We all love us some Flea, right? Well, YouTube bass guitar supremo Charles Berthoud clearly does.
And in honor of what we’ll call, um, Flea Friday, in the accompanying video Berthoud slaps, pops and picks his way through his 10 (actually, more like 12 or 13) favorite Flea basslines, including Red Hot Chili Peppers classics like Can’t Stop, Higher Ground, Aeroplane and more.
And keep your eye out for his ridiculous fret work on number 3 (spoiler: it’s the Mother’s Milk deep cut Stone Cold Bush).
And while you could, of course, grab yourself a Fender Signature Flea bass to try these licks out yourself, Berthoud does it all on a Glarry GJazz bass, which he proudly states retails for just $79 - a price so low the company is practically giv(ing) it away…