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- Posted on Jan 7th 2010 6:44AM by Matt Glazebrook
The Australian-born rocker says he was inspired to help out band members on a budget after observing the shoddy instruments displayed by pupils at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the Los Angeles non-profit he co-founded in 2001.
"I found that a lot of the kids I was teaching were coming in with inexpensive basses, which were pieces of s---," Flea explained. "The necks were warped and were falling apart. They were like toys. I wanted to make something that kids could afford but were quality, play well and last a long time."
Presenting, the Fleabass: a natty two-tone model that retails for around £315. Says Flea, "I had been adding my name to established bass models for many years, but I thought, 'F--- it, I'll make my own bass! I'll make it b------- and it'll be cool!' I just want the kids to rock!"
Yeah! Sounds totally awesome! Now, just tell us where we can get one of those skin-tight psychedelic body suits you're so fond of, and we'll be good to go.