flea's sound

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by markG, Apr 28, 2001.

  1. markG


    May 26, 2000
    I know it is not good to try to sound like someone else, but I need a foundation to start from in finding my own sound. I have always liked the tone flea gets. I know most of this probably comes from his style of playing, but I was wondering if there were any amp settings that could get me closer to this sound. I have a Carvin RC210 if that helps any. Thanks.
  2. Alexvs


    Oct 18, 2000
    Kalmar, Sweden
    Flea uses a Mesa/Boogie 400+, but maybe that's a bit expensive.......
  3. He uses Gallien Kreuger 800RB and Mesa Boogie cabs. Anyway if you listen carefully to his sound and then go tweak your amp in all possible (and impossible) settings you will most likely find the tone you like. Good Luck!
  4. try scooping out your mids(turn'em down),and maybe a little low end boost(a kinda smiley face eq curve) that should help get you started..

    WAKOJACO Guest

    Jul 5, 2000
    Binghamton, NY
    Flea cranks it up and uses a LOT of compression