Flea's amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bass_drum, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    Do you guys know what size of speaker and brand of cab flea uses?

    I like the sound of a 2x12 cab but i liek a punchy slap sound, would a 2x12 do this or would i need a 4x10?

    What would be a nice medium between the smoothness of a 2x12 and the punchy of a 4x10?
  2. gallien krueger.

    go to their website, it tells you what he plays.
  3. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Gallien-Krueger 4x10 RBH and 1x15 RBH cabs.
  4. A 3x11? Haha. ;) :D
  5. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    I wonder if anyone has ever made an 11? Or a 13? Or a 14? :p
  6. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
  7. Years ago, old school flea, used at Gallien Krueger 800Rb head,
    along with 2x15" and a 2x10" cabinets. I dare say that he uses 410's now, it seems to be a trend in alot of profesional groups / players, because the gear is given to them.

    You should be able to get awesome tone out of 1x15, and 2x10, or even a 4x10 (instead of the 2x10). Some say 12" are too mid heavy, and dont cut through- I disagree
  8. Last I read:

    (3)2001RBs (3)GK 410RBH (3)GK 115 RBH
  9. I noticed in a few pic's that Flea uses a couple of older GK 2000rb heads in his rack underneth some of the newer 2001rb's. I own a 2000rb, wondering if their tone is better then the new one's? I know about the reliability issues already, but mine works fine.
  10. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Used to play Mesa 2x10's on Mesa 2x15's with GK amps.

    I had a rig like that once (but with an SVT-III Pro), and damn- it was killer!
  11. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    ^^Actually, before that, he used GK 800RB's into Ampeg 810's. Then used the Mesa Diesels, then after that went to the GK cabs that he uses nowadays.

    IMO, he got the best sound with the Mesa 210 + 215 rig, then the GK + Ampeg rig.
  12. Now he uses Acoustic USA. Cheers.
  13. +1

    I saw on the music video for the new single he is using the new Acoustic USA stuff.:bassist:
  14. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    For recording, he told me that he uses a DI.

    If the budget is there (which probably means a RHCP's record), he'll use a mic'd amp along with the DI.