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PRODUCED: 1997 – Present
TYPE: Solidbody, twin cutaway, 4-string
NECK: Carbon Graphite, bolt-on, 22 medium frets
SCALE LENGTH: 864mm (34 inches)
FINGERBOARD: Phenolic, small white dot inlays
HARDWARE: Chrome plated Gotoh raised-tail bridge, Modulus sealed gear tuners
PICKUPS: Lane Poor MMG, Bartolini NTBT active EQ
CONTROLS: Volume, Treble cut/boost & Bass cut/boost
FEATURES: Headstock colour matches the body, white or black three-ply pearloid scratchplate
FINISHES: Semi-gloss in Red, White, Black or Grey. Metalflake in Purple, Blue, Silver and Gold
COMMENTS: This was one of the earliest basses to be connected to Flea but there have been many since including those bearing his own name.
Our example is fitted with a Lane Poor pickup but other units and corresponding circuitry were also offered including Bartolini and the Basslines MM. The neck is one of the smoothest ever, thanks to the carbon content and the nut was made from this too.
The Flea is appropriately fast and funky and a true slappers delight, with more than enough output to shred your clothes.