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Flea Makes Rocking Out Affordable

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In an effort to get more instruments into the hands of kids, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has launched a line of affordable bass guitars.

The inspiration for the line came from his students at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he teaches classes for kids who can't afford a decent instrument. Flea explains:

"I found that a lot of the kids I was teaching were coming in with inexpensive basses, which were pieces of shit. 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…I had been adding my name to established bass models for many years, but I thought, 'Fuck it, I'll make my own bass! I'll make it bitching and it'll be cool!' I just want the kids to rock!"

And so they shall, thanks to you!

Very cool!

[Image via WENN.]

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22 comments to “Flea Makes Rocking Out Affordable”



  1. 1

    And…I'll make more money this way.



  2. 2

    HONEYS HE IS TOO SEXY FOR HIS CLOTHES–LG WOULD LOVE TO GIVE HIM A FLEABATH!!!
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  3. 3

    LOVE LOVE LOVE FLEA



  4. 4

    That's so nice!



  5. 5

    Scintillating.



  6. 6

    what a big….. heart



  7. 7

    That's what celebrities should be doing… not making $300 leggings…



  8. 8

    Still hot & a great musician It's kool that he's still around after all he's lived thru .



  9. 9

    aw bless his middle aged heart



  10. 10

    Rock on! Way to go.



  11. 11

    Flea is awwwwesome!



  12. 12

    Flea, you rule and always will. xoxo



  13. 13

    RHCP music is amazing.. they are amazing & inspirational.. they are my idols.. not so much all the drugs and sex.. but the way they got past that shit is.. rock on & thanks.. more people should try & learn from this & reach out to children..



  14. 14

    Re: SWEETPIECE! – #3
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    ISN'T HE SCRUMPTIOUS, SWEET???
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    MUAH!
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  15. 15

    KISSES PARIS FRANCE–LOOKIN' GOOD GIRL!!!
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  16. 16

    I love Flea!



  17. 17

    The cheapest bass is 399 bucks … how is this affordable for kids??



  18. 18

    maybe he has a layaway plan for the cost of the bass…still sounds like a noble effort though he wants music back in the schools….what crap are other celebrities doing with their blessings spending money on tramps like tiger did…thats why all the blessings he had are slowly disappearing….



  19. 19

    Flea is amazing, he opens & runs a music school for kids…he pays for it!!! He's not making money of it.

    Great example of a talented famous person who is actually giving back to the less fortunate.



  20. 20

    What a great thing to do. Hoping he donated some to the school for their use.



  21. 21

    Met Flea years ago. Nice guy.



  22. 22

    Puting young people on a musical path is one of the finest things one can do!