Flea’s funk- and jazz-influenced basslines helped make the Red Hot Chili Peppers household names 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, we’ve 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.”
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.
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Precision Bass®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Lacquer
Neck Shape: Slim "C" (Based on Mendel's '71 Precision Bass®)
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.615" (41.02 mm)
Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound Split Single-Coil Precision Bass®
Pickup Configuration: Split Single-Coil
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Leo Quan Badass® II
Tuning Machines: Vintage '70s Fender® Stamped Open-Gear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "F" Stamped
Case/Gig Bag: Gig Bag
Other Features: Slim neck with smaller nut width, Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ pickup, lightly Road Worn® lacquer finish, extra neck plate included with "Fender/Foos" logo.
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All sales are final at Rudy's Music Stop. No cash refunds. Exchanges or store credit only within 3 days from purchase date. Customer is responsible for any and all shipping charges.