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Flea's Early-ish Rig

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Does anyone know how Flea got his sound on albums like Mother's Milk and Uplift Mofo Party Plan? It's a really great sound and I'd sure like to copy it to a certain extent.
  2. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    You need a Spector NS2 to start with ;) :bassist:

    Not sure on amps...
  3. Yep, pretty sure he recorded both of those albums with a Spector. I think he was playing Gallien Krueger amps, which have a very distinctive tone. The trouble is that he could have used anything in the studio. Every time I've been in the studio, I've used a direct box or run one of the studio-owned amps. Rarely will you see a bassist use his own gear in a pro studio. A producer/engineer will use what he's most comfortable with and that means either going direct or using an amp that he knows very well.