Fender Flea Road Worn Jazz Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by starjag, Jan 15, 2020.


  1. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    I will post pics soon. But I’m in serious love with the Fender Flea Road Worn Jazz Bass. I have two of them.

    One of them is a Franken Flea bass that originally came with a warped neck and was later replaced with a MIM Player Series neck with Pau Ferro fretboard.

    Pics coming soon.

    So who’s claiming #2 in this new club?
     
    RobertB likes this.
  2. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott

    May 11, 2019
    FB_IMG_1580293153866.jpg FB_IMG_1580293181736.jpg FB_IMG_1580293199977.jpg I shall ! Bought mine in 2017 great bass love the neck
     
    murphy, andronik, Kim Naddeo and 3 others like this.
  3. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Welcome to the club Mr. Scott. Wear the #2 with pride and joy!
     
    Andrew Scott likes this.
  4. kbraker510

    kbraker510

    Dec 8, 2008
    IMG_0293.jpg IMG_0492.JPG
    Got mine BlackFriday2018 in person from Sweetwater.
    Forgive me for trying to look legit...
     
  5. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott

    May 11, 2019
    Will do cheers
     
  6. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Legit indeed Mr. 510. Only plugging in that lovely bass would make that picture more legit. Lucky #3.

    Were you able to try a few Flea basses that day? Curious about the consistency between one bass and the other?

     
  7. kbraker510

    kbraker510

    Dec 8, 2008
    It was the only one they had, floor demo model. Much better than the Lakeland and others at the same price.
     
  8. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    3256BC5B-501E-4368-9F92-CA486422A413.jpeg
     
    murphy and Ghastly like this.
  9. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott

    May 11, 2019
    Hi i tried 3 before i got mine the other 2 necks had dings/scratches on them
     
  10. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Bushwood Caddy Day: 1:00 to 1:15 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Count me in. Such a great bass, especially after I made a few mods.
    Replaced the VTVT with a VVT. CTS Pots, roadworn plate, etc.
    Fully conductive grounding paint shielded the cavities.
    Added the bridge ground strip to the bridge pickup.
    Added the tug bar.
    "Antiqued" a Hipshot D tuner with Etchant for a great match to the roadworn tuners.
    Aguilar 60's pickups.
    IMG_0565 copy.jpg
     
    friend33, Jeff K, bassrique and 2 others like this.
  11. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    So lucky that you were able to try a few!

     
  12. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Sweet!

    Curious if CTS pots are available in the stacked configuration? I do like the VTVT stacked configuration.

    How the Aguilar pickups compare to the stock ones? I’ve considered the Duncan Apollo ones for something humbucking, but so far don’t really feel the need to mod.

     
    Zoobiedood likes this.
  13. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Bushwood Caddy Day: 1:00 to 1:15 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    The Aguilar pickups are very similar. To me, they sounded more even volume between the strings, and they have no microphonics using overdrive at a very loud band practice. Dave Boonshoft from Aguilar guaranteed it. He was right.
     
    bassrique likes this.
  14. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    I like mine, but I'm not sure about the pickups.

    Aren't the stock pups a different breed, compared to the RoadWorn and 60's nitro Classic Jazzes?
     
  15. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Did some checking...

    Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups in the Flea passive Jazz
    Vs.
    Vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups in the Classic 60's and non-flea Road Worn Jazzes.

    They don't sound the same, that's for sure!
     
    DJJazzV likes this.
  16. Kim Naddeo

    Kim Naddeo

    Apr 21, 2008
    Lancaster,PA
     
  17. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott

    May 11, 2019
    Hi i need to adjust the truss rod anybody had any experience with these yet cheers
     
    starjag likes this.
  18. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    I've found a few good videos online. Will try later to post the actual links. It's key to use a capo to keep the strings in place once you loosen them up. And the pressing on the neck to expose the truss rod. You don't need to have the full neck out, just enough of an angle to reach the truss road. The capo is key, so remember this even if the video doesn't use a capo.

     
    Andrew Scott likes this.
  19. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
  20. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott

    May 11, 2019
    Thanks mate its a scary thing to attempt first time cheers
     
    kbraker510 likes this.
  21. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

     
    Jun 23, 2021

Share This Page