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RW Fender Flea Jazz Makeover

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassistjoe93, Sep 15, 2020.


  1. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    I bought a Fender Flea Bass from a guy locally for a stupid good deal. I intended to flip it, but the more I played it, the more I really enjoyed it.

    I’ve always wanted a fiesta red jazz, but anything Fiesta Red is automatically more money. So I reranched the bass and came out with this! I left the original pink underneath so that as it wears, the pink shows through. I’m super happy with how it turned out. Now I just have to decide between tort guard or parchment.

    Before:
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    After:
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    Now I have my dream bass - stack knob fiesta red jazz!
     

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  2. darkwasthenight

    darkwasthenight

    Oct 17, 2010
    Expensive bass to use as a test bed, but got to admit that's come out nicely! Assuming you've done finishes before that's a solid way to get a custom colour for pretty cheap.
     
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  3. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Wow! Fantastic. Nice job and good call to leave the shell pink underneath. Of the two pick guards, I'd go with the parchment. But a brighter, vintage correct tort would be nice. I bet a black guard would look good, too.
     
  4. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Tort ...... Parchment pickguard look nice on Fieta Red Pbass + Rosewood board.
     
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  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Great job!
     
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  6. mouthmw

    mouthmw

    Jul 19, 2009
    Croatia
    Awesome job!
    I'd go for a mint green guard there, that would look awesome.
    Tort.. eeeeh, it would have to be a Spitfire to get my vote, but I guess the default one is okayish, those RW torts aren't the worst.
     
  7. kmon

    kmon Supporting Member

    May 11, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Love it. I really like the multi-layer look on relic'd basses.
     
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  8. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    Wow looks awesome, especially with the white (mint) pickguard. Might look cool with a heavily relic'ed mint guard as well.
     
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  9. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Nice work
     
  10. raphaeld

    raphaeld

    Sep 19, 2012
    Israel
    Wow beautiful!!
     
  11. Bulltrout

    Bulltrout Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Great job!
     
  12. JoshS

    JoshS

    Dec 30, 2018
    Colorado
    Wow. Very well done.
    Congrats on creating your dream bass!
     
  13. Clemouze

    Clemouze

    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Perfect
     
  14. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Fantastic job...Looks Gorgeous!

    Love the white pickguard
     
  15. BigDrew

    BigDrew

    Jun 1, 2016
    LI-NY
    Seriously one of the best refins I've seen! How did you do it?

    Also, I like the tort!
     
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  16. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Great looking bass, smooth paint, tort or mint looks good!
     
  17. sonojono

    sonojono Supporting Member

    Needs a tort on that bass ASAP
     
  18. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    Parchment or black ftw.

    Nice work.
     
  19. I like it!
     

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