Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

Fender Flea Jazz Bass Active - Shell Pink

Fender used the Summer NAMM Show to unveil a host of new instruments, including a new signature bass with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. It’s his second bass with the company after they released a Jazz model two years ago.

“Our artist signature active bass with Flea was designed to complement the Shell Pink Flea Jazz Bass — a reproduction of his beloved recording bass we recreated with him in 2016,” Fender’s Justin Norvell explains. “This new active model is a complete 180 from the super vintage-style of the other; it’s hyper-modern and ready for the stage.”

The Flea Jazz Bass Active sports a custom Jazz Bass body but is defined its humbucking pickup, which is matched to an Aguilar OBP-1 18-volt preamp. As such it has controls for bass and treble as well as a master volume. The bass comes in a satin finish with either Shell Pink or Inca Silver coloring. Other features include a compound radius fingerboard, a quartersawn maple neck, and a four-saddle Hi Mass bridge.

The Fender Flea Jazz Bass Active will be shipping in October with a street price of $1,699.99.

Fender Flea Jazz Bass Active Specs:

Neck:Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish:Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape:“C” Shape
Fingerboard Radius:12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets:22
Frets Size:Medium Jumbo
String Nut:Bone
Nut Width:1.620″
Position Inlays:Black Dots
Truss Rods:Standard
Pickup:Fender Custom Humbucking
Controls:Master Volume, Treble, Bass
Bridge:4-Saddle HiMass
Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines:Fender Lightweight Vintage-Style Keys with Tapered Shafts
Control Knobs:Knurled Dome
Body Finish:Satin Polyurethane
Color:Inca Silver, Shell Pink

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