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, Badass II 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. Tour bus and platinum records not included.
Body Shape: Precision Bass®
Neck Shape: Slim "C" (based on Mendel's '71 Precision Bass®)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Lacquer
Nut Width: 1.615" (41.02 mm)
Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Neck Plate: 4 Bolt "F" Neck Plate
Pickup Configuration: Single Split-Coil Pickup
Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan® SPB-3 Quarter Pound for P Bass®
Bridge: Leo Quan Badass® II
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Tuning Machines: Vintage '70s Fender® Stamped Open Gear Tuning Machines
Strings: Fender® USA 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
Unique Features: Slim neck with smaller nut width, Seymour Duncan® Quarter Pound™ pickup, lightly Road Worn® lacquer finish, extra neck plate included with "Fender/Foos" logo.
Case/Gig Bag: Gig Bag
Pickguards: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome