Fender Nate Mendel P Bass
Fender honors the Foo Fighters bassist with the new Nate Mendel P Bass, based on his favorite 1971 Precision Bass.
This bass guitar is designed to meet the aesthetics and tone requirements of Nate while staying true to his battle-hardened 1971 P Bass.
At the core of the Nate Mendel P Bass is traditional Fender Precision Bass shape and design. It has an ash body that is carved into a familiar double cutaway shape with added special body contours.
It comes in candy apple red nitrocellulose lacquer finish that helps with the overall slightly road worn look.
This bass features an extra-slim neck and nut width, with a fretboard radius of 7.25". The 34" scale length maple neck is topped by a rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets. It connects to the body via Fender's traditional bolt-on construction and features an "F" Neck Plate.
In keeping with Nate's design ideas, this bass is equipped with a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound split single-coil pickup. This pickup gives extended frequency response via its big 1/4" wide pole pieces and judging from Nate's live sound and the reviews of users that installed this pickup - many expect it to sound really good. The pickup is controlled by Traditional P Bass style volume and tone knurled knobs.
This bass is equipped with a Leo Quan Badass II bridge with helps with tuning stability and sustain. Aside from the pickup, all the hardware is chrome, including its Vintage '70s Fender Stamped Open Gear Tuning Machines. Mendel’s signature is stamped on the headstock and it comes with a spare neck plate engraved with a special hybrid Foo Fighters/Fender logo.
Mendel was quoted saying: "The final product is exactly what I wanted, Fender was great and took the bass to find a way to copy the shape of the neck. I'm super excited about it. Once you land on a P Bass, that's kind of where you stay."
Check out the official product video from Fender:
You can now purchase this signature bass guitar online for around £665. For more information on the Nate Mendel P Bass, you can head over to Fender.
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