Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Nomadic Herder, Dec 1, 2000.

  1. Howdy. I was wondering how one can get Flea's tone. And does he use any distortion?
  2. Hello!
    You cant. Well first of all, a lot of tone comes from the players hands.. so you better start practising. ;)

    As for gear .. well start off with a Modulus Flea bass4 and plug it into a Gallien Kreuger GK800RB head, attached to some BIG Mesa Boogie cabinets, then effects.. here are some to start off with:

    What do we see here? Well from left to right:
    Dunlop Bass Wah, Boss Bass Overdrive, dont know that little grey box with one knob, and an Electro Harmonix Q-tron.

    Please not that the gear here is mostly used live, in the studio he uses al kinds of stuff, Wal bass, MM Stingray, other kinds off effects.. so well its a start anyway.

    But really isnt it cooler to have your own sound? Oh well good luck in your search and practising for "Flea tone"