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Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass  Candy Apple Red Rosewood Fingerboard

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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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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FenderNate Mendel Precision Bass
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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1.0

If out of stock they will send you a used item.

By Carsanj

from PBG, Florida

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Comments about Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass:

Musicians friend totally screwed up on this, they sent me a used bass TWICE, so to be honest I didn't have the chance to try it out. When I asked them how it is possible the sent me the same dirty bass twice, the answer was ...(copy paste from the live chat) "I am not sure as to why you received a used product again. It could be that the robot that pulls the products from the shelves pulled the wrong product by mistake. I'm not sure how the robots function".

 
5.0

Wow...

By Kenny

from Nashville, Tn

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass:

    My wife bought this for me as a Christmas present year before last. As a rule, I don't like reliced or signature instruments, as I like to mod my own instruments based on need. So I just stuck it in a rack and left it for a couple of months. One day, I decided to take it to rehearsal and was amazed at this bass. My Number 1 is a 1987 Charvel that I received new and moded very little. This Fender needs no changes. The pickup is responsive. The keys stay in tune. The bridge is great. And the neck feels great! I cannot recommend this instrument enough. Great value for anyone and worthy of any stage. Will be using it on my next recording!

     
    4.0

    A great value

    By Inthesticks

    from Armada, Michigan

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Schaller strap lock buttons but no mating part
    • Sharp Fret Ends

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass:

    This is a very nice sounding and playing P Bass. The only complaint I have is that the bass comes with Schaller strap buttons installed on the bass and the mating parts that attach to your strap are not included.

     
    5.0

    Great P Bass

    By FunkMaster Bert

    from Phoenix, AZ

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Nate Mendel Precision Bass:

      It had been a long time since I owned a P bass and started looking for one a few weeks. I am glad I chose this bass and mine is light and resonant. I really like the lacquer finish on this bass and it really lets it breath. The neck is thinner than a lot of P basses I have played but is substantial has a very good feel. The pickup is great and fender has done a decent job with their Leo Quan replacement bridge. My other bass has a Leo Quan and while it is more substantial the fender version is close and is an improvement over the vintage fender bridges found on the made in Mexico and classic series basses. I do like the upgraded pickup and electronics work well with no noise and pots are smooth. I would definitely recommend taking a look at this bass and consider if it you are looking for P bass with a smaller neck like I was.

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