctive playing style brought a welcome breath of fresh air to the musical landscape of the past forty years, inspiring countless bassists to add a funky touch to their sound while exploring new techniques and harmonic possibilities.

Active Pickup & Preamp for Thunderous Output

Specifically designed and equipped with a hot humbucking Fender pickup and a Aguilar OBP-1 18 volt preamp, you are certain to achieve an powerfully enormous sound. It is known that to keep up with Flea's iconic style, you need an unusual amount of power - particularly a bass like Flea's thunderous Jazz Bass from Fender. With its unique electronics setup, the Jazz Bass screams out a pounding roar that is certain to take you to a whole new level of performance.

Classic & Lightweight Alder Body

The Fender Flea Jazz Bass is constructed with a lightweight alder body, producing a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. The tonewood provides a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, excellently rounded lows, and beefy mids. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950s, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues. A 4-saddle HiMass bridge improves the sustain and resonance of each note, enhancing the basses attack to create a powerful tone that’s full of personality. Vintage style hardware and a classic shell pink finish offers an authentic appearance to really bring a distinct look and sound to your live setup.

Comfortable 'C' Maple Neck & Fingerboard

The maple neck and fingerboard combination adds tightness and cut to the guitars overall tone, delivering sizzling highs and firm lows. The pairing of a maple neck and matching fingerboard work together to produce bright characteristics with a snappy attack in the mid-range. When the strings are hit hard, the wood offers a punchy tones, with a slight gnarly edge to it, but can provide excellent clarity with light to medium playing. Its modern “C” shape offers comfortable playability, while its 12-16” compound radius fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo frets provide a familiar feel when playing.

Resonant Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted bone nut the Flea Jazz Bass delivers increased resonance and brighter tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.

Specs

Body & Bridge

  • Series: Artist Series
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle HiMass
  • Colour: Shell Pink

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: C
  • Neck Finish: Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: Compound Radius 12''- 16''
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.620 ''
  • Scale Length: 864 mm

Hardware & Electronics

  • Hardware Colour: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Lightweight Vintage Style Keys w/ Tapered Shafts
  • Pickup: Fender Custom Humbucking - Bridge
  • Special Electronics: Aguilar OBP-1 Preamp
  • Controls: Master Volume/Treble/Bass
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
  • Strings: Fender USA Bass 7350MS, NPS, (.045 - .105 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Vintage Style G&G Hardshell Case & Certificate of Authenticity

 

 

 

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