So in the early 90's I got used to Flea always being seen playing a Stingray. Then I remember one day opening up Bass Player Magazine and on the inside cover (it might have even been a double truck ad) seeing a Modulus ad w/ Flea introducing his new model. So then it became Music Man & Modulus. Then one day I see these God-awful looking basses with the worst colorways & these goofy completely round pie-late pickguards (Flea's own brand). I first thought that they must be some special deal or arrangement made with a big box store like Toys R Us to license a "Flea Bass" for like $39 or something. Then when I saw they were supposed to be serious basses I was flabbergasted. It's almost as if they purposely tried designing something that was so awful looking in every way. I can say that I wasn't surprised that the brand failed. I'm not sure who talked him into thinking that those shapes/colors/shape of pickguard was the way to go - but I think it was a horrible decision.