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  • Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

    Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

    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’s Memoirs Available for Preorder

    Flea’s Memoirs Available for Preorder

    Four years ago, we reported that Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was working on an autobiography. Now the influential bassist’s book has a title and a release date. Acid For the Children will be released on September 25th via Grand Central Publishing and will cover Flea’s upbringing, the trials and triumphs of the Chili... »

  • Stuart Clayton: “Hump de Bump” Bass Tutorial and Transcription

    Stuart Clayton: “Hump de Bump” Bass Tutorial and Transcription

    Stuart Clayton is one hard working bassist and educator. Here’s a new lesson he’s just released, covering how to play Flea’s bass line on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Hump de Bump.” Check out the video and be sure to download the full transcription from Stuart’s Bassline Publishing website. »

  • F-Pedals Announces the PunQmonk Envelope Filter

    F-Pedals Announces the PunQmonk Envelope Filter

    F-Pedals has introduced the PunQmonk, a classic dynamic envelope filter they say is inspired by and dedicated to Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. The compact stompbox is pared down to a switch to toggle between two frequency range modes (OM and HUM) and a potentiometer for setting the filter response. It also has a... »

  • Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson has once again expanded his library of bass transcriptions, this time focusing on the funk rock work of Flea. More specifically, the book has the bass parts written out for the entire Red Hot Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. “There are some absolute classics in here, including ‘Give It Away’, ‘Under... »

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Add More 2017 Tour Dates

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Add More 2017 Tour Dates

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the second leg of their 2017 North American tour. The outing starts April 12th at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and will focus on the East Coast with several Canadian dates mixed in. The new dates are in add to their existing Winter tour and will now... »

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal North American Tour Dates

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal North American Tour Dates

    Flea and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be embarking on an extensive North American tour starting at the beginning of 2017. Starting January 5th in San Antonio, the 24-date outing will take the band through the South, Midwest, and the Northeast before heading west in March. Support on the tour will include Trombone Shorty... »

  • “The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition

    “The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition

    A classic bass book is back in a revised edition. The Bass Book: A Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars, covers everything from the introduction of the electric bass guitar in the early 1950s up through today. Written by by music journalist Tony Bacon and UK bass retailer and distributor Barry Moorhouse, the book includes... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

    Stuart Clayton just added a new video showcasing his work in progress on the new edition of Giants of Bass. In this video, he tackles the style of Flea – particularly the style of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik era. Dig the tone on that 1976 Music Man StingRay! »

  • Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

    Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

    Fender has teamed up with bass legend Flea to release the Flea Signature Jazz Bass. The new model is a recreation of the bassist’s Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass he received from a fan and used to record the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway. “Shell Pink is the rarest of... »