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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by simongpaez, Aug 13, 2008.
I hope he get's an SX endorsement. I would buy it like that
No one thus far has mentioned that the renamed bass is the "F. U. Bass"?
Maybe Lakland will snag him up!
Then it could be the Flea Tribute Bass...
All Flea would ever post is this:
I hope he doesn't get a signature bass. I don't like him, as a bassist or a person.
Lets just say this was a long time a coming.
As far as not liking the new name, well I'm not here to defend it per say you like what you like.
I do want to ask a question.
Does anybody here say Yuck when they here "Jazz Bass" or "Fender Jazz Bass" ?
I remember as a Teenager hearing the term "Jazz Bass" and thought every so slightly that it was a touch corny, however how brief as a moment that was, and that was it.
Its come to grow on everyone has in it...
Modulus named a instrument after a style of music and then appended the word "Unlimited" to it. To be honest I'm surprised someone has not done it sooner.
It does not matter what the name is...
They will continue to sell because of what they are as instrument period.
No, it was because he had strong stipulations in his contract that he had to use the Flea bass whether he was cutting thru the mix or not with the Fender Jazz Bass.
I just found out about the name change today and...well, I can't diss Modulus basses. They'll still be great instruments but the name could use some work. Meh, maybe I'll get used to it.
Here is a quote from the blog from Dave Rat, the sound guy for the Chili Peppers. He talks about the Fender not cutting through. When I met him, I asked him about it and he confirmed that him and Rick Rubin did ask Flea and Dave did the funniest impression of how Flea reacted, it was dead on. I don't know if contract requirements influenced his decision but if it did, it was only a small reason why he started using Modulus again. I'm glad he switched back, that vintage Fender sounded so wrong.
You meant the Fender correct?
That's O.K. Even Before it was a Flea It was called a Sonic Hammer.
Heh, I meant Fender. I'm so tired
yeah, that was what my reaction was: "well, it's kind of like the name 'jazz bass.' "
i say that flea is going to rock danelectros with a pick. (anyone else remember that joke from BP magazine? )
Come on now!! I'm I the only one here who wants to "High Five" the guys at Modulus for remaning the bass F.U. after Flea apparently had a falling out with them?
That's friggin' hysterical. The only thing better would be if it had a flying middle finger inlay at the 12th fret or something.
That's what I was wondering also.
I remember hearing stories of the Photo Shoot with Flea they did for The Modulus ad many years ago. Apparently Flea Hadn't bathed in a few days and was so "ripe" he was grossing out the photographer and the Modulus people . FUNKY Indeed!
Flea used a P bass for a few songs in the first album. It sounds really distinct from the tone he normally has. It sounds really good too.
Awesome song, but IMO Frusciante is the only one with good tone in the video, very good tone. Flea isn't present in the mix with that jazz. Thats cleary why he ditched it.
Maybe he'll go with a signature Deluxe or Big Block Fender. Or maybe G&L?
maybe they just got sick of paying him money to have his name on the bass when he hasn't been using it exclusively.