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Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass
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A classic P Bass with Nate Mendell's personal touches.

Throughout a long career that started with hardcore punk and flourished first with Sunny Day Real Estate and then the Foo Fighters, there has really only been one main instrument for melodic yet hard-hitting bassist Nate Mendel-his 1971 Precision. Fender now brings you the Nate Mendel P Bass, modeled after his beloved, battle-hardened instrument.

The Nate Mendel P Bass shares the same subtly idiosyncratic and distinctive features as the original, with special body contours, extra-slim neck and nut width, a lightly worn Candy Apple Red finish with a black pickguard, a powerful Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound split single-coil pickup, Fender Hi-Mass Bridge bridge for rock-solid sustain and stability, and Mendel's signature on the headstock. It also comes with a spare neck plate engraved with a special hybrid Foo Fighters/Fender logo and a deluxe gig bag.

Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass Features:

  • Body Shape: Precision Bass
    Body Material: Ash
    Neck: Maple, Slim "C" (Based on Mendel's '71 Precision Bass)
    Neck Finish: Urethane
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41cm)
    Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
    Scale Length: 34" (86.36cm)
    Nut Width: 1.615" (41.02mm)
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Pickups: Seymour Duncan SPB-3 Quarter Pound Split-Coil
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage '70s Fender Stamped Open Gear Tuning Machines
    Bridge: Fender Hi-Mass with Chrome-Plated Zinc Saddles
    Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    Includes deluxe gig bag

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  • Awesome Tone and Fast Neck!

    As reviewed by Ron Kelley on 12/15/2013

    I bought one 2 weeks ago online without playing one first. I?m happy to say that this bass is AWESOME! The SPB-3 pickup and ash body result in great tone. The Badass II bridge gives great sustain (I had never before played a bass with one installed. I was pleasantly surprised). The candy apple red color is, um, delicious. Fender wanted to duplicate the heavy wear of Nate?s ?71, but in keeping with his wishes, the bass is slightly distressed to give the look of a bass that is not fresh out of the factory. In reality, the body has random chips and dings in the finish (I suspect they all have identical chips) and the hardware is slightly tarnished. I thought the effect wasn?t noticeable, but when I placed it next to my 3-year old poly-finish 60?s Jazz Bass the effect was notable and quite good looking. What?s nice is the lacquer finish (is that the reason it was MIM?) will age and wear and this will be the first bass I will not baby. I look forward to road wearing it myself. About the slim neck profile. It?s not as thin as my Jazz. But it is thin front to back and not very wide at the nut. It?s comfortable and plays well. Overall: killer tone, good looks and comfortable neck.

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