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Anyone Own A Flea?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stingray96191, Sep 19, 2001.


  1. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    I just ordered my new Flea Bass from Bass Central and got the Seymore Duncan Pickup, I was wondering if anyone out there owned one of these with the different pickups and could give me a idea of the differences in the sounds they produce. I think SD, and Bartolini are the only current options and the Lane Poor which i would have loved is out of production.
    Thanks
     
  2. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    I got one with a Lane Poor Pickup/preamp.

    Its okay; its not the signature Music man bite, but then again, it isn't a music man :)

    Its an okay bass, I liked it for a time but I wasn't totally thrilled with it. I never plugged in the SD equipped one (I work at Bass Central with Gard) but as I understand it, SD's have a bit more bite? (correct me if I am wrong, not too familiar with SD pickups.)

    Oh, and if you want, my flea is for sale ;) Its pretty beat up, though. Lots of wee nicks.

    Back on topic, you should be pleased with your Decision, but don't expect it to sound like a Music Man. Its totally different, in my opinion. Its a bit more refined.

    Have fun with your new bass, man! :)

    Neal
     
  3. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    No as for a music man, Ive alredy got one. I bought it at Bass Central Last summer. The only Flea Basses Ive got to play Had the Lane poor , that i Liked, But i loved the Neck. It feels incredible, aside from the sticky finish, But i ordered mine with the Satin option so hopefully that won't be a problem.
    Thanks for your help though
    Erin
     
  4. tcbglitch

    tcbglitch

    May 26, 2001
    US
    I have a flea bass with the lane poor pickup. A lot of people compare the flea and music man bass all the time. The lane poor is a really clear, clean sounding pickup and combined with the graphite neck, you get a good sound that leans more towards hi-fi. I've never played a sterling or stingray, but would guess that they would have more midrange and low end to them. I love the graphite neck because it's so stable and I can also leave the bass in alternate tunings for long periods of time. It's a great bass, it just depends whether you like the sound it produces.
     
  5. hey for Dirty Road Cola, how much are ya askin for the flea?
     
  6. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    I entered the BP contest for one.

    I bet itll be on my doorstep in a few days. :rolleyes:
     
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    every flea that i've ever had, i squish between my fingers.
     
  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    Good one.:rolleyes: :D


    Back on the subject, I just played a Flea 4 with the Bart pup at Mars Music. I thought it played great, but I didn't really care for the tone. Quite blah. Let us know how the SD sounds when you get it.
     
  9. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Never owned a Flea, but I've got a family of little white spiders who have made their home in my car, does that count?

    - Frank
     
  10. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    Ill definatly let you know what the SSD sounds like when i get it. It will be a few months though, I had it comissioned and they said it would be at least 3 months. I can't wait. Ill even post pictures if i can ever figure that out:D
     
  11. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    EMG! Aaaarghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

    blahhhhhh!!!!! Mudvayne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rahhhhhhh!!

    EMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!












    :D
     
  12. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    EMG's comparable in quality to Mudvayne?!



    DON'T GET THE ONE WITH EMG'S!!!!!!



    :eek: :D ;)
     
  13. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
  14. stingray96191

    stingray96191

    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    i don't think they sell one with emg's