Price paid: C$ 275
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 9
Flea basses come pre-strung with flea's signature bss boomers, and this model is loaded with a EMG pick up, I still have the bass boomers it came stocked with on it after half a year and it creates a great tone, I use only Peavy amps, a fairly large TNT series or somthing and a small pocket amp, this bass creates a great punk/grunge sound witch is mostly what I play with my band, it only has a basic two-tone bass and treble knob but that all you need beacuse its a very strong full sound, it also has very good sustain, the only problem is the electronics are if'y, turning the knobs gives a wierd scratch sound that I've been meaning to get fixed.
Overall Impression — 9
This bass matchs obviously Red Hot Chili Peppers kinda music (witch I often jam to) but I use it for punk and rock/grunge and it fits perfect, a very universal sounds, the look may not look universal try playing in a death metal band with this bad boy, I've been playing for about two years now (this bass isent my favorite ever) but it is the favorite that I own plus it the people favorite realy flashy its not the best bass you can buy but it sure as hell is the coolest looking.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This is a very thick heavy bass giving it it's sustain and sounds, its a very sturdy bass dosent dent easly (it WILL dent if you smash it off a set of symbals, I found this out the hard way). It stays in tune realy well, I can not tune if for a week compared to my ESP LTD that I have to tune everyday.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
No finish flaws very well painted and finished, playing with a pick dosent scratch the body thanks to the oddly place "big dot thingy" or otherwise called the pick guard, bridg is set very well, knobs are glued on sadly. They fell of once and I had to krazy glue 'em back on, the nut is placed down the fret board, with some sticking out at the end almost like it was mis-placed, but after callin the company (not Flea himself) its made like that so sa'll good.
Features — 8
I bought this bass winter of 2010 and I've used it as my main bass ever since (keep in mind I'm only 15) my band and me play mostly punk/rock stuff, we have been together two years I used a ESP LTD untill now, this bass give a more fitting basic treble sound, this bass comes in bright soilid coulors, its a realy eye catching bass I'm usually the first person people point at and are like "WTF" also chicks dig it, realy, bright baby blue and the "white dot thingy" in the middle dosent realy look like a serious guitar but its one hell of a guitar when you hear it.