Songs in wich Flea uses FX

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by flea2010, May 8, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I just began with using effects, and I would like to now how they may sound.
    Cause I'm a huge Flea fan, I wonder if you can name me any RHCP songs where Flea uses Effects and which one they are.

    Thanks a lot,
  2. Is it Coffe Shop where he goes off with a wah or envelope filter? Quite a bit of that effect on One Hot Minute CD.

    In his DVD he uses a DOD FX25 (?B) envelope filter.

    Distortion here and there on Californication and first song on lastest CD.
  3. eshears

    eshears Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    I think Flea uses some combination of envelope and distortion on Sir Psycho Sexy. I've used by BassBall to get a pretty close sound.
  4. Malcom


    Oct 21, 2002
    The Midwest
    Fleas live Effects are a Doctor Q, Boss bass OD, and MXR micro amp
  5. I read somewhere that the effects he uses on Falling Into Grace are:

    Electro-Harmonix Bass Balls
    Boss Dynamic Filter
    Boss Auto Wah

  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I think on Sir Psycho Sexy he used a Bassballs in a sidechain on the mixer, and mixed that in with his original signal. I think that's how he (Rick Rubin) kept the low end intact on that one.