A bass for the Red Hot chili peppers

Quebec Summer Festival Flea Fred Jourdain Red Hot Chili Peppers

quote from flea: "It's gonna get played!"

The artist Fred Jourdain illustrated the instrument in the image of Flea

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The bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers should keep a good memory of his passage in the capital, because the organization of the Summer Festival has given him a unique instrument that carries the personalized touch of the artist Fred Jourdain.

Le Journal has indeed learned that the illustrator has spent the last few weeks immortalizing a bass that should be given to Flea before his Saturday performance on the Plains of Abraham. It's the Summer Festival that has contacted Fred Jourdain for the occasion.

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"They wanted something more original than giving a Nordic sweater. We talked about all that, I was really excited about making one for Flea, it's an artist that I like, it's colorful, "flyed", it's cool, "says the young man.

The artist - to whom we owe the labels of Le Trou du diable microbrewery products, as well as a series of works related to Robert Lepage's Blue Dragon - was inspired by the bassist's exploded personality to create . The instrument is painted in mauve and yellow, in honor of Flea's favorite basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers.https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5af5a4e9d480555a843206404/images/09d90a25-8c94-41f2-af9b-18c6706ee048.jpg

"It's a unique model. It's pretty cartoon, I tried to do something that I think he'll like. I added hot peppers [Chili peppers], I made bees because he is a beekeeper too and I put a denture that slams, with a crack between the two pallets like his inconic dentition!"Enthusiastically exposes Fred Jourdain.

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The illustrator was in his first experience of this kind, which presented a certain technical challenge. "The drawing I made was not easy to transpose on the guitar, everything is curved, there are angles. Everything is done by hand, and I had to choose paints that would resist the lacquer because there are several layers of lacquer on top, and after, polish, "he says.

The instrument was made by luthier Pierre-Luc Asselin, of PL Guitares. The latter has notably garnished the personal collections of Dumas, Louis-Jean Cormier and Marie-Pierre Arthur. "It's a great instrument, it's not a cheap deal. It's a bass that must be worth between 5000 $ and 10 000 $, "says Fred Jourdain.

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