Active Flea jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Basshead57, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Basshead57


    May 6, 2019
    I put DR stainless roundwounds on my Inca Silver pretty girl and it is beyond a doubt the best sounding bass I've ever played. The guys in the Fender lab did their homework and it surely shows. The Parallel Universe PJ is a close second, but the Flea bass is my master of reality. It gives low, growly bottom end and sustain while also punching out funk and hard rock. This bass is the poop.
  2. forrestlaw

    forrestlaw Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    Which DR stainless? LoRiders or Fat Beams?
  3. Basshead57


    May 6, 2019
    Fat Beams
  4. I have really enjoyed mine. Sounds fantastic and is a really comfy bass to play.
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    cool beans.

    he-men play steel rounds...and she'll like it, too! ;)
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  6. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    But no photos to drool over?
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  7. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
  8. Ophiothrix


    Aug 4, 2016
    I really want to play one of these at some point, as the pink one in particular seems like it would be just my thing, but I was starting to think that they only existed on the internet. My local stores buy in a lot of the weirder limited run Fender stuff, but none of them seem to have been offered any models to stock, they're all just available for special order.
  9. Humbuckery goodness 29D90DDC-93D7-4CCA-9A76-E88911047C6F.jpeg
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  10. Ophiothrix


    Aug 4, 2016
    How does the Fender Humbucker stack up against the trad MM design? I assumed Fender were going for a clone of the Lane Poor pickup Flea used to use on a lot of his custom stuff.
  11. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    i really want to play one of these, as well as the parallel PJ.
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  12. I had one of the early Modulus Flea models (gold sparkle) that came with the LP and to my ears it’s very similar. The Aguilar Pre in the Fender has tons of headroom and even with the tone controls dialed all the way down it sounds a bit punchier and fuller than the MM, at least though my setup anyway. Both are great and I know the Fender will always get compared against the MM but I feel they are way more different than alike.
  13. JtSD619


    Nov 10, 2011
    San Diego
    17E0B5D5-09DE-47D5-9DBF-0CC61C37A82A.jpeg Beautiful bass. Bet it sounds great with those DRs. Almost bought that bass, but decided to go for the champagne pj.
  14. BigDrew


    Jun 1, 2016
    Does anyone know if the MM pickup will fit in the Flea?
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  15. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    Bucks County, PA
    This guy's interesting. Just churning out some YouTube clips it absolutely sounds more like a jazz bass than a stingray. Very different indeed.
  16. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    I am right now wrestling with whether I should have that exact model?
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  17. govknoc


    Jun 4, 2019

    New purchase for me. Absolutely can't put it down!
  18. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Good looking axe!!
  19. DanGroove


    Apr 27, 2017
    You absolutely should.
  20. FirewalZ


    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    I played one at a GC and was very surprised....sounded huge and very punchy. Like you imagine an active jazz/stingray would sound, warmer and fuller than a stingray...especially on the D and G strings.
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