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Flea Basses on Musiciansfriend

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gonzorob, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. '43" scale, 20-fret electric bass'

    43" scale?! That's biiiiig!!


    Seriously, I can't emphasize how U-HUGLY those basses are!
  2. Cyber Soda

    Cyber Soda

    Sep 24, 2008
  3. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    gotta be fake or a typo lol
  4. blackconstant


    Sep 15, 2008
    green and pink my favorite
  5. They did a write-up in BP on this basses. He's trying to provide a "quality" entry level bass. Good for him - although I am not a huge fan of the design.

    And yeah - 43" scale... someone has lydexia at Musician's friend...

  6. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    That thing is gross.
  7. Joe Kyle

    Joe Kyle

    Oct 18, 2008
  8. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    I'd hit it.

    It has a horn to balance properly, what for me it makes more attractive than most gibson basses.
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I think its great what Flea is doing, providing for the new generation.

    Go Flea!
  10. I kinda like the blue one, something different...
  11. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    They're for kids... I think its cool. :cool:
  12. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    A maple neck would be sweet, too.
  13. BlackEdition


    Mar 30, 2009
    I like them and would buy one. The only gripe i have is that the pickguard appears glued on.

    I am not a kid either...

    To each his own...
  14. PauliePower


    Dec 9, 2008
    Reading, UK
    For an 'entry level' bass, that's expensive. Converted into £s, that's 340 or so, which is almost into MIM Precision territory. And I can't even afford one of them....

    +1 on the glued on pickguard too.
  15. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I know this has been hit on a zillion times, but I still fail to see how this provides for the new generation of players more than Squier and SX, both of which can be had for less money and are just as accessible. I imagine the Squier would be even more accessible considering every guitar store on the planet seems to carry a Squier bass or two.

    Providing for the new generation? More like providing for his bank account.
  16. His BP comments were that these basses were to be completely gone over and set-up before they were shipped so you would not have to worry about rough frets, intonation issues, etc.
  17. Grank


    Jan 30, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Dearer apparently ... Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) had an article this month that says 34" is GBP499 and 30" at GBP449. .. thats almost a zillion of our $ LOL.
  18. But it is a Flea Bass so they will play so much better than entry level Basses of other Manufacturers :eyebrow:

    I like the premise of what he is doing - I just can get over how butt ugly the Basses are - I mean you have a chance to create something with your name on it for posterity and this is the best design to cost Bass you can create. :meh:
  19. bassman03


    May 19, 2008
    Sully, Iowa
    The only one to me that looks good is the black and white one

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