Fender Flea Road Worn Jazz Bass Club

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  1. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV We are the Knights who say " Ni ". Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I recorded this video yesterday. This one really shines the Flea Jazz bass tone.
     
  2. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Lovely. Curious what pickups are those?

     
  3. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty

    Jul 23, 2010
    CT
    Sounds awesome dude.
    Love the skates.. :)
     
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  4. squish

    squish

    Dec 6, 2005
    Atl
    My Flea Sig has been my number one for a couple of years now. Love the balance, tone, weight, neck and looks.
    IMG_E9120.JPG Flea Live.JPG
     
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  5. I'll take a number of possible folks.
    Bought a Flea about a year ago and it's one of my two "go to" basses.
     
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  6. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Club is growing!
     
  7. 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
    "Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups" in the (pink) Flea passive Jazz.
    vs. "Vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups" in the Classic 60's and non-flea Road Worn Jazzes.
     
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  8. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV We are the Knights who say " Ni ". Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Thank you. I removed the original pickups and put in a set of Aguilar 4J-60 along with replacing the VTVT with a VVT control plate.
     
  9. 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
    Those flea pickups are apparently somewhat sought after. I think they had been unavailable for a while.
    How do you like the 4J-60's?
     
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  10. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV We are the Knights who say " Ni ". Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    They are sought after. They have a great tone. The Aguilar's just work better all around for my finger tone and 2 pedals I use.
     
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  11. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I want to see one with tug bar, mint guard and covers
     
  12. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    This one has a few mods.





     
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  13. Mike Vee

    Mike Vee

    Oct 8, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I do NOT like that, the knobs, those terrible fake dents..looks like a 5 year old banged it with a screwdriver 20 times. What did it go through, an acid bath?
     
  14. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Oh so pretty!
     
  15. Mikecan

    Mikecan

    Jan 25, 2011
    Albuquerque
    D12B6E76-A94E-4C00-83C8-B4709DD18A74.jpeg My Flea. Wonderful beast of a bass.
     
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  16. i like tictacs

    i like tictacs

    Feb 2, 2004
    Just got one of these yesterday - what is the knob configuration? I'm coming from a Modulus with volume/bass/treble and this stacked knob thing makes absolutely no sense to me haha
     
  17. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Volume on top, tone below for middle pickup and the same for bridge pickup. Enjoy!
     
  18. kbraker510

    kbraker510

    Dec 8, 2008
    I did this the other day, though it may not be RW accurate. It helps the sound and feel immensely. At first I thought the bridge holes were off, but I think its the route for the pickup... It plays fine and sounds great.
     

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  19. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Or both! Who cares about accuracy, looks great and will look better once the shiny metal gets some patina. Enjoy!

     
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  20. kbraker510

    kbraker510

    Dec 8, 2008
    Thanks!! Hipshot does make a nice piece of metal too..
     
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