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On 23/06/2018 at 08:21, Delberthot said:

there is also a video somewhere deep in Youtube land where Flea is using a Precision live but I can't find it.

 

I've seen that, it's early days RHCP and I think it's purely because he bust a string mid song. He comes out playing crazy fast slap on a P and it sounds pretty darn good.

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Hello,  my name is Pablo and i´m from Argentina, this is my first interaction in this forum.
I was looking for information on this bass and this is all I got:

 

 

First look at 1f1fa_1f1f8.png🇺🇸 USA Corona-made Fender Artist Series Flea Jazz Bass Active :

Price: AUS Dolars 2.999 Like U$S 2.200

2 piece Alder body.

Quartsawn maple neck.

‘C’ shape neck.

22 medium frets.

Fender Custom humbucking bridge pickup.

12”-16” compound radius.

Hi-Mass bridge.

Aguilar OBP-1 18 volt preamp.

More info:

https://www.bettermusic.com.au/fender-0192602728

about:
It takes a bass of unusual power to keep up with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea’s hyperkinetic playing style—a bass like the thunderous Flea Jazz Bass Active. Sporting a custom-shaped Jazz Bass body and a hot Fender humbucking pickup mated to an Aguilar OBP-1 18-volt preamp, this bass cranks out massive output, perfect for pounding a stadium with the power of funk.
The rock-solid quartersawn maple neck sports a comfortable “C”-shaped profile that works well for any playing style; the custom-carved heel makes it effortless to access the upper register. The fast-playing 12-16” compound-radius fingerboard sports 22 medium jumbo frets and a bone nut for enhanced tuning stability.

Other features include a 4-saddle HiMass™ bridge for enhanced sustain, vintage-style disc string tree, lightweight vintage-style tuning machines with tapered shafts and 5-bolt asymmetrical neck plate with custom Flea artwork. Includes vintage-style G&G hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.

Edited by Tonehammer

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On 23/06/2018 at 08:21, Delberthot said:

 but there is also a video somewhere deep in Youtube land where Flea is using a Precision live but I can't find it.

 

 

Apparently he used the P on a few tracks on Freaky Styley too. 

Vid of the P Bass getting used, after a few tracks  \/

 

Edited by Chiliwailer

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£1600 eh?

If I get on with the Jazz I've just bought then I can see me buying one of those depending on how this Fender pickup sounds. I'm guessing that this is a mock up based on the fact that the neck plate look to be the wrong shape, or the heel is or semething

 

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I follow Chicago music exchange bass department on Instagram and they are at NAMM. One of the main guys there said that it “sounds correct”. I take that to mean this is a good stingray tone so the pickup must be reasonable. Simple enough mod if it’s not though.

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Just said to my mate, no idea why they’ve not done a mexi version of this for £750/£800 they’d sell a whole truckload of them.

£1600+ is getting a bass made by someone else money.

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1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

Just said to my mate, no idea why they’ve not done a mexi version of this for £750/£800 they’d sell a whole truckload of them.

£1600+ is getting a bass made by someone else money.

The ‘61 Flea came from Mexico and they sold quite a few of them. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to have this new one come from Mexico as well. I think they’ll shift quite a few of these even at this price. 

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Really love the clean look of this and the price isn't eye-watering. 

 

But as already been posted, Shuker will do you one to your exact specs for probably not too different a price. 

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I know as a RHCP fan from the One Hot minute days onwards (I was about 11 when I bought it on release) - I’d buy a Mexican one, just to have...

But at £1600 I will wait for s/h

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Must admit I’m tempted by this and fully admit I’m being seduced by the flea aspect, rightly or wrongly. 

 

I’ve had 2 stringrays in the past and they were both of the utmost quality and workmanship. Not sure what it fully was, but I couldn’t quite get on with them. Maybe the neck wasn’t right for me and the tautness produced on the strings. Probably being too picky and I’m sure I will regret it one day. 

 

So I’m intrigued whether this jazz bass configuration with a MM pickup will work better for me. 

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1 hour ago, Musicman20 said:

Reasonable price!

Yes, plus I was coming to terms with not buying one on the basis that I didn’t have room for another pink bass.

I don’t have any grey ones 🙄

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I'm really torn now. I've been starting to save the pennies for one of the new Ray Specials, but this looks lovely as well.

There's no way I could afford both.

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23 hours ago, The59Sound said:

So that or save £300 and buy a brand new US Stingray... Sorry Flea.

If I was going to get a Ray then it would be the new Special ones - they are a lot lighter.

 

Weight may well end up being the deciding factor for me.

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On 22/07/2018 at 10:11, The59Sound said:

So that or save £300 and buy a brand new US Stingray... Sorry Flea.

Can you get a brand new Ray for £1299?

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So how come there were no videos demoing this bass at NAMM? I would really like to hear this in action a bit more closely. 

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