Fender Flea Sig Bass RDWRN SHP


Electric Bass

  • Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) signature model
  • Type: Offset
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck shape: C
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Scale: Long scale
  • 20 Vintage frets
  • Pickups: 2 Dual pure vintage 64 J-bass single coils
  • Special neck plate with artwork by Flea
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Colour: Faded pink shell
  • Includes gig bag
available since June 2016
Item number 393407
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Pink
Soundboard Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 20
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes
Signature Flea
Body Alder
Pickups JJ
Electronics Passive
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A bass that quickly became my favourite
Tamas 28.11.2017
As soon as Fender came out with this bass, a faithful replica of Flea's '61 shell pink Jazz Bass with roadworn finish, it jumped right on the top of my wishlist.
I ordered it from Thomann about 8 months ago and it has been my main bass since. I use it for rock and funk mainly, but it is just as versatile as any Jazz Bass.

The Pros:
- The build quality is great. Although this bass is made in Mexico, its quality is on par with American made instruments.
- The Fender Jazz Bass sounds. Want a growly tone? Or rather a Jaco-like low-passed bridge pickup tone? This bass has them all, with incredible sustain.
- The neck is super comfortable and really fast.
- The finish. Pictures don't make justice here, but in live the road worn look is totally convincing, in my opinion. Even the tuning gears has an oily wash on them. If this is your thing, you will love the looks of this bass. By the way, the shell pink color is not a bright, vibrant pink, but a faded, tastful one. This JB is a true beauty.

The Cons:
- The electronics inside have virtually no shielding, and as a result it is prone to picking up quite some noise. Sure, this is the replica of a '61 model, and basses back then didn't really use any shielding, so this bass doesn't have it either. Nothing that can't be fixed, but still, this is a major disadvantage.
- This is not related directly to the bass, but the gigbag that comes with it is pretty "meh". I don't have the feeling that it would adequately protect the instrument, so I have been using a Thomann gigbag instead which is much sturdier and has more pockets.

Great bass overall, and considering that this is a signature series bass, the pricing is really nice too.


good looking bass... if not initial setup
kazik 29.11.2018
This bass is really good looking. But taken straight out of the box was not playable for me. I was expecting it to be set up better. Nut slots where cut too height, That caused strings at 12 fret where like 4mm over the fret-board. Be prepared to set it up to your needs especially if you are looking for very fast neck.

From other side this bass looks unique. And beside it's road worn look fret-board and neck where intact, so it does not feel like you are playing old instrument - and that is good IMHO. Frets seems to be smaller that average, more in the vintage range.


Flea + Vintage + Fender Bass = ???
Jokerim 26.02.2021
I will try to keep it short. Buy this if yoy love Flea and the RHCP!
You can't go wrong with it.
It is beautiful, sounds so deep and thick, just like the Bass in the RHCP albums!
I love the road worn feel, makes it feel like a part of yourself, like an old friend.
I usually don't go for this finish, but I am glad I did!


Awsome old school bass
Domboy 17.06.2022
I wanted something with a real old school vibe to stick flat wound strings on. This bass is perfect foe this (though it also sounded great with the stock roundwounds).
The neck in particular is beautiful, thin and super quick. And the pickups sounds lovely and warm, with that characteristic jazz tone.