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Jason Momoa receives Fender Custom Shop P-Bass for his birthday, immediately slaps RHCP’s Higher Ground

Jason Momoa
(Image credit: Jason Momoa/Instagram)

Actor Jason Momoa recently turned 41, and to celebrate his birthday he was gifted a custom Fender Precision bass guitar by Custom Shop Master Builder Vincent Van Trigt.

Momoa posted a video of Van Trigt surprising him with the aged-finished, single-pickup four-string, which also came with a special option – a choice of maple or rosewood fingerboards.

“It’s super-light,” the Aquaman star comments, before test-driving it with a few Flea licks from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ version of Higher Ground.

Momoa apparently first learned to play bass in order to jam with Aquaman co-star - and keen drummer - Patrick Wilson.

Happy birthday, Jason - and you keep on slappin’ dat bass.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.